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About the Show

Founded in 1960 to honor excellence in advertising, the Clio Awards today celebrates bold work that propels the advertising industry forward, inspires a competitive marketplace of ideas and fosters meaningful connections within the creative community.

Annually, The Richmond Show brings together leading creative talent for an exclusive and collaborative judging experience to select the entries that will win the coveted Best in Show, Gold, Silver and Bronze bridge statues.

General Eligibility

Entries first appearing in public between January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022 are eligible for entry into this year's Richmond Show. The work submitted by an individual or agency must have been produced in the State of Virginia. Agencies with multiple offices or branches must have at least one with an address located in the State of Virginia.

Entries cannot be made without the permission of the client and/or owner of the rights of the work. All entries must have been created for a paying client except pro bono work for charities and non-profit organizations. Spec ads and director's cuts are NOT eligible. Richmond Show retains the rights to disqualify entries which offend national, religious, cultural or racial groups.

Student Eligibility

A student is defined as someone who is enrolled (full or part-time) in an accredited college or university located in the State of Virginia. The work submitted by a student must have been produced during their enrollment, and within the period of January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.


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