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Please ensure you read the AWARD Entry Kit for full details on categories and entry requirements. This document will also provide important category descriptions and mandatory submission information.

Please ensure you read the AWARD Entry Kit for full details on categories and entry requirements. This document will also provide important category descriptions and mandatory submission information.

Work must have been created by an agency, production, post-production, music company or relevant craftsperson from Asia, New Zealand or Australia.
Director's cuts, agency versions and alike are not permitted. All work must have aired/ran and this needs to be verified by the client (please refer to mandatory client letter).
 

FILM

B.01 DIRECTION
Includes design and visual style execution, characterisation, performance and storytelling execution.

B.02 CINEMATOGRAPHY
Outstanding in-camera photography

B.03 EDITING
All aspects of the film’s edit will be considered, including timing, pace, visual dynamics, dialogue dynamics, sound integration and overall storytelling. Judges award innovation and flair in the editing decisions and think about the part that the edit has played in the success of the final execution.

B.04 ANIMATION
Includes computer generated 3D, 3D modelling, stop-frame and cel animation.

B.05 DIGITAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Outstanding digital production techniques for compositing of live action and digital elements.
It is mandatory that all entries into B.05 include a before & after/making of video no more than 2 minutes in length. A written description only will not be sufficient for the judging of this sub-category.

B.06 ORIGINAL MUSIC
A track that is specifically scored for a particular project.

B.07 BEST USE AND/OR ARRANGEMENT OF EXISTING MUSIC
An existing piece of music chosen or re-arranged that contributes to the communication. Music videos are not eligible in this sub-category.

B.08 SOUND DESIGN
The process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements. Including sound effects, location recordings, ‘atmos’, etc.

B.09 MUSIC VIDEO
A film produced specifically to market a song for a musician. Music videos need to be primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings.

B.10 PRODUCTION DESIGN 
Set design, location selection, and the overall ability to showcase the brand through the visual storytelling. 

B.11 CASTING 
Judges will consider the vision and achievement of the casting. This category includes the pre-production selection of actors, dancers, singers, models, non-professionals, animals and other talent. 

PRINT 

B.12 COPYWRITING, INDIVIDUAL

B.13 COPYWRITING, CAMPAIGN 

B.14 ART DIRECTION, INDIVIDUAL

B.15 ART DIRECTION, CAMPAIGN

B.16 PHOTOGRAPHY, INDIVIDUAL

B.17 PHOTOGRAPHY, CAMPAIGN

B.18 DIGITAL ENHANCEMENT AND MANIPULATION, INDIVIDUAL
Must include a before and after image that clearly demonstrates the digital enhancement/manipulation

B.19 DIGITAL ENHANCEMENT AND MANIPULATION, CAMPAIGN
Must include a before and after image that clearly demonstrates the digital enhancement/manipulation. Must include 3 or more executions

ILLUSTRATION 

B.20 POSTER ADVERTISING
The poster must have been developed for promotional use and/or brand communication. It must have been illustration developed specifically for the poster execution being entered.
Please provide an in situ image of where the poster ran to show where it was displayed.  

B.21 DIGITAL POSTERS
Please provide an in situ image of where the poster ran to show where it was displayed. 

B.22 DIGITAL ILLUSTRATION
Judges will consider how the illustration was applied to both online content as well as digital design.

B.23 PRESS ADVERTISING

B.24 INSERTS & WRAPS 

B.25 INTEGRATED CAMPAIGNS
Must include 3 or more executions in 2 or more different mediums

TYPOGRAPHY 

B.26 POSTER ADVERTISING 
The poster must have been developed for promotional use and/or brand communication. It must have been typography developed specifically for the poster execution being entered. Please provide an in situ image of where the poster ran to show where it was displayed. 

B.27 DIGITAL POSTERS 
Please provide an in situ image of where the poster ran to show where it was displayed. 

B.28 PRESS ADVERTISING 

B.29 INSERTS & WRAPS 

B.30 INTEGRATED CAMPAIGNS 
Must include 3 or more executions in 2 or more different mediums

B.31 ON SCREEN
Any digital content, film, or branded content where the typography is integral to the overall craft of the work. This can include online and social content.

DIGITAL

B.32 DIGITAL ADVERTS
Display advertising in paid-for online spaces (can include banners, pop-ups, take overs etc.) Online branded film is not eligible in this category (film should be entered in relevant branded entertainment and film categories)

B.33 DIGITAL UTILITIES AND TOOLS 
Awarded to the tool or utility technology which solves a problem while delivering an elegant user experience. 

B.34 GAMES 
Games specifically created for a brand that are designed for an online platform

B.35 WEBSITES 
Awarded to websites which deliver a superior combination of world-class functionality, UX, and visual design. Judges will consider the user experience and the difficulty in the creation process and how they work alongside the website design. 

B.36 MOBILE ADVERTS 
Display advertising in paid-for online mobile specific spaces

B.37 APPS 
Awarded to the app which delivers a superior combination of world-class mobile functionality, UX, and visual design. Judges will consider the app's experience and the difficulty in the creation process and how the design elements come in to play. 

B.38 ANIMATION
Any animated execution developed specifically for and housed in an online environment. TVC's and branded content/films should not be entered in this sub-category but entered into either B.04 or B.40

B.39 TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
The entry must show genuine innovation in a digital media/platform and demonstrate how the craft elevated the execution. 

BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTENT 

B.40 BRANDED ENTERTAINMENT AND CONTENT
The execution must be primarily developed as a piece of branded content and not a stand-alone TVC (which should be entered into B.01 - B.11). Judges can award a piece of content for any craft they think the work excels in and is relevant.

EXPERIENTIAL 

B.41 EXPERIENTIAL
This category can include installations, brand experiences, exhibitions and real-world activations where excellence in craft skills or artistic direction is demonstrable, considerable and responsible for the impact and potency of the work.