Ad Club Events

How to Enter

DEADLINE NOW EXTENDED UNTIL THURSDAY, MARCH 13

Below is the How to Enter information for the 60th Annual Ad Club | CT Award Show. If you have questions, please contact Sandra Brangiero Executive Director, The Advertising Club of Connecticut at 860-295-8929 or admin@adclubct.org

What’s Eligible:

All creative originated and produced in Connecticut and used between February 1, 2013 and February 28, 2014 is eligible for entry into the 60th Annual Awards Show in May 2014. Work created or executed by a Connecticut agency or supplier on behalf of an advertiser may be submitted by the agency, advertiser or supplier. If the same work is submitted by two or more entrants, duplicate entries will be eliminated. Work entered in an incorrect category will be transferred to the correct category at the discretion of the judges.

The Committee reserves the right to request verification of production (i.e. tear sheet or media report). In addition, all Awards Show entries must represent newly produced work, and not “carry overs” from previous years. New executions of a continuing campaign can be entered; however, updating copy/photos of existing work is not permissible.

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Entry Fees/Payment of Entry Fees:

  • Ad Club Members: 1-5 Entries at $35 per entry, 6-15 Entries at $30 per entry, and 16+
    Entries at $25 per entry.
  • Non-members: 1-5 Entries at $45 per entry, 6-15 Entries at $40 per entry, and 16+
    Entries at $35 per entry.
  • Students: FREE.

All entry fees can be paid online. All entries MUST BE PAID IN FULL prior to judging. If paying by check, make checks payable to: The Advertising Club of CT and include with your entries when you drop them off/overnight to Ad Club offices/etc. You may also request a Credit Card Application by emailing to admin@adclubct.org

Exhibiting Fee

There will be an $85 hanging fee for all winning entries.

Judging:

The Award Show judging panel will include accomplished copywriters, designers and creative directors from around the country. Judging will take place in March 2014.

Notification:

Should your work be chosen, you will receive an email notification identifying which of your submitted entries have been accepted in the Show. Awards will be presented at the 60th Annual Award Show in May 2013.

Deadline:

If your entries are sent via mail or courier, materials must be received on or before Thursday, March 13, 2014.  Please deliver to Sandra Brangiero, 57 South Stonybrook Drive, Marlborough, CT 06447. Or entries may be delivered to one of the drop-off locations, on or before March 7, 2014 between 10 am and 4 pm or as indicated below.

Preparing Entries:

Print – All entries must be mounted on black board. Campaigns should be taped together accordion style. If this isn’t possible, please mark on entry forms, “1 of 3”, “2 of 3”, etc.

Radio – Submit single spots in MP3 format on individual CDs with no tone or agency identification. Campaigns can be submitted on a single CD with no more than :03 between spots. You MUST indicate the length of the presentation(s) CD.
Audio Format: MPEG3

Television - Submit single spots on DVD with no bars, tone or agency identification. Campaigns can be submitted on a single data (no self-playing please) DVD with no more than :03 between spots. You MUST indicate the length of the presentation(s) on the DVD. You MUST also submit at least one (1) mounted image (see information under Print) for use in our awards presentation. (Image minimum 8.5” x 11 – may be larger.)
TV/Video Formats: H264 QuickTime (high resolution). Should be the full resolution that the spot was created in. Please use a data DVD – not self-playing. All leaders, countdowns, color bars and entitles must be removed.

Online/Interactive/Digital - Please list any plug-ins or other software required to run all features of online or interactive entries. Please provide active URL for any online entries or working/linked files on CD.

You MUST provide a mounted 8-1/2” x 11” or larger color printout of your digital submission. (ie: the homepage (additional pages optional), banner, or screen grab of game, webisode, etc.).

For online films/videos/webisodes/webcasts you MUST indicated the length of the presentation.

Entry Forms & Drop-Off

An editable PDF of the Entry Form and an Excel Master List of Entries are available for download below. Complete an Entry Form for each submission and affix to the piece (see below for campaign entry info), and also make one printed copy for each piece submitted to attach to the Master List of Entries.

Please identify entry by category and by sub-category, where appropriate. Attach original to back of entry. Campaigns should be taped together accordion style.
If this isn’t possible, please mark on entry forms, “1 of 3”, “2 of 3”, etc.

Complete the Master List of Entries detailing all entries submitted by your firm. Attach a printed copy of each Entry Form to the Master List of Entries and make sure to submit the Master List along with all of your entries. All entries MUST BE PAID IN FULL prior to judging.

YOU MUST ALSO EMAIL A COPY OF THE MASTER ENTRY LIST to admin@adclubct.org (Subject Line should read: “Master Entry List from fill in your agency/name here”).

PDF OF ENTRY FORM
XLS OF MASTER LIST OF ENTRIES

All entry fees can be paid online. All entries MUST BE PAID IN FULL prior to judging. If paying by check, make checks payable to: The Advertising Club of CT and include with your entries when you drop them off/overnight to Ad club offices/etc. You may also request a Credit Card Application by emailing to admin@adclubct.org.

Drop-Off Locations:

You may drop off your entries at any of the below locations thru Thursday, March 13, 2014 (please see specified times for each location). If there are any issues with drop off by Thursday, March 13 please contact Sandi B at the Ad Club Offices. Make sure to label your envelope “AD CLUB AWARDS” and deliver to:

The Hartford Courant
285 Broad Street
Hartford, CT 06115
Attn: Janet Robinson for The Ad Club of CT
Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm

WTNH-TV
8 Elm Street
New Haven, CT 06510
Attn: Shannon Murray for The Ad Club of CT
Hours: 8:30am to 4:00pm

Lamar Connecticut/Western Mass
329 West Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Attn: Mercedes Lawrence for The Ad Club of CT
Hours: Please call 203-335-2177 and ask for Mercedes to schedule a drop off

Connecticut Shirt Man, Inc.
795 Thomaston Road, Watertown, CT 06795
Attn: Gary DeCavage for Ad Club of CT
Hours: Please call 1-800-348-7679 to schedule a drop off

Entry/Event Questions:

Gary DeCavage, Chairperson, at 203-592-7304, gary@ctshirtman.com
Sandra Brangiero Executive Director, The Advertising Club of Connecticut at 860-295-8929 or admin@adclubct.org

Credits:

Call for Entries:
Creative Direction: Greg Voornas, David Cushman
Art Direction/Design: David Cushman
Copy: Greg Voornas, David Cushman, Pat Dugan, Erik Panke, Lew Cohn
Call for Entries Printing: J. S. McCarthy
Call for Entries Mailing/Fulfillment: Dillon Mailing, West Hartford, CT

Award Show Committee:

Gary DeCavage, The CT Shirtman
- Chairperson
Dyshann Anderson, Aquastone Graphic Arts & Print
Sandra L. Brangiero, SLB Design
Brigitte DiBenedetto, iGRAFIX creative solutions
Lauren Hitzeman, Keiler
Lynette McCarthy, Mintz + Hoke
Praisely McNamara, Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
Heather McVey, Microcare Corporation
Mike Mongillo, HB Live
Gina Munson, Saint Francis HealthCare Partners
Loretta Peters, Competitive Edge Branding
Jennifer M. Poudrier
Kira Rivera, The Creative Group/Robert Half International
Janet Robinson, Fox-CT
Debra Shaffer, Cigna
Wayne Simmons, Heartland Payment Systems
Glenn Yaffa, Comcast Spotlight – Bloomfield

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