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Monday, July 10, 2006

THE END OF THE ATV AWARDS?


Is the ATV Awards on this year? The normal entry deadline has well and truly gone (last year it was in mid March), and the big night is usually in mid August. And no CD contacted has heard from the ATV Awards organisers this year. Calls to the ATV Awards phone number listed on their website reveals that the number has been disconnected. The ATV Awards, which celebrated its 30th anniversary last year, were hit hard in 2005 by the introduction of the Kodak Gongs, which has the full support of the Australasian TVC production industry, previously the main source of sponsors of the ATV Awards in previous years. The Kodak Gongs will be held in Sydney in September, venue TBA.

3 Comments:

Anonymous AwardWatch said...

ATV has been on a downhill slope for years in our opinion, ever since they failed to award an NZ Commercial of the Year, a few years back!

5:45 PM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ditto the Axis Awards! They lost whatever credibility they had on the night of June 30.

11:00 AM NZST

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since it's such a 'global community' with multi-national agencies, why can't we have a multi-national awards - i.e. "NZD&AD" - D&AD to have a local 'branch as such. Just needs someone with some dosh to start it. Axis is a monopoly so it has no accountability for it's decisions.

I like quote marks.

8:50 AM NZST

 

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