Creative and Digital Awards

Creative and digital awards are always looking for the most innovative, successful and growing organisations to celebrate.

With the huge presence of technology in our day-to-day tasks, and the need for well-designed websites, marketing campaigns, and branding, the digital and creative industries are highly competitive and continuously growing.

Why enter creative and digital awards?

When competition is strong, you need to prove why you are the best and there is no better way than getting recognition from a third party – that’s where awards come in. We can help you win the awards that will help YOU win more pitches and grow your business.

Winning awards, and getting that winners trophy and PR can help you secure new customers/clients, impress stakeholders, or entice new talented employees to join your award-winning business.

Also, when you have teams working on a big project that you have successfully launched, entering and winning awards is a fantastic morale booster for your teams and an ideal way to reward everyone for their efforts.

Creative and Digital Awards to enter

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite digital and creative awards for you to enter. Click on the awards below for more information and get in touch with us for help choosing your award-winning category.

The Corporate Content Awards – The Corporate Content Awards is the only awards event to benchmark and reward corporate storytelling and the use of narrative to all corporate audiences, across owned, earned and bought media.

The Digital Impact Awards – The Digital Impact Awards sets the industry-wide benchmark in digital stakeholder engagement. The event honours the best corporate digital communications work in Europe.

Communicate Lens Awards – The Communicate Lens Awards celebrate those organisations using film and video by setting the standard for excellence in visual communications. Whether it is through animation, infographics, social video, documentary, narrative or other formats, film plays a crucial role in communicating with an organisation’s key audiences. The Communicate Lens Awards will examine films targeting the internal, investor, recruitment and ESG audiences in order to identify the best in video communications.

DADI Awards – The DADIs (The Drum Awards for the Digital Industries) are open internationally to all agencies and brands who are producing exciting and innovative digital work. From apps to consumer products, use of search to social media, paid media and VR, the DADIs have been recognising excellence for the past 12 years.

Drum Design Awards – The Drum Design Awards celebrate and recognise great design being produced by agencies globally and give you an opportunity to see your best design work rewarded. The awards are open globally to all design consultancies, advertising agencies, digital agencies, creative agencies, media owners, in house teams, freelancers or clients who work within the design discipline.

Roses Awards – The Drum Roses Creative Awards celebrate the best creative work outside the M25, striving to find the hidden gems in advertising, design and digital. The awards are open to anyone producing great creative work, provided your headquarters or your client’s headquarters are based in the UK or Ireland but outside London’s M25.

The Drum Chip Shop Awards – The Drum Chip Shop Awards celebrate pure, unadulterated creativity. It’s a platform where anything and everything is allowed, an awards show with no rules and no boundaries meaning the possibilities are endless! These awards are a place where professionals, students, or anyone really, can compete on a level playing field. It’s the most accessible creative awards show on the planet.

Search Awards – The UK Search Awards have been celebrating the expertise, talent and achievements of the search industry for over half a decade and are regarded as the premiere celebration of SEO, PPC and content marketing in the UK. The awards attract hundreds of entries from the leading search and digital agencies from across the UK and to those based elsewhere around the globe who are delivering work for the UK market.

European Search Awards – The European Search Awards is an international competition that celebrate the very best in SEO, PPC, Digital and Content Marketing in Europe. The awards feature a number of categories celebrating SEO & PPC campaigns, software and the teams and individuals behind them.

UK User Experience Awards – The User Experience UK Awards was established in 2013 to recognise excellence in user-focused digital or service design. The Awards celebrate the great and innovative UX offerings from organisations that take pride in creating the best possible online or multi-channel experiences.

The Webby Awards – The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) comprised of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities—and Associate Members who are former Webby Winners, Nominees and other Internet professionals. The Webbys now honors excellence in 7 major media types: Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Social; Apps, Mobile, & Voice, Games, and Podcasts.

Cannes Lions – Home to the entire creative marketing community, Cannes Lions is the global benchmark for effective communications. Winning at Cannes Lions puts you among the creative elite. It means you’ve created game-changing work. That your campaigns have delivered results and moved the creative needle.

Tech4Good Awards (MOMO) – The AbilityNet Tech4Good Awards recognise organisations and individuals who use digital technology to improve the lives of others and make the world a better place. We’re the only awards that highlight the wealth of charities, businesses and volunteers across the UK that harness the power of technology to benefit the community.

Marketing Week Masters – Marketing Week Masters is one of the only UK title that covers everything from strategy and creativity, through to execution. With an award that provides global exposure, the winning campaigns are ones that resonate across nations. All shortlisted entries are announced and shared across Marketing Week’s channels, while winners receive a detailed showcase, outlining what makes them the best of the best.

How to enter

If you’re interested in entering any of the awards listed, now it’s time to start putting your award entry together! You can read our top tips on how to write an award-winning entry here.

There are hundreds of awards out there so don’t worry if the awards listed above don’t fit your business. You can take a look at some of our other awards lists here, or we can create a bespoke awards strategy for you – detailing exactly which awards you could be winning.

If winning awards is a vital component of your business strategy, but you don’t have the time or resources to complete the entry process – we can help!

We write winning award entries, create award-winning presentations on a day-to-day basis, and we work with a whole variety of businesses, from every industry. We take away all the stress and work from our clients and provide world-class entries to give you the best chance of winning.

You can read our case studies of previous recent award wins and find out more about our bespoke business award services.

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