Two Amsterdam agencies won a design award at the annual ADC Awards in New York. Mainstudio won a golden ADC Cube for restyling Mark Magazine, a magazine on contemporary architecture. And Wieden+Kennedy won a bronze Cube for the beautifully illustrated Nike Women book: ‘Here I am Stories’ – and also for Nike a bronze cube in the category print. A (small) compliment for our design scene, but a disgraceful score for the ‘capital of advertising’. How come? One of the reasons is that only a few Amsterdam agencies submitted their creative work to the New York festival of art directors. And when you realize how expensive it is to compete in all the international award shows, you can imagine why.