Just launched what you believe to be an award winning campaign? Why not put your work (and reputation) on the line and apply for an industry award? If you win, it will look great on the CV and could even bag you a few more clients! Check out the awards listings below to find the perfect award category for your project. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for you.

Adelaide Advertising & Design Club Awards

The AADC Awards has a reputation of being one of the best creative awards shows in the country. Each year, the finest work in a variety of categories is judged by a group of respected industry peers and then showcased and awarded on the night. The awards evening is the highlight of the Adelaide creative industries social calendar, and is the result of the volunteered time and dedication of the AADC awards sub-committee.

For award information, visit: www.aadc.com.au


Australian Director’s Guild Directors Awards

The Australian Directors Guild will celebrate award categories including: Best Direction in a Television Commercial; Direction in an Original Online Program; Best Direction in a Cross Platform Interactive Project; Best Direction in a Music Clip; Best Direction in a Student Film; Best Direction in a Short Film; Best Direction in a Documentary (Stand Alone); Best Direction in a Documentary Series; Best Direction in a Documentary Feature; Best Direction in an Animation Program; Best Direction in a Television Drama Mini-Series; Best Direction in a TV Drama Serial; Best Direction in a TV Comedy Series; Best Direction in a Television Reality / Light Entertainment Program; Best Direction in a Television Children’s Program; Best Direction in a Television Drama Series.; GRASS (Green awareness encouragement award); and Best Direction in a Feature Film.

For award information, visit: www.adg.org.au


Australian Direct Marketing Awards

To salute the talents of direct marketers, ADMA hosts the Australian Direct Marketing Awards. The ADMA Awards have a history of over 30 years and receive over 600 entries each year from agencies, clients, consultants and industry specialists. These award ceremonies celebrate the best campaigns of the year, along with the Awards for Excellence which recognises the ongoing effort of key individuals. There are over 30 award categories, which are divided into ‘Effectiveness’ and ‘Creative’ streams; four Pinnacle Awards are presented to the best of the best in these categories. There are also two awards that celebrate individual professional excellence and contribution to the industry: Director Marketer of the Year and Young Director Marketer of the Year.

For award information, visit: www.adma.com.au


Australian Interactive Media Industry Association Awards

The AIMIA Awards are the peak Awards for the Interactive Media and Digital Content sectors in Australia. Year after year the AIMIA delivers a strong, innovative showcase of award winning Australian Digital Content creations. Over 400 industry leaders, international and national Interactive Media celebrities, as well as Federal and State Ministers will attend the ceremony. There are over 20 award categories including: Best Advertising or Marketing; Best Cross-Platform; Best Entertainment; Best Mobile Advertising or Marketing; Best integration with an Offline Campaign; Best Use of Social Media; and The Innovation Award.

For award information, visit: www.aimia.com.au


Australian Marketing Institute National Awards for Marketing Excellence

The annual Australian Marketing Institute Awards for Marketing Excellence are presented to those organisations and marketers who have achieved extraordinary success from innovative and effective marketing practices, having regard to the particular circumstances of different industries, budgets and the diversity of marketing programs. The Awards have evolved over the years in response to new developments in marketing theory and practice to reflect the growing appreciation of the critical role of marketing as the vital source of value creation for a business. Award categories include: Brand Extension; Brand Revitalisation; Consumer Insight; Corporate Social Responsibility; Education; Experiential and Brand Experiences; Green Marketing; Incentive Marketing; Internal Marketing; Loyalty Programs; Marketing Communications (Business to Business); Marketing Communications (Business to Consumer); Multimedia and Interactive; New Brand; New Product/Service Launch; Relationship Marketing; Social Marketing; and Sponsorship.

