NEW YORK, March 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ADCOLOR, the premier organization celebrating and promoting professionals of color and diversity in the creative industries, has opened nominations for its 11th Annual ADCOLOR Awards, which will be held on September 19th at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.
The annual event celebrates professionals in the creative industries who represent the organization's mission of helping individuals and organizations RISE UP, letting their accomplishments and ideas shine, and then teaching these new leaders and would-be-mentors how to REACH BACK and find others who deserve to be noticed and promoted.
"We are thrilled to be heading to Los Angeles this year," said ADCOLOR Founder and President Tiffany R. Warren. "ADCOLOR has always been an organization meant to promote inclusion by recognizing the many different voices behind our industry's best work. In such a turbulent time, we consider this effort more important than ever."
Nominations for the 11th Annual ADCOLOR Awards are being accepted now and can be submitted at http://nominations.adcolor.org until May 5, 2017. Individuals may nominate colleagues, mentors, agencies and corporations for awards in eight different categories. The categories open for submission are below. The nominees for each respective reward will be announced in June, with the winners being announced at the 11th Annual ADCOLOR Awards ceremony in September.
ADCOLOR® is a not-for-profit 501(c) (6) organization whose mission is to celebrate and champion diversity in the marketing, tech and creative industries. Our process is twofold. First, we help individuals and organizations RISE UP, letting their accomplishments and ideas shine. Then we teach these new leaders and would-be-mentors how to REACH BACK and find others who deserve to be noticed and promoted. Our goal is to create a community of diverse professionals who are here to support and uplift one another. www.adcolor.org
Omnicom Group, GSD&M, DIAGEO NA, Apple, DAS Group of Companies
The Advertising Club of New York, American Advertising Federation, BBDO, DIAGEO NA, Edelman, Facebook, Omnicom Group, Snake Nation, Stephen J. Kim, TBWA\, Wieden+Kennedy
A Rockstar is someone who, whether through their primary role or extracurricular activities, shows brilliance as a leader and visionary in the industry. He/she has a positive track record and the potential to accomplish so much more. Falling in between the Rising Star and the Legend, this individual is creating his or her own path and encouraging others to shine.
The Ad of The Year
The Ad of the Year is a campaign or single execution that is truly brilliant. That pushes boundaries, sparks conversation and highlights the lives of multicultural, LGBT and/or other under-represented Americans in the mass media.
The Rising Star
A Rising Star is an up-and-coming young gun with less than seven years of experience. He/she stands out among his/her peers as someone who is brilliant, whose personality shines and whose differences only make him/her and those around them stronger as they move forward in their career.
An Innovator is an employee who embodies progress and imagination. He/she stands out among peers as an inclusion game changer and brilliant pioneer in their role, creating breakthrough developments and/or improvements, whether tangible or intangible.
The Change Agent
A Change Agent is the individual within a company who is using his/her talents and position to enhance the corporate culture and create a more inclusive environment – calling attention to the talents of all types of people. This can be part of or beyond the scope of that persons' primary role.
The Most Valuable Partnership
The Most Valuable Partnership (MVP) consists of two people/companies that work together to provide exceptional and highly effective diversity solutions within their organizations and industries. They may be an agency, marketer, media company or diverse supplier with NMSDC or WBENC certification that teams up for a short or long-term project that furthers diversity and inclusion.
The One Club | ADCOLOR Creative Award
The One Club | ADCOLOR Creative Award recipients are creative professionals of multicultural background who have demonstrated noteworthy talent and achievement within the media, creative, digital and traditional advertising disciplines.
The ADCOLOR in Tech Award
The ADCOLOR in Tech Award recipient is a champion of diversity & inclusion in the tech industries, who has pushed the boundaries and created positive change, setting the stage for other generations to take the opportunities made by this change agent, even further.
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