Many festivals and awards ceremonies offer awards for excellence in commercials, although some, like the Cannes Film Festival and Belding awards, focus on the overall merit of a given spot. The awards listed below, however, are among those honoring the individual crafts categories in commercials:International Broadcasting Awards Awards ceremony: June. Sponsor: Hollywood Radio & Television Society. Categories: Animation, live action and direction. Entry information: Hollywood Radio & Television Society, 13701 Riverside Drive, Suite 205, Sherman Oaks, California 91423-2467 (818) 789-1182. Clio Awards Awards ceremony: June. Sponsor: Clio Awards Ltd. Categories: Cel and computer animation, directing, editing, set design, sound design and special effects. Entry information: Clio Awards Ltd., 276 Fifth Ave., Suite 401, New York, N.Y. 10001 (212) 683-4300. AICP Show Awards Awards ceremony: June. Sponsor: Association of Independent Commercial Producers. Categories: Direction (visual style, dialogue, table-top and humor), animation, cinematography, production design, costume/make-up design, visual effects, editorial and art direction. Entry information: AICP Silvercup Studios, 42-22 22nd St., Long Island City, N.Y. 11101 (718) 392-2427. International Monitor Awards Awards ceremony: July. Sponsor: The International Teleproduction Society. Categories: Editing, directing, electronic special effects, audio engineering , color correction, 3-D computer effects and video painting. Entry information: International Teleproduction Society, 350 Fifth Ave., Suite 2400, New York, N.Y. 10118 (212) 629-3266. Mobius Advertising Awards Awards ceremony: December. Sponsor: The Mobius Advertising Awards. Categories: Animation (computer and noncomputer), copywriting, direction, art direction, editing, set design and special effects. Entry information: Mobius Advertising Awards, 841 North Addison Ave., Elmhurst, Ill., 60126-1291(708) 834-7773. The New York Festivals Awards Awards ceremony: January. Sponsor: The New York Festivals. Categories: Art direction, animation (computer and noncomputer), original music, special effects, cinematography, editing and directing. Entry information: The New York Festivals, 780 King St., Chappaqua, N.Y. 10514 (914) 238-4481.
- Triptyk Studios, New York, New York
- Petrol Advertising, Burbank, California
- Bridgewater Associates, Westport, Connecticut
- Company Confidential, Aspen, Colorado
- Save the Children, Fairfield, Connecticut