Please feel free to utilize our Best Submission Practices Kit for general guidance and helpful tips, on how-to enter our Clio Award programs.
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The basic information that you will be asked to enter when submitting your Clio entry is:
In addition to this basic information all entries require a JPG to be submitted. The JPG will be used as the thumbnail during judging, as well as on our Winners Gallery and in all printed materials if the entry is awarded. The image should represent the brand/product being marketed.
Beyond the image, the required media varies by the entry medium.
As a friendly reminder, per Clio policy all entries must remain anonymous to jurors, therefore, please remove the following before uploading any media: Agency Credits, Individual Credits, Agency Logos and Slates and be sure your agency is not mentioned in the synopsis.
All entries require an image to be submitted. The image will be used as a thumbnail during judging. If awarded or shortlisted, the image will be displayed on the Winners Gallery and used for printed materials. For entries without a visual execution (ex. audio advertisements) we recommend using an image of the brand/product advertised.
No, there is no time limit for videos. We recommend keeping all case study videos under 3 minutes for judging purposes. For more information on media requirements please visit our Clio Resources Page and select the desired Clio program.
Although there is no minimum or maximum number of words, we recommend you keep your synopsis to approximately 300 words. We suggest you utilize this section of your entry to elaborate on the piece as well as the creativity of your idea. It’s also a great place to provide any helpful context, including cultural context.
Yes, as long as you meet the entry requirements for a given program you are allowed to enter your work into it. (ex. A piece previously entered into Clio Sports may be entered into the Clio Awards so long as it meets the eligibility dates.)
However, you are not allowed to enter work into the same program that was already submitted in a previous year for consideration.
Campaign submissions consist of 2 or more pieces. Each piece within a campaign requires an individual entry form to be completed (including individual uploaded media and payment).
How to Enter a Campaign
No, you can enter a piece of work into any appropriate mediums and categories for a given program, there is no limit.
Regardless of whether you won or not, you are not allowed to re-enter work from a previous year into an awards program, with the exception of the Creative Effectiveness medium. Please see the General Eligibility requirements listed for each program to find out what you are allowed to enter:
While it is not required, we recommend that you are as comprehensive as possible when filling out the credit details with your entry. Should your work make the shortlist or win an award, the credits will show within the Winners gallery. For more information regarding Credits, see here.
While we encourage you to be as thorough and accurate as possible when entering your credits information for entry, we realize this isn't always possible. Credit updates are allowed after the entry has been submitted, however we cannot guarantee that these will be reflected immediately within places like the Winners Gallery.
In most cases, you will be able to sign into the Entries system and manage credit updates yourself, however during certain periods the system will be inaccessible for these. In such instances you will need to reach out directly to the Clio team to request credit updates.
To update credits on your entries please follow the instructions below:
The system will save your work at certain intervals, but to ensure you don't lose any progress you've made on your entries please be sure to click the 'Save Entries' button at the bottom of the screen before you exit. You can always return at a later time to finish entering your work.
Please note, however, that the deadline period that will apply to you is dependent on when you actually submit the entry, not when you started entering information.
To request a formal invoice, please contact us with the following information:
Please note that requests take up to 2-4 weeks. Once the invoice is prepared it will be emailed to the contact provided.
The following information is presented to jurors:
If your submission is awarded or shortlisted, the following information will be displayed on the Winners Gallery:
You can visit our Winners Galleries here:
Each program typically has three deadlines for entries (1st, 2nd, Final). The entry fees depend on what deadline period the program is currently in. All deadline pricing changes at 11:59pm EST on each deadline date. To see the key dates for each respective Clio program:
The deadlines within the programs incentivize users to submit their entries as early as possible. This allows the Clio team the most time to check over and process all entry information.
The entry fees are determined by the date you actually successfully submit your work into the program, not when you begin working on an entry.
For example, if you started entering your work into the Clio entries system during the 1st deadline but did not submit it until the 2nd deadline period then you will be charged the 2nd deadline entry fees.
Yes, additional statues for Clio winning work are available in the Clio Store. Only those listed in the credits are eligible to request personal credits on the statue nameplate. If you have any questions at all, please contact us.
As all duplicate statuettes are personalized, please allow 8-12 weeks for delivery.
Shipping on US domestic orders has an additional shipping and handling charge of $15.00 per statue. All international orders are charged a flat rate of $35.00 shipping and handling per statue.
As the statuettes are personalized, we do not accept refunds on any orders.
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