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FEPE Extends Deadline for 2019 Awards


Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner at its Annual Congress

FEPE Extends Deadline for 2019 Awards

Following a rush of late entries, FEPE International is extending the deadline for entries to its 2019 Awards to March 8th. The Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner at its Annual Congress, which will held at the Dubai Intercontinental Hotel, Festival City in Dubai from May 1st-3rd. 

2019 will see the second year of FEPE's Rising Star Awards for someone under 30 who has made an outstanding contribution to the out of home industry. Nominated individuals should be directly employed in the OOH industry, working for a media owner, specialist or technology company. 

As in previous years, there will be Awards for Lifetime Achievement, Leadership, Technical Achievement and outstanding Creative Achievement. The latter are divided into two categories: Classic and Digital. 

For the first time this year the winner of the FEPE International Technology and Innovation Award will be chosen by delegates at the annual congress.

The FEPE judging panel, chaired by executive director John Ellery, will select the best three submissions for this Award, and they will then be invited to present to delegates on the afternoon of the first full day of this year’s congress programme, May 2nd.  

Last year’s Technology and Innovation Award went to Daktronics for its ground-breaking work on Ocean Outdoor’s iconic new Piccadilly Lights in London.

Furthermore the best creative campaigns, chosen by a panel led by Dino Burbidge, latterly director of tech and innovation at London creative ad agency WCRS, will be showcased at the Congress.

In 2018 the Classic award went to music streaming company Spotify for its US campaign featuring a number of alternative playlists, produced in-house. The Digital award went to Japan National Tourism Organisation for a campaign from Enjin Tokyo who worked with Clear Channel France to show the full potential of the digital out of home medium, realised with flair and technical ingenuity.

John Ellery says: "We're delighted with the response to this year's Awards call for entries in all categories, so we're extending the deadline following a number of requests to ensure that everyone gets a chance to compete. The Awards are the corner stone of our annual Gala event and play an important part in bringing the worldwide OOH industry together.”

Nominations can be made by any FEPE Member or recognised National OOH Association. For a nominations form click here.

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