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AD AGE A-LIST & CREATIVITY AWARDS

The coveted Ad Age A-List & Creativity Awards are now closed.

In recognition of an anything-but-typical year, the entry period has been shifted and deadlines for all categories are now the same, with a final deadline of March 2, 2021.

A shortlist of Creativity finalists will be released in May, with Ad Age A-List & Creativity winner announcements following in June 2021. 

We look forward to seeing your entries. Read below for a full list of categories, pricing and deadlines.

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CATEGORIES

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2021 AD AGE A-LIST AWARDS

Being named to the A-List is one of the most prestigious honors in advertising. The recognition reflects game-changing creativity, bold leadership and the ability to point the industry in new directions. The A-List is selected solely by the Ad Age editorial staff.

A-List honorees will be named in the following categories:

Agency of the Year and A-List

Media Agency of the Year

Multicultural Agency of the Year

International Agency of the Year

Creative Agency of the Year

In-House Agency of the Year

Data/Analytics Agency of the Year 

Design Agency of the Year 

Agency Executive of the Year

Brand CMO of the Year 

 

For A-List Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

Ad Age A-List Awards general requirements

How to enter Ad Age A-List Awards

FAQ

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2021 AD AGE CREATIVITY AWARDS

Earning recognition in the Creativity Awards means that your efforts have been a driving force behind the success of campaigns, your company is using technology in savvy ways or your work is setting new standards in emerging categories.

Creativity Awards finalists will be announced in May and winners announced in June alongside A-List winners.

To be eligible for the Ad Age Creativity Awards, work must have debuted and run between Dec. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2020.

For the Creativity Awards, esteemed juries convened by Ad Age will choose finalists and winners. 

Creativity Awards honorees will be named in the following categories:

Work

Idea of the Year

Experiential Campaign of the Year

Content Marketing of the Year

Best Work for Good 

Tech Innovation of the Year

Craft of the Year 

Tiny But Mighty

People

Chief Creative Officer of the Year  

Creative Director of the Year

Creative of the Year

Chief Strategy Officer of the Year 

Strategic Planner of the Year

Media Planner of the Year

Brand Manager of the Year  

Account Manager of the Year 

Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year 

Production

Production Company of the Year and A-List

Agency Producer of the Year 

Director of the Year

Director to Watch 

Editorial Company of the Year 

VFX Company of the Year 

Music & Sound Company of the Year 

Business

Best ROI: Work That Works  

Best Launch of the Year  

Visionary/Founder of the Year

D-to-C Brand of the Year 

 

For Creativity Awards judging criteria and entry instructions:

How to enter Ad Age Creativity Awards

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JUDGES

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The honorees in the long-running A-List Awards are handpicked by the editorial staff at Ad Age. For the Creativity Awards, esteemed juries convened by Ad Age will choose finalists and winners. See below for this year’s 2021 Creativity Award judges.

  Work Jury

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Debbi Vandeven

Global Chief Creative Officer

VMLY&R

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Justine Armour

Chief Creative Officer

Grey New York

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Paloma Azulay

Global CMO

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

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Ricardo Casal

Executive Creative Director and Partner

GUT

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Robert Clifton

Executive Creative Director

Leo Burnett

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George Felix

Chief Marketing Officer

Tinder

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Bianca Guimaraes

Executive Creative Director

Mischief

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Hira Mohibullah

Executive Creative Director

BBDO Pakistan

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Felix Richter

Co-Chief Creative Officer

Droga5

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Danny Robinson

Chief Creative Officer

The Martin Agency

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Gabriel Schmitt

Chief Creative Officer

FBC New York

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Kwame Taylor-Hayford

Co-Founder

Kin

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Ann Christine Diaz

Creativity Editor

Ad Age

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Alexandra Jardine

Associate Creativity Editor U.K.

Ad Age

 

 

People Jury

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Bonnie Wan

Partner and Head of Brand Strategy

Goodby Silverstein & Partners

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Sean Bryan

Co-Chief Creative Officer

McCann New York and North America

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Mark Kirby

Global Strategy Apple Lead

OMD

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Megan Lally

Managing Partner

Highdive

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Lee Maicon

Global Chief Innovation and Strategy Officer

Edelman

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Jessica Monsey

Managing Director

Wieden + Kennedy

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God-is Rivera

Global Director of Culture and Community

Twitter Inc.

