Competition program consists of 10 contests.
Each contest consists of several categories.
Winners (gold, silver, bronze) and finalists (shortlist) are determined in each category.

One (1) winner is determined in each contest and awarded for Best of Contest.

The number of the winners is not limited. The jury has the right not to award prizes because of the non-compliance to evaluation criteria. The jury may decide to award the special prizes in some cases.

According to results of all contests of the official program, the Jury can determine the best advertising entry of the Festival, which will be awarded the Festival Grand Prix.

It is important to emphasize that on the festival it will be awarded:  

Best Agency of the Festival
Best Independent Agency of the Festival
Best Network of the Festival
Special Prize for Georgian agencies is Best Georgian Agency of the Festival 

As well Ad Black Sea is supported and recognized by ADC*E as a national award in Georgia.  It gives right for Georgian winners of Ad Black Sea to enter into Champions Leagues of Creativity, ADC*E Awards 2017.

Festival Grand Prix will be chosen from the Best of Contest of each contest or from the gold winners of each contest. Festival Grand Prix is awarded independently of it.

If the winner gets the title of the best entry of the competition, as well as this or that award, in addition, this entry gets all awards, but the reward points are not cumulative.

Trophies AD BLACK SEA festival will be given to the Gold winners, Best of Contest and Festival Grand Prix. Silver, Bronze, and Shortlisted entries will receive diplomas.

Trophies will be given to the entrants. Duplicate trophies can be purchased by other participating parties after the Festival. Diplomas will be given also to the entrants after the Festival.

The victory, prize, reaching the final or a Special Jury Prize (not applicable for special prizes from our partners and sponsors) bring the following points:

Special Jury Prize – 1 point
Shortlist — 2 points
Bronze — 4 points
Silver — 6 points
Gold — 8 points
Best of Contest — 10 points
Festival Grand Prix — 15 points