Corbis Seeks Conscientious Creative, Lowers Award Amount

Posted on 12/22/2008 by Julia Dudnik Stern | Printable Version | Comments (0)

Corbis invites professionals and students to enter the competition for its Creativity for Social Justice Award and Scholarship, which is part of the Art Director’s Club 88th Annual Awards. The award rewards creative work done for non-profits on a pro-bono basis. Professionals can win $10,000 for their non-profit clients; students compete for a $2,500 scholarship.

Corbis first announced the Social Justice award in 2006, marking the first time cash awards had been offered in connection with ADC’s annual competition. However, for the first two years, the cash prizes were double this year’s amount. Last year, TAXI Canada and Vitruvio Leo Burnett Spain tied for first place, sharing the $20,000 cash prize. School of Visual Arts student James Yang won a $5,000 scholarship. Corbis did not disclose reasons for reducing the cash portion of the awards, and a company spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

Founded in 1920, the ADC is a non-profit that unites several visual communications disciplines. Its goals are to foster excellence in advertising and design, bring together creatives from varied disciplines and foster the next generation of innovators. The ADC annual awards are among the longest running and most prestigious in the industry.

Deadline for entries is Jan. 16; details are available on the ADC awards Web site. Winners of the Corbis Social Justice and other awards will be recognized at the ADC ceremony in April in New York.

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