2018 ICAD Awards

ICAD exists to inspire and celebrate the very best in Irish creative work. Since its inception, the ICAD Bell has remained iconic - a prestigious and coveted prize and acknowledged internationally as a benchmark of creative excellence. It rewards creativity at its best – work that is original, provocative, surprising and ground-breaking. Entries are judged by panels of experienced Irish creatives and international judges and the list of previous winners demonstrates the consistently high standards that are rewarded. In 2018, ICAD's 60th year, we look forward while celebrating the strong legacy of the industry.

Awards Insights

We catch up with notable judges from years past for their insights on their experience as a judge at the ICAD awards.

2018 ICAD60 Awards Key Dates

January 2018

Online entry system opens

Our online system will be open for entries. We will make available all the information you need regarding categories, file requirements, and fees. You should also confirm your memberships are up to date. You can do this by contacting us or checking in the member's area.

February 28

Early Bird Entries Deadline

This will be your last chance to enter work at a 10% discount. Use code EARLYBIRD2018 at checkout.

March 16

Final Entries Deadline (Online Entry System Closes)

No extensions will be given after this point.

March 26

Remote Judging Commences

Judges will get a chance to give first feedback in advance of the live judging.

April 13-14

Judging Weekend

We will hold our annual live judging on April 13-14, 2018. Our local and international judges will come together for two days judging in Dublin.

May 15

Release of Commendations

We will announce all shortlisted entries in our Commendations Gallery on our website and at a launch event. All commended work will be in with a chance of winning a bell at our awards ceremony.

May 25

ICAD60 Awards Ceremony

We'll be celebrating the best creative advertising and design of the last year at a very special 60th year awards ceremony in Christchurch Cathedral.