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Frequently Asked Questions

Best Submission Practices 

Please feel free to utilize our Best Submission Practices Kit for general guidance and helpful tips, on how-to enter our Clio Award programs.
Click here to download. 

Entering Work


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What information do I need to start entering a piece of work?

The basic information that you will be asked to enter when submitting your Clio entry is:

  • Entry Title – The entry title is a short name for this entry. Keep it short, memorable, and descriptive. We suggest you not include the brand name, agency name, or medium type as these will be on your entry in other areas and don’t need to be duplicated.
  • Advertised Brand –The brand associated with the entry, that is being advertised or marketed.
  • First Launch Date – The date that the work was first released to the market
  • Country of Origin – The country in which the work was first released to the market.
  • Synopsis (optional) - A brief write up stating the main objective of the entry as concisely as possible. Focus on explaining how the idea is creative (according to the judging criteria).
  • English Language Translation (optional) -We strongly suggest that you dub or subtitle your non-English language videos into English.  If this is not an option, please provide a text-based English translation.


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. 

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Why do I need to upload an image to every entry?

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.

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Is there a time limit for case study videos?

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.

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How long should my entry synopsis be?

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.

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I've already entered my work into one of the Clio programs, can I enter it into other Clio programs as well?

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.

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How do I submit a campaign?

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

  1. Create or edit an entry which you intend to make into one of the elements of the campaign.
  2. In the Campaign tab select YES when asked if the entry is part of a campaign.
  3. The next question will ask you if it’s a new campaign or an existing one. Select NEW.
  4. Provide a Campaign Name.
  5. Proceed completing the entry all the way to the Review step.
  6. In the Review step click the 'Add Next Entry' button.
  7. The first campaign element is now saved and copied to create the next element easily.
  8. Change the title and upload media asset(s). Change any other information if needed. Proceed to the Review step.
  9. Repeat steps 6 through 8 until all campaign elements have been added.
  10. When complete click Add to Cart and proceed to check out.

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Is there a limit to the number of mediums I can enter a piece of work into?

No, you can enter a piece of work into any appropriate mediums and categories for a given program, there is no limit.  

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I entered my work into a Clio program last year but did not win, can I re-enter it again this year?

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:

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In the credits, do I need to list every single person or company that contributed to the work?

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

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I made a mistake on my entry or forgot to include some people on the credits, can I make changes after it has been submitted?

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:

  1. Login to your account
  2. Click “View All Programs”
  3. Select the desired Clio program, click “My Entries”
  4. There you will click the last tab, titled “My Orders”
  5. Select “Edit Entry” to the desired entry
  6. Click “Credits” tab to make edits.
  7. Click "Save My Entry" to finalize updates

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I've started my entry but still need to gather some more information/materials, will I lose what I've entered so far?

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.

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I need a formal invoice for my order, how can I access this?

To request a formal invoice, please contact us with the following information:

  • Order ID
  • Additional change requests (if applicable)
  • Contact Information for invoice delivery

Please note that requests take up to 2-4 weeks. Once the invoice is prepared it will be emailed to the contact provided.

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What entry information do the jurors review?

The following information is presented to jurors:

  • All applicable basic entry information including: Entry Title and Brand, Campaign Name, Entry Type, Medium and Category
  • All applicable media including:  Images, Videos, Audio Files, PDFs and URLs provided
  • Entry Synopsis and any applicable specialty fields (Where did this run?, Strategy, etc.)

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If my piece is awarded, what information is displayed on the Winners Gallery?

If your submission is awarded or shortlisted, the following information will be displayed on the Winners Gallery:

  • Brand
  • Title
  • Entrant Company
  • Media (Images, Videos, Audio files)
  • Credits (company and individual)


You can visit our Winners Galleries here:

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What are the deadlines for submitting entries?

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:

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Why are there different deadlines for entries within a 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.

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What deadline price will I be charged if I started entering my work during one period but didn't submit it until another?

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. 

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Can we purchase additional Clio statues for our team members?

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.

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What is the policy on shipping and refunds for duplicate statues?

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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