The Drum Creative Awards are here to fly the flag for creativity in the midst of the digital revolution. We are swimming against the tide of popular opinion that it is in fact creativity, not tech, which is the true power behind the marketing industry. We contend that it is only when you infuse tech with creativity that truly amazing things happen.

As Europe's largest marketing website, and the fastest growing in the US and Asia, we have a duty to give creativity the recognition it deserves. We want to give you the recognition you deserve.

So join us. Let’s make this stand by amplifying your stellar creative work. Help us inspire others to follow in your footsteps. Help us demonstrate what this business is really all about.

@AwardsCreative #DrumCreativeAwards

BACKGROUND

Now in their 4th year, The Drum Creative Awards flying the flag for creativity in the midst of the digital revolution. We are swimming against the tide of popular opinion that it is in fact creativity, not tech, which is the true power behind the marketing industry. We contend that it is only when you infuse tech with creativity that truly amazing things happen.

As Europe's largest marketing website, and the fastest growing in the US and Asia, we have a duty to give creativity the recognition it deserves. We want to give you the recognition you deserve.

So join us. Let’s make this stand by amplifying your stellar creative work. Help us inspire others to follow in your footsteps. Help us demonstrate what this business is really all about.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Anyone, anywhere who is producing great creative work worthy of recognition.

Including: Advertising Agencies, Design Consultancies, Digital Agencies, Direct Mail Companies, Production Companies, Marketing Agencies, PR Consultancies, In-house Creative Teams, In-house Marketing Teams, Media Buying Agencies etc.

 

WHAT IS ELIGIBLE?

Material entered must have been published, displayed, broadcast or mailed between 20 September 2018 and August 15 2018

Work that was previously entered in to The Drum DREAM Awards is not eligible.

SUBMISSION FORMATS

As this is a creative awards physical entries must be supplied (with the exception of the digital and report categories)
Once you have submitted and paid online please prepare and post physical entries for judging to:

Christine White 
The Drum Creative Awards
The Drum, 4th floor Mercat Building
26 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G1 5AB

Important: All posted entries MUST include an individual entry form, loosely attached (do not glue) to the back of
each physical submission. You will find this entry form at the back of the Entry Pack.
Please note: these must be received by the deadline.

STRATEGY CATEGORIES
For all strategy categories you must submit an entry report.
• Report - 1000 word limit
• Executive summary - 250 word limit
• Testimonials (advised) - Additional to word limit
Download the entry template.

CREATIVE WOMEN OF THE YEAR
Report must be submitted with one image and a 60 word summary for the website. 
Download the entry template.

DESIGN / CRAFT / OUTDOOR
Please submit mounted artwork OR physical products for judging.
Mounted artwork: Maximum board size A2 – maximum 2 boards
Physical products: Please send in any physical products for judging such as packaging, books etc.
Please note: Products will not be returned.

DIGITAL /AUDIO
Mounted artwork is not required.
Digital
• Provide any web / download links
• Upload any videos via YouTube using the -embedded code on the
website
• 3 screen grabs / stills

Radio - Upload your file to Sound Cloud (if you haven’t done
so already) and copy the embedded code into the box provided.
Please upload your script as a PDF in the ‘entry report section’.

FILM
Mounted artwork is not required.
• Provide any web / download links
• Upload any videos from YouTube or vimeo using the -embedded code section on the website
• 3 screen grabs/stills.
 

REPORT
With each entry as well as your 60 word summary for the website it is advised to write a short 100-500 max word summary/rationale to explain the brief and basic
thought process behind your entry.
You will not be judged on this. Often judges ask for more details about certain entries and this ensures they have that information to hand.
What to include:
Purpose - The client and what element of their campaign it was for
Budget
Method of output
- Where it was displayed
Results - Any increases it generated for the client
This should be converted to pdf and uploaded in the ‘Entry Report’ section.
Please note: this is not essential but advised.

WHY ENTER?

There are many many reasons people and companies enter awards and here are a few that we've been told about: ~

  • To gain positive PR for your business 
  • To help you stand out from competitors
  • To make your brand/agency famous
  • To help with personal and staff development
  • To have your brand/agency be seen as ‘award winning’
  • To remind your customers and clients that you are working with the best

ENTRY FEES

First entry: £245 + VAT

Additional entry: £155 + VAT

Members of The Drum Network receive a 10% discount off the entry fee

JUDGES

The Drum Creative Awards will be judged by a stellar panel of creatives from the advertising, design and digital world.

Judges will be announced soon.

Visit www.thedrumcreativeawards.com/judges for updates.

WHAT ARE THE JUDGES LOOKING FOR?

The panel will be looking for a combination of great craft, design and execution.

They will be impressed by concepts that make them smile, does a job and that makes them think ‘God, I wish I’d have thought of that.’

ENTRY DEADLINE

Entry Deadline: August 2018

Nominations announced: September 2018

 

AWARDS CEREMONY

We want to give you a ceative awards to remember and we're working on this plan right now.  Shortly we will be able to reveal this year's venue and the format the show will take.  Watch this space...