Deadline: June 15, 2001
Juried by nine leading creative directors, art directors and writers, the Advertising Annual displays 250 pages of the best in consumer and institutional print ads along with posters, television and radio commercials. Everything is reproduced in full color. You can actually read the fine print. The full television and radio commercial scripts and a complete index are included for reference.
Published each December, 74,000 copies of the Advertising Annual will be sold and distributed worldwide, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work.
The Advertising Annual incorporates special reproduction techniques developed by CA, including quality 175-line color separation and printing on premium 80 lb. coated paper by one of the finest printers in the United States. Everything that was originally in color is reproduced in color at a size that allows the concept to be understood.
Of the 14,485 entries to the 2000 Advertising Annual, 233 were accepted, making the CA Advertising Annual one of the most exclusive major advertising competitions in the world.
Advertising Annual Categories/Fees
These categories are judged by the advertising jury and will appear in the 2001 Advertising Annual:
Consumer Magazine Advertising: $25 single entry/$40 series
Consumer Newspaper Advertising: $25 single entry/$40 series
Trade/Institutional Advertising: $25 single entry/$40 series
Poster/Advertising: $25 single entry/$40 series
Sales Promotion/Advertising: $25 single entry/$40 series
Self-Promotion: $25 single entry/$40 series
Television Advertising: $75 single entry/$120 series
Radio Advertising: $75 single entry/$120 series
Web Banner Advertising: $75 single entry/$120 series
Public Service: $25 single entry/$40 series
Miscellaneous/Advertising : $25 single entry/$40 series
All work must have been printed, published or aired for the first time between June 16, 2000 and June 15, 2001. Publication means an ad appeared in a form of mass media exposed to a substantial audience. Entries may originate from any country, but we need an English translation for the jurors. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition.
Preparation of Audio/Visual Entries
Television commercials must be on 3/4″ videotape cassettes NTSC. Include 10 seconds of black, no slates or bars. Single tape commercials must be on individual cassettes. If your commercial is accepted, please furnish us with 6 35mm color slides for reproduction in the Annual. Television commercial series should be edited together on one cassette with 4 seconds of black between each spot. Radio commercials should be submitted on standard audio cassettes. Single radio commercials must be on individual audio cassettes. Radio commercial series should be edited together on one cassette with 2 seconds of blank tape between each spot. Web banner ads must be on Mac or PC-compatible floppy disk. Tape Form B to the outside of each disk, video or audio cassette case.
Preparation of Print Entries
Submit ad tearsheets or proofs, unmounted and trimmed as published. Send brochures, folders, books, catalogs, etc., in bound form. For posters over 18″ x 24,” packaging, displays, signage, submit plastic or paper mounted 35mm slides. (Slides are projected for the judges.) Please do not send transparencies larger than 35mm. No glass mounts.
Only accepted entries will be notified on or before September 15, 2001. Complete credits and any necessary material for the best possible reproduction in the Annuals will be requested at that time. Award of Excellence certificates for firms, individuals and clients will be mailed in January 2002.
Preparation of Packages
Address packages to Communication Arts Advertising Annual 42. Non-United States contestants should mark each package “Materials for Contest Entry. No Commercial Value.” No provision will be made by CA for U.S. Customs or airport pickup. International entries should be sent by post or international courier. All entries must be received by June 15, 2001.
How the Judging Takes Place
The nine jurors work in screening teams of three. Each category is distributed into three parts so each group screens one-third of the entries.
Print entries are spread out on tables by category. Most categories require several room setups. Each juror views the entries independently. Any juror can put an entry into the final voting by picking it up from the table. Television, radio and slide entries are selected by checking an “in” or “out” column on prepared scoring sheets.
For finals, all nine jurors work as a single team. In one hall, print entries are again spread out on tables by category. Two paper cups, one white and one red, with slots cut in the bottom, are placed upside down to the right of each entry. White cups are for “in” votes, red cups for “out” Each juror votes with different colored ceramic tiles by putting his or her tile in the appropriate cup.
After all the jurors finish voting on print, they move to another hall for television, radio or slides. Again, voting is done by each juror checking the “in” or “out” column on scoring sheets.
Meanwhile, in the print hall, if the votes do not total nine, a check of the tile colors tells the Communication Arts staff which juror has inadvertently missed that piece and he or she is called back to vote.
After the judges make their selections, their votes are tallied. A simple majority is usually required to place a finalist into the Annual.
Call For Entries
To receive a Call for Entries:
Call: (650) 326-6040, 8a.m.-5p.m. M-F Pacific Standard Time
Fax: (650) 326-1648
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and request that we fax the entry forms to you.