March 10 Los Angeles: The Directors Guild of America hosts the 53rd Annual awards dinner, which will include winners in TV, film, and commercials. Hungry Man's Bryan Buckley received the big prize last year. Information: Laraine Savelle, (310) 286-2038, Fax: (310) 289-5398.
March 12 Deadline for Kelly Awards entries, the prizes given out by the Magazine Publishers of America. The Kelly Awards honor excellence in magazine advertising. The grand prize winner receives $100,000. Information: Donna Stokes, (212) 872-3730, www.kellyawards.org.
March 22 All entries must be received for HOW magazine's 14th annual self-promotion design competition. All work created to promote the designer, his or her company, or a client's image in 2000 is eligible. Information: Fax (513) 531-0798, www.howdesign.com, email: [email protected]
March 22-24 San Jose: The Game Developers Conference hosts a forum for game development professionals with lectures, panels, and technology demonstrations. Information: (310) 477-4647, www.gdconf.com, email: [email protected]
April 19 New York: American Institute of Graphic Arts hosts DFTV.002:AIGA Conference on Design for Film and Television. The conference focuses on the role of design in television and film, and exhibits the work of acclaimed designers and directors. Information: Alice Twemlow, e-mail: [email protected]
April 21-26 Las Vegas: The National Association of Broadcasters hosts NAB2001: The Convergence Marketplace. The conference explores the convergence of broadcasting, multimedia and the Internet, audio and video communications. Information: www.nab.org/conventions/nab2001.
April 24 New York: The Ad Club of New York hosts the ANDY awards. Winners will be announced in all categories; the recipient of the grand prize, the Grandy, wins $50,000. Information: (212) 533-1570, www.andyawards.com.
April 25 Washington, DC: The American Advertising Federation hosts the 16th Annual Government Affairs Conference to discus ad taxes, commerical speech, and children's advertising, among other things. Information: Jennifer Akridge, (202) 371-2333,e-mail: [email protected]
April 25 New York: Advertising Women of New York presents the Lifetime Achievement award dinner honoring Leslie Winthrop, Managing Partner of AAR/Bob Wolf Partners. Dinner is held at the Union League Club, 38 East 37th St. Information: (212) 221-7969, email: [email protected]
May 5-9 New York: The One Club hosts the One Show festival, culminating in the One Show awards on the final evening honoring the best work in print, television, and interactive advertising. The festival includes an exhibit of the best in European advertising, as well as a competition for young creatives. Information: (212) 979-1900, www.oneclub.com/oneshow.
May 22 Beverly Hills: Magazine Publishers of America hosts the 20th annual MPA Kelly Awards. The award show is held at the Regent Beverly in Beverly Hills, California. Information: Donna Stokes, (212)872-3730, www.kellyawards.org.
May 22-25 Miami: The 42nd Annual Clio Awards Festival in South Beach includes panels and workshops with industry luminaries like Dentsu's Akira Kagami, the CEOs of Tribal DDB, and Modernista's Lance Jensen, culminating in the award show on the final night. Information: (212) 683-4300, e-mail: [email protected]
May 30 London: British Design & Art Direction hosts the 2001 D&AD_Awards, with awards for creative excellence in interactive media, print, writing, photography, and package design, among other categories. Information: Jonathan Lim, 44(0) 20 7840 1128, Fax: 44 (0) 20 7840 0840, www.dandad.org.