If you have any further questions regarding the awards, reach out on our live chat, which can be found at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen and a member of The Drum team will be able to help out.

About the awards

The awards are open to digital agencies, creative agencies, media owners, in-house teams, or clients who work within the digital field and are based anywhere in the world.

Super early bird - 30% discount
First entry - £245 + VAT
Second entry - £161 + VAT
Additional entries - £101.50 + VAT

Early bird - 20% discount
First entry - £280 + VAT
Second entry - £184 + VAT
Additional entries - £116 + VAT

First entry - £350 + VAT
Second entry - £230 + VAT 
Additional entries - £145 + VAT

If you are a member of The Drum Network, you will receive up to 20% off your entries, and if you are a charity you will receive 40% off your entries. To get the discount code, get in touch with the team who can provide you with one.

Super early bird deadline:
 Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Early bird deadline: Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Official deadline: Thursday, August 11, 2022
Extended Deadline: On request, with late fee.

We announce the nominees via this website and social channels (make sure to follow us), the winners will later be revealed during our virtual awards ceremony. You will also receive an email notifying you of the results.

Nominations: Website and social channels on Wednesday, November 2, 2022 

Awards ceremony: The Drum Awards Festival on Dec 7

Entry rules

You may enter as many categories as you like, however, each entry must be treated as a separate entry and payment made for each - please note that you will only get the additional entry discount if you submit all entries at once. Leave your entries in your basket until you are sure they are complete. Refunds will not be given.

Please note that the discounts will only show once you proceed to checkout.

Entries must have been live to market at some point between August 2021 and August 2022. Entries do not have to be created within this timescale.

All entries submitted must be legal. Any entries containing offensive material will be disqualified. Any entry that has a complaint upheld against it by the Advertising Standards Authority will be disqualified.

The judges reserve the right to re-allocate entries that in their view are entered in an incorrect category. The judges also reserve the right to remove categories where entries do not meet the standard for nomination.

These entries will not be refunded as they will have been judged accordingly.

Submitting your entries

To find out exactly how to enter, you can follow this handy guide.

Yes, if you save your entries as you go then you will be able to edit them up until the official entry deadline, via your entry dashboard, guidance on how to edit your entries below.

You can pay via credit/debit/AMEX card on our website once your entries are in your basket.

Payments must be received by the entry deadline to qualify for judging.

You will be able to edit your entries up until the deadline.

To edit your entries log on to your 'Dashboard' > 'Awards' > 'Nominations' and edit.

The judging process

Regardless of budget, size of the project, or scale of the resource, entries will be judged objectively on their own merit. It's a fair playing field for large and small projects.

The jury will be looking for evidence of:

• Clear strategic thinking
• Creativity and innovation
• Tangible results and outcomes

After the panel has carried out their pre-judging, the judges will meet to discuss the entries and decide on the finalists, commendations, and award winners. The judge's decision is final, and they also reserve the right to move your entry into a category if they feel the project is better suited elsewhere.

The entry form is split up into sections such as "Confidential" and "For Publication"  to be clear which information will be published in the event of a nomination or win, please read the entry form carefully, so to upload any sensitive information into the appropriate fields. By entering these awards, you give the organizers the right to publish/exhibit screen grabs and/or submitted reports. If you wish to upload a modified /less commercially sensitive version for publishing purposes, please do so on the entry upload form under "Public entry report".

After the final deadline, the judging panel will sign an NDA before they are given access to read and look over your entry. 

Sure! You can nominate yourself/colleague/client by completing this form with your details, and a member of The Drum team will be in touch if the application is successful.

We work very hard to make our panels as diverse as possible. We welcome applications from all.

More information regarding criteria can be found on the application form.

Please note that we cannot guarantee judges feedback on individual entries, however, if you would like a better understanding on the process, get in touch via our live chat  where you can speak with a member of The Drum team.