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Audio

Description:
Entries in this category include all types of audio spots including commercial radio, streaming radio, and downloadable audio (podcasts) that directly targets a multicultural consumer segment.

Judging Criteria:
Entries judged based on creative excellence and relevancy to the multicultural consumer segment (African-American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBTQ+, and/or People with Disabilities).  

Entry Requirements:

  • Campaigns must have run between June 2019 and July 2020 within the U.S. or Canada for a minimum period of two weeks. Non-consecutive weeks are acceptable.
  • No more than TWO (2) pieces of creative from the same campaign may be submitted.
  • Submission may include any combination of TV commercials, audio (including radio, internet radio, podcasts), print, direct mail, digital, social and mobile, and out of home.
  • Non-English creative must include translations.  Non-English TV and audio spots (including radio, internet radio, podcasts) must include subtitles that appear across the bottom of the screen.
  • Executions should not exceed 90 seconds. If execution exceeds 90 seconds, judges will view the first 90 seconds only.
  • Audio spots should contain a title slide that reads "Audio" and the company's name should be shown on the screen while the audio plays.
  • A media plan must be included in each entry, outlining the campaign's media elements, specifically where and when the submitted creative ran. Please do not provide cost information in the media plan. A media plan example can be found here. 
  • Sizzle/highlight reels are accepted. Executions should not exceed 90 seconds. If execution exceeds 90 seconds, judges will view the first 90 seconds only.

Required Format:
Complete specifications for all creative file types can be found here.

Entry Fees: 

  • Early Bird - $525 for entries submitted by July 6
  • $650 for entries submitted by August 21
  • $695 for entries submitted by September 14
  • $50 for each significant results entry submitted