Find a couple tips and tricks to keep in mind when applying. See frequently asked questions below too.
Photos showcasing the creative in context must not be forged. Doing so would be a cause for disqualification.
For broadcast, video and interactive submissions, please include a screen shot to be used for ACE on Display, the ACE Awards website, and in the ACE Awards Winners book.
For Out of Home categories, please include a digital image to be used for ACE on Display, the ACE Awards website, and in the ACE Awards Winners book.
For those categories where 100 word descriptions are allowed, provided text will be displayed at ACE on Display, on the ACE Awards website, and in the ACE Awards Winners book, as provided—please edit accordingly.
These will not be published but will be made available during judging if requested by the judges.
Please be aware that uploading video files into the Iceberg software system will be slow on February 12th and February 18, 2021, due to the volume of entries being received on the deadline date. We recommend uploading your video files well in advance to allow for any technical issues.
2 ads or more qualify as a series.
Not to worry, tear sheets & context photos won’t be used for ACE on display or Judging. These are only used as proof that they ran in market between Jan 1 – Dec 31, 20121.
No, anything produced BY the agency FOR the agency must be entered into the “Self Promotion” category (regardless of medium executed).
Due to the volume of entries that must be judged over the two day time period, we ask that a maximum of 4 photos are submitted for this category to ensure our judges have sufficient time to review all material thoroughly.
Thankfully, no! Our system automatically renames the files once uploaded, so no specific naming conventions are required.
Providing context can help the judges better understand the work they’re reviewing. The context description helps meet that need across all ACE Award categories. However, there are some categories where it is difficult to describe the work being entered in words and photos alone. Therefore, ACE will also allow (but not require) descriptive videos to accompany entries in the following categories:
Please note the following rules regarding descriptive videos:
If you aren’t able to create a video for your submission, ACE will also accept a PowerPoint or Keynote presentation. Maximum 12 slides. The same rules around outcome information, identifying marks, and submission timelines/process apply. If you plan to proceed with this option, please email [email protected] to arrange for sending of the presentation.
For more information about the submissions or categories, please see our Call For Entries page.
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