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The AWARD Awards (Australian Writers and Art Directors Awards)

AWARD - The Australasian Writers and Art Directors Association - is the single most important regional awards show. It has a membership of the finest creative minds from New Zealand, to South East Asia and across the states of Australia. The most prestigious award show in the region, the AWARD Awards attract approximately 1,500 entries in the following categories: Advertising, Design, Craft, Film & Entertainment, Purpose, Innovation, Media and Strategy.

Eligibility Rules

  • Any work first published or aired between 1st January 2022 - 31st March 2023 (please ensure the work has not been entered previously). Please note: the Strategy categories have extended eligibility from the 1 July 2021 - 31st March 2023 (however the same work can not be re-entered). Innovation categories also have extended eligibility in order to meet the entry criteria as outlined in the sub-category descriptions

  • Each entry must be accompanied by a signed letter from the client, authorising the works entry into the Awards and confirming the dates the work was/will be first aired, in order to be eligible for entry to the awards. These letters need to be uploaded online as PDF (template available in Entry Kit)

  • Entries must have been created within the context of a normal paying contract and genuine brief from a Client/Brand (with the exception of the Emerging Indigenous Creative Talent) OR if it’s entered into a self-promotion specific category or done for a non-profit organisation, the Client/Brand must have approved all of media/production/ implementation. The Entry must be submitted exactly as published/aired/released and not have been modified for entry into the awards

  • AWARD accepts work that has appeared anywhere in the world, with the following requirements: In all non-craft categories; the work must have originated and been completed in Asia, New Zealand or Australia. In craft categories; the work must have been created by a Production, Post Production, Music Company, Internal Production Agency or relevant craftsperson (i.e. Director, Cinematographer) from Asia, New Zealand or Australia


  1. Advertising,

  2. Design,

  3. Craft,

  4. Film & Entertainment,

  5. Innovation,

  6. Media,

  7. Purpose,

  8. Strategy,

  9. Special Awards

Entry Period: November - March

Fee(s) Range: The entry fee is different for Member, Non-member and International applicants. It ranges between $330 (AUD) to $605 (AUD) across individual and campaign entries.


Awards and Events

Jean Probert Event Manager

Ph: 0402 906 505

Professional Development

AWARD School, AWARD Craft & AWARD Creative Leadership

Simone Goldstein

Professional Development Manager

Ph: 0417 776 321

*Please note that the list provided is not comprehensive and may not include all relevant details about the event. For complete and up-to-date information, we encourage you to visit the official website*


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