The Grand Prix

The best in show and chosen from all the award winning entries. Cannot be entered. All entries will be automatically considered.

Chairman’s Award

Not directly entered - winners are chosen by the Chairman of the judging panel. All entries will be automatically considered.

Client of the Year

Not directly entered - winners are chosen by the judging panel from all entries

DESIGN - Poster

Judged on the design of the poster for the use of promotion and brand communication. The item should have been created as a poster, not a concept
conceived for another medium and applied to a poster format.

DESIGN - Publications

Including but not limited to magazines, newspapers, brochures, articles, digital publications etc.

MISC - Direct

Entries must be specific to the one-to-one communication between a brand and its target audience. Including but not limited to print/ mail, digital/mobile and social media.

MISC - Integrated Campaign

Entries must show a fully integrated campaign executed across multiple
platforms. Including nut not limited to audio, collaborations, brand design, digital/mobile, direct, events/experiential, film, innovation, out of home, print, public relations, and social media.

DIGITAL - Use of VR

This category will recognise the application of virtual reality by a brand or organisation.

OUTDOOR - Ambient

Includes executions other than billboards and posters that appear in public places.

OUTDOOR - Billboard

For large outdoor executions, typically alongside roads, rooftops or on the side of buildings.
Includes: printed billboards, digital billboards and 3D or mechanical billboards.

OUTDOOR - Poster

Entries in this category are outdoor poster executions. The item should have been created as a poster, not a concept conceived for another medium and applied to a poster format.

OUTDOOR - Transit

Transit advertising is typically advertising placed on anything which moves, such as buses, subways, trains, trucks and taxis.

Creative Women of the Year - In partnership with Creative Equals

In partnership with Creative Equals The Drum Creative Awards aim to champion and celebrate the industry’s leading female creative talent. This is a free to enter category. You may enter or behalf of someone or nominate yourself. Your nominee must be either, the creative director of an agency, or have led an award-winning campaign team. They must also be great at putting the ladder back down and championing diversity within their own teams. Download the entry template for this category. 

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