Founded in 1959 to honor excellence in advertising, the Clio Awards today celebrates bold work that propels the advertising industry forward, inspires a competitive marketplace of ideas and fosters meaningful connections within the creative community.
Annually, The Clio Awards brings together leading creative talent for an exclusive and collaborative judging experience to select the entries that will win the coveted Grand, Gold, Silver and Bronze Clio statues. The process culminates during Advertising Week in New York, where The Clio Awards are presented during a preeminent ceremony celebrating the year’s best work.
Entries first appearing in public between January 1, 2019 - February 12, 2021 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 - February 12, 2021.
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.
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 - February 12, 2021.