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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.

SPECIAL AWARDS

Individual Agency of the Year

This award is for Individual City Offices of a Network – or Independent Agency. If the agency has worked on a project with another office in a different city, they can still enter that work – but the prize will go to the ONE office nominated in the entry. 

Members: $1,000 | Non members: $1,200 | International: $1,090 

Individual Creative or Team of the Year 

For individuals who have worked in the industry for 5 years or more.

A single writer or art director can enter or a writer/art director team. Or a designer or design team. For a team to enter, ALL the work must have been originated by the TEAM, not a combination of two individuals’ work. 

Entry fee: $500 

Individual Director of the Year 

Means Individual not Collective. If two directors always work together they can enter as a team.

For individuals who have worked in the industry for 5 years or more. 

Entry fee: $500 

Emerging Creative or Team of the Year 

For individuals who have worked in the industry for less than 5 years. 

A single writer or art director can enter or a writer/art director team. Or a designer or design team. For a team to enter, ALL the work must have been originated by the TEAM, not a combination of two individuals’ work. 

Entry fee: $300 

Emerging Director of the Year

For individuals who have worked in the industry for less than 5 years. 

This is for Individuals not Collectives. If two directors always work together they can enter as a team.

Entry fee: $300 

Emerging Indigenous Creative Talent 

To be eligible for this award the entrant (or entrant team) must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and have worked in the industry for less than 5 years. 

To enter, you need to supply THREE pieces of work (only two of which need to be for a commercial client).

They can be individual films, designs, projects, experiences, or campaigns.

They must include work from at least TWO different companies/organisations. Only two of the three pieces of work need to be for a commercial client.

A single writer or director, art director can enter or a writer/art director team. Or a designer or design team. For a team to enter, ALL the work must have been originated by the TEAM, not a combination of two individuals’ work. 

Entry is free. 

Agency Network of the Year 

The Agency Network of the Year is calculated through a points system based on how many Gold, Silver, Bronze and Finalist entries a brand was credited with during that year’s show.

No additional entry required. 

Production Company of the Year

The Production Company of the Year is calculated through a points system based on how many Gold, Silver, Bronze and Finalist entries a company was awarded during that year’s show.

No additional entry is required. 

Marketing Team of the Year

The Marketing Team of the Year is calculated through a points system based on how many Gold, Silver, Bronze and Finalist entries a brand was credited with during that year’s show.

No additional entry is required. 

The Grand Award

The Grand Award is judged by a panel of jury chairs in a live discussion, and selected from the gold-winning entries of every category. Judges may use their own discretion and deem work ineligible for the Grand Award if it has been undertaken pro bono, and not from a legitimate client brief.  

No additional entry is required. 

The APG Grand Award 

The APG Grand Award is judged by the APG jury chairs in a live discussion, and selected from the gold-winning entries of every category. Judges may use their own discretion and deem work ineligible for the Grand Award if it has been undertaken pro bono, and not from a legitimate client brief. (No additional entry fee is required).

No additional entry is required.