ONE-derful NEWS: BIC team is FINALIST in The ONE Show

4/10/2016 Nancy 0 Comments

This JUST in: a BIC submission in the Empathy to Equality video category has been chosen as a Finalist in The One Club's YOUNG ONES Competition. Chosen from among submissions all over the globe (from Milan to Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro to Stockholm) by a jury of top industry professionals and educators, the BIC team of Megan Fullagar, Karina Ramos Salce, Marta Mugica, Liana Pantzari, and Benjamin Kent steamrolled over the competition with "Effigies to Equality," a campaign that seeks to address the shocking fact that there are no female statues among the numerous effigies in Central Park (which include the rescue dog Balto and King Władysław II Jagiełło of Poland).  

All finalist will be awarded at least the title of Merit Winner, 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 the Metropolitan Pavilion on May 10th. 

As the Academy Award of our 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…

A BIG BIC Congrats to the entire BIC team with kudos going to the awesome guidance and support of BIC instructor Jason Stefanik and BIC Creative Track Director Gerardo Blumenkrantz. 

As a judge at this year's 2016 Young Ones Competition, BIC Program Director Nancy R. Tag noted that "the student submissions this year were absolutely AMAZING. The competition was stiff. I was so proud to see our CCNY submission 'Effigies for Equality' among the finalists and with total confidence ABSTAINED from voting on it. This win could not make me prouder."  

More about Creative Week:  this year, it will be held from May 9-13 in New York. It is the preeminent festival showcasing the intersection of advertising, innovation and creative thinking. Home to The ONE Show, Young Ones Competition, The ONE Show Creative Summit as well as networking and learning events that highlight the power of creativity, it will attract thousands of creative types from all over the world.