This page is all about the best ads in the world and where to find them. Here I have a list of annuals and awards that are given out around the globe. All these awards are what make advertising a fun industry to be in.
(I understand that not every award here is listed. I will add to this list as time goes on. If you have any recommendations please put them in the comments below)
An international awards show that has been around since 1960. It gets its name from the Ancient Greek goddess who was a mythical muse to Greeks.
Much like the famed film festival, this advertising version also gains notoriety around the globe from Cannes, France.
ART DIRECTORS CLUB
A club no longer just for art directors. This New York based club also focuses on international campaigns. Like other annuals they
The Design and Art Directors awards from England since 1962. Like the Art Directors Club this award show is also international and recognizes a wider range of creative ideas and work. They have a great YouTube channel that I mentioned over in the multimedia page.
The One Show hails from NYC. The One Show is a part of the One Club. The One Show was originally produced by The Copy Club and the Art Directors Club, but later just by The Copy Club, which then just adopted its original name as The One Club.
This is a Canadian award show and magazine. Although it is a national award last year in 2012 they had their first show for the Applied Arts Creative Excellence award (AACE for short). As a Canadian I feel compelled to plug my country’s contribution to creativity.
LÜRZER’S INT’L ARCHIVE
Lürzer’s is a great magazine. Originally created by a copywriter, Walter Lürzer in the 1980s. He wanted to gather a compile great advertising campaigns from around the world into one resource. 30+ years later they’re still keeping that tradition. The do have an awards annual as well.