If you have any further questions regarding the awards, reach out to us on our live chat, which can be found at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen and one of our Awards Experts will be happy to help.

About the awards

The awards are open to everyone, everywhere. The Drum Awards is a global competition for advertisers and their agencies, partners and suppliers. If you’ve worked on a campaign or been involved in producing work across any of our categories, these awards are for you.

Early- bird

£396 + VAT

£495 + VAT

Extended Deadline

£594 +  VAT

Early-bird deadline:
 Thursday, July 6, 2023
Official deadline: Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Extended deadline: Wednesday, September 6, 2023

We announce the nominees via this website and social channels (make sure to follow us), the winners will later be revealed during our live awards show. You will also receive an email notifying you of the results.

Nominations announced: Wednesday, October 25, 2023 - 3.00pm GMT
Winners announced:
November 27 - December 7 (find out more)

Entry rules

Entries must have been live at some point between the following dates. Entries do not have to be created within this timescale:

April 2022 - Aug 2023 - Applies to the following competitions: Search, Design and Digital Advertising

Sept 2022 - Aug 2023 - Applies to the following competitions: Social Media, Social Purpose, Experience, Media, B2B, Out of Home, Digital Industries, Content, Creativity, Metaverse, PR, Agency Business

All entries submitted must be legal. Any entries containing offensive material will be disqualified. Any entry that has a complaint upheld against it by the Advertising Standards Authority will be disqualified.

The judges reserve the right to re-allocate entries that in their view are entered in an incorrect category. The judges also reserve the right to remove categories where entries do not meet the standard for nomination.

These entries will not be refunded as they will have been judged accordingly.

Submitting your entries

To find out exactly how to enter, you can follow this handy guide.

Yes, if you save your entries as you go then you will be able to edit them up until the official entry deadline, via your entry dashboard.

You can pay via credit/debit/AMEX card on our website once your entries have been submitted.

Payments must be received by the entry deadline to qualify for judging.

Yes, you will be able to edit your entries up until the official deadline.

To edit your entries log on to your 'Dashboard' > 'Awards' > 'Nominations' and edit.

The judging process

Regardless of budget, size of the project, or scale of the resource, entries will be judged objectively on their own merit. It's a fair playing field for large and small projects.

The jury will be looking for evidence of:

• Clear strategic thinking
• Creativity and innovation
• Tangible results and outcomes

After the panel has carried out their pre-judging, the judges will meet to discuss the entries and decide on the finalists, commendations, and award winners. The judge's decision is final, and they also reserve the right to move your entry into a category if they feel the project is better suited elsewhere.

After the final deadline, the judging panel will sign an NDA before they are given access to read your submission and view your images, videos, and links. By entering these awards, you give the organizers the right to publish/exhibit screen grabs and/or submitted reports. If you wish to upload a modified/less commercially sensitive version for publishing purposes, please do so on the entry upload form under the "public" section.

Sure! You can nominate yourself/colleague/client by completing this form with your details, and a member of The Drum team will be in touch if the application is successful.

We work very hard to make our panels as diverse as possible. We welcome applications from all.

More information regarding the criteria can be found on the application form.

Please note that we cannot guarantee judges' feedback on individual entries, however, if you would like a better understanding of the process, get in touch via our live chat
 where you can speak with a member of The Drum team.