THE INDIE AWARDS
THE INDIE AWARDS are the only large scale international awards exclusively for independent agencies and judged by independent agencies. This is the chance to benchmark your work against the best in the independent sector.

From their creation, THE INDIE AWARDS have aimed to raise the profile of the independent agency sector by recognising talent and rewarding achievement. Prizes are presented for excellence, not agency size. No bias, no politics, no “Agency of the Year”: just the best work.

If you’d like to learn more, please contact

stephanie@indieawards.global

SIMPLE AND AFFORDABLE

Enter your work online, in one of five categories:

Creative
Media planning and/or buying
PR / earned media: corporate reputation management
PR / social: consumer influence

Upload a short video and/or a written case history

Pay the fee of US$ 200 per entry

Check the full rules and guidelines here

TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Choose your agencies’ best work. It should be original, distinctive, insightful, impactful, well crafted and effective.

If you submit a video: be sure it tells your story in a clear but engaging way. The prize is for the work, not the video.. but judges are only human!

If you submit a written case history: set out clearly, what your work was intended to achieve; how you approached the challenge; and what were the results, as far as you can tell. Remember the judges have a lot to read!

If you submit supporting material, be sure it is relevant and really helps your case. One good video is worth more than a lot of “interesting” detail.

TIMELINE
Entries Open

15th March 2019

Entries Close

21st May 2019

Judging starts

31st May 2019

Shortlist Announced

11th June 2019

Presentation Party

Tuesday 18th June from 3pm – 6pm. Venue
in the South of France
to be confirmed

WHAT YOU WIN
TROPHIES

THE INDIE AWARDS celebrate the spirit of independence and
what better way to do that than by awarding a trophy that is not
only beautiful but also, a means to creativity in its own right.
Handcrafted using traditional methods in the Highlands of
Scotland, THE INDIE AWARDS whistles are a truly unique prize that will be a talking point in any agency’s trophy collection!

– Each shortlisted entry will received a signed certificate
– The best in each category will win a “whistle” trophy
– The “best in show” will also win a “D” whistle – the most iconic of all Scottish whistles

NEW FOR 2019: “PUBLIC GOOD” AWARD

Based on Feedback from agencies who participated in 2018, we have introduced a new award for 2019: “Public Good.” This category replaces last year’s ‘Local Hero’ category.

The Public Good award will be given for the best work in any discipline (creative, media or PR), commissioned by and for a charity, not-for-profit organisation or NGO, to publicise the organisation’s purpose, events and messages. Work eligible for this category may not be entered in the other categories. If in doubt, the organisers will advise on which category any specific work should be entered into.

We believe this will create a fairer opportunity for agencies’ commercial work, as well as highlighting achievements in promoting work for the public benefit.

As before, all entries in all categories will be eligible for the “Best in Show” award.

Click here for full information.

JUDGING

THE INDIE AWARDS are always judged by respected leaders and practitioners from leading independent agencies from around the world. The organisers have set the rules, but will not influence the judges’ decisions in any way.

The first round of judging is online. There will be up to five judges per category and each entry is evaluated by at least three of them (clearly, a judge cannot evaluate his own agencies’ work). Based on the average of the judges’ scores, five entries per category will be shortlisted.

The judges will then convene to choose a winner in each category; and finally, a “best in show.”

The Public Good award will be judged separately but will follow the same process.

THE 2018 INDIE AWARDS JUDGES

BEST MEDIA CAMPAIGN

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Pedro Martins
Board Director

Total Media, UK

Aaron Monks
Aaron Monks
CEO

360 DMG, Australia

Martin Albrecht
Martin Albrecht
CEO

Crossmedia, Germany

jessica_toh
Jessica Toh
Co-Founder

The Media Shop, Singapore

paolo_torchetti
Paolo Torchetti
Owner

Changee, Italy

PR / SOCIAL: CONSUMER INFLUENCE

mikael_nemeschansky
Mikael Nemeschansky
Creative Director

Hasan & Partners, Finland

Aoiffe Madden
Aoiffe Madden
Group Account Director

Thinkhouse, Ireland

johannes_buzasi
Johannes Buzási
Managing Director

FischerAppelt, Germany

Amit Chakravarty
Amit Chakravarty
Consumer Lead

WE Worldwide, UK

PR / EARNED MEDIA: CORPORATE REPUTATION

nan_william
Nan Williams
Group Chief Executive

Four Communications, UK

yvette_dobromirova
Yvette Dobromirova
Founder

PRoPR, Bulgaria

alison_taylor
Alison Taylor
Managing Director

Conscious Communications, UK

richard_dutton
Richard Dutton
CMO

The Engine Group, UK

CREATIVE: AUDIOVISUAL

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Tim Chan
Executive Creative Director

