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2021
A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS

ENTRIES OPEN DEC. 1!

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AD AGE A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS

 

The coveted Ad Age A-List & Creativity Awards honor the forward-thinking leaders, top agencies and creative innovators in the industry today. The long-running A-List is handpicked by the editorial staff at Ad Age, who comb through hundreds of submissions. The Creativity Awards are chosen by esteemed juries led by Ad Age.

Ad Age A-List winners will be released in our May 24 issue. Creativity finalists will be released in May with winners being announced in June. Ad Age A-List winners and Creativity Awards finalists and winners will be` jointly recognized at a virtual event in June.

 

Entries open Dec. 1

 

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CATEGORIES

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2021 AD AGE A-LIST AWARDS

Being named on the A-List is one of the most prestigious honors in advertising. The recognition reflects game-changing creativity, bold leadership and the ability to point the industry in new directions.

A-List honorees will be named in the following categories:

Agency of the Year and A-List

Media Agency of the Year

Multicultural Agency of the Year

International Agency of the Year

Creative Agency of the Year

In-House Agency of the Year

Data/Analytics Agency of the Year 

Design Agency of the Year 

Agency Executive of the Year

Brand CMO of the Year 

 

For A-List Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

Ad Age A-List Awards general requirements

How to enter Ad Age A-List Awards

FAQ

Entries open Dec. 1

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2021 AD AGE CREATIVITY AWARDS

Earning recognition in the Creativity Awards means that your efforts have been a driving force behind the success of campaigns, your company is using technology in savvy ways or your work is setting new standards in emerging categories.

Creativity award finalists and winners will be recognized at an A-List & Creativity Awards virtual event in June.

To be eligible for the Ad Age Creativity Awards, work must have debuted and run between Dec. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2020.

For the Creativity Awards, esteemed juries convened by Ad Age will choose finalists and winners. We will announce our 2021 judges soon!

Creativity Awards honorees will be named in the following categories:

 

Work

Idea of the Year

Experiential Campaign of the Year

Content Marketing of the Year

Best Work for Good 

Tech Innovation of the Year

Craft of the Year 

Tiny But Mighty

 

People

Chief Creative Officer of the Year  

Creative Director of the Year

Creative of the Year

Chief Strategy Officer of the Year 

Strategic Planner of the Year

Media Planner of the Year

Brand Manager of the Year  

Account Manager of the Year 

Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year 

 

Production

Production Company of the Year and A-List

Agency Producer of the Year 

Director of the Year

Director to Watch 

Editorial Company of the Year 

VFX Company of the Year 

Music & Sound Company of the Year 

 

Business

Best ROI: Work that works  

Best Launch of the Year  

Visionary/Founder of the Year

D-to-C Brand of the Year 

 

For Creativity Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to enter Ad Age Creativity Awards

​​​FAQ

 

Entries open Dec. 1

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PRICING & DEADLINES

There is a tiered entry fee structure for the program. Unlike previous years, A-List categories and Creativity categories are due at the same time in 2021. 

Early Pricing:
$395 per category. Ends January 5, 2021, at 11:59pm ET
 

Regular Pricing:
$450 per category. Ends February 3, 2021, at 11:59pm ET
 

A-List & Creativity Awards Final Deadline Pricing:
$600 per category. Deadline March 2, 2021, at 5pm ET
 

There will be no deadline extensions beyond those outlined above.

Please pay strict attention to all the entry requirements and category descriptions, as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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All information included in the entries for A-List & Creativity Awards is limited to any achievements that occurred or work that broke between Dec.1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2020.  Also, all information included should be publishable by the time the awards break in the spring of 2021. Any information noted as “not for public” or “off the record” will not factor into the juries’ evaluation.

Be mindful of all the requirements of each category and make sure to enter your work, people or companies into the appropriate category. In the rare case, up to the discretion of each category’s particular jury, the jury may opt to move an exceptional entry into what they deem to be the appropriate category if they feel it was entered into the wrong category. You will be given the option in the entry form to request that juries refrain from moving your entry if you so wish. Please make sure to check the box designating this. Not checking the box, however, does not guarantee that your entry will be considered in a category into which it was not originally entered. 

Tech Specs: We want you to supply the best of what you have, which is why we don't have any real spec requirements for the files you upload. Please note that our award system does require all direct uploads to be 2gb or less. If your file is larger than 2gb, please supply a link. 

Our entry system does not support hyperlinks. If you wish to point the judges to a specific website, please include the full URL. 

Please pay close attention to all the entry requirements and category descriptions, as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.

 

FAQ

Entries open Dec. 1

 

Click here for last year's Agency A-List winners 

Click here for last year's Creativity Award winners 

 

 

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CONTACT US

Got questions? We're happy to help.

Award Inquiries: [email protected]

Event Inquiries: [email protected]