International Advertising Festival AD BLACK SEA is open to all parties and organizations involved in advertising, production, media, PR, design and creative industries throughout the world.

Entries that have been published or represented in the mass-media or embodied in other form (accepted by the client) during January 2015 – September 2016 incl. are accepted for participation in the competition program of the AD BLACK SEA. 

All entry materials, documentation and payment must be received in the Festival office till 31 August 2016.

Entries cannot be cancelled or removed from the competition after 31 August 2016.

In the event that additional information of the campaign becomes available after you have submitted your entry, the Festival organizers will accept updated and additional information relating to the results section only up to 31 August 2016.

Only one entrant may submit an entry within a category, i.e. either the agency or the production company may enter a piece that both parties have worked on, but not both. One campaign may be submitted into the different categories.

The Festival Organizers may contact the client related to any entry at the request of the Jury at any time during the voting process should any questions about the implementation or presentation of the work arise.

By making an entry and paying the entry fee in full, the entrant confirms that they have the legal right to enter the festival on the terms of these rules. 

In order to promote the Festival, the organizers may screen, publish or reproduce all materials submitted to the site for purposes of promoting the Festival.


All entry forms must be completed online at

All entries must be compliant with these rules, technical requirements, and must have been launched to the public.

Entries will not be considered completed until the media has been uploaded online and full payment has been made.

Entry must be formed in English.

All materials must be submitted for judging exactly as published, aired or implemented and may not be modified for awards entry. However, files that are not originally in English should be translated (subtitles).

All judging materials will be shown to the jury in digital format.

Please make sure that any material provided can be easily understood and shown to the jury. Entries which are not in English should be translated or accompanied by a full translation. 

Entry files (audio, video, image) must be accompanied by an English translation in the form of:

- an English translation in the footnote of image,

- an English subtitle for the video,

- an English translation in the text field.

Confidentiality of judging: Entry should not include an agency’s name or logo anywhere in the entry form or creative materials. Jury shouldn’t know whose entry they judge.

Please carefully check and re-check the credits you have entered. These credits will be published on our website exactly as you have typed them.


Entries open: July 2016

Early entry deadline (special price): 30 July 2016

Entry deadline: 31 August 2016

Pass deadline: 31 August 2016

Judging: 22 – 23 September 2016

Festival dates: 22 – 25 September 2016

Awards Ceremony: 25 September 2016