Nisha Mathew Ghosh, Pooja Saxena part of ADC 99th Annual Awards Jury

Two creative women in India have been named as judges for the global ADC 99th Annual Awards, one of the world’s longest-running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising. 

Nisha Mathew Ghosh, Co-founder, Mathew and Ghosh Architects in Bangalore, will sit on the Spatial Design jury. Pooja Saxena, typeface and graphic designer at Matra Type in Delhi, will judge work in Typography. 

More than 130 highly qualified creatives representing 26 countries will judge work from around the world. The complete list of all ADC 99th Annual Awards jury members can be viewed here. 

The ADC 99th Annual Awards are part of The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organisation celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design. Entries can be submitted here, final deadline is January 31, 2020. 

“For nearly a century, the ADC Cube has been awarded for work based on excellence in craft, design and innovation,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity. “This strong tradition is alive and well in the hands of this year’s jury members, who are recognised creative leaders in their fields.” 

Tiered pricing structure 

This year’s competition marks the continuation of a tiered pricing system designed to make it easier for smaller studios, agencies and freelancers to participate in the ADC Annual Awards. 

The fee structure varies, depending on whether the submitting firm is a design studio or ad agency. Design studios with between 2 and 20 employees get a discount (amount varies by discipline), while ad agencies with between 2 and 50 employees qualify for the tiered pricing discount. Freelance creatives and one-person shops in either design or advertising are eligible for an even greater reduction in their entry fee. 

ADC Freelancer of the Year Award 

The ADC Annual Awards enhances its support for freelancers this year with the recently announced new partnership with creative hiring platform Working Not Working and launch of the ADC Freelancer of the Year Award. 

All ADC 99th Annual Awards Gold Cube-winning entries submitted through the freelance level of the show’s tiered pricing system will be judged again by a separate jury that includes the Working Not Working community. This jury will determine the top freelance winner, who will receive the new honour at the ADC 99th Annual Awards during Creative Week in New York in May, 2020.


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