For award information, visit: www.ami.org.au


Australian Promotional Marketing Association Star Awards

An integral part of the Australian Promotional Marketing Association’s calendar, the Star Awards honour the year’s most outstanding promotional marketing campaigns. Designed to generate both industry and public recognition of excellence in the area of promotional marketing, the awards are open to APMA member and non-member agencies throughout Australia and New Zealand. Award categories include: Grand Prix; Lifetime Achievement Award; Young Stars Young Achiever in Account Service; Best Integrated Communications Campaign; Best Sponsorship or Tie-In Campaign; Best Use of Direct Marketing and CRM in a Campaign; Best Use of Digital in a Campaign; and Best Brand Building Campaign.

For award information, visit: www.apma.com


Australasian Promotional Products Association Awards for Promotional Excellence

Each year Australasian Promotional Products Association acknowledges the most creative promotional companies with the APPA Awards for Promotional Excellence. You must be a member of APPA to submit. Award categories include: Business to Business; Charity and Not-for-Profit Organisations; Consumer; Tradeshow and Conference Programs; Distributor Self-Promotion; Apparel / Wearable Products; Promotional Agency and Manufacturer Joint Venture; Limited Budget; and Australasian Made.

For award information, visit: www.appa.com.au


Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association Awards

The Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association Awards are a celebration of Australian subscription television. The awards recognise the wealth of talent that drives the industry and highlight the creativity, commitment and investment of subscription television in production and broadcasting. Categories include: Channel of the Year; Favourite Program; Favourite Personality; Most Outstanding Drama; Most Outstanding Documentary; Most Outstanding Sports Coverage; and Most Outstanding Performance.

For award information, visit: www.astraawards.com


Australian Effie Awards

Introduced by the New York American Marketing Association in 1968, the Effie Awards have since become recognised by advertisers and agencies as the pre-eminent award in the advertising industry. It is now held in 39 countries around the world with 2 regional programmes as well as a global competition. The Effie Awards honour the most significant achievement in advertising and marketing communications: effectiveness. The annual awards are presented to recognise the year’s most effective advertising and marketing communications campaigns – campaigns that have delivered superior results in meeting the objectives they were designed to achieve. Categories include: Retail and eTail; Food; Confectionary and Snacks; Beverages – Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic; Other Consumer Goods; Healthcare; Financial Services; Other Services; One-to-One; Travel, Leisure and Media; Government, Corporate and Social Services; Return on Investment; Long-term Effects; Most Original Thinking; New Product or Service; Small Budget; Best State Campaign; and Multi-cultural and Indigenous.

For award information, visit: www.effies.com.au


Australian Magazine Awards

The Australian Magazine Awards were established in 2009 to recognise magazines that perform at the highest level for publishers and advertisers. A new category of Custom Magazines was introduced in 2010 and the Website and App categories were added in 2011. Magazines are shortlisted based on ABC circulation, Morgan Readership and, where available, Nielsen ad expenditure data. A new inductee into the Magazines Hall of Fame is inducted at the awards presentation each year.

For award information, visit: www.twodeforce.com.au


Australian Professional Photography Awards

The Australian Institute of Professional Photography hold the Australian Professional Photography Awards, annually. The awards usually coincide with the staging of an annual photo imaging exhibition organised by the Photo Imaging Council of Australia (PICA). Professional photographers from Australia and New Zealand compete for a number of industry awards by submitting four images, which are judged by a panel of their peers. The Canon AIPP APPA attracts hundreds of entries and the premier award is the title of “The Canon AIPP Australian Professional Photographer of the Year”. Each year award winning images are published in an Awards Book.

For award information, visit: www.aipp.com.au


Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association Awards

The AWARD Awards are the most important regional awards for writers and art directors. It has a membership of the finest creative minds from New Zealand, to South East Asia and across the states of Australia. A Committee of creatives, producers and CEOs in Australia, New Zealand and Asia are ultimately responsible for the workings of AWARD, and have been voted into their two year terms by the AWARD members. The AWARD Awards attract approximately 3,000 entries in the following categories: Film and Video; Craft in Film; Print; Integrated Campaign; Posters and Outdoor; Ambient; Print Craft; Radio; Direct Marketing; Design; and Digital and Creative Innovation;

For award information, visit: www.awardonline.com


CREATIVE Hotshop Awards

Submit your creative work across all sectors of the industry – illustration, animation, audio, photography, broadcast design, digital, TVC production and post production – as well as Idea of the Year. There are ten award categories including: Advertising; Animation; Broadcast Design; Design; Digital and Interactive; Illustration; Photography; Post Production and VFX; Production; and Sound and Music. There are also special, stand-alone categories including: Best Idea of the Year; Young Creative Achiever of the Year; and best In-House campaign.