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Randy Romero

Social Media Strategist

GSD&M

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Justin Thomas-Copeland

CEO

DDB North America

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I-Hsien Sherwood

Associate Creativity Editor

Ad Age

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Ann Christine Diaz

Creativity Editor

Ad Age

 

Business Jury

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Dara Treseder

Senior VP and Head of Global Marketing and Communications

Peloton

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Alex Bennett Grant

Founder / CEO

We Are Pi

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Aminah Charles

Head of North America Sports

Beats by Dr. Dre

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Marvin Chow

VP of Marketing

Google

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Joan Colletta

Senior Director, Global Brand Marketing

McDonald's

 

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David Lee

Chief Creative Officer

Squarespace

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Ann Lewnes

Chief Marketing Officer and Executive VP of Corporate Strategy and Development

Adobe

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Mohan Ramaswamy

Work & Co

Founding Partner

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Ann Christine Diaz

Creativity Editor

Ad Age

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E.J.Schultz

News Editor

Ad Age

 

 

Production Jury 

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Diane Jackson

Chief Production Officer

DDB Chicago

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Guto Araki

Executive Creative Director

Hulu

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Ali Brown

President

PRETTYBIRD

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Brian Carmody

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

SMUGGLER

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Mike Davidson

Executive Vice preseident, Head of Integrated Production

Leo Burnett

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Carol Dunn

Executive Producer

Human/PostHuman Worldwide

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Sophie Gold

Executive Producer

Elenor

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Daniel Marin

President JOAN Studios; Head Of Production JOAN Creative

JOAN

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Ruben Mercadal

Associate Director of Film Production

Droga5

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Katherine Oppenheim

Managing Partner

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Ann Christine Diaz

Creativity Editor

Ad Age

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Alexandra Jardine

Associate Creativity Editor U.K.

Ad Age

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PRICING & DEADLINES

There is a tiered entry fee structure for the program. Unlike previous years, A-List categories and Creativity categories are due at the same time in 2021. 

Early Pricing:
$395 per category. Ends January 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET

Regular Pricing:
$450 per category. Ends February 3, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET

A-List & Creativity Awards Final Deadline Pricing:
$600 per category. Deadline March 2, 2021, at 5 p.m. ET

There will be no deadline extensions beyond those outlined above.

Please pay strict attention to all the entry requirements and category descriptions, as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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All information included in the entries for A-List & Creativity Awards is limited to any achievements that occurred or work that broke between Dec. 1, 2019 and Dec. 31, 2020.  Also, all information included should be publishable by the time the awards break in the spring of 2021. Any information noted as “not for public” or “off the record” will not factor into the juries’ evaluation.

Be mindful of all the requirements of each category and make sure to enter your work, people or companies into the appropriate category. In the rare case, up to the discretion of each category’s particular jury, the jury may opt to move an exceptional entry into what they deem to be the appropriate category if they feel it was entered into the wrong category. You will be given the option in the entry form to request that juries refrain from moving your entry if you so wish. Please make sure to check the box designating this. Not checking the box, however, does not guarantee that your entry will be considered in a category into which it was not originally entered. 

Tech Specs: We want you to supply the best of what you have, which is why we don't have any real spec requirements for the files you upload. Please note that our award system does require all direct uploads to be 2GB or less. If your file is larger, please supply a link. 

Our entry system does not support hyperlinks. If you wish to point the judges to a specific website, please include the full URL. 

Please pay close attention to all the entry requirements and category descriptions, as fees are non-refundable once entries are submitted.

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Click here for last year's Agency A-List winners 

Click here for last year's Creativity Award winners 

 

Terms & Conditions

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A-List & Creativity Awards entry concierge service

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Have questions about the program? Need an extra set of eyes on your entry form? Our entry concierge service is here to help.

We know these are challenging times, so a little extra guidance can make all the difference as you navigate the entry process. Contact Nicole Nelson with your questions to get started.

*We will do our best to get back to you in 24-48 hours, subject to timing and availability.

 

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CONTACT US

Got questions? We're happy to help.

Award Inquiries: alistcreativityawards@adage.com

Event Inquiries: aaevents@adage.com