The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity show was recently held in Cannes, France June 20-24. As a busy professional, you probably don’t have time to hop around all over the world to attend awards shows, unless of course, you win one. So, here’s a list of some of the shows you can enter in case you think your campaign is award–worthy. A recognition would be a good excuse to travel.
Cannes Lions, International Festival of Creativity
Google describes the festival this way, “Cannes Lions: The International Festival of Creativity – has been championing creative excellence since 1954 with the goal of providing a global destination and the definitive benchmark for creativity that drives progress.”
The Cannes’ site states that they have “been bringing the creative communications industry together every year at its one-of-a-kind event in Cannes to learn, network and celebrate.”
For more information to submit your campaign check here.
To view the current winners (your competitors?) click here.
The Emmy Awards for Commercials
The Emmy’s give out an Outstanding Commercial award for ads that are between :30 and :120 seconds in length. They have requirements for their submissions here.The awards are announced in the Fall.
Here’s a link to last year’s commercial winner and nominations.
The One Show
According to The One Show’s website it is “…the world’s most prestigious award show in advertising, design and digital marketing. For over 40 years, the Gold Pencil has been regarded as one of the top prizes in the creative industry. The One Show has had a rich legacy of honoring some of the most groundbreaking ideas, created by some of the most remarkable minds in creativity.”
Go to their awards website here.
The One Club, San Diego
There are also local Advertising Clubs in major markets. (If you don’t know about your local area’s club contact AAF) The San Diego Ad Club, The One Club, has an annual awards show. Click here to go to their website.