2017 ICAD Awards

ICAD exists to inspire and celebrate the very best in Irish creative work. For nearly sixty years, 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.

Awards Insights

We’ll post all the latest news from this year’s judging weekend so you can see the ICAD judging process. We also catch up with notable judges from years past for their insights on their experience as a judge at the ICAD awards.

ICAD Awards Key Dates 2017

January 2017

Online entry system opens

Our online system will be open for entries. The ‘Categories & Fees’ pdf will give you 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 members area.

February 24, 2017

Early Bird Entries Deadline

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

March 7, 2017

Final Entries Deadline (Online Entry System Closes)

No extensions will be given after this point, judging is just days away!

March 10, 2017

Remote Judging Commences

Following the success of last year's remote judging round, judges will get a chance to give first feedback in advance of the live judging.

March 24-25, 2017

Judging Weekend

We will hold our annual live judging on 24-25th March. Our local and international judges will come together for two days judging at Screen Scene in Dublin 2.

May 4

Online Gallery of Commended Work Launches

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

May 11

2017 ICAD Awards Ceremony

We'll be celebrating the best creative advertising and design of the last year at our annual awards ceremony in Number 22, South Anne Street.