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About the awards
The awards are open across the Americas, to advertising agencies, in-house marketing teams, design consultancies, digital agencies, PR companies, integrated agencies, and any company that has carried out marketing campaigns over the eligibility period.
If you’re a class A marketer producing class A work, then entering this event should be a no-brainer. Make a name for yourself and get entering today.
Early-bird deadline: Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Official deadline: Wednesday, March 6, 2024*
Extended deadline : Wednesday, April 3, 2024
*Please note that after Wednesday, March 6 the awards will change to an extended deadline until 3 April which carries a 10% late fee.
This is a hard deadline, so please ensure all your work is submitted by then. The preferred method of payment is by card online via the website. Only if you cannot complete payment by card, can you request an invoice by contacting the Award Experts. This will then be required to be paid by the April judging date.
We announce the nominees via the website and you will also receive an email notifying you of the results , the winners will later be revealed during our live awards show.
Wednesday, May 8, 2024
Winners announced: Thursday, June 6, 2024
Entries must have been live to market at some point between April 2023 and April 2024. Entries do not have to be created within this timescale.
All entries submitted must be legal. Any entries containing offensive material will be disqualified. Any entry that has a complaint upheld against it by the Advertising Standards Authority will be disqualified.
The judges reserve the right to re-allocate entries that in their view are entered in an incorrect category. The judges also reserve the right to remove categories where entries do not meet the standard for nomination.
These entries will not be refunded as they will have been judged accordingly.
Submitting your entries
Yes, if you save your entries as you go then you will be able to edit them up until the official entry deadline, via your entry dashboard.
You can pay via credit/debit/AMEX card on our website once your entries have been submitted.
Payments must be received by the entry deadline to qualify for judging.
Yes, you will be able to edit your entries up until the official deadline.
To edit your entries log on to your 'Dashboard' > 'Awards' > 'Nominations' and edit.
The judging process
Regardless of budget, size of the project, or scale of the resource, entries will be judged objectively on their own merit. It's a fair playing field for large and small projects.
The jury will be looking for evidence of:
• Clear strategic thinking
• Creativity and innovation
• Tangible results and outcomes
After the panel has carried out their pre-judging, the judges will meet to discuss the entries and decide on the finalists, commendations, and award winners. The judge's decision is final, and they also reserve the right to move your entry into a category if they feel the project is better suited elsewhere.
After the final deadline, the judging panel will sign an NDA before they are given access to read your submission and view your images, videos, and links. By entering these awards, you give the organizers the right to publish/exhibit screen grabs and/or submitted reports. If you wish to upload a modified/less commercially sensitive version for publishing purposes, please do so on the entry upload form under the "publication" section.
Sure! You can nominate yourself/colleague/client by completing this form with your details, and a member of The Drum team will be in touch if the application is successful.
We work very hard to make our panels as diverse as possible. We welcome applications from all.
More information regarding the criteria can be found on the application form.
Please note that we cannot guarantee judges' feedback on individual entries, however, if you would like a better understanding of the process, get in touch via our live chat where you can speak with a member of The Drum team.