Entry criteria

Deadlines and fees

Entries for The Indie Awards 2020 are now closed. The call for entries for The Indie Awards 2021 will launch in June. 

Cost of entry is $250 USD per entry. 


There are six simple categories in the Indie Awards:

  • Creative- Audiovisual

  • Creative- Print & Design

  • Media

  • Corporate PR

  • Lifestyle PR

  • Public Good

Eligibility & judging criteria

See below for the eligibility and judging criteria for each category.

Creative- Audiovisual
Creative- Print & Design
Corporate PR
Lifestyle PR
Public Good

Entry materials

You should submit either a case study OR a case film*

  • Case study: Max 950 words; PDF, DOC(X), PPT(X)

  • Case films: Video up to 3-minutes long; MOV/MP4/WMF/WMV/MPG/MPEG(2); Max 250MB

*Please note that if your entry is shortlisted, you will be asked to provide a video case study. 

You may also submit additional relevant supporting materials. This could include a video or case history if you’ve not included it above

  • Must be digital – NO hardcopies will be accepted

  • Most file types are accepted

  • Max 250MB

You will also be asked to outline your answers to the following questions in the entry form (your case study film should follow the same structure).

  1. BACKGROUND. Outline the context, brief and objectives (specific and measurable). Max. 150 words.

  2. RESEARCH, INSIGHT, AND STRATEGY. Describe your audience, approach, research/date, and media planning. Max 150 words.

  3. ORIGINALITY OF IDEA/CREATIVITY. Describe your 'big idea' in 50 words or less. (This is not your campaign title!) Max 50 words.

  4. QUALITY OF EXECUTION. Please describe the campaign implementation, channels, timeline, and scale. Max 150 words.

  5. DOCUMENTED RESULTS AND JUDGES EVALUATION OF EFFECTIVENESS. Please reference specific and measurable results relating to KPIs, objectives and audience. How do you know your strategy/efforts were effective? Max 150 words.

Entry tips

We've put together a useful document on how to maximise your chances

Check out our top tips on how to put together a great case study here.


If you can't find your question here, please contact Lizzi at lizzi.gold@thenetworkone.com 

Rules and requirements

  • Work must have aired, launched or been released to the public/client for the first time between September 25th 2020– September 25th 2021

  • All entries must relate to one campaign. Entries relating to more than one campaign (even if promoting same client), must be entered individually and paid for as separate entries

  • The same entry may be entered in multiple categories, if eligible. If a single entry is entered more than once it is highly recommended that the presentation of each is tailored to highlight the elements most relevant to the chosen categories

  • Entry material, including case films and images must be final at the point of entry completion. No replacement or additional material will be accepted after an entry has been finalised and received by THE INDIE AWARDS.

  • Please ensure you do not refer to the name of your agency or any contributing creative companies anywhere on your submission materials (both copy and image/video)

  • All shortlisted agencies will be required to submit a video case study with their submission. If selected as a winner, this will be shown during the Awards ceremony

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Entry tips

We've put together some advice on how to create a great entry, including top tips on how to put together a case study, and the criteria your work will be judged on. 


Check it out here.

We also hosted a webinar on how to win industry awards, with Alex Watson, International Creative Awards Consultant and former manager of Saatchi London’s awards entry program.  Alex focuses on the key knowledge and techniques you’ll need, from choosing the right awards to enter, to presenting your work and ‘getting through’ to the jury.



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