Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Caples Volunteers Needed!

The following announcement was provided to students today.

We'd love to hear about your prior Caples experience in the comments section of this post!


NYU is a major sponsor of the annual Caples Awards. The Master's Program in Direct and Interactive Marketing program contributes space and facilities at the Midtown Center to the Caples Awards judges and organizers. Students have the exclusive opportunity to be able to observe the judging by serving as volunteers assisting the judges.

Each student who serves as a volunteer is invited to attend the Caples cocktail party, held in November during the judging week, and the Caples Awards Ceremony, held in February 2007 here in New York City. The February Awards Ceremony is attended by everyone in direct and interactive. It begins with a cocktail party and buffet dinner, moves on to the awards ceremony, and concludes with a dessert buffet. All of the winning creative is on display, and it is great fun to meet and congratulate all the winners.

Student volunteers assist the Caples Awards judges by unpacking awards entries, sorting awards entries for judging, and bringing entries to judges in the 3 different judging rooms, helping to tally results, and repacking the winning entries at the end of the judging. Listening in as the judges discuss creative and asking them questions about the work and their assessment of it is part of being a volunteer. Volunteers from previous years report that this is a great way to observe first hand what the best creative from all over the world looks like, to see how it is assessed by the world's creative experts, and to learn about the range of creative styles and trends in different regions. Everyone has a great time at Caples.

To serve as a volunteer, please select one of the time slots shown below, and send your reply to Stephanie Tracy at
Your Name:
Your Non-NYU E-Mail Address (we need this for the Caples organizers):
Your NYU E-Mail Address:
Your Local Phone:

Please indicate which date and time slot you are volunteering for:

Tuesday, November 14th:
7:30 A.M. - 12:00 noon
12 noon - 5 P.M.

Wednesday, November 15th:
7:30 A.M. - 12:00 noon
12 noon - 5 P.M.

Friday, November 17th:
7:30 A.M. - 12 noon
12 noon - 5 P.M.5 P.M. - 10 P.M.

1 Comment:

Ann said...

I worked Caples last year and it was really really fun! I was expecting it to be a bit of a chore, but rummaging through all of the crazy premiums that get tossed by the judges was a blast! I got stop watches, a mini leather bullwhip, DVDs (that I gave away as christmas presents, how funny is that?), flashlights, harmonicas and a bunch of other fun random stuff that I can't even remember.
Sign up for the first slot on the first day so you get first dibs!