Coming off BIC's 2016 Gold Pencil win, The ONE Club has JUST announced two BIC teams as 2017 Finalists for its Young Ones Competition.
Chosen from a large, selective pool of international submissions (from Milan to Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro to Stockholm) by a jury of top industry professionals and educators, the BIC team of Enmanuel Vargas, Yulia Lesnichaya, Surabhi Govindarajan, and Tung-Han Lin will be winning a 2017 One Show Pencil for “VIDEALL,” a partnership proposal between two tech giants: Google’s Chrome browser and Microsoft’s Sign Language Translator. VIDEALL is a plug-in that converts audio, subtitles or closed captioning from online video into sign language which will bring digital inclusion to the 360 million hearing impaired.
The BIC team of Sean Feol-Baugh, Kacy Charles, Fidel Frias, and Joseph Yoo will be MERIT award winners for “Three to Free,” a one-of-a-kind partnership between five of the world’s largest telecoms companies to help stop human trafficking. Facilitated by Partners Global, the telecoms will roll out the latest generation of emergency call tracking and create a single international emergency call number: 323. The service will automatically direct calls based on the country of origin to local law enforcement with specific location data so that all users may speak to someone in their native language. Individuals do not even need to speak to activate this service.
A BIG BIC Congrats to the both BIC teams with kudos going to the awesome guidance and support of BIC instructor Jason Stefanik and BIC Creative Track Director Gerardo Blumenkrantz.
All finalists will be feted at the Awards Show during Creative Week in May and be included in the prestigious ONE Show Annual as well as online in the Young Ones Awards Archive. Finalists will find out if they’ve been selected to receive the very highest honors of a PENCIL at The Young One Awards ceremony and celebration at West Edge NYC on May 9th.
As the Academy Award of the advertising industry, just being considered for a Pencil is ALMOST an award in itself. But actually WINNING a Pencil is a life changing honor. Will the BICsters win a Bronze? A Silver? A Gold?!?!? Stay tuned…
Below is a photo of last year's winners.