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2009 CLIO Awards Announces Online Call for Entries Now Open for 50th Anniversary Celebration in Las Vegas
For Immediate Release



--CLIO Awards introduces new award shows for the 2009 program, honoring
creative excellence and innovation in the advertising, design and interactive
industries--
 
New York, N.Y., December 2, 2008 – The 50th Anniversary CLIO Awards Festival, one of the world’s most recognized international advertising and design competitions honoring creative excellence and innovation in the industry, today announced that the online entry system for the 2009 Awards Program is now accepting submissions at www.clioawards.com.

The CLIO Awards will be celebrating its monumental 50th Anniversary in Las Vegas in May 2009. This renewed vision of the 2009 CLIO’s will highlight the most cutting-edge and powerful accomplishments in the industry with five new and distinct award shows.
 
“We are excited to celebrate the 50-year milestone of the prestigious CLIO Awards Festival in Las Vegas, a city internationally renowned for its bright lights and great entertainment – a truly appropriate venue to showcase all talent and creativity within the industry,” said Wayne Youkhana, director of the CLIO Awards. “This anniversary represents the CLIO’s continued dedication to honoring the best and most innovative leaders in the industry, while also recognizing the ever-changing advertising and design environment. What better way to honor the diversity of the creative community than to spotlight the mediums with distinct events during this year’s CLIO Festival.”

The five distinct award shows are:
  • Moving Image Awards – recognizing Television/Cinema/Digital & Television/Cinema/Digital Technique mediums.
  • Emerging Media Awards – recognizing Content & Contact, Innovative Media, Interactive, and Integrated mediums.
  • Print & Radio Awards – recognizing Print, Radio, Direct Mail, Poster and Billboard mediums.
  • Design Awards – recognizing Design mediums.
  • Lifetime Achievement Awards – recognizing the outstanding and ongoing contribution of an individual who leads the industry forward.
The CLIO Awards appoint the most strategic, innovative and creative individuals in the advertising, design and interactive industry to seven executive juries, thus providing a high-level judging competition for each of the five new distinct shows. The executive juries are comprised of individuals from around the world, who demonstrate a profound understanding of the rapidly-evolving dynamics of each medium within their respective fields. The 2009 CLIO Executive Jury panel will be selected and announced later this month. 

The entry submission deadline is January 23, 2009 for all work appearing between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008.

For additional information, please visit www.clioawards.com.

About The CLIO Awards
The CLIO Awards is one of the world’s most recognized awards competition for advertising, design and interactive. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2009, the CLIO Awards has maintained its original commitment to celebrate and reward creative excellence, honoring a powerful form of communication and its impact on modern culture. At the same time, the CLIO Awards remains focused on evolving with the industry in order to acknowledge the most current, breakthrough work. To this day, CLIO’s iconic statute is the most widely recognized and coveted symbol of the industry’s creative accomplishments. The CLIO Awards are produced by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company.
 
About The Nielsen Company
The Nielsen Company is a global information and media company with leading market positions in marketing information (ACNielsen), media information (Nielsen Media Research), online intelligence (NetRatings and BuzzMetrics), trade shows and business publications (Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek). The privately held company is active in more than 100 countries, with headquarters in New York, USA. For more information, please visit, www.nielsen.com.

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