Friday 10 November 2023

45th AWARD Awards open for entries, new categories and creative rankings announced

Entries for the are now open.

APAC’s most prestigious creative awards program recognises creative excellence across advertising, design, craft, film, entertainment, strategy and more, spotlighting the past year’s outstanding campaigns and creative talent.

This year, three new categories have been added to the program’s – Creative Leader/Leadership Team of the Year, Creative Director of the Year, and Agency Producer of the Year.

AWARD has also added a new ranking index to each Special Awards’ category – a robust list of the top 10 agencies and individuals across the region determined by an expert panel of judges.

AWARD Chair Mandie van der Merwe said: “These changes cement the reputation and prestige of the AWARD Awards in its endeavours to uncover the best creative work and performers across the region.

“Ultimately, creative rankings are legitimised by the strength and breadth of the panel that decides on them. The AWARD Awards are judged by over 100 of the top creatives in the region.

“The new categories and rankings will accurately spotlight the agencies, teams and individuals who have consistently demonstrated creative excellence across their work over the last 12 months,” she said.

Campaigns completed within the eligibility period of 1 April 2023 to 29 March 2024 will be accepted into the 45th AWARD Awards, with an ‘early bird’ discount of 10% ending at 5:00pm AEDT on Wednesday 6 December. Entries close 5:00pm AEDT Friday 16 February 2024.

Late entries will be accepted up until 5:00pm AEDT Friday 29 March 2024 with an additional late entry fee, with winners announced next August at This Way Up, AWARD’s signature creative festival.

Nominations for judges are also being accepted. To be considered, complete the online nomination form including a short bio here.

Download the entry kit with categories and entry criteria at

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