Six top creatives from the Middle East among ADC 101st Annual Awards' jury
Posted on 2021 Dec,01

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 The One Club for Creativity has announced six top creatives from Lebanon, Egypt and UAE who will serve on the diverse jury for the ADC 101st Annual Awards, one of the world’s longest running and most prestigious global competitions celebrating excellence in craft and innovation in all forms of design and advertising.

Along with this year’s jury chairs announced last month, nearly 250 highly-qualified creatives from 48 countries will judge work from around the world. 

Jurors from the region, and their judging discipline, are as follows:

  • Akhilesh Bagri, CCO, Serviceplan Middle East Dubai (Advertising)
  • Carla Conte, founder, CD, Brand Creative LLC Dubai (Spatial Design, jury chair)
  • Nada Debs, founder, CD, Studio Nada Debs Beirut/Dubai (Packaging/Product Design)
  • Sarah Guessoum, ACD, creative lab, TikTok Dubai (In-House)
  • Bahia Shehab, professor of design, The American University in Cairo (Typography)
  • Karim Sherif, regional CD, Havas Middle East Dubai (Interactive)


“For more than a century, the ADC Cube has been awarded for the world’s best work based on excellence in craft, design and innovation,“ said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity.  “This strong tradition continues today in the hands of this year’s global jury members, a diverse, gender balanced group who are recognized creative leaders in their fields.”

Judging will be conducted online, starting in March 2022, with finalists announced in May. ADC 101st Annual Awards Gold, Silver and Bronze Cube winners will be announced during Creative Week in May 2022. 

The complete ADC 101st Annual Awards jury can be viewed here.

Entries can be submitted now, with fees increasing after each deadline period. Regular deadline is January 31, 2022, with extended deadline of February 18, 2022 and final deadline March 4, 2022. No physical entries will be accepted this year due to the ongoing pandemic, all entry media must be uploaded into the online entry system.

Branding for the ADC 101st Annual Awards was developed by DDB Paris.