IAB Creative Showcase Awards – Submissions open!

By Celtra


The Creative Showcase Awards, sponsored by Celtra, have been celebrating cutting edge creativity and innovation within the digital advertising sector since May 2003. The awards remit remains the same and will continue to represent the broad range of digital creativity from content, social, and mobile apps to inspiring display and video advertising.

However a new set of award categories have been set for 2015, including:

  • Best Creative Idea 
  • Best Integrated Campaign
  • Most Buzz-worthy Content
  • Most Creative for a Cause
  • Most Made for Mobile
  • Young Digital Creative Most Creative use of an Emerging Technology
  • Agency of the Year
  • Best Digital Video Creative
  • Most Creative use of Data

New to 2015 is an award for Best Facial Hair in the industry, a call to arms to all the outstanding beards and moustaches of the digital advertising industry. This award will be judged by the IAB and will be presented the night of the official ceremony.

The award entries open on Tuesday 18th August until Friday 25th September, with judging commencing from Monday 5th October until Monday 26th October. The award ceremony will take place at Electric Carousel, in Soho on the evening of Wednesday 2nd December.

The judging panel for the awards is complete with several senior level creative directors from some of London’s award winning creative agencies, including: Ann Wixley, OMD UK, Becky Power, Mindshare, Dan Harrison, VCCP, Daniele Fiandaca, Creative Social, Eloise Smith, Lowe Profero, Emma Perkins, Lowe Open, Gareth James, Aqueduct, Gav Gordon-Rogers, Lost Boys, Geoff Gower, ais London, Georgia Barretta, Geometry, Hollie Newton, Grey London, Jax Ostle Evans, Stinkdigital, Jeremy Garner, Hiveworks, Jiri Bures, Imagination, Jo Wallace, Saatchi & Saatchi, Jonny Watson, VCCP, Katrina Howell, Red Bee Media, Laura Jordan Bambach, Mr President, Matt Longstaff, AKQA, Paul Vallois, Partners Andrews Aldridge, Resh Sidhu, Framestore VR, Rich Coggin, Spinnaker, Simon Gill, Digitas LBi, Stefan Shaw, BBC, Tiina Bjork, AKQA, Vicki Maguire, Grey, Will Barnett, Adjust Your Set.

The IAB’s, Acting Director of Marketing, Alex Kozloff said: “We’re really excited about the re-launch of our long standing awards. The Creative Showcase is well established amongst leading creative agencies and we want to ensure it remains forefront of mind and relevant to the industry. This is why we have decided to turn the awards from monthly into an annual event and make them bigger and better than ever before.”

David Rozac, Creative Product Director, Celtra said, "As a mobile-first, cross screen HTML5 creative platform, we at Celtra are champions for creativity in our industry. The media is not yet the message and this year will see creative driving innovation for brands that have been focused mainly on media in recent times. We are both honoured and proud to sponsor the IAB Creative Showcase Awards and look forward to seeing the creative bar raised yet again."

Submit your campaign on the IAB site.

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