Please feel free to utilize our Best Submission Practices Guide for general guidance and helpful tips on how to enter our Clio Award programs.
You can find each Clio program’s Best Submission Practices Guide here.
The basic information that you will be asked to enter when submitting your Clio entry is:
Note: In addition to this basic information all entries require a Cover Image (JPG). The image will be used as the thumbnail during judging, as well as on our Winners Gallery and potentially on our social channels. This image should represent the brand/product being marketed. Other required information varies per Clio program and medium.
As a friendly reminder, per Clio policy, all entries must remain anonymous to jurors, therefore, please remove the following from your entry: agency credits, individual credits, logos and/or slates. Please keep any and all credits within the Credits portion of your entry.
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 helpful to cater your synopsis to the selected medium/category, and is 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.
The Creative Effectiveness Medium is the only exception to the above. Please see the General Eligibility requirements listed for each program for more details.
Campaign entries consist of 2 or more executions that are part of a series in the same medium. Each execution within a campaign requires a title and individually uploaded media within the Executions tab on the entry form. Single entry fees and Campaign entry fees differ and slightly increase with each deadline; See “Entry Fees” on the desired Clio program for details.
Campaign entries consist of 2 or more executions that are part of a series in the same medium. Each execution within a campaign requires a title and individually uploaded media within the Executions tab on the entry form.
How to Enter a Campaign
Note: Please be sure to Save as Draft (select “Return to my entry”), and Select Next after completing each page on the entry form.
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 from 2023 and before, please head to entries.clios.com and follow the instructions below:
Please allow some time for this to reflect onto the Winners Gallery.
To update credits on your entries from 2023 and beyond, please head to new-entries.clios.com and follow the instructions below:
To request a formal invoice, please contact us at email@example.com with the following information:
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 entry fees are determined by the date you 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, otherwise they will have to provide a credit confirmation from the entrant company. If you have any questions at all, please contact us.
As all duplicate statuettes are personalized, please allow around 8-12 weeks for delivery. Once tracking information is available, it will be sent to the email you provided to purchase the order; We recommend you monitor this tracking closely. Clio does NOT accept refunds on any orders. Shipping will vary depending on destination.
The data fields that are pulled from your entry to be engraved on your winning complimentary trophy are as follows:
Keep lines 3 - 5 in mind when completing your entry.
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