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The Indie Awards are the only large scale international awards designed exclusively for independent agencies of all communications disciplines and judged by independent agencies. This is your chance to benchmark your work against the very 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.


The Indie Awards are simple and easy to enter, with just six categories in which to enter your work:

  • Creative- Audiovisual

  • Creative- Print & Design

  • Media

  • Corporate PR

  • Lifestyle PR

  • Public Good

Each entry costs £250 GBP.

Entries for 2021 open on the 16th June 2021.

early bird deadline

judging starts

winners announced

shortlist announced

entries open

31st July

19th October

16th June

7th October

11th November

entries close

30th September


Every judge for the Indie Awards is a senior director of an independent agency, at the top of their game- and many are founders. Every continent of the world is represented.

All entrants will receive feedback how each jury scores your work against each criteria, compared to the average score for each category. 


The Indie Awards are unique- each entrant receives personalised feedback on how their entries were scored by the jury, against each criteria. You will find out how your work was scored for insight and strategy, creativity, execution and results, relative to the average in each category, so that you can truly benchmark your work. 

"Extremely valuable feedback to receive, and share with the teams who helped create the work!"


Nelson Schmidt, USA


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!


We would like to thank all our sponsors for the Indie Awards 2020. Your support is truly appreciated.

If you'd like to sponsor the Indie Awards 2021 please contact Paul Squirrell.

Or download our 2021 sponsor's guide here