New York Festivals® Bowery Awards, celebrating independent creatives in the commercial landscape, announced the 2020 competition Finalists.
Entries submitted from 31 countries around the globe were thoughtfully reviewed by the Bowery Awards international Grand Jury in the following category groups: Audio/Radio, Film Craft/Motion Video, Design, and Quarantine Content. For Grand Jury selected 229 entries to advance as Finalists.
“We were thrilled with the response to the inaugural Bowery Awards and the extraordinary caliber of the submissions. This first year of the Bowery Awards received submissions from a robust number of countries around the world, some which typically do not enter,” said Scott Rose, Executive Director of The Bowery Awards. “The goal of the competition was to shine the spotlight on Freelancers and put their work of in front of a world class jury that includes Advertising Hall of Famers, Founders, Artists, Movie Producers, and others recruited from a wide cross-section of creative fields,” said Rose.
2020’s Bowery Awards entries are judged by two award-winning multi-disciplinary juries, the Grand Jury and the Executive Jury. All entries achieving Finalist status were selected by the Grand Jury. Finalist entries then progress to the medal round. The Bowery Awards Executive Jury will determine the Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners as well as Grand Award winners and Best of Show.
Advertising Hall of Fame Recipient and Executive Jury member Carol H. Williams will review all of the ‘Together For Better’ work. The special category accepts work in each category group that promotes unity and diversity. Ms. Williams will select the winning entry that will receive the Carol H. William ‘Together For Better Award’.
“The Bowery is infamous for being a hotbed of creativity and culture. A place where mavericks and free thinkers met, collaborated, and developed work that would eventually escape the city streets and influence the world. Honoring that spirit, The Bowery Awards is a competition for today’s creatives working independently in the commercial landscape. Because of the Bowery Awards statement, I was honored to lend my name to such a special award,” said Carol H. Williams, Owner, President, CEO & Chief Creative Officer, Carol H. Williams Advertising.
All Bowery Awards winners selected by the 2020 jury panels will be showcased on a curated winner’s gallery on the Bowery Awards website that will include contact information allowing companies, clients, and representatives to contact the independent creators’ whose work resonates with their needs.
All proceeds from the 2020 Bowery Awards were donated to Feed the Frontlines NYC.
The 2020 Bowery Awards Finalists are available here. The 2020 Bowery Awards winners will be announced in late November.