D&AD is an educational charity that represents the global creative, design and advertising communities. Since 1962, D&AD has set industry standards, educated and inspired the next generation, and more recently, has demonstrated the impact of creativity on enhancing business performance. After over 40 years, D&AD remains the only association that embraces the full communications mix and recognizes the increasing importance of integrated communications.
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News About D&AD
D&AD Shift with Google Opens Applications for New York's 2021 Program
D&AD Shift with Google, a free night school for those without a college qualification in design, opened applications for the 2021 New York program. The program creates an accessible space for self-taught, emerging creatives to hone their skills and help the industry access some of the best new talent.
D&AD Announces 186 Pencil Winners for 2021 New Blood Awards
D&AD has revealed the Pencil winners for the 2021 New Blood Awards. This year, emerging creatives were invited to respond to a series of briefs set by leading global brands and agencies including: 21GRAMS, Audible, BBC, Burger King, Connect4Climate & World Bank Group, Coors Light, The Walt Disney Company…
D&AD and Google Partner to Secure Jobs for Self Taught Emerging Creatives
D&AD has partnered with Google to expand Shift, the organization's free night school for talent from non-traditional creative backgrounds.
D&AD Annual Goes Digital for 2020
D&AD has launched its 58th Annual for free, in an exclusively digital format. Designed by Studio Dumbar, the digital Annual continues to showcase the best creative work from across the design and advertising industry, while offering additional interactive features that provide a deeper exploration of…
2021 D&AD Awards Open for Entry
D&AD has opened entries for the 2021 Awards. Recognized globally as the ultimate creative accolade, the D&AD Awards have inspired the creative community since 1962 by celebrating and stimulating the finest in design and advertising.
D&AD New Blood Digital Festival 2020
D&AD has revealed its plans for the 2020 New Blood Digital Festival, running from July 6-10 in place of its annual Festival at London's Truman Brewery. The digital festival will provide a virtual platform that continues to support and stimulate emerging creative talent during what will be a challenging…
D&AD Releases Second Series of 'Make and Break' Podcast
D&AD has released the second series of D&AD Make and Break - a six-part podcast aiming to help students, graduates and aspiring creatives get a foothold in the industry. Hosted by Naina Sethi, the series features high-profile some of the UK's most exciting creative talent sharing tips, hacks and advice…
D&AD Launches 2020 New Blood Awards
D&AD has launched the briefs for the 2020 D&AD New Blood Awards. As one of the largest competitions for emerging creatives to exercise and showcase their talents on briefs set in partnership with some of the world's leading brands, the design-led briefs have been set by brands including BBC, Google…
D&AD Launches 57th Annual
D&AD has launched its 57th Annual - a collection of the best in creative work across the design and advertising industry.
D&AD New Blood Shift London 2019 Open for Applications
D&AD's life-changing program, New Blood Shift London, is now open for applications. The free 12-weeknight school is designed to provide young people without higher education with a foothold into the creative industries.
VR for Dementia Sufferers Wins New 'Side Hustle' Category at 2019 D&AD Awards
The Wayback, a series of VR films created for elderly people with Dementia, featuring positive moments from the past to trigger memories and spark precious conversations with carers and loved ones, has been announced the winner of newly-introduced 'Side Hustle' category announced at the 2019 D&AD Awards.
D&AD Releases 2019 Industry Insight Report
Today, D&AD has released its annual Industry Insights Report exploring the political, societal and cultural influences impacting creativity today.
D&AD Festival 2019
The 2019 D&AD Festival, UK's largest event celebrating global creative talent, returns May 21-23 to The Old Truman Brewery, London. The theme for this year's Festival is 'Shaping the Future,' echoing D&AD's position as an organization on a mission to drive the creative industries forward.
57th Annual D&AD Awards Open for Entries
The 57th Annual D&AD Awards are now open for submissions, with eleven categories reimagined to highlight the best of the modern creative industries: Animation, Casting, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Illustration, Photography, Production Design, Sound Design & Use of Music, Typography and Visual…
D&AD Launches Briefs for New Blood Awards 2019
D&AD today releases the briefs for the 2019 New Blood Awards. The Awards recognizes, educates and supports emerging creative talent from various backgrounds to get a foothold in the creative world - giving them a chance to respond to real briefs set by some of the world's biggest brands.
