This is your go-to page for entering the D&AD Professional Awards 2016.
Categories and Prices PDF
You've made your creative campaign, and you'd like to enter it into the D&AD Professional Awards. The handy download below explains all of our categories, subcategories and what should be entered into them. It's more than likely that your creative work can be submitted into multiple categories, so be sure to check.
The PDF also details the prices for each category, which start at £85. Remember, D&AD is a not-for-profit organisation. Any surpluses from Awards go into the D&AD Foundation, supporting and nurturing the next generation of creative talent.
Preparing Your Entries
The PDF below outlines the file specifications and formats we require for entries. It will tell you if you need to send a physical item, submit a digital asset, and in which format. It's divided up into categories to make it as easy as possible for you.
The Rules / Eligibility
This page will tell you if your work is eligible to be entered. It includes information on when the work must have run, charity, pro-bono and self-promotional work.
How to Use the Entry System
This page features a very handy step-by-step video guide to entry, as well as information on
- what to do before entering
- how to create an account
- the entry process itself
Frequently Asked Questions
Visit this page to find answers to any questions you may have about entering the Professional Awards 2016.
The Judging Process
Here's how your work will be judged.
Benefits of Winning
There are a whole host of reasons to enter the Professional Awards. In addition to winning a coveted Pencil and getting your name featured in the D&AD Annual, you are also helping to support the next generation of creative talent.
Contact / Get in Touch
Our awards team are on hand to help, wherever you are in the world.
If you've begun entering and have a question, get in touch with Marie Dryden / T +44 (0) 207 840 1119.
If you're thinking about entering and would like some guidance, speak to our local teams:
- Australia and New Zealand: Sara Verd / T +61 (0) 498117388
- China and Southeast Asia: Lisa Wang / T +44 (0) 20 7840 1165
- Europe and North America: Lewis Moran / T +44 (0) 207 840 1118
- India, Middle East and Africa: Raj Kiran-Chowdaboyina / T +44 (0) 207 840 1177
- Japan: Kotoko Koya / T +81 90 4736 5965
- South America: Thiago Noronha / T +44 (0) 207 840 1173
- UK: Luke Archer / T +44 (0) 207 840 1119