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Young Ones ADC

The Young Ones ADC competition offers students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in the same disciplines and categories as the ADC Annual Awards.

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Advertising

YOA-01A: Advertising: Branded Content / Entertainment - Online / Websites
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Brand integration into the content, executed through digital web commercials.
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YOA-01B: Advertising: Branded Content / Entertainment - TV / Film
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Brand integration into the content, airing on network or cable TV.
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YOA-01C: Advertising: Craft in Art Direction
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Design and interaction of all visual elements.
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YOA-01D: Advertising: Craft in Video / Audio: Sound
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

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YOA-01E: Advertising: Craft in Video - Visual
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Includes Animation, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Special Effects, Title Design
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YOA-01F: Advertising: Craft in Writing
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

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YOA-01G: Advertising: Direct
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Digital or print direct advertising.
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YOA-01H: Advertising: Innovation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.
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YOA-01J: Advertising: Out of Home - Point of Purchase
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Displayed and/or installed at point of sale.
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YOA-01K: Advertising: Out of Home - Poster
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Indoor or outdoor.
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YOA-01L: Advertising: Out of Home - Print / Electronic Billboard & Transit
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work that is displayed in public, such as transit locations, billboards, kiosks, posters, etc.
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YOA-01M: Advertising: Press
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Distributed in the press.
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YOA-01N: Advertising: Promotional Items
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Promotional
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YOA-01P: Advertising: Television / Film / Online Video
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Intended for online or broadcast distribution.
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Brand / Communication Design

YOA-02A: Brand / Communication Design: Branding - Branding Systems / Identities
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Design of brand symbols geared towards recognition.
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YOA-02B: Brand / Communication Design: Branding - Logo
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A static, dynamic or animated image that identifies a company or product while also communicating the brand.
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YOA-02C: Brand / Communication Design: Branding - Stationery
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Business cards, envelopes, letterhead, memo pads, etc.
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YOA-02D: Brand / Communication Design: Data Visualization / Infographics
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Static and dynamic.
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YOA-02E: Brand / Communication Design: Innovation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.
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YOA-02F: Brand / Communication Design: Posters - Billboard & Transit
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A large scale, outdoor advertisement that is usually seen in cities or along major roadways.
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YOA-02G: Brand / Communication Design: Posters - Traditional
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Printed posters.
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YOA-02H: Brand / Communication Design: Promotional - Announcement / Booklet / Brochure
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Printed material that can be sent out, specifically relating to the brand or organization.
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Design for Good

YOA-03A: Design for Good: Advertising
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03B: Design for Good: Brand / Communication Design
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03C: Design for Good: Experiential Design
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03D: Design for Good: Fashion Design
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03E: Design for Good: Illustration
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03F: Design for Good: Integrated
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03G: Design for Good: Interactive
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03H: Design for Good: Motion / Film Craft
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03J: Design for Good: Packaging Design
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03K: Design for Good: Photography
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03L: Design for Good: Product Design
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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YOA-03M: Design for Good: Typography
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work promoting positive societal or political change.
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Experiential Design

YOA-04A: Experiential Design: Digital Experiences - Responsive Environments
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Immersive experiences that combine cutting-edge design and digital technology.
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YOA-04B: Experiential Design: Environmental Design - Exhibition / Window Display / Merchandising
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Installations or themed windows, retail installations, building wrappings, projections, window decals or visual merchandising.
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YOA-04C: Experiential Design: Environmental Design - Wayfinding System
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Informational systems that guide people through a physical environment.
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YOA-04D: Experiential Design: Guerrilla / Stunt / Live Event
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Special events in public spaces, flash mobs, special stunts.
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YOA-04E: Experiential Design: Innovation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.
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Fashion Design

YOA-05A: Fashion Design
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Any garments.
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Illustration

YOA-06A: Illustration: Animation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

For time-based works.
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YOA-06B: Illustration: Book
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Book or book jacket.
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YOA-06C: Illustration: Comic Book / Graphic Novel
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Comic art in sequential juxtaposed panels.
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YOA-06D: Illustration: Digital
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

