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Clio Awards

The Clio Awards is the premier international awards competition for the creative business. Founded in 1959 to celebrate creative excellence in advertising, the Clio Awards today honors the work and talent that pushes boundaries, permeates pop culture and establishes a new precedent around the globe.

General Eligibility

Entries first appearing in public between January 1, 2019 - July 17, 2020 are eligible for entry into this year's Clio Awards, with the exception of the Creative Effectiveness medium. Entries in the Creative Effectiveness medium have an eligibility period of January 1, 2018 - July 17, 2020

Entries cannot be made without the permission of the client and/or owner of the rights of the work. All entries must have been created for a paying client except pro bono work for charities and non-profit organizations. Spec ads and director's cuts are NOT eligible. Clio retains the rights to disqualify entries which offend national, religious, cultural or racial groups.

Entries previously entered into the Clio Awards are not eligible to be re-submitted. All such ineligible entries will be withdrawn by the Clio Awards and the entry fee will NOT be refunded.

Eligibility - Student Medium Types

A student is defined as someone who is enrolled (full or part-time) in a recognized film school program or an accredited college or university. The work submitted by a student must have been produced during their enrollment, and within the period of January 1, 2019 - July 17, 2020.