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2019
A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS

NEW CATEGORIES!

8 categories added to this year's program

 

ENTRIES OPEN 10/1

 

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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.

New this year, we have expanded the Production awards to honor individuals in various categories as well as top post-production companies. All of the Production categories will be celebrated as part of Ad Age's Creativity Awards

Ad Age A-List winners and Creativity Awards finalists and winners are published in Ad Age at separate times. A-List winners & Creativity People, Business, and Work finalists and winners will be jointly recognized at a gala held in New York in April 2020. Creativity Production winners will be recognized separately at a cocktail event in Los Angeles in March 2020.

 

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CATEGORIES

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2020 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

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2020 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.

New this year we have expanded the production awards to honor individuals in various categories as well as top post-production companies. All production awards will be honored at a new dedicated Creativity Production Awards event in Los Angeles, with select main winners to also be honored at the A-List & Creativity Awards Gala in New York.

To be eligible for the Ad Age Creativity Awards, work must have debuted and run between Nov. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2019.

Creativity Awards honorees will be named in the following categories:

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 

 

Business

Best ROI: Work that works  

Best Launch of the Year

Visionary/Founder of the Year

D-to-C Brand of the Year

 

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

 

Production

Production Company of the Year & 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 and Sound Company of the Year

 

For Creativity Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to Enter Ad Age Creativity Awards


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PRICING & DEADLINES

There is a tiered entry fee structure for each program.

Early Pricing:

$395 per category. Ends October 23, 2019, at 11:59pm EST

Regular Pricing:

$450 per category. Ends November 26, 2019, at 11:59pm EST

A-List Awards Last Chance Pricing/Final Deadline:

$600 per category. Deadline December 19, 2019, at 5pm EST  

Creativity Awards Last Chance Pricing/Final Deadline:

$600 per category. Deadline January 7, 2020, at 5pm EST
 

There will be no deadline extensions beyond those outlined above. 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

All information included in the entries for A-List and Creativity Awards is limited to any achievements that occurred or work that broke in 2019. Also, all information included should be publishable by the time the awards break in the spring of 2020. 

Any information noted as “not for public” or “off the record” will not factor into the juries’ evaluation.

Please 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.

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. 

 

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Click here for last year's A-List Award Winners 

Click here for last year's Creativity Award Winners 

 

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Award Inquiries: [email protected]

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