GOVT, Singapore

sergio_pollacia
Sergio Pollaccia
CEO

Amen, Argentina

heather_snow
Heather Snow
Marketing Director

McGarrah Jessee, USA

michael_wilk
Michael Wilk
Global Executive Creative Director

Serviceplan, Germany

mithila_saraf
Mithila Saraf
Brand Planner

Famous Innovations, India

CREATIVE: PRINT AND DESIGN

mark_nicholos
Mark Nichols
Design Director

Williams Hamm Murray, UK

pancho_gonzalez
Pancho Gonzalez
Co-Founder & CCO

Inbrax, Chile

uttara_mastings
Uttara Mastings
Group Strategy Director

Jones Knowles Ritchie, UK

stefan_wubbe
Stefan Wübbe
COO

Kolle Rebbe, Germany

Abinandan Bose
Abinandan Bose
Creative Director

Medulla, India

2018 INDIE AWARDS WINNERS

We would like to congratulate all the 2018 INDIE AWARDS winners.

Award: Best-in-Show
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old
Client: Plan International
Award: Best PR/Earned Media: Corporate Reputation
Agency: BBD Perfect Storm
Country: UK
Campaign: FANS NOT NUMBERS
Client: SKINS
Award: Best PR/Social: Consumer Influence
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old
Client: Plan International
Award: Best Media Campaign
Agency: Marcus Thomas LLC
Country: USA
Campaign: DEXCOM Fingers
Client: DEXCOM
Award: Local Hero Award
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Sheboard
Client: Plan International
Award: Best Creative: Audiovisual
Agency: RPA
Country: USA
Campaign: Imaginary Friend Society
Client: Pediatric Brain Tumor – Foundation
Award: Best Creative: Print and Design
Agency: Kolle Rebbe Gmbh
Country: Germany
Campaign: Micro Meals
Client: Misereor

To see the shortlist listed agencies click here

2018 INDIE AWARDS WINNERS

We would like to congratulate all the 2018 INDIE AWARDS winners.

Award:  Best-in-Show
Agency:   hasan & partners
Country:  Finland
Campaign:  Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old
Client:  Plan International

Award: Best PR/Earned Media: Corporate Reputation
Agency: BBD Perfect Storm
Country: UK
Campaign: FANS NOT NUMBERS
Client: SKINS

Award: Best PR/Social: Consumer Influence
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Maternity Wear for a 12-Year-Old
Client: Plan International

Award: Best Media Campaign
Agency: Marcus Thomas LLC
Country: USA
Campaign: DEXCOM Fingers
Client: DEXCOM

Award: Local Hero Award
Agency: hasan & partners
Country: Finland
Campaign: Sheboard
Client: Plan International

Award: Best Creative: Audiovisual
Agency: RPA
Country: USA
Campaign: Imaginary Friend Society
Client: Pediatric Brain Tumor – Foundation

Award: Best Creative: Print and Design
Agency: Kolle Rebbe Gmbh
Country: Germany
Campaign: Micro Meals
Client: Misereor

To see the shortlist listed agencies click here

THE CEREMONY

The INDIE AWARDS are unique – and so it seems only right that we should announce the winners of the 2019 awards in a fitting location. We therefore invite you to join us in the South of France for a glass or two of Rose and to celebrate the best work from the independent agency world.

Every agency which enters THE INDIE AWARDS will receive a FREE invitation to the Presentation Party.

SPONSORS

We offer a number of sponsorship packages at THE INDIE AWARDS Presentation Party to companies providing products and services of special relevance to independent agencies.

For further details about sponsoring THE INDIE AWARDS please call Paul Squirrell on +44 (0)20 7240 7117 or email paul.squirrell@thenetworkone.com

Choozle: 2018 INDIE AWARDS sponsor

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