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2015 Out of Home Showdown

Back to All Events Thursday, October 8th, 2015

The Advertising Club of Toronto presents the 2015 Out of Home Showdown, the fourth annual competition for Out of Home campaigns executed in Canada over the past year.

For details and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE

To sponsor the Showdown CLICK HERE

SUPPLIERS! To submit a competition entry CLICK HERE

AGENCIES! To nominate a campaign CLICK HERE

This year’s event will take place on Thursday, October 8th at the stunning Arcadian Court. This year’s event will be a Speakeasy theme, in keeping with venue’s art deco style. OOH Media providers will enter their best campaigns to compete for awards… and the coveted Showdown Grand Prize.

The categories of competitive entries will be judged in advance by a panel of industry leaders. All entries in each of the categories will be presented, and the winner of each will be announced on stage. Once each category winner is determined, we will crown the Grand Prize winner of…
The Showdown!

For details and to purchase tickets CLICK HERE

Sponsorships
If you are a media supplier, client or agency wishing to sponsor the event, click below for sponsorship opportunities. There are a number of sponsorships available that will showcase your company or brand at the event in a number of different ways depending on the sponsorship you choose.

To sponsor the Showdown CLICK HERE

This is a competition of outdoor advertising campaign execution of various forms or a combination thereof using concepts, techniques, creativity and/or innovative technology.

The competition is not based on creative however that may play a large part of what makes the campaign interesting or unique. The OOH Showdown Competition is open to all media suppliers involved in the process of executing an out of home campaign. Ads eligible for entry must have run at some time during the period from September 1, 2014 until August 31 2015. The person submitting the entry will be considered the main contact and will receive all communications regarding the competition and will be the only person allowed to make changes to the entry data once it is submitted.

Entry fee is $295 and is also classified as a sponsorship. In addition to the competition, logo recognition at the event is included.

SUPPLIERS! TO SUBMIT A COMPETITION ENTRY CLICK HERE 

AGENCIES TO NOMINATE A CAMPAIGN CLICK HERE 

 

EARLY BIRD PRICING UNTIL SEPTEMBER 1ST!!

PAY FOR YOUR ENTRY BY SEPTEMBER 1 AND GET A FREE TICKET TO THE EVENT! (APPLIES TO YOUR FIRST ENTRY ONLY)

(Go to the buy tickets link above)

If you don’t know the details of your campaign yet it can be entered at a later date

While entries are limited to media suppliers only, clients (agencies) may not enter but may nominate their campaigns to encourage their suppliers to enter.

There is no limit to the number of entries, you may enter as many times or in as many categories as you like.

What to submit

The entries will be presented on large screens at the event. The presenter will acknowledge all information contained in the entry form. Entries are to be submitted in slide or video type format and limited to a maximum of 40 seconds. Acceptable formats are PPT, WMV and AVI. The files should be complete in the form in which it will be presented. Audio: music or narration is encouraged to add impact to the video. Submissions not made by the deadline may be disqualified and no refund will be issued.

All entries to be submitted by the deadline date to lbrady@grassrootsadvertising.com

Judging Criteria
The OOH Showdown judges represent various sectors of the advertising industry. Entries will be judged on the judging criteria and compete head-to-head with other entries within their specific category.

Use of the medium – Innovation – Impact – Design – Creativity – Copywriting – Memorability

Our judges are experienced professionals with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in advertising design and technology and the objectivity to score entries according to a predefined set of criteria. The judges will pre-select the two top campaigns for each category and the winner of that category and the overall winner. All entries will be presented in the showdown live at the event.

Categories

Large Format Billboard, Static or Digital
Small Format Billboard, Static or Digital
In-Retail
Street Level/Transit/Transportation
Experiential
Non-Traditional
Multi-Platform

Category descriptions are located on the competition entry page.
A minimum of 3 entries per category is required to validate the category. AdClub reserves the right to reassign entries, edit, remove or add categories as the competition progresses.
Awards

Each category winner will receive an engraved trophy. The “2015 OOH SHOWDOWN” winner will receive a trophy and have an AdClub scholarship in the amount of $1,000 named after them. All winners will receive mention on the AdClub web site.

Deadlines (midnight EST)
Nomination entries: September 12th, 2015
Competition entries: September 19th, 2015
Creative: September 26th, 2015

 

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