For award information, visit: www.australiancreative.com.au


Interactive Advertising Bureau Australia Interactive Advertising Awards

The awards seek to identify Australia’s elite online and interactive advertising and marketing campaigns and award creativity and effectiveness in Australia. The IAB Australia Awards showcase world- leading Australian interactive advertising that underpins the continued growth of the industry and celebrate imagination, the vital ingredient of any and all successful interactive advertising. Award categories include: Brand Awareness and Positioning; Direct Response and Lead Generation; Product Launch; Brand Loyalty and Retention; Brand Destination Site; Cross-Platform Integration; Branded Content; Search Marketing – Paid Search; Search Marketing – Organic Search; Social Media Marketing; Rich Media and Digital Video; Not-for-Profit / Public Service; and Best In Show.

For award information, visit: www.iabaustralia.com.au


Marketing at Retail Awards Contest

The Annual Marketing at Retail Awards Contest, developed by POPAI (the only global, not-for-profit, association exclusively dedicated to the retail marketing industry) Australia and New Zealand encourages, recognises and rewards by improving standards in channel specific point of purchase advertising; innovation in design and manufacturing technique; and best practice and cost effective execution in each retail channel. The competition has been designed to facilitate interaction of retailers, brand owners, designers and producer/suppliers on the subject of point of purchase advertising. Judging will be undertaken by industry professionals selected by POPAI Australia & New Zealand. For the principal category awards, the judging panels will be comprised of retailers, brand marketers and producer/suppliers.

For award information, visit: www.popai.com.au


Media Federation Awards

The Media Federation Awards recognise and reward media practice that contributes significantly to the success of an advertising campaign. With over 200 entries, it is one of the largest media industry award events in Australia. Categories include: Automotive; Beverage; Finance, Insurance, Government, Corporate and Real Estate; Clothing, Cosmetics and Retail; Food and Grocery; IT and Consumer Durables; Media, Entertainment, Travel and Leisure; Pro-bono Marketing; Best Strategic Launch Campaign; Best Integrated Media Campaign; Best Use of a Small Budget; Best Media Innovation Awards; and Best Use of Strategic Insight.

For award information, visit: www.mediafederation.org.au


Melbourne Advertising and Design Club Awards

The Melbourne advertising and design industry’s best night of the year celebrates local achievements in advertising and design.

For award information, visit: www.madc.com.au


Melbourne Design Awards

The Melbourne Design Awards (MDA) is a new awards program in association with the Design Institute of Australia, Victorian Branch that honours Melbourne’s best design across more than fifty categories. The MDA are the only design awards recognising such a broad range of design categories, that are cross-disciplinary and honour all aspects of the design process. In addition, the public are able to vote for finalists after industry panels have reviewed entries. Categories include: Products and Furnishings; Architecture; Interiors; Landscape Design; Advertising Graphic Design; Fashion; Photography; and Digital Media. Entries are open to any designer, design company, commissioner of design or student, provided they are active in the Melbourne market.

For award information, visit: www.melbournedesignawards.com.au


Mumbrella Awards

The Mumbrella Awards recognise the best, bravest and brightest work across the fields of media, marketing and entertainment in Australia and New Zealand.

The awards will see companies recognised in 19 categories (Mumbrella Award for Bravery, Mumbrella Award for Culture, Mumbrella Award for Insight, Mumbrella Award for Innovation, Mumbrella Award for Data, Mumbrella thinker of the year, Marketing team of the year, Sales team of the year, Media brand of the year, Ad campaign of the year, TV ad of the year, Production house of the year, Post-production house of the year, Creative agency of the year, PR agency of the year, Media agency of the year, Specialist agency of the year, APAC creative network of the year, APAC media network of the year) and recognises their outstanding and innovative creative work.

