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May 12, 2023



Since 2007, ADCOLOR has honored individuals and companies that go above and beyond to make a difference in the creative and tech industries. This is our night to celebrate their accomplishments and give them the recognition they’ve so richly earned. We strive to have a diverse list that represents a broad spectrum of demographics and industries. Our goal at ADCOLOR is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and champion one another.

Now in its 17th year, we have expanded to include new categories (ADCOLOR Influencer and DEI Executive of the Year). Three nominees will be selected by the ADCOLOR Awards Jury for each of the categories below, and will be announced at ADCOLOR Live!. 

Honorees in the non-competitive categories (Beacon, Catalyst, Advocate, Legend, Lifetime Achievement, ADCOLORin Music) and all nominees will be notified in August and announced online at All winners will be announced live at the 17th Annual ADCOLOR Awards in the Fall.

Please refer to the Instructions Manual for step-by-step instructions to ensure you complete your application on time and accurately. Deadline is May 12, 2023 (11:59 PM ET).