2012 Loeries campaign created by The Jupiter Drawing Room (Johannesburg).click to enlarge
Additionally, this year, R30 from every entry will go towards the Creative Future Scholarship
, enabling talented learners from a disadvantaged background to study brand communication.
The new "Rest of Africa and the Middle East" category is open for Communication Design; Direct & PR Communication; Internet, Mobile & Interactive Media; Live Events; Print & Outdoor; Radio; TV, Video & Film; and Integrated Campaigns.Further category changes
Another new category is one for media innovation/best use of media. Single entries will be judged on how well the medium was used, while for media campaigns they will be judged on how successfully the chosen media have been integrated throughout the campaign. The overall Loeries judging criteria will apply - innovation, execution and relevance.
Other category changes are:
Special awards:Deadline for entries
- A TV Craft category for the Best Use of Licensed Music to recognise the use of existing music in TV, film and video communication.
- The Digital Crafts category has been split into specific craft areas, including Interface & Navigation, Animation, Illustration & Graphic Design, Music & Sound Design, Writing and Photography.
- PR Communication is now one combined campaign category - there is no longer a split between the different types of media used. This category was introduced last year and the way it worked then was met with some objection.
Entries should be completed and submitted online at www.theloerieawards.co.za
by 31 May 2012, where entrants will find all entry preparation guidelines, category descriptions, fees and regulations on the website. Entrants can save 5% on entry fees by sending their work by 16 April.
The eligibility period for entries is 1 June 2011 to 31 May 2012. Work must be produced within in Africa, the Middle East or island states off the African coast (Mauritius, Madagascar and the Seychelles). International crafts may be entered, as long as the person nominated for the award is from the eligible region.
The major sponsors of The 34th Annual Loerie Awards are Cape Town Tourism, The City of Cape Town, Gearhouse South Africa. Additional sponsors and official suppliers are Greensky, Aon South Africa, Gallo Images, Paygate, Ornico Group, Rocketseed, Newsclip, Cape Town Partnership, Ultra Litho, Graphica, BEE Online, Tempest Car Hire, Think iT Solutions, Backsberg, ADreach, The Jupiter Drawing Room South Africa (Johannesburg), Black Powder, GreaterCapital, Associated Magazines, LifeSense Financial Services, Commercial Producers Association, Adams & Adams Attorneys, PocketMedia Solutions and YouTube.