The Creative Circle has today announced the shortlist for its 2021 awards, following live judging sessions earlier this month. Every company named on the shortlist is a winner and will receive an award at the 76th Creative Circle Awards, which this year will be taking place at the inaugural UK Creative Festival
The full shortlist can downloaded here
The Creative Circle Awards show will take place on Thursday 9th of September at the UK Creative Festival in Dreamland, Margate. Spanning three days (September 8th, 9th and 10th), the festival will celebrate the best of the UK Creative Industries with a programme of talks, workshops, panels, wellness activities, and social events designed to connect, educate, and inspire.
Creative Circle president and Leo Burnett CCO Chaka Sobhani has this year highlighted the Circle’s commitment to removing barriers to participation for the creative industries, calling for the UK creative community to “make this a year of possibilities, of trying harder than we ever have before, to change who we are and what’s to come for everyone.”
The UK Creative Festival is committing to helping create a more diverse and representative workforce by also establishing a free-to-access careers fair at the Festival open to aspiring young people.
Delegates will be able to purchase tickets
for the UK Creative Festival and the Creative Circle Awards separately or as an inclusive package with the option of accommodation and access to Dreamland. Surrounding venues in Margate will also host sponsored parties, social events, and live music throughout the festival.
10% of all award entries and 100% of Creative Circle membership goes towards the Creative Foundation to address the imbalance of opportunity and support faced by young people across the UK. The Foundation recently committed to covering the course fees and maintenance of a promising young creative.
Jeremy Green, managing director of Creative Circle, comments: “After such a challenging and historic year for the industry, we can not be more excited to welcome everyone to the UK Creative Festival. The level of work produced this year has been exceptional, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring together the industry in a celebration of UK creativity that we can all be proud of. The Creative Circle Awards’ new home at the festival will allow us to showcase great ideas, fresh thinking, and craft to an even greater extent than before, celebrating the creative community today and improving industry accessibility and representation to the creative community of tomorrow. I can’t wait to see everyone there.”