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Adweek Awards

Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. First published in 1979, Adweek's award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. As a touchstone of the advertising and marketing community, Adweek is an unparalleled resource for leaders across multiple industries who rely on its content to help them do their job better. Adweek Awards honour and celebrate the successful work of today’s most innovative, creative marketers, creators, and agency and media executives with

> Media Plan of the Year

Celebrating the year’s most creative media plans and executions from around the globe. For over 20 years, Adweek has honuored the industry’s most dynamic media plans and executions from around the world— and the teams who are integral to this vital yet oft-overlooked part of the business.

In 2023, Adweek will accept entries for Media Plan of the Year across 28 categories. Entries will be evaluated by an independent panel of jurors based on the creativity and efficacy of the plan to meet client objectives. Any domestic or foreign advertising agency, media buying service, or in-house advertising agency media department may enter. Winners will be announced in the Adweek print and digital properties August 28th, 2023.

> Media All-Stars Honouring the individuals who represent the best, brightest, and most strategic thinking across the media business. As the media and brand marketing ecosystems continue to be transformed by digital technology, media agencies find themselves operating at the crucial intersection of science and creativity. Within this arena, All-Stars rise above the norm—forging new pathways of innovation and leveraging insights to drive results for their clients. Each year, Adweek honors these individuals and their impact on the industry. Submissions are accepted in three categories, and winners are selected by Adweek’s editors, profiled in the August 14th issue.

> Fastest Growing Agencies

General Eligibility/Rules:

  • Entries cannot be made without the permission of the client and/or owner of the rights of the work. All entries must have been created for a paying client except pro bono work for charities and non-profit organizations. Adweek retains the rights to disqualify entries which offend national, religious, cultural or racial feelings.The majority of the campaign must take place between January 1st, 2022 and June 1st, 2023 in order to be eligible for entry into this year’s Adweek Media Plan of the Year Awards.

  • Adweek Media All-Stars Awards reserves the right to move an entry from one category to another if it is submitted into the wrong category. We also reserve the right to cancel any categories with an insufficient number of qualifying entrants. Entries cannot be made without the permission of the client and/or owner of the rights of the work. Adweek retains the right to disqualify entries/entrants that promote racism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and/or inequality of any kind, without refund.


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