For award information visit: www.nationalprintawards.com.au


Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association Advertising Awards

The annual Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers’ Association Ad Awards celebrate in-house creative excellence. These awards include ads and campaigns for clients, plus advertising to promote the sale of newspapers and the power of advertising. Categories include: Newspaper of the Year; News Destination of the Year; Photograph of the Year; Environment; Technical Excellence; and Health Safety. The Awards also offer personal awards for Advertising Manager of the Year, Display Executive of the Year, Online Executive of the Year, Classifieds Executive of the Year and Creative Services Professional.

For award information, visit: www.panpa.org.au


PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards

Newspapers large and small battle it out for this prestigious title. The competition is split into four circulation categories to match publications of similar size against each other. The Sydney Morning Herald is the current holder of the 90,000+ category. More than 360 entries were lodged last year for an array of awards, including News Site of the Year, photography, Marketing, innovation, environment, health and safety and print excellence.

For award information, visit: www.panpa.org.au


Perth Advertising and Design Club Awards

The Perth Advertising and Design Club Awards recognise local talent in the advertising and design industries in Western Australia. Award categories include: Brand Identity; Art Director of the Year; Copywriter of the Year; Commercial Director of the Year; Direct Mail Campaign of the Year; Creative Champion: Client; Newspaper Advertising; and TV and Cinema Campaign.

For award information, visit: www.padc.com.au


Siren Awards

Organised by Commercial Radio Australia, on behalf of the radio industry, the national Awards include 32 categories, which cover all areas of radio broadcasting including news, talk, sport, music and entertainment. The awards program started in 2005 and aims to promote and reward the radio commercials which stand out from the crowd. The Siren Awards are supported by both the advertising and radio industries and are designed to encourage creative excellence, and provide important peer recognition for writing innovative creative for radio.

For award information, visit: www.sirenawards.com.au


Public Relations Institute of Australia Golden Target Awards

The Annual PRIA Golden Target Awards are Australia’s premiere PR and Communication campaign awards. The Awards recognise excellence, best practice and professionalism in public relations.

The Awards cover 16 categories of campaign, across the range of PR and Communications disciplines. Award categories include: Government Sponsored Campaign; Public Affairs; Issues Management; Community Relations; Internal Communications; Investor Relations; Consumer Marketing and Social Marketing; Business to Business Marketing; Special Event; Environmental; Health Organisations; and Low-cost and Pro-bono.

For award information, visit: www.pria.com.au


Publishers Australia Excellence Awards

The Publishers Australia Excellence Awards celebrate achievements in publishing, editorial and journalism, advertising and marketing and graphic design. Award categories include: Magazine of the Year; Magazine Cover of the Year; Designer of the Year; New Journalist of the Year; Special Edition of the Year; Publishers Australia- the Pinnacle Award; and Single Article the Year Award.

For award information, visit: www.publishersaustralia.com.au


The Glossy Awards

The Glossy Awards recognise and applaud stand-out advertising creativity in magazines, and reflect the reality of digital and integrated campaigns as part of the new landscape. We all know the publishing landscape is challenging; encouraging and rewarding stand-out creativity in our medium is a missing piece in the Australian advertising awards landscape. Launched in 2011, The Glossy Awards consist of 21 categories including: Automotive; Banks – Finance – Insurance – Corporate – Government; Beverages; Computer – IT – Telecommunications; Home – Garden – Consumer Durables
Health & Medical; Fashion; FMCG; Media & Entertainment; Sport & Leisure – Travel & Entertainment; Retail; Publisher Creative of the Year; Best Copywriting; Best Art Direction; Best Use of Photography; Best Use of Illustration; Best Use of B2B Magazines; Most Innovative Use of a Magazine; Best Use of a Magazine Website; and Integrated Campaign of the Year.

For award information, visit: www.glossyawards.com.au

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