D&AD Impact Awards

D&AD Impact Awards

D&AD Impact is a new awards scheme set up jointly by D&AD and Advertising Week to celebrate the power of creativity to stimulate positive change, in a world that desperately needs all creative people to turn their attention to ‘doing well by doing good’.

D&AD Impact launched during the D&AD and Advertising Week Festivals in April 2016 and the inaugural judging and awards took place in September 2016, during Advertising Week New York.

The first ever D&AD Impact Awards amassed over 600 Impact entries, awarded 87 winners, gathered 1,200 ceremony attendees and brought 60+ expert judges together from a variety of industry cornerstones to deliberate and vote for the winners of the black, white, graphite and wood pencil awards.

This initiative is the result of a partnership between D&AD and Advertising Week. D&AD Awards are recognized globally as the ultimate in creative excellence whilst the D&AD Foundation inspires the next generation of creative talent and stimulates the creative industry to work towards a positive future. Advertising Week draws from brands, agencies, media, technology and startup companies, in addition to broader cultural communities to curate a hybrid of thought leadership and special events worldwide.

Believe in the Power of Creativity to Change the World

D&AD Impact seeks to identify and celebrate these great, transformative, creative ideas that have had real impact and, ultimately, contribute towards a better, fairer and more sustainable future for all.

*Given the ever-changing status of the Coronavirus pandemic, the schedules of several events are changing. To see their latest updates, please visit each event’s respective website.


600+ Impact entries, 87+ winner categories, 1,200+ ceremony attendees and 60+ expert judges