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MOMENT OF TRUTH, 12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Nominations Now Open, Sept 20-23, LA

Date: Mar 14, 2018
12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards Nominations Are Now Open

September 20-23, 2018 | JW Marriott Hotel L.A. LIVE | Los Angeles, CA

We Recognize Real.

In this Moment of Truth, ADCOLOR believes that true difference makers deserve a moment of triumph.  Nominations are now open for the 2018 ADCOLOR Awards.

“We’ve had a truly incredible year as people from all backgrounds spoke their truth and have changed society forever,” ADCOLOR Founder and President Tiffany R. Warren said. “This year’s theme, Moment of Truth, honors those individuals and encourages others to rise up and make their voices heard.”

Nominations for the 12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards can be submitted at until May 4, 2018. Individuals may nominate colleagues, mentors, agencies and corporations for awards in eight different categories. The categories open for submission are below. The nominees for each respective reward will be announced in June, with the winners being announced at the 12th Annual ADCOLOR Awards ceremony.

Hotel accommodations for the ADCOLOR Conference & Awards can be made at


ADCOLOR® is a not-for-profit 501(c) (6) organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the creative industries. Our process is twofold. First, we help individuals and organizations RISE UP, letting their accomplishments and ideas shine. Then we teach these new leaders and would-be-mentors how to REACH BACK and find others who deserve to be noticed and promoted. Our goal is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and uplift one another.


The Ad of the Year

The Ad of the Year is a campaign or single execution that is truly brilliant. That pushes boundaries, sparks conversation and highlights the lives of multicultural, LGBTQ and/or other under-represented Americans in the mass media.

The Rockstar

A Rockstar is someone who, whether through their primary role or extracurricular activities, shows brilliance as a leader and visionary in the industry. He/she has a positive track record and the potential to accomplish so much more. Falling in between the Rising Star and the Legend, this individual is creating his or her own path and encouraging others to shine.

The Rising Star

A Rising Star is an up-and-coming young gun with less than seven years of experience in the workforce. He/she stands out among his/her peers as someone who is brilliant, whose personality shines and whose differences only make him/her and those around them stronger as they move forward in their career.

The Innovator 

An Innovator is an employee who embodies progress and imagination. He/she stands out among peers as an inclusion game changer and brilliant pioneer in their role, creating breakthrough developments and/or improvements, whether tangible or intangible.

The Change Agent

A Change Agent is the individual within a company who is using his/her talents and position to enhance the corporate culture and create a more inclusive environment – calling attention to the talents of all types of people. This can be part of or beyond the scope of that persons’ primary role.

The Most Valuable Partnership

The Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) consists of two people/companies that work together to provide exceptional and highly effective diversity solutions within their organizations and industries. They may be an agency, marketer, media company or diverse supplier with NMSDC or WBENC certification that teams up for a short or long-term project that furthers diversity and inclusion.

The One Club | ADCOLOR Creative Award

The One Club | ADCOLOR Creative Award recipients are creative professionals of multicultural background who have demonstrated noteworthy talent and achievement within the media, creative, digital and traditional advertising disciplines.

The ADCOLOR in Tech Award

The ADCOLOR in Tech Award recipient is a champion of diversity & inclusion in the tech industries, who has pushed the boundaries and crated positive change, setting the stage for other generations to take the opportunities made by this change agent, even further.

The 12th Annual ADCOLOR Conference & Awards are presented by Omnicom Group & Microsoft and sponsored by GSD&M, Google|Youtube, Apple, Oath, HP, Squeaky, Pandora, DAS Global Group of Companies, ESPN

Thank you to our corporate members for your year-round support. 72andSunny, The Advertising Club of New York, American Advertising Federation, 4A’s, Edelman, Facebook, Omnicom Group, Wieden+Kennedy, Droga5, TBWA\, BET Networks, BBDO NY, Publicis Group