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ADC MOVES 92nd ANNUAL AWARDS GALA AND FESTIVAL TO MIAMI

September 12, 2012


NEW YORK – September 12, 2012 – Ignacio Oreamuno, Executive Director of the Art Directors Club (ADC), today announced, at the dmexco Digital Marketing Exposition and Conference in Germany, that the Art Directors Club is moving the 92nd Annual Awards Gala and Festival from New York City to Miami in April 2013. Additionally, judging will now be moved from New York, where it has taken place for the past 90+ years, to Costa Rica—only Design, Motion, Photo and Illustration will remain here.

The 3-day festival, centralized in Miami’s South Beach on April 2-4, 2013, will be based out of the W South Beach, the Shore Club and the New World Center. The festival will comprise hands-on, interactive, creative workshops throughout each day, parties at the W South Beach and Shore Club by night, and the Annual Awards Gala celebration.

The festival will culminate on Thursday evening, April 4, with the ADC 92nd Annual Awards Gala at The New World Center, home of the renowned New World Symphony. Designed by Frank Gehry, the New World Center boasts state-of-the-art technological capabilities and an inspirational artistic space within which the winners of the 92nd Annual Awards will receive their Cubes.

"New York is an amazing city and has been the home of the ADC Awards— the longest running in the world— for more than 90 years,” said Oreamuno. “To keep pace with our international growth, we are moving the Gala to create the best creative festival in North America. No city in the U.S. is better suited for hosting and inspiring international creatives than Miami. The ADC is re-focusing on its core values—the art and craft of advertising and design— and our festival will be the only one to chose if you are a creative professional in any field around the world."

While the Club is in talks with several international organizations to partner with, co-host and co-curate portions of the 92nd Annual Festival, Lürzer’s Archive is the most recent to sign on as a sponsor.

About the Art Directors Club
Founded in 1920, the Art Directors Club is the premier organization for leaders in visual communication, boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world. A not-for-profit membership organization, the ADC’s mission is to Connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously Provoking and Elevating world-changing ideas. The ADC provides a forum for creatives of all levels in Advertising, Design, Interactive Media and Communications to explore the direction of these rapidly converging industries.

About the Annual Awards

ADC's Annual Awards (www.adcawards.org) has kept pace with the changing nature of visual communications since its inception in 1920. Considered the first international creative collective, the ADC is proud to host one of the most competitive advertising and design awards competitions in the world.

Judged by an international panel of the world’s most respected creative professionals, the ADC Annual Awards competition is dedicated to craft, honoring the best work from around the world in interactive media, broadcast and print advertising, graphic design, publication design, packaging, photography and illustration, plus the most recently added ADC Designism Award honors work for non-profits that drive political or social change.

The ADC Awards also cites Agency of the Year, Interactive Agency of the Year, Network of the Year, Design Team of the Year and School of the Year honors, based upon cumulative points for the year’s winning work.