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D&AD Professional Awards 2017

The entry deadline has now passed. Join us at D&AD Festival in London from 25 - 27 April 2017.

What does it mean to win a D&AD Pencil?

We asked the mums of creatives from 4Creative, AlmapBBDO, DDB Spain, FCB Brasil, *S,C,P,F…, Somesuch, Sonny London, Turner Duckworth and Wolff Olins what it means to win a D&AD Pencil. See what they said about their Pencil-winning sons and daughters.

Everything You Need to Know

Categories and Price Guide
Learn about the 26 categories you can enter your work into.
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Preparing Your Entries Guide
Find out how to get your entries all ready to go.
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Everything You Need to Know
Read our T&Cs, eligibility criteria, 'how judging works' and FAQs.
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So, What's New for This Year?
See what changes have been made to this year’s awards.
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About D&AD Professional Awards

The D&AD Professional Awards recognise and celebrate creative excellence in advertising and design.

Entered work is judged by our esteemed panel of top creative professionals from around the world and could be displayed in the D&AD Festival exhibition in London, 26-27 April.

Winning a Pencil remains the pinnacle of many careers and the work it celebrates inspires others to study, debate, copy and reference its excellence as the industry's finest and most historic treasures. This year’s Pencil winners will be announced at the spectacular D&AD Awards Ceremony, the finale event of D&AD Festival on 27 April.

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Categories and Judges

Key Dates 2017

Get In Touch

Entry Queries
Contact D&AD Awards
+44 (0) 207 840 1111
Press Queries
Contact Elisa Barnard
+44 (0) 207 840 1131
Partnerships Queries
Contact Amanda Moorby
+44 (0) 207 840 1129
International Queries
Contact Holly Hall
+44 (0) 20 7840 1111

Keep Up To Date

Keep up to date with the latest creative interviews, articles and videos, as well as info on the latest D&AD Awards news.

You Can Still Be Part of D&AD Professional Awards

Join us at D&AD Festival for three days of creative inspiration, including talks from some of the biggest names in advertising and design, training workshops, fringe events and an exhibition featuring more than 26,000 pieces of the world’s best creative work.

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