Global Strategy Awards & Festivals – 2021

Global Strategy Awards & Festivals – 2021

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Check out this list of Global Strategy Awards put together by Julian Cole of the The Planning Dirty Academy – it includes the festival name, description, url, location, date and deadline.

Have another brand strategy award or festival to add for 2021 or 2022? Let us know!

2021 Global Strategy Awards & Festivals

Name of Festival




Date of Awards

Date of Submission

Creative Communication Award promoting creativity, excellence and outstandingly executed ideas in graphic design, communication, advertising and digital media. LINK Global 4 – 6 weeks after submissions close. Ongoing
Jay Chiats The global 4A’s Jay Chiat Awards recognizes the best strategic thinking in our industry. Where awards for creativity and effectiveness reward the output, the Jay Chiat Awards recognizes the input. Past years’ winners demonstrated how great strategies lead to ideas that engage us, move us to action, and even change the way we see the world. LINK Global September Ongoing until June
Marketing Week Masters Marketing Week has been at the centre of the marketing industry for more than 40 years, giving us unrivalled authority, trust and integrity. LINK London 30th of April, 2021
AME Awards AME-winning campaigns demonstrate a groundbreaking solution to a challenging marketing problem solved via strategic planning, creative execution and producing measurable results. LINK Global 31st of May, 2021
One Show Creative Awards The One Club for Creativity is a not-for-profit organization that celebrates and serves the global advertising and design industries, and when the pandemic began to affect the world earlier in the year, we jumped to make adjustments to help our community. LINK Global 26th of March 2021 7th of June, 2021
Indoor Recess The ad comp for students stuck indoors instead of interning. LINK U.S.A & Canada July 3, August 7, September 17 June 22 – 29 & July 20 – August 3
Golden Drum The Golden Drum Festival wants to continue to inspire and empower creative thinking. Likewise, we encourage self-reflection, to ensure our new society matches our new reality. LINK Europe 15th of October, 2021 13th of August, 2021
LIA Awards London International Awards stands as a champion of the creative process, creatives themselves, and of course fantastic creative work. LINK Global October 2021 31st of August, 2021
City Nation Place The City Nation Place Awards celebrate the work that place brand and marketing organisations around the world are doing to build civic pride, promote place values, and to attract tourism, talent, and investment. LINK Global 5th of November, 2021 9th of September, 2021
IPA Awards UK advertising agencies are fast-paced, dynamic and produce advertising, media and marketing that is the envy of the world. And we’re the professional body that supports them. We have an unprecedented pool of knowledge they can draw on. We voice their concerns, showcase their work and continuously develop their skills to keep them at the top of their game. We are the power behind the practitioners. The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. Incorporated by Royal Charter. LINK Global October 2022 From October 2021 – Easter 2022
The European Awards The European Business Awards were created with the main purpose of enabling the attendees to share a day with other professionals, promoting excellence and knowledge through teaching, research, and proactive networking. LINK Europe 31st of December, 2021
The WARC Awards programme is a search for next-generation marketing effectiveness. Winning a WARC Award shows that you are developing and mastering new techniques to deliver business results for clients. LINK Global From April – December
Young Glory The only worldwide creativity competition devoted to awarding creative consistency. It is also your chance to get work in front of a big industry name every month. LINK Global Every month from Sept – April
The Strategy Awards Celebrate Canada’s best brand-building ideas and insights. Get credit for your strategic plans on the podium and share those success stories with the industry in strategy magazine. LINK Canada April
4As Festival In an ever-changing ecosystem, there is an even greater need to evolve and adapt to drive greater impact. Marketers need agencies more than ever in navigating the incredibly complex challenges they continue to face. The 4A’s empowers members to drive commerce, spark connections, and shape culture through infinite creativity. LINK U.S.A. September
YouTube Works Awards The YouTube Works Awards (in partnership with Kantar) celebrate and champion the brilliant minds producing the most innovative and effective campaigns on YouTube in the past year. LINK July 2021 20th of April, 2021
Cannes Lions Awards The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity is a global event for those working in creative communications, advertising, and related fields. It is considered the largest gathering of the advertising and creative communications industry. LINK Global Third Week of June 2021 15th of April, 2021
APG The APG is a not-for-profit organisation run for and by its members: primarily account planners in advertising agencies, but increasingly the wider community of communications strategists, including media planners, channel planners, digital planners and DM planners. LINK Global 8th – 9th of September, 2021 31st of March, 2021
D&AD Design and Art Direction, formerly known as British Design and Art Direction, is a British educational organisation that was created in 1962 to promote excellence in design and advertising. It is most famous for its annual awards, the D&AD Pencils. LINK Global May 2021 17th of March, 2021
The Webby Awards The Webby Awards are awards for excellence on the Internet presented annually by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, a judging body composed of over two thousand industry experts and technology innovators. LINK Global 18th of May, 2021 1st of March, 2021
Asia Spikes The Spikes Asia Creativity Report presents the definitive APAC rankings which benchmark excellence for the year ahead, as well as in-depth commentary on the winning work, insights from the jury rooms and a detailed look on the key trends & themes emerging from work entered into Spikes Asia 2020/21. LINK Asia Febuary 2021 January 2021
Effies Effie Worldwide stands for effectiveness in marketing, spotlighting ideas that work and encouraging thoughtful dialogue about the drivers of marketing effectiveness. The Effie network collaborates with some of the top research and media organizations worldwide to bring its audience relevant and first-class insights into effective marketing strategy. LINK Global
Eurobest The Eurobest Festival of Creativity (formerly the European Advertising Festival) is an annual event which celebrates and rewards “creative excellence” in creative communications, advertising and related fields in Europe. LINK Europe

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