Clio Awards Sets New Program Schedule for 2020-21

The Clio Awards, parent company of Muse by Clio, is extending the entry window for its current awards cycle and moving its awards ceremony, originally scheduled for October 2020, back to April 2021.

The program is currently open for entries, but Clio said it will extend its lowest entry fee window into the fall and work with entrants on a flexible payment schedule until March 2021, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. All submissions completed since the launch on Jan. 27 will be considered as part of the current, extended program cycle.

The Clio Awards program will now run on the following schedule:

• Eligibility Window—Jan. 1, 2019 to Feb. 12, 2021
• Deadline I – Sept. 18, 2020
• Deadline II – Dec. 4, 2020
• Deadline III – Feb. 5, 2021
• Judging—February 2021
• Awards Ceremony—April 2021

"Dealing with the challenges brought on by the coronavirus has been tough on us and the industry we serve. We understand that everyone is having to make difficult decisions and we wanted to be able to take something off their plate for right now," said Clio Awards president Nicole Purcell. 

"Our business only thrives when our entrants thrive, so we decided the best way to honor the creative community would be to give them time to focus on their staff and the new realities their companies face, but we know that the industry will persevere and continue producing inspiring work and we don't want anyone to miss out on the benefits of highlighting that. With this new schedule, we look forward to getting back to the business of bringing people together to celebrate creativity at a time that feels more appropriate."

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Tim Nudd
Tim Nudd was editor in chief of the Clio Awards and editor of Muse by Clio from 2018 to 2023.

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