Radio Mercury Awards Announces Call for Entry Date


NEW YORK — The Radio Mercury Awards’ Call for Entry for its 30th anniversary event will open on June 7.

For 30 years, the Radio Mercury Awards have celebrated creative excellence in radio and audio by honoring work that successfully harnesses the power of sound.

“In 2021, the Radio Mercury Awards reflect the current advertising environment for radio and related audio platforms, including broadcast commercials, integrated campaigns, podcasts, PSAs, jingles, sonic branding and music,” honors organizer RAB says.

Beginning this year, all entries will be open to work in any language for work that was broadcast, aired digitally, released or transmitted initially and primarily in the U.S. and its territories between June 1, 2019 and August 9, 2021.

Entries will be priced at $30 for all categories, except for entries for the student category, which will have no cost.

BBDO Atlanta Chief Creative Officer Robin Fitzgerald will return as the 2021 Chief Judge, after serving in the same role in 2020. In her role as BBDO Atlanta’s chief creative officer, Robin provides creative leadership to such clients asThe Home Depot, Georgia Lottery, Sanderson Farms and Honey Baked Ham.

Prior to BBDO Atlanta, Fitzgerald spent 15 years in Los Angeles, working at Crispin Porter + Bogusky and TBWA\Chiat\Day.

Finalists for the show will be announced in late September, and winners will be announced on November 17.