About the Awards

The D&AD Professional Awards are entered and attended by the best from around the world. Set to reward, promote and enable brilliance in all areas of creative communication, a Yellow, White or Black Pencil is the pinnacle of many careers.

Whether you work in Design, Advertising or Digital there’s an awards category for your entry.

Your work is judged and awarded according to D&AD's set criteria by 25 specialist juries, exposing your ideas to the top people in each field.

And it’s not just tough judging standards that set D&AD apart from other award shows. Your entry fee provides the funds for our international Education programmes, supporting and developing the future generations of creative talent.

Key Dates

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who can enter? 

    Companies and freelancers from all over the world (the D&AD Awards received entries from 67 countries last year). You don’t need to be a paid member of D&AD.

  • How much does it cost to enter? 

    Check the category & price guide for a full list of prices per category.

    You’ll get a 10% discount on any entries completed and paid for by 20 November 2014. 

    Also, freelance paid members get a 20% discount on entries. Contact us to obtain a discount code. 

    If you are a Kyoorius Award Blue or Black Elephant winner winner you will get one free or if nominated 50% off on one entry that meets our entry rules.

    Entries submitted after 18 Fenruary 2015 are subject to a 20% surcharge.

  • What categories can I enter? 

    Check the category and price guide for a full list of categories.

  • What work is eligible? 

    To be eligible, work must have been commercially released for the first time between

    1 January 2014 and 28 February 2015. It must not have been entered in previous years. Please read the entry rules for full details. 

  • Where does the money I spend on my entries go?

    By entering the D&AD awards, you’re helping fund the D&AD Foundation. The Foundation connects D&AD's extensive network of professionals with new creatives, helping them develop their skills from student level up to the end of their third year in industry, a key development period. The Foundation issues monetary support for work placements, project bursaries, short courses and small training grants.

  • When will I know if my work is successful?

    Judging starts 19 April 2015, and we will announce results as they are confirmed at www.dandad.org. On the week starting 20 April 2015, we will send an official confirmation of the results to the person registered as the main contact for the entries. Entrants with winning entries will be required to submit full credits as soon as the results have been announced.

  • Is there anything else I need to know?

    Have a look at our FAQs for commonly asked questions, or if needed, don't hesitate to contact one of the team.

2015 Judges