Calling all fashion-minded Don Drapers and Peggy Olsons!

After years of celebrating slick car commercials and viral Superbowl ads, The Clio Awards are getting fashionable.

The international advertising, design and communications competition will launch a new awards program just for fashion, beauty, retail and accessories.

The CLIO Image Awards will be held in New York on May 7, 2014—and there’s still time to get nominations in.


Open to agencies, brands, production companies, photographers, publications “and other creatives,” the competition will recognize “work that pushes creative boundaries and demonstrates ahead-of-the-curve thinking.”


There will also be a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to “an individual who has paved the way for new industry talent,” as well as an Honorary CLIO Award, for “those with distinguished bodies of work and creative contributions to their respective industries.”

Submissions will be reviewed by an extensive panel of judges, including photographer Annie Leibovitz; W Editor in Chief Stefano Tonchi; Ralph Lauren Corp. Executive Vice President David Lauren; Bergdorf Goodman Senior Director Visual Presentation David Hoey, Calvin Klein Global Creative Director Kevin Carrigan and Elle Design Director Paul Ritter.

To be considered, work must have appeared in public between Oct. 1, 2012 and March 31, 2014.

Only work created for paying clients, or pro bono work for charitable or non-profit organizations is eligible and all must have the approval of the client or owner of the work. There are two deadlines for submission: Jan. 24 and Feb. 21.

Complete instructions and requirements for entries can be found online.

Published Jan. 9, 2014 at