One Show entry call – with four deadlines

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The One Club has announced the entry call for The One Show 2016 – months ahead of the usual submission period – and introduced a quarterly entry system, as well as a set of PR categories.

The quarterly system divides the entry periods into four deadlines, beginning in July and ending with the usual final deadline at the end of January.

  1. The first quarter deadline is August 14;
  2. the second is September 30;
  3. the third is November 30;
  4. and the fourth, the last one before the show, is January 29.

Two shortlists will be announced: the first in early October and the second in early April.

“The quarterly entry system benefits the creatives entering, the judges reviewing and the quality of the work at The One Show,” said The One Club ceo Kevin Swanepoel.

Agencies are able to submit their work when it’s fresh and the media files required to submit an entry are readily available.

Meanwhile, judges will have the opportunity to review work when it’s topical and will have less pressure to review work from the entire year all at once.

“This system has worked very well for our interactive categories, which is why we expanded it,” Swanepoel said. “The result will be work that gets as fair a shake as possible while making it easier for agencies to enter.”

The One Club also introduced a group of public relations categories, including Consumer, CSR, Non-Profit, Innovation and Craft.

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