OPENS FEBRUARY 1, 2017 | DEADLINE MARCH 15, 2017
Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials and programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, web based innovators and freelancers.
Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, web and free-lance professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence.
Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals began in 1995 as a means to honor outstanding achievement and service to the communication profession. As part of its mission, the Association fosters and supports the efforts of marketing and communication professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. Each year, the efforts of generous marketing and communication professionals are acknowledged through grants and special recognition. Hermes entrants are not charged entry fees for their pro bono entries.
The Hermes Award is a majestic symbol of the ancient Greek messenger who was also the god of orators and wit, of literature and poets, and invention and commerce in general. The statuette’s unique interpretation embodies the spirit of marketing and communication professionals carrying messages to their audiences. The shiny die-cast statuette stands 13 inches tall on an engraved, personalized, black nickel metal base and is presented in a Tiffany-style, velvet-lined, presentation box.
The Hermes statuette is designed and manufactured by Society Awards, a world-renowned custom design firm that is remaking the awards industry. In the past several years, Society Awards has updated the Emmy, Golden Globe, Clio, MTV Academy of Country Music and American Music Awards.
Hermes entrants do not subsidize awards for the winners. Instead of charging several hundred dollars per entry, competition organizers decided to keep entry fees at a fraction of that cost by letting winners buy their own awards. The result is a more affordable competition and awards that are truly pieces of art that anyone would be proud to display or present to a client. Platinum and gold winners are eligible to purchase the award for $195.