Two thousand creatives from all over the world will gather in New York City from 8 to 11 May for the One Show Festival, advertising’s most prestigious annual event. Widely recognised as the standard of excellence, the One Show awards the year’s best work in advertising, design, interactive and student work from all over the globe.
“Good creative is good for business. And if you’re in the advertising business, New York is the place to be in early May,” says Mary Warlick, CEO of The One Club.
The 2007 One Show Festival kicks off with the 13th Annual Young Professionals Exhibition on 8 May, showcasing the best work from graduating seniors from around the world. Thirty-five colleges and advertising schools will participate in this year’s exhibit.
On 9 May, top creatives and designers from around the world will converge at Jazz at Lincoln Center for one of the industry’s most important nights, the 2007 One Show and One Show Design gala awards ceremony. Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils will be handed out for the best print, television, radio, design and innovative media of the year.
On the following evening the One Show Education Festival will culminate with the 2007 One Show Student Awards Ceremony. This year’s student brief is sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the best work will be awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencils.
On 11 May, the One Show Festival concludes with one of the most exciting and renowned events in the interactive industry, the One Show Interactive awards. Celebrating the best in new media and web advertising, the event will take place at Skylight Studios in downtown New York.
“The One Club has organised an entire week’s worth of exceptional events that can’t be found anywhere else,” says Kevin Swanepoel, President of The One Club. “Creatives from all advertising disciplines will have the unique opportunity to exchange ideas, network and experience the best advertising of the year.”
The 2007 One Show attracted over 17 000 entries from 64 countries around the world. Judged by an international panel of some of the world’s top creatives, winning a One Show Pencil is considered the ultimate achievement in the industry.
For more information about the schedule of events or ticket information, please go to www.enteroneshow.org.
The One Club for Art & Copy is America’s foremost organisation for the recognition and promotion of excellence in advertising. Founded in 1975 and based in New York City, The One Club produces three annual awards competitions: The One Show, One Show Design and One Show Interactive, which culminate in awards ceremonies held in New York City each May.
As part of The One Club’s mission to support the next generation of advertising professionals, the organisation nurtures emerging talent through scholarships, portfolio reviews and an annual student exhibition.