POSTPONED: the Most Wanted and The It List 2020 Grand Final
The Most Wanted and It List Awards 2020 Grand Final will now take place on Monday 29 March 2021.
It’s a date that’s marked firmly in the Creative HEAD event calendar every year. Truth be told, we start planning for it 12 months in advance because we want to deliver a night that is truly memorable and deserving of the incredible talent that enters both competitions, our judges who give up their precious time and our sponsors who are so supportive of the industry as a whole (not to mention those of you who just like to join us for the party 😉).
But 2020 has been a year like no other, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic has swept the globe and events are still yet to resume in the way they once could. We had a glimmer of hope when the government announced 1 October as the date for large scale events to resume and it was with that date in mind that we took the decision to push back the MWIT20 Grand Final until 29 November, leaving extra leeway for changes. However, in the past few weeks, with rising covid-19 numbers and local lockdowns, it’s become evident that the hope of holding a 2020 event of the Grand Final’s scale is fading. It’s therefore with a heavy heart, we’ve taken the decision to postpone until Monday 29 March 2021.
We know this decision will be disheartening for many, particularly our 2020 finalists who have been so patiently waiting to find out if they will lift a trophy. We have of course considered alternatives, for example, a virtual ceremony akin to the BAFTAs and Emmy Awards, but we couldn’t shake the feeling that our finalists deserve their moment in the MWIT spotlight. To feel an audience of over 700 peers erupt into applause, to celebrate with a delicious dinner and electric afterparty, to experience that unrivalled buzz; these are the things you just can’t replicate, and these are the things we just don’t want to compromise on.
We hoped it wouldn’t come to this, but we PROMISE we’ll make it worth the wait…
For all those holding Grand Final tickets, your places are secure. You will have received an email from us already but if you want to speak to a member of our team further, please call +44 (0)1434 610940.
And as for 2021’s Most Wanted competition… well, they’ll be full steam ahead and we have a plan for kicking off with a mighty bang!
We feel this is the right decision, we hope you will too. Thank you for bearing with us and stay tuned…
Team Creative HEAD x