Val Morgan Aces Awards: calling all big ad directors

By AdNews | 25 August 2014
BWM executive creative director, Rob Belgiovane.

The industry's hottest twice yearly cinema and TV ads are again open for entry and Val Morgan is once more on the hunt for the best ads across both the big and small screen.

The ACES awards are calling all the heroes of heavyweight advertising to put their best work forward and organiser Val Morgan is keen to point out that the awards, unlike many in advertising, are free to enter. And what's more all finalists notch up AdNews agency ranking points.

Previous winners of not just metal, points and kudos – as well as a $25,000 cinema advertising schedule - include McCann’s “Dumb ways to Die” for metro Trains, Saatchi & Saatchi for Toyota’s “Calling all the Heroes” and M&C Saatchi’s work for Optus’ “Lion”.

BWM co-founder and ECD Rob Belgiovane is the awards chair. He's expecting a tsunami-like surge of applications.

“One of the great things about the ACES is the ease of entry. These awards are not only free to enter but there aren’t laborious entry processes involved. With almost no barriers to entry and all the great creative I have seen on TV and cinema in the past six months, I am expecting a substantial reaction to the call to entry. ”

Val Morgan boss Dan Hill also expects big things.

“The ACES highlights the exceptional talent we have in Australia, showcasing outstanding creative on the biggest and best screen of all – the cinema screen,” he said. “Now in its sixth run, the calibre of work entered is expected to hit a new benchmark”.

Entries for the ACES close 17th September 2014. The winners will be announced in October.

Details on how to enter here.

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