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Clio Awards Key Dates

Call for Entries: January 27, 2020

1st Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2020*
2nd Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020*
Final Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021

*Prices increase per deadline. See Entry Fees for details.

All deadlines are 11:59pm EST.

Shortlist & Winners Announcement

Shortlist announcement is April 14, 2021

Gold, Silver and Bronze  announcements is April 21, 2021

Grand and Of the Year winners will be revealed  April 28, 2021 at 12PM EST during  Clio Awards: Creativity Unmasked virtual event. Details below.

Virtual Event

In collaboration with SuperflyClio Awards: Creativity Unmasked is a celebration of the creative community and the multitude of ways the industry has thrived over the last year. Hosted by actress and producer Andrea Savage, the Clio Awards virtual event will reveal the 2020/2021 Grand Clio and Of The Year Winners and inspire a new chapter in creativity with a showcase of the ideas and people that opened doors to reveal the path forward when so much of our world was shut down. For more details and to register for free, please visit

For event related inquiries please call 212.683.4300 or email.

General Eligibility

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.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY – 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.
All optional physical components (for the Design and Direct mediums)  must arrive at the Clio office no later than February 26, 2021.

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