D&AD Awards Extension - Last Day To Enter: February 4th
29th January, 2011
Here's your last to get your hands on a pencil or feature in the annual this year! D&AD extended the entry deadline until February 4th, however, late entries are subject to an additional 20% charge. Results will be released during judging week in April.
Head on over to the Awards Website to enter: www.dandad.org/awards
D&AD Awards 2011
The annual D&AD Awards are recognized throughout the world. They set an absolute standard for creative excellence and provide a reference point for the creative industries. Entries span disciplines from music videos to illustration, online advertising to web-design. Winning work appears in the D&AD Annual.
There are four level of award at D&AD:
In Book - Best of the year
Work that will feature in the prestigious D&AD Annual
Nomination - Shortlisted
Work that has Pencil-winning potential
Yellow Pencil - Creative Excellence
Awarded for creative excellence in a specific discipline
Black Pencil - Groundbreaking
Extremely rare and awarded to truly groundbreaking work
Judges are asked to consider three things:
1. Work must be a highly original and inspiring idea
2. It must be exceptionally well executed
3. It must be relevant to its context
In craft categories, like Sound Design or Photography, work is judged primarily on the strength of the specific craft, and then on how it contributes to the success of the idea.
Work that has been commercially released between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2010 is eligible for entry.
Call for Entries - Monday 1 November 2010
Earlybird Deadline (save 10%) - Monday 29 November 2010
Final Deadline - Monday 31 January 2011
Extended Deadline - February 4th
Judging - Monday 11 April - Thursday 14 April 2011
Juries & Foremen
25 distinct juries, formed of the world's leading creatives will judge in 2011.
The best work of each year is published in the D&AD Annual and online at dandad.org. The 2010 annual was designed by artist Bob & Roberta Smith and will be available in both limited D&AD members' edition and general TASCHEN release in shops from mid-November.
View past winners in the D&AD Archive at www.dandad.org/awards/professional/archive