New York Festivals’ Bowery Awards, which celebrates independent creatives, announced their 2020 competition winners.
The Bowery Awards Executive Jury, led by Jury President David Sable, Senior Advisor to WPP, selected this year’s award winners from entries achieving finalist status determined by the Grand Jury. The Executive Jury awarded 4 Grand, 16 Gold, 5 Silver, and 22 Bronze.
“All of us at the Bowery Awards are thrilled to honor these creative freelancers and provide a curated showcase to shine the spotlight on their exceptional work,” said Scott Rose, Executive Director of The Bowery Awards. “The innovation, creativity, and caliber of the entries exceeded our expectations and impressed the Grand and Executive Juries.”
Intrepid Fox South Africa’s “Let’s Go Together” for client SportsHosts earned the inaugural Carol H. Williams Together For Better Award. The winning entry illustrates that families have been split down ideological and political lines and that there is a way to a common ground.
Advertising Hall of Fame Recipient and Executive Jury member Carol H. Williams determined the winning entry from work submitted into the ‘Together For Better’ category that showcases work promoting unity and diversity.
“It’s a really excellent message to express the division in America today,” said Williams about the winning entry. “Even in division one can find the love.”
The 2020 Bowery Awards Executive Jury awarded the following independents in their respective category groups with Grand Awards for their innovative work entered into the 2020 Bowery Awards:
Vic Lee’s Corona Diary 2020 earned the Grand Award for the illustrated daily journal he created when he initially heard about the COVID-19 virus in January 2020. The illustrator detailed his experiences in a 5-6-month period and published a 100-page journal of illustrated stories that sold out in just 7 weeks.
Grand Award-winning Director Pepi Ginsberg’s film “Bad Candy” tells the tale of a seasoned grifter, portrayed by ‘Orange is the New Black’ actress Constance Schulman, as she maneuvers her way through a series of near hits and misses in life, always staying true to her code.
Two innovative entries were honored with for Grand Awards in the category group, Quarantine Content “Behind the Mask” UN Woman and “Creatives for Kitchens” tied for the award in this year’s category offering showcasing creative work related to the 2020 COVID-19 quarantine or made under lockdown remotely.
The Grand-winning entry #BehindTheMask shows the terrible reality faced by millions of women in the world facing abuse. More than 243 million women have been victims of sexual and or physical abuse by their romantic partner in the last 12 months in the world.
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Christine Clayton’s, Grand award-winning charitable initiative Creatives for Kitchens was formed in May of 2020. Creatives for Kitchens connects over 400 volunteer creative professionals with restaurants affected by the COVID-19 lockdown. The award-winning project matches creatives to restaurants who have signed up for help. to provide pro-bono creative for light touch updates for items such as menus, copy, signage, and websites.
Bowery Awards winners were selected by the 2020 jury panels and are showcased on the winner’s gallery located on the Bowery Awards website.
All proceeds from the 2020 Bowery Awards were donated to Feed the Frontlines NYC.
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