2019 ICAD Awards

The 2019 ICAD awards call for entries is now closed, please stay tuned for upcoming announcements on the awards ceremony and commended work. — 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.

2019 Awards Key Dates

February 2019

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.

March 22

Early Bird Entries Deadline

This will be your last chance to enter work at a 10% discount. Use code EARLYBIRD2019 at checkout.

April 04

Final Entries Deadline has been extended until April 4th at 12 midnight.

Entries are now closed for the 2019 awards.

April 05

Remote Judging Commences

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

April 12–13

Judging Weekend

We will hold our annual live judging on April 12–13, 2019. Our local and international judges will come together for two days judging in Dublin.


Release of Commendations

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


ICAD Awards Ceremony

We'll be celebrating the best creative advertising and design of the last year.