For electronic media.
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YOA-06E: Illustration: Innovation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.
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YOA-06F: Illustration: Magazines / Newspapers - Front Page / Spread
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Images on covers or interior spreads.
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YOA-06G: Illustration: Mural
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Wall murals including graffiti and other street art.
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YOA-06H: Illustration: Packaging
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

For internal or external packaging
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YOA-06J: Illustration: Promotional / Collateral
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

For annual reports, bags, brochures, business cards, flyers, menus, postcards, etc.
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Integrated

YOA-07A: Integrated: Branding Campaign
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

An advertisement that is integrated into different types of media and/or sites.
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YOA-07B: Integrated: Digital Campaign
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

An advertisement that is integrated digitally into different types of media and/or sites.
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Interactive

YOA-08A: Interactive: AR / VR
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

An app that uses AR and/or VR as a primary feature.
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YOA-08B: Interactive: Craft in Online / Mobile - Art Direction
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Design and interaction of all visual elements.
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YOA-08C: Interactive: Craft in Online / Mobile - Copywriting for Digital
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Written content for digital distribution.
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YOA-08D: Interactive: Craft in Online / Mobile - Use of Technology
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Excellence in developing and experimenting with new or existing technologies.
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YOA-08E: Interactive: Data Visualization
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

To clarify complex information.
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YOA-08F: Interactive: Games
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Includes games for console platforms, web or social media.
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YOA-08G: Interactive: Innovation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.
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YOA-08H: Interactive: Mobile Applications
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Mobile apps.
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YOA-08J: Interactive: Online / Mobile Websites
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Desktop and mobile sites.
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YOA-08K: Interactive: Social Media
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A post, campaign or page utilizing a particular network's individual qualities or strengths.
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YOA-08L: Interactive: UX / UI
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Designed for a website, app or other digital medium.
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Motion / Film Craft

YOA-09A: Motion / Film Craft: Animation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Simulation of movement created by displaying sequential frames.
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YOA-09B: Motion / Film Craft: Cinematography
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Movement of the camera, framing, lighting and filming choices.
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YOA-09C: Motion / Film Craft: Direction
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Concept and execution.
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YOA-09D: Motion / Film Craft: Documentary
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Intended to document some aspect of reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education, or maintaining a historical record.
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YOA-09E: Motion / Film Craft: Editing
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Timing and cuts of film segments.
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YOA-09F: Motion / Film Craft: Motion Graphics
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Combination of different creative elements like typography, illustration, logos, shapes and video, animated in a way that tells a story.
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YOA-09G: Motion / Film Craft: Music Video
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Commercial video featuring a performance of a song.
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YOA-09H: Motion / Film Craft: Narrative
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Films or features with a brand integrated into the script, plot, or broader themes of the content. Includes fiction and non-fiction work.
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YOA-09J: Motion / Film Craft: Short Video
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Video that is 5 minutes or less.
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YOA-09K: Motion / Film Craft: Special Effects
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Digital and physical.
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YOA-09L: Motion / Film Craft: Television / VOD Promo
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Promotions, introductions, openings, previews, bumpers, interstitials, etc.
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YOA-09M: Motion / Film Craft: Title Sequences
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Design of identity and credits.
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YOA-09N: Motion / Film Craft: Typography
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

In or overlaid on the moving image.
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Packaging Design

YOA-10A: Packaging Design: Product Line
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

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YOA-10B: Packaging Design: Single Product
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

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Photography

YOA-11A: Photography
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Photographs of any subject
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Product Design

