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Since 2007, ADCOLOR has honored individuals and companies that go above and beyond to make a difference in the creative and tech industries. This is our night to celebrate their accomplishments and give them the recognition they’ve so richly earned. We strive to have a diverse list that represents a broad spectrum of demographics and industries. Our goal at ADCOLOR is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and champion one another.

Now in its 18th year, we have expanded to include new categories (ADCOLOR Influencer and DEI Executive of the Year). Three nominees will be selected by the ADCOLOR Awards Jury for each of the categories below, and will be announced at ADCOLOR Live!. 

Honorees in the non-competitive categories (Beacon, Catalyst, Advocate, Legend, Lifetime Achievement, ADCOLORin Music) and all nominees will be notified in August and announced online at adcolor.org/awards. All winners will be announced live at the 18th Annual ADCOLOR Awards in the Fall.

Please refer to the Instructions Manual for step-by-step instructions to ensure you complete your application on time and accurately. Deadline is May 17, 2024 (11:59 PM ET).

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Nomination Tutorial Video

Questions? Visit our FAQ section. If your question isn't answered in our FAQ, please email info@adcolor.org.


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Three nominees will be selected by the ADCOLOR Awards Jury for each of the following categories:

ADCOLOR Influencer                    
ADCOLOR | One Club Creative   
Campaign of The Year 
Change Agent 
DEI Executive of the Year
Most Valuable Partnership
Rising Star 

For a full description of each category:
ADCOLOR Awards Category Criteria

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Important Info


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Before you begin your nomination, you will need the following materials to include in your submission:

  • High-res Headshot — Required format: Color, at least 300 dpi
  • A short bio— must be 100 words max

              Required format: PDF files only

  •    Two letters of recommendation from a client, employer or mentor

              Required format: PDF or JPG files only

  •    Two supporting materials – get creative! Send us a video, articles, creative work, portfolios etc.

              MOV, JPG, GIF, PDF, MP3, DOC, AVI. Files cannot exceed 200MB


For nomination entry instructions, FAQ, terms and benefits:
General FAQ
Nomination Instructions 

Terms & Benefits


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General inquiries: info@adcolor.org
Award inquiries: nominations@adcolor.org
Partnership inquiries: partnerships@adcolor.org
Event inquiries: adcolor@stampeventco.com