The One Show is the world’s most prestigious awards show recognizing the best creative work in advertising, interactive, design and branded entertainment. The brightest creative minds from advertising agencies, digital agencies, design agencies, production companies, consumer brands and non-profit organizations from around the world enter every year.

The 2016 One Show and Creative Week will be held May 9–13 in New York City. Featuring special presentations and numerous events, Creative Week will culminate with The One Show award ceremony, celebrating the best creative ideas that set the new industry standard.

Quick facts:

  • Established in 1973
  • Takes place in New York City
  • Thousands of agencies, nonprofits and corporations from around the world participate
  • 20,000+ total submissions in 2015
  • 475 pencils awarded
  • 65 countries represented in 2015
  • Over 2,500 attendees in 2015

Submission Deadlines and Timeline:

First entry deadline: 15 August 2015
entry deadline: 30 September 2015
entry deadline: 30 November 2015
entry deadline: 29 January 2015
The final deadline for online registration is Jan. 29; late deadline Feb. 5. Physical entries must be received at The One Club no later than February 5, 2016.

Finalists will be notified by email by mid-April. All finalists must confirm their credits online, upload high-resolution digital images for publication and submit additional copies of work for the One Show traveling exhibitions. All finalists are required to send in a proof of publication or airdate.

Finalist Images & Credit Confirmations Due: April 22, 2016.

CREATIVE WEEK: May 9–13, 2015


The One Show Gold Pencil winners will be honored at the awards presentation to be held at Cipriani’s, in New York City, on May 13, 2016. Silver and Bronze Pencil winners will be awarded at a presentation event on May 11, 2016.


The One Show official website.
Apply for The One Show here.

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