The Pollie Awards are all about politics. They offer recognition for a range of media, many specialized to the world of politics such as attach pieces and a lot of emphasis on mailers.
One of the younger players in the video awards scene, the Zedman Awards provides some refreshing updates to the area. With some fresh categories and a truly unique trophy, winning a Zedman is a way to break up the monotony on that trophy shelf with all those AVA and Communicator awards.
Sponsored by the Association for Women in Communications, the Clarion Awards understandably focus on women. Started in 1972, the award honors excellence in more categories across all communications disciplines.
The Davey Awards pride themselves on focusing on small businesses. The Davids versus the Goliaths. They are slick and one of the many awards created by Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts — a company that seems to keep coming up with more awards to issue. But, the trophy is nice and the program well-managed.
This is the first in our series on video awards that members can enter.
The Videographer Awards is one of the original video awards and still sticks to those RGB roots. Unfortunately, while the competition is fine, the trophy could use some updating. The Lucite clapper board while a nice touchstone is a bit on the low end in a world of shiny and tall trophies.