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Scholz & Friends Wins 2020 ADCE Awards Grand Prix for 'The Tampon Book'

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41 Gold, 86 Silver and 183 Nominations have been awarded from a total of 864 entries, a 10% more than in the previous edition

Scholz & Friends Wins 2020 ADCE Awards Grand Prix for 'The Tampon Book'

This year’s ADCE Grand Prix went to the campaign 'The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination' from German agency Scholz & Friends. The jury, made up of 64 leading creatives from 21 European countries have met online for the first time, due to Covid-19 restrictions, from December 11th to 15th to debate the best creative work from across Europe. And today during the Winners Announcement Ceremony, the presenter of the Gala Cristina Roman has unveiled the recipient of the Grand Prix.


‘The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination’

In Germany many luxury goods were taxed with the reduced rate of only seven percent while tampons were taxed with 19 percent. The Female Company outsmarted the sexist law – with the law itself: Books were taxed at seven percent. Therefore, they sold tampons hidden inside a book in order to avoid the sexist tax. A broad alliance of influencers, journalists, drugstores and politicians supported their claims. With success! On November 7, 2019, Germany abolished the tampon tax, and today they have just won the 2020 ADCE Awards Grand Prix.


The Best of Design and Advertising Awards

In total, there were 864 creative works entered into the 29th edition of the ADCE Awards. The 41 winning works awarded 'Gold' in the different categories are:


Film & Audio:

- TV/Cinema Commercials: 'Breaking the Silence' by VMLY&R for Post Bellum.

- Online viral videos: 'The Choice' by Marvelous LLC for Naked Hearts Foundation.

- Film & Audio for non-profit/public service/NGO : 'The Choice' by Marvelous LLC for Naked Hearts Foundation.

- Craft - Direction, Cinematography and Editing: 'Bertha Benz' by antoni garage for Mercedes-Benz.

- Craft - Music and Sound: 'Craft - Music and Sound' by Jung von Matt for Sea-Eye e.V.


Print & Outdoor:

- Special Outdoor: 'Hang Your Rent' by NOSSA for Dia Minipreço.

- Direct Marketing: 'Waiting Wins' by Havas Village Geneva for CANAL+.

- Print & Outdoor for Non-profit/Public Service/NGO: 'Agnosis Collection - World Alzheimer's Day' by SuperHumans for EBRI - Rita Levi-Montalcini Foundation.


Interactive & Mobile:

- Social Media Campaigns: 'Hate Couture' by Publicis Italy for Diesel.

- Social Media Campaigns: 'Stevenage Challenge' by DAVID for Burger King.

- Interactive & Mobile for Non-profit/Public Service/NGO: 'Birds Records' by BBDO Moscow for WWF Russia & Yandex.Music.

- Digital Service Experience: 'Side:Biz' by Publicis Italy for Diesel.

- Interactive & Mobile - Any Other: 'ESTREIA-TE' by FOX Creative by FOX Networks Group Portugal.


Design:

- Graphic Communication: 'Printed by Parkinson's' by Innocean Worldwide Berlin for Charité Berlin.

- Typography: 'Nostalgia' by Extratype / Extra Estudio for Vogue Spain.

- Editorial Design: 'Made in Fukushima. A book made out of rice straw grown on decontaminated farmland.' by Serviceplan Germany for Meter Group.

- Editorial Design: 'Stories in Sounds' by NORD ID Riga for Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music.

- Corporate Brand Identity: 'The Mozart' by Bruch—Idee&Form for The Mozart Hotel.

- Illustration: 'An Illustrated Homage to Print by Christoph Niemann' by ZEITmagazin for Zeitverlag Gerd Bucerius.

- Packaging: 'Costenc' by Zoo Studio for Set&Ros.

- Design - Any other: 'Agnosis Collection - World Alzheimer's Day' by SuperHumans for EBRI - Rita Levi-Montalcini Foundation.


Brand Experience:

- Point of Sale Experience and Activation: 'The In-Between Water' by TBWA\Helsinki for Alko.

- Promotions: 'The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination' by Scholz & Friends for The Female Company.

- Live Stunts Brand Activation: 'Agnosis Collection - World Alzheimer's Day' by SuperHumans for EBRI - Rita Levi-Montalcini Foundation.

- Live Stunts Brand Activation: 'WeAreSiberia' by TUTKOVBUDKOV for S7 Airlines.

- New Use of Media: 'Birds Records' by BBDO Moscow for WWF Russia & Yandex.Music.

- New Use of Media: “#TakeMEMEHome” by BBDO Moscow for PEDIGREE® (Mars LLC).

- PR / Events: 'LIFEBOAT - The Experiment' by Serviceplan Germany for Sea-Watch.

- PR / Events: 'The Wedding of Siri & Alexa' by Serviceplan Germany for Vienna Tourist Board.

