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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.