2019 ICAD Awards


On the 6th of June 2019, at the Guinness Storehouse Dublin, the Institute of Creative Advertising and Design awarded 64 ICAD bells across the myriad of disciplines it represents. All of 2019's winning work is now live on our awards gallery page. — The Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) is a non-profit organisation composed of Ireland’s finest creatives, run by and for its members. Our annual awards program is a fundamental part of our work. Each year the Institute assembles a series of juries comprising the finest creatives practicing in Ireland, supported by carefully selected international jurors operating at the highest standards. We do this with the sole purpose of rewarding those who pursue, craft and execute creative excellence. Our awards categories span all of our members’ disciplines, and our juries are selected to reflect the economic and creative diversity they represent. For over 60 years the ICAD bell has been recognised as a benchmark for creative excellence nationally and internationally, and as an institute we strive constantly to protect and maintain its value and meaning. What ICAD is now (and what it can be in the future) is determined by you, the member (and by those of you who will become members) – by the work you produce, the standards of excellence you aspire to and the level to which you engage. You are ICAD. 

Awards Insights

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

2020 Awards Key Dates

Online entry system opens

Our online system opens 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. Memberships are due for renewal in January.

Early Bird Entries Deadline

This will be your last chance to enter work at a 10% discount.

Final Entries Deadline.

This will be your final chance to enter work into the ICAD awards.

Remote Judging Commences

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

Judging Weekend

Our local and international judges will come together for two days judging in Dublin.

Release of Commendations

Commended entries will be announced. All commended work will be in with a chance of winning a bell at our awards ceremony.

ICAD Awards Ceremony

We celebrate the best creative advertising and design of the last year at the annual ICAD awards ceremony.