The Shark Awards have launched their 2020 awards season and are now open for entries in advertising, digital, design, short film and music video.

There are a few changes to this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The awards will still proceed and if safe conditions allow, the judging of advertising, digital and design will take place in picturesque town of Kinsale between 30th September and 2nd October with the winners announced on Sat 3rd October.

However, there will be no programme of talks and panels over the three days. This is all subject to change and plans will be announced as current conditions allow.

However, Short Film and Music Video have become so big since they were introduced 5 years ago, they now command a festival of their own. In a break from tradition they will be judged in January (2021) and a new dedicated festival held in Brighton in March (2021 - more information to follow at a later date!).

Shark Awards Chairman, Peter Brady comments: “For a few months we’ve had to bide our time to wait to see what we could manage with absolute certainty and what we’d have to postpone for next year. I’m pleased that we are still able to safely celebrate good work and creativity in our industry”.

Entries finalised before Friday 10th July will get 30% concession, a 15% concession applies after 10th July and before Friday 31st July. 

Final close of entries is Friday 4th September.

Enter Shark Awards 2020 here.