The Gerety Awards are open to all advertising agencies, advertisers, studios and production companies worldwide. Both national and international campaigns may compete.
Entries submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between January 1st, 2018 and the final closing date.
The official closing date for receipt of entries is April 1 2019.
The entry fee for a single entry is €270. The entry fee for the Portfolio cut is €600. Campaign entries are charged at €200 per execution. Entry fees must be paid by cheque, credit card or bank transfer (see bank details below).
By uploading and submitting entries to the competition online, entrants undertake to pay the corresponding registration and entry fees.
All entries submitted to the competition will be judged, and the payment of fees will be due, unless the entries are withdrawn, in writing, before April 14th.
ENTRY FEES SPECIFICATIONS :
Cheques should be drawn on a bank in France.
Credit card payments must be made online and include a 3% charge per transaction.
Transfers should include all bank charges.
Invoices are due for payment upon receipt, those that are not paid within 30 days will be subject to a late payment fee of 2% per month.
HOW IT WORKS
The Awards will reward highest and purest of creative excellence in advertising and communications.
Entries will be judged on the originality of the creative ideas and the quality of their executions.
A numerical voting system will be used and winners will be determined by the absolute scores achieved regardless of the product advertised or medium submitted.
The Awards encompass EIGHT mediums of entry within each CUT which includes: TV/Cinema, Print, Alternative, Online films, Digital, Radio, Product & Design, Integrated and Campaigns. Both national and international work may compete.
Work may be submitted as single entries and/or as a campaign entry where the force of the creative idea is enhanced by a series of different executions.
TV/Cinema, Print, Alternative, Online films, Digital, Radio, Product & Packaging design, Campaigns and integrated entries will be grouped together in the CUT they were entered for judging.
International Executive juries from around the world will determine a short-list of finalists that will be submitted to an International Grand Jury of creative experts for final evaluation. Each entrant authorizes the organizers to duplicate their entries digitally for this purpose in the event that their entries are short-listed.
The votes of the International Grand Jury will determine the Grand Prix, Gold, Silver and Bronze winners of the competition.
Winners will receive trophies. Gold, Silver and Bronze must reach a pre determined score.
ONE Grand Prix can be awarded in each CUT, but only if the Grand jury majority decide a gold winner in that cut is deserving of Grand Prix.
Beneficiary: The Gerety Awards, 13 rue Ernest Lefevre, 75020 Paris France.
Bank Name & Address: Credit Du Nord, 15, place d’Aligre, 75012 Paris, France.
IBAN: FR76 3007 6043 4913 9409 0020 011
BIC/Swift Address: NORDFRPP
IMPORTANT TO KNOW
All TV/Cinema/Online Film and Music Video entries must be submitted online. All universal formats are accepted. All Radio commercial entries must be submitted online via all universal formats.
For judging purposes, submitting your entry in English is strongly recommended.
Non-English entries must be dubbed in English and a written translation is also required.
MORE TO KNOW
Companies based in France will be charged French TVA (VAT) at the prevailing rate.
Entries from all other countries are exempt from French TVA in application of articles 259 A-C of the CGI (French tax code). All Interactive entries must be submitted online as a Video Presentation which illustrates a full ‘explanation’ of the entry.
To promote the Awards and secure media coverage for Gerety winners and finalists each entrant authorizes the organizers to copy their entries and to produce images from their films to appear in books, magazines and newspapers that publish information on advertising or marketing internationally.
LAST TO KNOW (BUT NOT LEAST)
Each entrant also authorizes the organizers to duplicate and digitize their entries within an international compilation of finalist and award-winning commercials on the internet for non-broadcast information purposes.
Under no circumstances shall the organizers, their authorized representatives be held responsible for the payment of royalties or other charges in connection with the activities described in rules above. Each entrant agrees to hold the organizers and their authorized representatives harmless against any claims in these respects.