In recognition of financial challenges faced by agencies and brands based in countries whose currency has been devalued compared to the US dollar,Â The One Club for CreativityÂ has announced a fee reduction of 10% forÂ The One Show 2021Â entries received from India.
âWe recognise agencies and brands in some countries are under financial pressures due to currency devaluation, and donât want fees to be a barrier to entry,â saidÂ Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club.Â âAs a non-profit whose mission is to support the creative community and celebrate great work, weâre committed to levelling the global playing field and finding ways to help creatives in India get the recognition they deserve.â
He went on to call upon other awards shows to do the same. Â
âHelping the industry is absolutely the right thing to do, and we challenge other shows to follow our lead,â said Swanepoel.Â âAgencies and brands shouldnât be penalised for currency issues in their countries.â
Along with India, 24 other countries and regions qualify for two-tiered fee adjustments of 10-15%: Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Moldavia, Oman, Poland, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela and Vietnam.
The One Club is a non-profit organisation that puts revenue generated from awards entriesÂ back into the industry in the form of programs under its four pillars: Educations, Inclusion and Diversity, Gender Equality and Professional Development. Â
These programs include the annualÂ Where Are All The Black PeopleÂ diversity conference and career fair,Â ONE SchoolÂ free portfolio program for Black creatives,Â Creative Boot CampsÂ for diverse college students,Â Right the Ratio SummitsÂ addressing gender equality,Â Global Educators Summits,Â Creative Leaders Retreats,Â Mentor & CreativeÂ providing mentorships at agencies for nearly 200 young creatives, bi-annualÂ Saturday Career WorkshopsÂ for high school students and more.
The One Show 2021
After providing the creative community with this yearâsÂ largest global awards showÂ and definitiveÂ international and regional creative rankings,Â The One Club for CreativityÂ has opened the call for entries forÂ The One Show 2021.
Notable changes have been made to help agencies and brands that continue to be affected by the global pandemic.Â In addition to adjusted entry fees for certain regions, this yearâs show has extended entry deadlines and added new categories and disciplines that reflect the way the industry now works.
Entries can beÂ submittedÂ now with fees increasing after each deadline period. Early entry deadline for the greatest savings is December 31, 2020, with the regular deadline March 12, 2021.Â The extended deadline is March 19, 2021, and final deadline March 26, 2021.Â