The Shark Awards Kinsale has launched its 2020 awards season and is now open for entries in advertising, digital, design, short film and music video.
There are a few changes to this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. There will be no programme of talks and panels over three days, but the Sharks team is hopeful that they will be present in person in the picturesque town of Kinsale between September 30 and October 2 when the festival was originally due to be held. This is all subject to change and plans will be announced as current conditions allow.
The awards will still proceed and if safe conditions allow, the judging of advertising, digital and design will take place in Kinsale between September 30 and October 2 with the winners announced on Saturday, October 3. Short Film and Music Video will be judged in January 2021 at a new dedicated festival held in Brighton in March 2021 (more information to follow at a later date).
Shark Awards Kinsale chairman, Peter Brady commented, “For a few months we’ve had to bide our time to wait to see what we could manage with absolute certainty and what we’d have to postpone for next year. I’m pleased that we are still able to safely celebrate good work and creativity in our industry.”
Entries finalised before Friday, July 10 will get 30% concession, a 15% concession applies after July 10 and before Friday July 31.
Final close of entries is Friday, September 4.