YOA-12A: Product Design: Beauty, Wellness & Personal Care
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Cleansers, cologne, creams, deodorants, dietary supplements, exfoliators, eye shadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, lotions, mascara, peels, perfumes, powders, razors, scrubs, shampoos + conditioners, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.
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YOA-12B: Product Design: Children
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Activity play centers, bathing, car seats + accessories, carriers, diapering, educational, feeding, nursery, play structures, strollers, toys, etc.
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YOA-12C: Product Design: Consumer Electronics
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Audio equipment, cameras, computers, drones, headsets, mobile devices, monitors, robotics, security systems, smart phones, tablets, TVs, video equipment, etc.
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YOA-12D: Product Design: Durable Goods
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Small appliances, tools, transportation vehicles, industiral equipment, etc.
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YOA-12E: Product Design: Innovation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.
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YOA-12F: Product Design: Interior Design
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Furniture or decoritive products including beds, chairs, desks, seating, stools, tables, wardrobes, bathroom fixtures, duvets, frames, lamps, lighting, locks, mirrors, pillows, storage bins, vases, etc.
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YOA-12G: Product Design: Office Supplies
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Copiers, desk accessories, scanners, stationery, telecommunications, workspace organizers, etc.
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YOA-12H: Product Design: Science / Medical
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Hearing aids, home care, instruments, laboratory technology, medical devices, mobility aids, operating equipment, respiratory care, surgical supplies, etc.
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YOA-12J: Product Design: Sports / Leisure
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Games, musical instruments, scooters, skateboards, sleeping bags, sporting equipment, tent accessories, toys, etc.
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YOA-12K: Product Design: Sustainable / Eco-friendly
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Products created in an environmentally conscious fashion, and/or serve an eco-friendly purpose.
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Publication Design

YOA-13A: Publication Design: Books
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Design, graphics, and typography of a book.
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YOA-13B: Publication Design: Innovation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.
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YOA-13C: Publication Design: Magazines / Newspapers
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Design, photography, graphics, typography and layout of a magazine or newspaper
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Spatial Design

YOA-14A: Spatial Design: Buildings / Structures
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Includes commercial, educational, institutional and residential buildings, religious and cultural centers, sports and recreation complexes, transporation centers, etc.
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YOA-14B: Spatial Design: Innovation
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

A groundbreaking demonstration of new technique or technology.
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YOA-14C: Spatial Design: Interiors
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Includes interior design of workplaces, hotels, residences, public and commmercial spaces, etc.
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YOA-14D: Spatial Design: Landscape Design
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Includes design for built and natural environments including parks, plazas, campuses, residences, etc.
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YOA-14E: Spatial Design: Urban Planning
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Includes projects for innovative design responsive of current urban challenges like pollution, information technology and socialization.
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Typography

YOA-15A: Typography: Motion / Dyamic
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Project featuring moving/animated typography or lettering.
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YOA-15B: Typography: Print
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Printed work where typography/lettering plays a major role.
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YOA-15C: Typography: Typefaces / Font Systems
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Development of a set of typographic characters.
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Capstone Project

YOA-16A: Capstone Project
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work created for any capstone, campaigns, or related senior-level course covering to any of the following subjects; advertising, design, film, photography, and web design/UX/UI.
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Young Ones One Show

The Young Ones One Show tasks students with creating work for different types of clients for the chance to earn a One Show Pencil.

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Brief - Activision Blizzard

YOB-01A: Brief - Activision Blizzard
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work that meets the client brief, done across one or more mediums.
Mediums can include Digital & Online, Experiential, Film & Video, Integrated, Mobile, Out of Home, Print, Social Media, etc.
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Brief - Bang & Olufsen

YOB-02A: Brief - Bang & Olufsen
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work that meets the client brief, done across one or more mediums.
Mediums can include Digital & Online, Experiential, Film & Video, Integrated, Mobile, Out of Home, Print, Social Media, etc.
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Brief - DoorDash

YOB-03A: Brief - DoorDash
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Work that meets the client brief, done across one or more mediums.
Mediums can include Digital & Online, Experiential, Film & Video, Integrated, Mobile, Out of Home, Print, Social Media, etc.
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Young Ones Portfolio

The Young Ones Portfolio competition is for students to showcase their body of work. Students need to submit 6 projects as examples of their work. Students should refrain from submitting to more than one category.
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Advertising

YOP-01A: Advertising
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Submit 6 portfolio projects that fall under this category.
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Animation & Visual Effects

