Advertising Club of NY, ANDY Awards Ask Other Shows to Ban Gender Bias
Gina Grillo, President and CEO of The ADVERTISING Club of New York and The International ANDY Awards and Pete Favat, Chairman of the 2017 jury, today issued the following statement in support of The International Festival of Creativity at Cannes’ ban on work that reflects gender bias.
“The Board of Directors of The ADVERTISING Club of New York, as well as the 2017 jury of the ANDY Awards applaud the efforts of Madonna Badger of Badger & Winters and the International Festival of Creativity at Cannes’ recently announced ban on advertising work that reflects gender bias. As an organization committed to driving diversity within the industry, which includes what consumers are subjected to, we enthusiastically support the ban and request that the One Show, the Art Director’s Club, The Clios, the London International Awards and the D&AD awards stand with us to eliminate this problem that negatively impacts our industry. Let’s continue to fight for #WomenNotObjects. Together we can all make a difference. #Impart” All information on entering here and entries portal open here.
About The Show
For more than 50 years, the International ANDY Awards have recognized the brave process of creativity. As the most sought-after awards for creative excellence in advertising, the ANDYs continually raise standards for craftsmanship in the industry around the world.
Founded in 1964, the ANDYs honor global creativity in advertising, and recognize the contributions of individuals and companies who continually innovate, experiment and inspire with novel approaches to communication. Judged by a hand-selected jury of globally renowned creative leaders, awards are given to both single entries and campaign executions, distinguished by product, service or technique category.
In addition to admiration and respect from their peers, entrants are eligible to win Bronze, Silver and Gold ANDY Awards. ANDY Award winners also compete for the ANDY’s highest honor, the GRANDY. In addition to gaining prominence within the industry, the GRANDY winner receives a cash prize of $50,000. All Public Service Gold ANDY winners are eligible for the Richard T. O’Reilly Award (named in memory of the National Director of the Partnership for a Drug-Free America), the title of the best PSA of the year and a donation of $10,000 directly to the charity the winning work was created to promote. All Gold winners (with the exception of PSA work) are considered for the annual Bravery Award recognizing the marketer for their courage and allowing for innovative and courageous ideas to help evolve our industry.
The Glenn C. Smith Award and Scholarship, named in honor of a past ANDY Chairman, is given to the best in show student winner. The winner of the Student Competition receives a $10,000 scholarship.
Produced by The ADVERTISING Club of New York, the ANDYs are one of the only not-for-profit award shows in the industry, with proceeds going directly to The ADVERTISING Club Foundation to fund its education and diversity initiatives. The Foundation is committed to supporting and cultivating talent entering the Advertising and Marketing industry and promoting inclusion and work force diversity.