2020 Pele Awards Update
March 16, 2020
Due to the growing public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, the organizers and sponsors of the 2020 Pele Awards have decided to cancel this year's award show that was scheduled for May 2.
We believe this is the best course of action to keep our colleagues, friends, and families safe.
We are considering various options for awards pick up and distribution at a later date, and hope to have an update for you shortly.
Please accept our sincerest apologies and we appreciate your patience as we decide the best course of action moving forward.
In the meantime, take care of yourselves and others. Follow guidance from authorities, the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) by staying home and practicing social distancing. We're all in this together.
AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT TIMELINE
Friday, March 20, 2020
FINALISTS or NON-FINALISTS Notification Letters sent via email from PeleAwards@AAFHawaii.com. Please email this address if you don't receive a notification by this date.
Late April 2020
Digital Announcement of the 2020 Pele Awards Winners (40 Pele Winners; 40 Silvers and 40 Bronze plus Best of Show – Advertising; Best of Show – Design and Jennifer Morla, David Flanagan and Diogo Valim Judges Awards)
Every year, the Pele Awards has recognized excellence in advertising and design in Hawaii.
The Pele Awards have been a part of Hawaii’s advertising and design community for more than 40 years. The Pele Awards is one of fifteen National District Competitions for the American Advertising Awards (also known as the ADDYs). The Pele Gold winners in all national categories are sent to the National Finals of the American Advertising Awards Competition to represent District 13.
Press Your Luck
All work entered in the 2020 Pele Awards Competition must have first appeared in media between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019. New for 2020: the former Public Service category has been replaced with two new categories: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Pro Bono.
- CALL FOR ENTRY LAUNCH
- NOV 2019
- EARLY BIRD ONLINE ENTRY DEADLINE
- JAN 24, 2020
- FINAL ONLINE ENTRY DEADLINE
- FEB 9, 2020, 11:59pm HST
- ENTRY ENVELOPES DUE TO ELECTRIC PENCIL
- FEB 10, 2020, 1:00pm HST
Will the real Ad People, please stand up?
Each year, AAF-District 13 takes this opportunity to recognize and celebrate exceptional professionals of Hawaii’s advertising and design community who rise above and make an impact in our community. Whether they’re a colleague, friend, or mentor, nominate someone who is a leader in their workplace, community, and for those around them.
Meet the Fabulous Judges
Co-Owner & Founder, Misfit
President & Creative Director, Morla Design
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
ACD & Art Director, TBWA Media Arts Lab
LOS ANGELES, CA