FRIDAY 11 JUN 2021 11:16 AM


The Event & Visual Communications Association (EVCOM) Clarion Awards were held virtually this year via a live broadcast this week. Filmmakers and event organisers came together to celebrate cause-driven creativity from DRPG’s studios.

Kate Sturgess, managing director of creative production company, Unreasonable Studios, hosted the ceremony with opening remarks the EVCOM leadership team, highlighting the importance of celebrating impactful work.

The awards commend the best in video comms from live action and animation, short and long form video, virtual events and pivoted broadcasts. There were a range of categories from Environment, Diversity and Inclusion, Social Welfare and Celebratory.

Industry experts attended the ceremony to share their perspective on the winning entries. Steve Garvey, founder of the video insights hub Moving Images, discussed the rising trends in the corporate film sector. Sam Wilson, managing director of sustainability consultancy, Syntrio Associates and Dale Parmenter, group CEO of DRPG, spoke about sustainability, certification and DRPG’s own policies. Ashanti Bentil-Dhue, CEO of event planning guide EventMind, talked about how the industry can tackle the lack of diversity, and the impact of Covid-19 on diversity and inclusion programmes.

Media Zoo swept up the most awards, including two gold in the Celebratory category with its ‘Every Voice Raised’ campaign for The Body Shop, and the Diversity and Inclusion category with its Black Lives matter campaign for HSBC.

Plastic Pictures won three awards, with one gold in the Environment category for the ‘There Is No Finish Line’ for Unilever. Pukka films won gold in the Social Welfare category with its launch film for the Coalition Against Gambling Ads. Other gold winners included 3angrymen Productions, Heehaw, Tinderflint & Cubaka and Studio Giggle.

Find the full list of winners here.