- PR / Events: 'The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination' by Scholz & Friends for The Female Company.


Integrated & Innovation:

- Integrated Campaigns for Commercial Brands: 'Hate Couture' by Publicis Italy for Diesel.

- Integrated and Innovation for Non-profit/Public Service/NGO: 'The Tampon Book: a book against tax discrimination' by Scholz & Friends for The Female Company.

- Branded Content: 'Bertha Benz' by antoni garage for Mercedes-Benz.

- Best use of Technology: 'VUB money saving button' by TRIAD Advertising for VUB Bank.

- Best Use of Data: 'Printed by Parkinson's' by Innocean Berlin for Charité Berlin University Hospital.

- Best Use of Data: 'addresspollution.org' by AMVBBDO for Central Office for Public Interest.

- Product / Service Innovation: 'Dot Translate. The First Braille Translator Based on AI.' by Serviceplan Germany for Dot Incorporation.


European Student:

- Graphic Design/Product Design: 'A Populist’s Guide To: Shaping Democracy' by Andreas Palfinger from Austria.

- Graphic Design/Product Design: 'Read stories not titles' by Andrea Bianchi, Aurora Panero, Alberto Boni, Valentina Barelli and Lamberto Sechi, from Italy.


European Best Young Creative:

- Graphic Design/Product Design: 'Typeface Fonetika Grotesk' by Nauris Jostsons, from Latvia.

- Communication ideas: 'Inside Stories' by Jay Parekh and Alex Morris, from United Kingdom.


ADCE Genius Loci and European Star Johannes Newrkla Award

‘LIFEBOAT - The Experiment’, the ADCE European Star Johannes Newrkla Award winner campaign is a one of its kind PR-Stunt. To regain awareness and media coverage for the refugee crisis on the Mediterranean Sea and Sea-watch, they invited journalists of Germany's biggest newspaper and selected influencers to participate in a simulation to experience only a fragment of what it really takes to cross the Mediterranean. The experiment instantly became world news reaching over half a billion people with +1100 published articles.

The Award was created last year and still looks for ideas that reflect European values such as diversity and inclusion, environment and sustainability, freedom, justice, and peace promotion. This year, the Award has changed its name from European Star to European Star Johannes Newrkla Award, as a tribute to the founding Member of the ADCE who recently passed away due to Covid-19.

Similarly, the new ADCE Genius Loci Award has been created to celebrate the values of Europe’s diverse local cultures. It rewards creative excellence with the power to reveal a European location’s distinctive atmosphere, the spirit of a particular place within the exceptionally rich European cultural heritage. This year’s Award has been for 'Hang Your Rent' by NOSSA for Dia Minipreço.

In 2018 Lisbon was trending, but with the tourism also came gentrification. In just three years the number of Airbnbs skyrocketed by 400% and put pressure on the rents that rose by 40%. To help the residents pay the increasingly high rents Minipreço, a supermarket part of DIA international group, created an out-of-home advertising network on their clotheslines where all the profits went to the families who live there.


ADCE Creative Distinction

Johannes Newrkla has been rewarded with ADCE’s 2020 Creative Distinction Award, a recognition for creativity with a profound social and cultural impact. He was the Managing Partner and co-founder of Merlicek & Partner, and previously CEO of Bluetango, a Vienna based advertising agency he started after studying architecture and marketing, when he ended up in advertising as a consultant and creative. As a genuine European and a border crosser he has been a founding member of the Art Directors Club of Europe. For eight years, he has held the presidency of the ADCE, and has been our Treasurer until this year 2020. Johannes has won many national and international awards and was member of many international juries, president of ADCE Awards, The Cup (Intercontinental Advertising Cup), Golden Drum, CCA-Austria, Die Klappe (Germany) and many others.

ADCE Board decided to award Johannes Newrkla with the Creative Distinction as he passed away in March 2020, victim of Covid-19. He was the only Founding Member still on the ADCE Board and he has tirelessly been working to promote excellence in European creativity for more than 30 years. He believed in Europe and worked to elevate the standards of European creativity through the ADCE. "Unity in Diversity" was one of his mottos and he was always enhancing the best creativity from senior and new generations.

This award exists outside of the traditional ADCE Awards programme, and it focuses on creativity that has a profound social and cultural purpose. It is decided upon by the ADCE board, composed of representatives from each of the 23 member clubs from across Europe.


Data and numbers

  • 64 juries from 21 European countries

  • 864 works submitted from 21 European countries

  • 313 awarded works

  • 183 nominees

  • 86 silver

  • 41 Gold

  • 1 European Star

  • 1 Genius Loci Award

  • 1 Grand Prix

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ADCE (Art Directors Club of Europe), Fri, 18 Dec 2020 10:07:27 GMT