One Show/ADC Move Judging Online Due to Coronavirus, Considers Changes for Creative Week
03 de marzo de 2020

In light of the global coronavirus outbreak, The One Club for Creativity today announced the precautionary measure of switching from in-person to online judging for nearly all disciplines this year for its two global awards shows, The One Show and ADC 99th Annual Awards.

The One Show experienced a record year, and top creatives from 38 countries will serve on juries for the two shows. Judging was set to start next week in New York, followed by two weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico and a fourth week in New York.

“We could have replaced non-US jury members with creatives based here, but that’s not who we are” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club. “The One Show and ADC Annual Awards are leading international awards programs, and it’s imperative that we maintain the same global integrity and quality to the judging process.”

The club is well prepared to facilitate expanded online judging, since early rounds of entries submitted throughout the year in The One Show’s quarterly entry system are already judged on an existing digital platform. This expanded online judging will happen this year only, with in-person judging resuming next year.

Depending on how the global outbreak progresses, The One Club is also considering potential changes to this year’s Creative Week in May, when The One Show 2020, ADC 99th Annual Awards and Young Ones Student Awards (which are judged online) gala ceremonies are held in various New York venues.

Many Creative Week attendees are from overseas and could face travel restrictions. Again out of an abundance of caution, the club is discussing possible alternative ways to announce this year’s Pencil and Cube winners to the global creative community.