Richmond Show 2014

Glamour. Extravagance. Ambition. The Roaring ’20s was the era of flappers and moonshine, jazz and the lost generation. This year, the Richmond Ad Club is bringing back all the glitter and glitz for the 2014 Richmond Show! Honoring the region’s exceptional work produced over the past year, the annual awards show will be held April 10, 2015, at the John Marshall Hotel. So break out your sequins and top hats, save the date, and start pulling together your best work!

» SUBMISSIONS ARE OFFICIALLY OPEN «


Submit Your Work

This year, to save time and make the submission process more convenient for everyone, we’ve switched to online entry forms. Choose the appropriate category below for your work. A Single Entry AND Campaign both classify as a single project.

The online submission process currently does not allow a ‘cart’ feature and in order to pay by credit card online, you’ll have to pay for each submission individually. We understand that this is not ideal, especially if you’re submitting numerous projects. In order to make this easier for those of you submitting multiple projects, please use the MULTIPLE ENTRIES link below and our treasurer will invoice you for the total cost of your submissions. Thanks for your understanding as we continue to refine this process.

Download the Richmond Show Guidelines PDF for additional info.

STUDENT SHOW

(1-3 projects)

You must be a current student at a college or university to enter and be judged for the Student Show under any category. See additional information on FAQ regarding entry fees.

Single Entry ›

(Up to 3 at no charge)

Single Campaign ›

(1 at no charge)

RICHMOND SHOW

(1-5 projects)

Includes Advertising, Design, Production, and Interactive Shows.

Single Entry ›

(billed online)

Single Campaign ›

(billed online)

MULTIPLE ENTRIES

(5+ projects)

Includes single entries and campaigns for the Student, Advertising, Design, Production, and Interactive Shows.

Single Entry ›

(invoiced via email)

Single Campaign ›

(invoiced via email)


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my work is eligible?

To be eligible for entry, all materials must have been created (concepted) in the state of Virginia and either published, broadcast, posted, or distributed for the first time between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014. Entries may originate from an individual or organization that has created, produced or directed the material. The Richmond Show Committee and The Advertising Club of Richmond may request proof of initial publication, airing, posting, or distribution to be submitted before judging and/or inclusion in show or show website. Single entries may also be submitted as part of a campaign.

Public service entries may be submitted only in the Public Service Category. The Richmond Show Committee and judges reserve the right to move entries to categories deemed more appropriate than those in which pieces were entered.

How much are the entry fees?

Single Entries are $55 each.
Campaign Entries are $80 each.

Students entering work for the Student Show are permitted up to 3 Single Entries OR 1 campaign at no cost. Each additional single entry is $15. Additional campaign entries are $30.

Will my work be returned to me after the award show?

All entries become the property of The Advertising Club of Richmond, Inc. and will not be returned. The entrant grants The Advertising Club of Richmond the right to show, copy or play the entries for purposes of judging, displaying winning entries, publishing a website, and promoting the Richmond Show.

What are the entry fees for the Student Show?

Up to 3 Single Entries at no charge. $15 for each additional Single Entry.
OR 1 Campaign Entry at no charge, $30 for each additional Campaign Entry.

Where and when should I pay my invoice?

Make checks payable to: The Advertising Club of Richmond
Attn: ASHLEY GARNER
PLANET CENTRAL
9 South 5th Street | Richmond, Virginia | 23219

All invoices must be received by 5pm on February 20th.

How do I prepare my work to be judged, and where do I send it?

PRINT

Submit all PRINT entries mounted on black board with no less than a 1” border. Pieces larger than 18”x24” may be submitted unmounted. Campaigns (at least 3 ads) may be mounted on one board or taped together accordion style.

You will receive a link to your submission form in the conrmation email for each project submitted. Attach a printout of this form to the back of all black boards submitted.

RADIO

Submit each entry online in MP3 format, at 128 kb/sec or better quality.
Campaigns consist of at least 3 spots.

TELEVISION

Submit each entry online in Quicktime H.264 video @ 1500 kbps, progressive, multi-pass with audio at 44.1 kHz, stereo. For 4:3 aspect ratio, please use 640×480 for output resolution. For 16:9 aspect ratio, please use 853×480 for output resolution. For any questions about this, please email Jason St. Peter at jason@think804.com. Campaigns consist of at least 3 spots. Two 15 second commercials will not be considered as one commercial.

INTERACTIVE

All online entry forms must contain a URL that displays the work being submitted—the URL may be of a live site or a private site address. All creative will be viewed in Firefox, Chrome or Safari. If your entry is optimized for a browser version, please indicate what browser it is optimized for in your online submission.

INTEGRATED ADVERTISING

All entries must be submitted via video. Submit each entry online in Quicktime H.264 video @ 1500 kbps, progressive, multi-pass with audio at 44.1 kHz, stereo. For 4:3 aspect ratio, please use 640×480 for output resolution. For 16:9 aspect ratio, please use 853×480 for output resolution.

Integrated advertising videos must include at least 2 of the following: print, broadcast, nontraditional, interactive. Video entries should not exceed 5 minutes.

Have we still not answered your question?

Feel free to email jason@think804.com and we’ll get you on the right path.