We are delighted to announce that the EVCOM Clarion Awards are now officially open for entry! As we enter the second month of 2021, we are calling for the best in cause-driven corporate live and film work. In 2020 we saw the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, we felt the continued force of the climate crisis, we watched our NHS rise to the challenges of Covid-19 and communities struggle under its impact. Never before has it been so important to recognise creative work that puts these issues centre stage.

This year we are doing it a bit differently. We will be judging work, not by form, but by themed categories. Since the start of the pandemic, we have seen so many people innovating new ways of working. We have seen the live and film sectors pooling their expertise to create broadcasts, virtual events and more. Therefore, instead of work being judged by one of two distribution channels (Live and Film) we will be looking at ALL work that answers to the over-arching theme of the category. We are looking for work encompassing film (live action and/or animation), documentary, branded content, live events, virtual events, hybrid events, experiences, campaigns and collaborations, including projects that have pivoted in any way. Juries will be made up of members from Event Agencies, Film Agencies, Clients and Suppliers including technology platforms, to ensure the full spectrum of expertise is brought to the process.

The categories are as follows:

  • Environment – For work (live and film) that successfully and dynamically raises awareness of the current environmental issues affecting our planet.
  • Health and Wellbeing – For work (live and film) that raises awareness of medical issues, mental and physical, to promote health and general wellbeing.
  • Education and Training – For work (live and film) that educates targeted audiences in the arenas of health and safety, diversity, environmental initiatives and social responsibility.
  • Social Welfare – For work (live and film) that encourages social awareness, raising social issues to vital prominence.
  • Brand Communication – For work (live and film) that promotes the brand identity of a charity or commercial company with strong CSR credentials.
  • Innovation – For work (live and film) that engages audiences with social issues in a unique and original way.
  • Diversity and Inclusion – For work (live and film) that promotes tolerance, diversity and inclusion.
  • Celebratory  – For work (live and film) that celebrates CSR, health, education, social welfare, diversity and more.

In light of the continuing impact of Covid-19 on our industries and the wider world, we have decided to keep the discounted rates we offered last year to ensure that price does not become a barrier to entry. We are also delighted to announce that our freelancer price point, introduced last year, will now be a permanent fixture! Please note all prices are exclusive of VAT:

Member rate: now £100.00

Non-member rate: now £150.00

Freelancer rate: now £80.00

Claire Fennelow, EVCOM’s Executive Director, says, “Every year we see so much inspiring work through this awards scheme, and I am really looking forward to seeing what our brilliant members and the wider sector have created this year. The EVCOM Clarion Awards recognises excellence and creativity that makes an impact, and given the undoubtedly challenging times that we are all coping through, I can’t stress the importance of recognising and celebrating this kind of work enough.”

Charlotte Gentry, Chair of the EVCOM Board says, “This last year has been incredibly difficult for everyone, but it has been inspirational to see so many events professionals, filmmakers and creatives continue to make fantastic and innovative work that seeks to make a difference despite it all. Myself and the rest of the EVCOM Board want to wish all our entrants the best of luck, and to thank you for sharing your vital cause-driven work with us.”

Take a look at our guide to entering here, or head straight to the Clarion Awards page here, where you can find out more about previous years and begin your entry!

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