Gerety Awards has announced a deadline extension and will not be accepting Covid-19 related ads.
Gerety Awards stated, “An online petition has called for award shows to place a ban on Covid-related entries. As an award show we agree with the sentiment that this is not a “cultural moment.” It’s a humanitarian catastrophe. Therefore, we will not be accepting any Covid-19 related ads this year. This does not take away from the fact that agencies are creating fantastic work in response to the Covid-19 virus, but we feel that all focus should be on winning the fight against the virus and not on award recognition for it.
The new Gerety deadline for all other entries is May 29.