The Clio Awards is following the footsteps of The One Club and Cannes by postponing its annual awards ceremony from October 2020 to April 2021 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our business only thrives when our entrants thrive, so we decided the best way to honor the creative community would be to give them time to focus on their staff and the new realities their companies face, but we know that the industry will persevere and continue producing inspiring work and we don’t want anyone to miss out on the benefits of highlighting that,” explains Nicole Purcell, President, Clio Awards. “With this new schedule, we look forward to getting back to the business of bringing people together to celebrate creativity at a time that feels more appropriate.”
The program is currently open for entries, but the company will extend its lowest entry fee window into the fall and work with entrants on a flexible payment schedule until March 2021. There are three deadline periods with judging taking place February 2021. All members of the juror will be grandfathered into next year.
These jurors will likely have a lot of creative submissions to review. All submissions completed since January 27 will be considered as part of the current, extended program cycle.