Pygmalion Awards

The Cyprus Creative Club National Awards

Every year the Cyprus Creative Club issues  a Call for Entries for the Pygmalion Awards, where medals in advertising and design for disciplines such as Broadcast (TV & Cinema, TV Graphics), Print (Poster, Newspaper, Magazine and any other form of print advertising), New & Mixed Media (Interactive media, Mixed media campaigns, Promotions) and Design (Graphic design, Corporate identity, Branding, Illustration and Photography, Packaging and 3D) are awarded and documented. All are showcased on the C.C.C. website and have the chance to enter the Best of the Best of Europe‚Äôs Advertising and Design Awards of the ADC*E (the Art Directors Club of Europe) and then included in the ADC*E Best in European Design & Advertising annual.

 

ADC*E Awards

The best in European Design & Advertising

The ADC*E Awards exists to inspire, educate and unite. “The best of the best” brings together nationally awarded work to set the highest benchmark of the creative excellence in Europe.
Judged by a panel of more than 50, the challenge for our jurors is to compare the national Gold, Silver and other awarded works from different European nations, making the ADC*E Awards a wonderful opportunity for leading industry professionals to come together and highlight their country’s creativity.
The jury awards Gold, Silver and Nominations in each category and an overall Grand Prix. The winning work is showcased in the ADC*E Awards Annual and a touring exhibition, and is entered into THE CUP, where it represents Europe on a global stage.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT


Works can only be entered if the projects had been produced and publish in the past year. Each needs to be accommodated by the client brief.  Student entries must be accommodated by the class project brief requirements. The work must be entered in one of  the categories listed where it will also be judged in. A project can be entered in more than one categories.

All necessary images, videos, or sound files for the works submitted must be send via email or “we transfer” to pygmalion@thecypruscreativeclub.org . Depending on the category, entries may only be required to send digital material to the email given, while in some cases (i.e. Design) printed samples of works will also be required for Judging Day and must be sent to us by post. These must be labeled and accompanied by the published copy of the entry.
Works submitted for judging in more than one category must be individually entered in each category.
Note: Work descriptions must be clear and correctly spelled, as this information will be taken from and used for promotional purposes (website, exhibition, etc.).

 

FORMATS & SPECS

All necessary images, videos, or sound files for the submitted works must be sent to our email at pygmalion@thecypruscreativeclub.org. In addition, in some specific cases, works must also be sent to us in printed format (printed sample) for judging.

Media types accepted vary by category. 

Identical media will not need to be added more than once as it can be attached to various entries in different categories. 

There are three types of media on an entry:
Judging Media: The primary material and content that the jury will be judging.
Supporting Media: Secondary material and content; this will appear below the primary media on your entry during judging.
Reference Media: These images will not be judged. However, they may be seen by the jury for reference only.

NOTE:
Descriptions of each piece must be included with each entry. They will be used for judging and also for publication. Please ensure the descriptions are written in correct English.

Videos

Video files will only be accepted through the online entry system.
ASPECT RATIO / RESOLUTION

  • 1920 x 1080
  • Minimum resolution of 1280 x 720
  • All videos must be submitted in 16×9 format
  • Other aspect ratios will automatically have black pillars added after uploading the video into the online system

FORMAT

  • .mov or .mp4
  • Audio compression must be AAC

FILE SIZE & LENGTH

  • Maximum file size: Use WeTransfer for big-size files
  • Maximum video length: 2,5 minutes

EXTRAS

  • IMPORTANT: the first (1st) frame must not be black!
  • Do NOT include color bars or tone
  • Do NOT include agency information or slates

TRANSLATIONS

  • For video entries in a language other than English, provide one of the following:
    English subtitles in the video
    English voiceover

Sound Videos

Sound Video files will only be accepted through the online entry system.

IMPORTANT

  • Download this image to add it to your audio file in order to upload it to the platform as a sound video.
  • mp3 files are not accepted.
  • Text caption in English (Font Helvetica Bold 55, white on black, line space 60).

ASPECT RATIO / RESOLUTION

  • 1920 x 1080
  • Minimum resolution of 1280 x 720
  • All videos must be submitted in 16×9 format
  • Other aspect ratios will automatically have black pillars added after uploading the video into the online system

FORMAT

  • .mov or .mp4
  • H.264 compression codec
  • Audio compression must be AAC

FILE SIZE

  • Maximum file size: 500 MB

EXTRAS

  • IMPORTANT: the first (1st) frame must not be black!
  • Do NOT include color bars or tone
  • Do NOT include agency information or slates

 

Images

Image files will be accepted through the email. They are for both Web and Print categories.

DIMENSIONS

  • Preferred dimensions: 1920×1080 px
  • Image can be landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical)
  • The longest side of each image should be at least 2400 pixels long
  • The longest side of each image must be a maximum of 4800 pixels long

FILE SIZE

  • Each file must be no larger than 5 MB

FORMAT

  • Each file must be a high res JPEG or PNG
  • Each file should be RGB color mode

 

URLs

URLs will only be accepted through the online entry system.

ALL URLS

  • Entries must be an active URL.
  • URL links entered must remain unchanged through January 2024.

PASSWORDS

  • Password-protected URLs are NOT recommended, as complicated logins slow down judging.

Physical Materials

Physical Materials may only be submitted by post or courier.

ALL PHYSICAL MATERIALS

  • Each entry must be sent with the entry label.
  • Entry labels should be printed for all entries with physical judging media.
  • Entry labels should be attached with drafting tape (do not glue or mount) to clearly identify the work.
  • All physical entries (2D or 3D) should be submitted in their original size.
  • If sending more than one entry, pack the entries by category, and number each item in the preferred viewing sequence (1 of 3, 2 of 3, etc.)

FLAT PRINTS

  • An entry label should be securely attached to the back of each printed piece.
  • For Series entries, prints should be taped together horizontally (with drafting tape).
  • Flat prints should not be mounted.
  • Prints should be submitted at the original size in which they ran or were published.

DIMENSIONAL (3D) WORK

  • For dimensional work, an entry label should be attached as securely as possible in a location that does not obscure the piece.

NOTE

  • Categories that accept physical materials also accept digital supporting media (images, video) that can be viewed by the jury at their discretion.
  • Supporting judging media will be viewed on a small hand-held tablet. Images and text on supporting digital files should be large enough to be viewed in this format.

 

CCC Members

Winners of the PYGMALION AWARDS of the Cyprus Creative Club as an affiliated national club responsible for the Cyprus premier award competition are eligible to participate under the following advantageous conditions:
Gold Award winners from the national competitions participate for free.
Silver, Bronze and Shortlist winners, are also eligible to enter at special entry fee.