YOP-02A: Animation & Visual Effects
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Submit 6 portfolio projects that fall under this category.
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Film & Video

YOP-03A: Film & Video
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Submit 6 portfolio projects that fall under this category.
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Graphic Design

YOP-04A: Graphic Design
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Submit 6 portfolio projects that fall under this category.
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Illustration

YOP-05A: Illustration
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Submit 6 portfolio projects that fall under this category.
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Photography

YOP-06A: Photography
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Submit 6 portfolio projects that fall under this category.
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Web Design & UX / UI

YOP-07A: Web Design & UX / UI
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Submit 6 portfolio projects that fall under this category.
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Multidisciplinary

YOP-08A: Multidisciplinary
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Submit 6 portfolio projects that fall under this category.
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Young Ones TDC

The Young Ones TDC competition offers students the chance to compete in the TDC Awards.

Deadlines

  • Regular /w discounted fees: December 17, 2021
  • Final Deadline: January 21, 2022
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Communication Design

YOT-01A: Communication Design - Single
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Unpublished work produced by students in design classes. It must a class assignment from the teacher/professor. A one-sentence description of the assignment, name of the school and instructor must be included.
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YOT-01B: Communication Design - Campaign
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Unpublished work (a series of two or more items) produced by students in design classes. It must be a class assignment from the teacher/professor. A one-sentence description of the assignment, name of the school and instructor must be included.
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Typeface Design

YOT-02A: Typeface Design - Single Typeface
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Individual typefaces designed to stand alone with no stylistic variants.
Typefaces created for alphabets or writing systems other than Latin are eligible, and should be entered in the appropriate Family, Competition, and Design categories. As necessary, experts in the relevant global (Non-Latin) scripts may be invited by the jury for consultation.
NOTE: THE NAME OF THE DESIGNER AND TYPEFACE MUST NOT APPEAR IN THE SUBMISSION (PDF).
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YOT-02B: Typeface Design - Type Family
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Typefaces designed and entered for competition with stylistic variants such as roman, italic, bold, and small caps. Up to and including eight variants are allowed.
Typefaces created for alphabets or writing systems other than Latin are eligible, and should be entered in the appropriate Family, Competition, and Design categories. As necessary, experts in the relevant global (Non-Latin) scripts may be invited by the jury for consultation.
NOTE: THE NAME OF THE DESIGNER AND TYPEFACE MUST NOT APPEAR IN THE SUBMISSION (PDF).
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YOT-02C: Typeface Design - Super Family
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Typeface designs that comprise more than eight closely-related variants are considered Type Superfamilies. Superfamilies also include Pi and Dingbat fonts that are stylistically related to the main alphabetic or ideographic typeface designs.
Typefaces created for alphabets or writing systems other than Latin are eligible, and should be entered in the appropriate Family, Competition, and Design categories. As necessary, experts in the relevant global (Non-Latin) scripts may be invited by the jury for consultation.
NOTE: THE NAME OF THE DESIGNER AND TYPEFACE MUST NOT APPEAR IN THE SUBMISSION (PDF).
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YOT-02D: Typeface Design - Type System
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Extensive groups of related typefaces featuring separate designs for text and display composition, or groups of related typefaces featuring designs belonging to different style categories, such as serif and sans-serif, serif and slab serif, and serif and semi-serif. Digital fonts in Multiple Master or in OpenType format often fall within this subcategory.
NOTE: THE NAME OF THE DESIGNER AND TYPEFACE MUST NOT APPEAR IN THE SUBMISSION (PDF).
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YOT-02E: Typeface Design - Pi or Ornament
Early Deadline Fee: $30.00

Typefaces featuring special character sets for mathematical, phonetic, and other specialized applications, as well as ding-bats, icons, symbols, and other pictorial items in a font format. Ornament and border designs are also included in this subcategory.
NOTE: THE NAME OF THE DESIGNER AND TYPEFACE MUST NOT APPEAR IN THE SUBMISSION (PDF).
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