AICE Awards Looks to be a Must-attend Event for the NYC Ad Community
Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 11th – that’s when the post production industry will gather to honour the best of the best at the 2017 AICE Awards. The international trade association’s 16th annual competition will recognise creative and craft excellence in a wide variety of categories.
Tickets for the gala will go on sale in April, with details to be announced on AICE’s web site and Facebookpage. The deadline for entering the competition is fast approaching: it’s Monday, February 6th. For a full list of categoriesand entry requirements, click here
One of the things that makes the AICE Awards unique – besides the fact that it’s the only advertising awards competition specifically dedicated to the post production arts – is that the presentation of winners rotates between three major US cities (Chicago, Los Angeles and New York). This year the AICE Awards returns to where it first started back in 2002, New York City, home to the association’s largest chapter.
The show will be moving downtown as well: this year’s venue will be Capitale, the soaring event space located on The Bowery on the Lower East Side. This neoclassical landmark originally opened in 1895 as The Bowery Savings Bank, designed by the renowned architect Stanford White. Adorned with Corinthian columns, Venetian glass, marble mosaic floors and 65-foot ceilings, it underwent a million-dollar renovation in 2013 and has since hosted private events, celebrity-studded fundraisers, weddings, even a championship kickboxing match.
In addition to honouring winners in a range of editorial, craft and technique categories, the 2017 presentation will salute the latest inductee to the AICE Hall of Fame and recognise the winners of “The Lev,” the Grand Prizes in the associations’ International Camp Kuleshov trailer competition for assistants. Members of AICE’s New York Chapter, led by Board President Gloria Pitagorsky of Heard City, are hosting the event, which features branding and graphic design from MPC New York.