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FAQs

The entry deadline is 9 February 2018. 
All material will remain confidential to the judges. Winning and highly commended cases will be published in The Marketing Society Clubhouse and on our partner’s website Warc.com. Entrants have the right to mark financial info or sensitive parts of their entry as ‘Not for publication’. This will, in all cases, be respected by the organisers. But we ask that you DO NOT mark the whole paper as judges eyes only, as we publish the winning and commended papers on our website after the Awards, for our members to learn best practice from one another.

The judging takes place 26 April 2018.

The shortlist is announced on this website – and via our social platforms – in April each year.

The Marketing Society Excellence Awards night takes place in June each year in central London.

No. Please leave the membership number field blank on the entry form if you are not a member. Members of the Society will receive a discount on their entries however, if you wish to apply for membership please contact James Sutcliffe in our membership team.

No, the entry system is all online.

Yes, lots. Head to our YouTube channel and the Excellence Awards playlist. There you'll find advice from past judges on what they look for in a winning paper, as well as insight from senior marketers from the winning brands, interviewed on Awards night.

You can also view and download the 2018 entry guide.

Please submit your entry PDF  format, and JPEG for supporting images.

Yes you may. A maximum of three images no larger than A5 at 300dpi.

Your main submission must be no more than 5MB. Any files above this size will not be accepted.

We go out to members (via email) and the wider marketing community (on social media) for nominations for our shortlist at the beginning of February each year.

Marketers will then have the chance to vote (around the end of May) for the winner on this website, and we'll promote the shortlist and the vote across social media around this time. 

We then announce the winner on Awards night in June.

Members of The Marketing Society have access to hundreds of winning and highly commended papers from our Awards in the Library section of our online Clubhouse.

Members can login using their Marketing Society membership number and password (which are different to the login details you create to submit your papers on our our Awards platform).

For non-members, you can view our 2017 Grand Prix paper from #JoinTheHerd here.

Yes, we first published Marketing Excellence in 2006 and we're now on our third edition, Marketing Excellence 3, which contains 30 case studies from award-winning brands and is available to buy via Amazon.

If you would like to discuss which category or categories to enter, please call +4420 8973 1350 or email us and we can advise you.

The entry guide is also a good starting point and contains a lot of information around each category, the criteria, past number of entrants.

See the 2018 entry guide.

Multiple trophies are able to be purchased. Please email the team for more details.

Yes, for details on Awards sponsorship opportunities please contact us on +4420 8 973 1350 or email us.

2018 entries open

Deadline to submit, 9 Feb 2018.