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EVCOM Clarion Awards 2017 – Everything you need to know

EVCOM CLARION AWARDS 2017 – 14TH JULY, SEVEN DIALS, COVENT GARDEN

The EVCOM Clarion Awards at Seven Dials, Covent Garden are the leading event and communication awards that recognise performance in CSR and sustainability, including environment, diversity, equality, community, charity initiatives, education, ethical, health and welfare issues.

ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Information on all categories, criteria and how to enter can be found below.

When preparing your entry, please include any evaluation results that demonstrate the success of the project. 

CATEGORIES AND CRITERIA:

Screen

A singular film or a series of films

Brand communication

Represents an organisation and its brand. The content can be for a charity or a 3rd sector organisation or a commercial brand promoting its CSR credentials.

Celebratory

Made for or as part of celebrations, including but not limited to: anniversaries, awards ceremonies, fundraising, community celebrations and with specific emphasis on CSR, health, education, social welfare, social inclusion and diversity.

Diversity and inclusion

Promotes or reports upon tolerance, diversity and inclusion. This includes topics concerning discrimination, whether for gender, disability, sexual orientation and race, religion or any other reason.

Education and training

Educates employees or external audiences in order to improve health and safety, environmental initiatives (such as recycling) and diversity. This includes the education of both children and adults and films made for schools.

Environment

Raises awareness of environmental issues such as climate change, renewable sources, recycling, animal welfare/conservation.

Health and wellbeing

Raises awareness of or promotes health and medical issues and general well-being. This includes combatting illness, dealing with the effects of illness, minimising rates of infection and promoting healthy living. It can be applied to both mental and physical health.

Innovation

For an innovative screen solution – film, digital or multimedia which offers a fresh and unique way of engaging users and audiences in projects concerning (but not limited to) the environment, health, education, social welfare and sustainability.

Social welfare

Encourages social wellbeing and good social behaviour and raises awareness of issues such as human rights, discrimination, crime, children’s safety, poverty and community projects.

Event categories

The judges will welcome events which deliver positive environmental and social outcomes.

An event or a series of events

Brand communication

Designed to represent an organisation and its brand. The content can be for a charity or a 3rd sector organisation or a commercial brand promoting its sustainability credentials.

Celebratory

Celebrations, including but not limited to: anniversaries, awards ceremonies, fundraising, community celebrations and with specific emphasis on CSR, health, education, social welfare, social inclusion and diversity.

Diversity and inclusion

Promotes tolerance, diversity and inclusion. This includes (but is not restricted to) topics concerning discrimination, whether for gender, disability, sexual orientation and race, religion or any other reason.

Education and training

Initiatives which aim to improve and enhance safety, best practice and sustainability through workshops, team-building, training, learning & development.

Environment

Designed to promote and educate about issues such as climate change, renewable sources, recycling or promoting sustainable solutions to those issues.

Health and well-being

Designed to raise awareness of health and medical issues and general well-being. This includes combatting illness, dealing with the effects of illness, minimising rates of infection and promoting healthy living. It can be applied to both mental and physical health.

Innovation

Content or creative technical solution that offers a new and engaging way of interacting with the audience in order to promote or enhance sustainability.

Social welfare

Promotes social wellbeing and good social behaviour and raises awareness of issues such as human rights, discrimination, crime, children’s safety, poverty and community projects.

Other categories

Digital

For digital campaigns including websites and apps which promote or raise awareness of issues including CSR, sustainability, health, education, social welfare, inclusion and diversity.

Service provider

Products or services designed to help event or film agencies, businesses or communities work in a sustainable way. This includes technical support, venues, locations, consultancy and crewing.

Strategy/campaign

A multimedia strategy or campaign produced to promote or raise awareness of CSR, sustainability, health and wellbeing issues, education, safety, social inclusion and diversity. The campaign must use at least two mediums of communication such as events, digital, film, print and audio.

RULES OF ENTRY AND HOW TO ENTER

– Entry Requirements:

  • All projects submitted must have taken place after November 2015.
  • EVCOM has the right to refuse late entries
  • Projects may be entered into more than one category
  • Responsibility for entering the correct category lies solely with the entrant
  • Entries must not have been submitted into previous EVCOM Clarion Awards
  • All additional and supporting materials must be supplied digitally. Materials submitted by post will not be reviewed by the judges.
  • There must be no mention in the written part of the entry as to who produced the project, except where the production company may also be the client. All credits must be removed from films and where possible, any supplementary materials submitted, including file names.
  • Responsibility for the technical quality of the film and/or any supporting materials lies with the entrant.
  • Defective material will automatically be disqualified.
  • The judges will disqualify an entry if insufficient or incorrect information is given on the form.
  • Websites and online entries will require a full URL address and any necessary usernames and passwords
  • Entries must either be in English, subtitled in English or accompanied by a translation of the script in English.
  • All projects must have been cleared for copyright. EVCOM assumes this has been undertaken and accepts no responsibility for copyright clearance.
  • Unless stated otherwise by the entrant, material for award-winning entries will be kept by EVCOM for use at EVCOM events, screenings and online channels.
  • For enquiries, please email: kasia@evcom.org.uk
  • To enter visit: www.evcom.org.uk/awards-entry/ and then select EVCOM Clarion Awards 2017 from the drop down menu under Awards Selection.

ENTRY FEES:

Rate for EVCOM Members – £125 + VAT per entry, per category

Rate for Non Members – £250 + VAT per entry per category

Payment must be provided at time of entry by credit card only.  Entries not paid for will not be judged.

DID YOU KNOW – EVCOM members benefit from reduced rates on entries?

If you would like to become an EVCOM member please contact the team on the details below:

EVCOM
Tel: 020 7287 1002
davecomley@evcom.org.uk

JUDGING:

ETHICAL JUDGING

All judges are required to sign confidentiality agreements and to be strictly impartial when considering entries. Judges are experienced professionals and are independent of EVCOM.

Judging panels will be representative of the corporate film industry and will include corporate clients, production company staff, freelancers and suppliers.

The judges’ decision is final.

Judging will commence in May.

SPONSORSHIP:

SUPPORTING THE CLARION AWARDS GIVES A COMPANY PRESTIGE.

By sponsoring an EVCOM Clarion Award you are not only aligning your company with excellence, but also embarking on a premium branding exercise that will allow you fantastic industry exposure from the pre-awards ad campaign to the final prestigious ceremony.

If you are interested in sponsoring a category please get in contact with:

Dave Comley – davecomley@evcom.org.uk

FAQS:

For a list of frequently asked questions click here.

CONTACT:

If you have any queries regarding Awards submissions or the event itself please contact a member of the team on tel: 020 7287 1002 or email: info@evcom.org.uk