Yes, you’re right. There are a lot of ad awards. But D&AD Impact is different. It applauds and supports creative ideas that have the power to drive positive change, and ultimately build a better, fairer and more sustainable future for all.
That’s worth paying attention to. And unquestionably worth being awarded for.
D&AD Impact is now in its third year and it’s open for entries from brands, NGOs, start-up,s entrepreneurs, agencies, social enterprises and aspiring innovators.
This year, there are opportunities to show how your creative work is doing well by doing good
- Beta Projects – campaigns and projects in the early stages of planning or
product prototypes – can be entered across all the 12 categories of impact. The highest level that Beta entries can be awarded is a Wood Pencil.
- The entry fee is now tiered, with discounts for not-for-profits, start-ups and companies with fewer than 20 staff.
- The D&AD Impact Council, made up of senior figures from across the creative, social entrepreneur and NGO space, will judge all entries across the 12 categories.
- Selected shortlisted entrants will be invited to participate in the Impact Academy, a masterclass program that aims not only to inspire talent, but also provide tangible tools based on the experiences and knowledge of the D&AD Impact Council.
The deadline for entries is July 18. Enter here.
Final judging is on September 26 and the awards ceremony is on October 2.