D&AD Impact Introduces $20,000 Prize Fund
D&AD Impact is a global initiative and awards program that exists to shine a light on the power of creativity as a force for good in the world. This year D&AD Impact are introducing a cash prize of $20,000 to be awarded at the discretion of the D&AD Impact Council.
D&AD Announces 2018 New Blood Award Winners
D&AD has revealed the winners of the 2018 New Blood Awards. The Awards offer a platform for students and other new creatives to showcase their talents on real briefs, set by real clients.
D&AD Announces Most Awarded Rankings for 2018 D&AD Awards
D&AD has released the Most Awarded rankings based on the results of the 2018 D&AD Awards, including the Most Awarded Advertising and Design Agencies, Production Companies, Network and Country Rankings. Rankings are based on the credits that are submitted along with each piece of work entered in the D&AD…
D&AD Launches New Blood Shift 2018
D&AD is calling for applications for its free night school in London for young people without further education to get into the creative industries. Shift London, now in its third year, aims to stimulate creative excellence by nurturing young creatives and working towards a fairer, more diverse industry.
D&AD and Guardian Media Group Launch Global Festival of Creativity
D&AD, in partnership with Guardian Media Group, has announced a new global festival of creativity created to celebrate the power of creativity and explore how it shapes culture, intersects with business and builds a positive future.
Hato Designs 'Start with a Mark' Campaign for D&AD
D&AD recently enlisted Hato to create the campaign 'Start with a Mark,' a co-design tool that will be shared with D&AD's community to generate this year's festival identity. The campaign was created in the belief that every great idea starts with a mark.
D&AD Launches Call for Entries for 56th Annual Awards
D&AD has today launched a call for entries for its 56th annual Awards. The 2018 Awards continue to support D&AD's 56 year long purpose of stimulating, celebrating and enabling creative excellence in design and advertising, in the firm belief that great work always creates better outcomes.
D&AD Launches 17 New Creative Briefs for New Blood Awards 2018
D&AD has launched 17 new creative briefs for the 2018 New Blood Awards. Open to young people aged between 18 and 24, and to students and recent graduates of any age, the New Blood Awards briefs are a great way for emerging new talent to experience the reality of the creative industry. This year, briefs…
D&AD Next Photographer Award 2017
The 2017 D&AD Next Photographer Award will open for entries January 10. The Award aims to discover and showcase the next generation of talented photographers from around the world.
2014 D&AD Annual
D&AD has unveiled the 2014 edition of its famous Annual, the indispensable guide to the celebrated work from the D&AD Awards 2014.
2015 D&AD Professional Awards
The 53rd D&AD Professional Awards is now open for entries. The competition now includes a number of new sub-category additions in response to the evolving creative landscape.
D&AD New Blood Awards 2014
The 2014 D&AD New Blood Awards have now opened for entries. The competition provides an accesible bridge between education and the workplace, helping to give young creatives that much needed step on the career ladder.
Call for Entries for 2014 D&AD Awards
The 52nd D&AD Awards are now open for entries. This year, the not-for-profit awards scheme introduces 12 new categories to reflect changing landscape in creativity, advertising and design.
D&AD Poll Links Creativity & Awards Glory with Commercial Success
A new study released today by D&AD reveals that winning top creative awards is one of the most important drivers of new business, staff retention and career progression in the creative industry.
51st D&AD Awards: Call for Entries
The 51st D&AD Awards is now open for entries. The pinnacle of creative achievement across the design, advertising and digital industries, the D&AD Awards have been running since 1962.
2012 D&AD Student Awards
Highly respected, and the most prestigious of their kind, the D&AD Student Awards offer upcoming graduates the opportunity to work on real world briefs, and win paid placements in some of the world's top firms and agencies.
D&AD Awards 2009
D&AD has opened the entries for its 2009 awards.
Digital v Anti Digital: D&AD Annual 2008
The best design advertising in the world will be immortalised with the publication of the D Annual 2008 on 18 September.
D&AD Student Awards 2008
Winning a D&AD Student Yellow Pencil is not that simple. But entering is. And if you don't enter, you can't win.
D&AD Awards 2008
The call for entries to the D&AD Awards 2008 launches on 10 October, 2007 with the release of the first in a series of animated films created by Saatchi & Saatchi London.