Submissions Open November 2nd!
Our 25th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards is set for Saturday, April 10, 2021. Our event will be held virtually. More details will be provided in the near future.
Note that there have been updates to the timeline since the first mailing went out. Please review the dates at the bottom of this post and update your calendars.
Let’s review our awards website and how to submit your project to the 25th ADG Awards: Everyone must create a username and password unless you have one from last year. This includes members and non-members. This username and password will be unique to our ADG Awards “micro site.” Once this is set up, you may access Feature Film and Television, Music Video or Commercials submission forms.
We have split the Variety Category into two separate categories. Please review the rules document for further clarification.
The submission form has not changed, everything is in one place. For example, when you start a form, you do not have to jump to another location to upload promotional material (which is now referenced as “Assets”) and you may start uploading these assets as soon as you complete the submission form. You will also see that each form does not have a long list of empty spaces to insert names and addresses of the crew. Some programs only have two people and some have 50 people. So, when you get to the crew section (which is now referenced as the “Design Team”) you will only see a space for one person, the Production Designer. Once you fill in the PD information, you can click on “add another team member” and you repeat that process until you have entered everyone.
Follow the “How To Submit” link below for a more detailed, section by section, instructions document that also includes a link to the submission site. Submissions open on Monday, November 2nd.
Additional items needed with your submission:
Feature Film: Email Crew Lists and Screen Credits of your submitted projects to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Television: Mail two ** DVD copies of your submitted projects to Awards Dept. c/o Art Directors Guild 11969 Ventura Blvd. 1st fl., Studio City, CA 91604
** These DVD’s will be used for vetting purposes and for the creation of nominee clips. If it is not possible to get these DVD’s, we will accept a link to view the episodes for vetting, but will need the respective studio to create a 10 second clip delivered on a hard drive to the address listed above. **
For complete instructions, follow this link:ADG Awards – How To Submit a Projectprintable document
Please follow this link for a printable version of the of the 25th ADG Awards Rules. The changes are in red. As noted above, the Variety Category has been split.
** There is one significant “Special Notice” in red regarding Covid-19. Essentially we are following the changes made by AMPAS for film. The awards year for feature films is extended until February 28, 2021. The Television awards year retains the 2020 calendar year. **
If you have questions about the rules, email email@example.com.
There are two rounds of voting. The first round is for nominations and the Art Directors branch votes at that time. The second round is for the winner in all categories and will be open to the entire “active” ADG membership. Voting instructions and a username and password will be sent out via Simply Voting.
ADG Awards Timeline (Subject to change)
Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 Television & Feature Film Submissions BEGIN
Monday, Dec. 7, 2020 Television Submissions END
Feature Film submissions remain open
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 Vetting Meeting, The Awards Committee will review the Submissions
Monday, Dec. 14, 2020 Members will be notified if there are any issues with their submissions.
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020 Television and ** Feature Film Reminder lists posted on the website.
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 ** Feature Film Submissions END
** We rely on the AMPAS Feature Film Reminder List for our final voting ballot. However, it is in your best interest to complete a submission form in the event that the AMPAS list is not delivered on time.
Monday, February 1, 2021 On Line Voting BEGINS for Nominations for Feature Film and Television, (Art Directors Only)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 5 PM On Line Voting ENDS for All Nominations
Thursday, February 25, 2021 Nominations ANNOUNCED
Thursday, March 11, 2021 On Line Voting BEGINS for Final Ballots, (All Crafts)
Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 5 PM On Line Voting ENDS
** SAVE – THE – DATE ** Saturday, April 10, 2021 Winners will be announced at the 25th Annual ADG Awards
|ADG AWARDS DEPARTMENT|
|DEBBIE PATTON Awards and Events Director firstname.lastname@example.org|
11969 Ventura Blvd. , 1st floor, Studio City, CA 91604 (818)762-9995