The Annual CADC Awards Show

Honoring Excellence Created Throughout Connecticut

Once a year, we gather to spend an evening celebrating the achievements of our colleagues throughout the state. The Annual Awards Show honors excellence in 8 main categories: advertising, environmental design, graphic design, illustration, online/interactive, photography, student, and video.

The 45th Annual CADC Awards

The 45th Annual CADC Awards

From the earliest days of the Club, the show has always been the cornerstone of the CADC. We love the friendly competition, but the motivation behind creating the show has always been to celebrate and support all of the incredible creativity in our state. Those motivations have guided us for the last 44 years, and we’re counting on them to help us create an even better experience this year.

Enter Your Work

Honors at the Awards Show

In addition to Excellence, Silver, and Gold awards, a small number of individuals are given some of our highest honors at each year’s show.

Hall of Fame

Established in 1995 and selected by the board, this award honors individuals and companies who have distinguished themselves in our community.

Service Award

Implemented in 2015 and selected by the board, this award recognizes a board member’s long-standing service and commitment.

Best in Show

As the highest award at the show, this is selected unanimously by the judges from a pool of pieces that have all received Gold awards.

Spirit of Creativity

Introduced in 1993 and selected unanimously by the judges, this award recognizes the piece which best exemplifies innovation or excellence in concept or execution.

Judges’ Award

Each judge selects one piece that they believe exemplifies excellence. There are no restrictions or prerequisites; they’re free to select whichever piece speaks to them.

Emerging Excellence

Introduced in 2019 and selected unanimously by the judges, this award shines a light on the potential of one especially talented student.