The Virtuoso Awards program is open to all communications and creative professionals in southwestern Ontario, including IABC members, non-members and students. The entrant listed on the entry form must have had direct and primary involvement in implementing the project submitted. You may enter multiple projects and categories.
Entries for the 2017 program must have been produced and implemented between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. You may also submit work produced before 2016 if the work and/or measurement extended into 2016.
The 2017 Virtuoso Awards entry deadline is Friday, March 3, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
The Virtuoso Awards program accepts entries submitted by a student or a group of students. Entrants must have been either full-time students at a college, university or other educational institution or part-time students working toward a degree during the time the entry was created.
Entries should reflect work performed in a student, not professional, capacity. Student categories recognize the work of those about to enter the professional communication field. Work produced for educational courses, a club or volunteer association, an internship or other non-commercial activities are eligible for submission. Professors or advisers may not enter on behalf of a student.
- Each division includes a student entry category. Review the divisions and categories to find the right fit for your project – either category 18 in division 1; category 20 in division 2; category 22 in division 3; or category 28 in division 4.
- Student entries must have been produced and implemented between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016.
- Student work is judged using the same criteria, but evaluated on a level comparable to student skills and relative experience.
If you’re unsure whether your entry qualifies, contact Diana Cunningham, Awards Director.
Terms and conditions:
- There will be no extensions; late entries will not be accepted.
- Entries are not returned.
- Should your entry be selected as a winner, IABC London requests that you grant rights, title and interest to reproduce your work in the chapter’s print and electronic communication vehicles.
- Entrants may submit work in multiple categories within and across divisions providing that the work plan fits the category description. You may submit as many entries as you wish; however, separate entry fees and entry forms apply for each entry.
- Awards will be given at the discretion of the evaluators, based on IABC awards evaluation criteria. Any objections to the scores received will be reviewed by the Blue Ribbon Chair, and all decisions by the chair are final.
- Evaluators may move entries between categories if deemed appropriate.
Your entry will be disqualified if:
- Either the entry fee or the entry is received after the final deadline.
- Payment is insufficient for the total number of entries.
- Your entry includes mainly syndicated, borrowed, reprinted or stock material.
- Your entry is the work of another person and you had no direct involvement.
- The work plan exceeds the stated length limits.
- The work plan, entry form or work sample does not adhere to the outlined specifications.
- The entry form is incomplete or inaccurate.
- Electronic files contain viruses, if they disable or require disabling of any part of the computer system used during evaluation, or if evaluators cannot view work samples using the instructions provided.
- It is submitted by an agency without permission from the client represented.
- It does not include both the work plan and work sample.
- It does not conform to IABC’s code of ethics.
- It exceeds the maximum file size of 10MB each, or the total submission exceeds 20 MB.