The Radio Mercury Awards is pleased to announce that the 2010 Awards ceremony and reception will move to the Fall and take place in NYC alongside Advertising Week in September. Call for Entries will open in early April.
Building on the success of a live final round judging panel and creative summit in 2009, Mike Hughes, President and Co-Chief Creative Officer from the Martin Agency as well as the newly hired Co-Chief Creative Officer John Norman will serve as this year’s Co-Chairs for the final round judging, a first in the awards’ history.
The Radio Mercury Awards, the only competition exclusively devoted to radio, was established in 1992 to encourage and reward the development of effective and creative radio commercials. The annual Radio Mercury Awards competition draws entries from advertising agencies, production houses, radio stations, and educational institutions across the country. Approximately 17,000 commercials have competed for over $2.9 million in prizes. The Radio Creative Fund (RCF), a non-profit corporation funded by the radio industry, governs the Radio Mercury Awards. Last year, the $100,000 Grand Prize was awarded to The Richards Group.