March

Deutscher Werbefilmpreis

Deutscher Werbefilmpreis

For ad films across ten categories, the German Advertising Film Academy hands out “Hatto” trophies—named after the founding father.  

24.03.2017
Hamburg, Germany
www.deutscher-werbefilmpreis.de

April

Die Klappe

Die Klappe

Die Klappe honours TV, digital and cinema ads from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, along with a PR competition and youth prize.

06.04.2017
Hamburg, Germany
www.dieklappe.de

April

D&AD Awards

D&AD Awards

In the creative surroundings of the Old Truman Brewery, D&AD’s prestigious award ceremony is the finale to a rich festival of events.

25.04.2017 - 27.04.2017
London, United Kindom
www.dandad.org

April

Deutscher Digital Award

Deutscher Digital Award

Since its launch in 2015, this contest has made its name as an industry barometer for quality digital advertising across German-speaking markets.

27.04.2017
Berlin, Germany
www.deutscherdigitalaward.de

May

Webby Awards

Webby Awards

Since internet’s infancy in 1996 the Webbies have established themselves as one of the top prizes for all things online.

May 2017
NYC, USA
www.webbyawards.com

May

FMX

FMX

From humble beginnings as a student event in 1994, FMX is now a big deal in animation, effects, VR and transmedia—though it still retains its intimate feel.

02.05.2017 - 05.05.2017
Stuttgart, Germany
www.fmx.de

May

Spotlight

Spotlight

A powerhouse in German-language creative comms, Spotlight uses audience feedback along with a professional jury to award its prizes.

04.05.2017 - 06.05.2017
Stuttgart, Germany
www.spotlight-festival.de/

May

Re:publica

Re:publica

Berlin comes alive every May as hundreds of international speakers talk cutting-edge digital matters in a carnival of idea-sharing.

08.05.2017 - 10.05.2017
Berlin, Germany
www.re-publica.com

May

One Show

One Show

The “Creative Week” of top programming culminates in the One Show awards, where worldwide professionals hope to win the coveted Gold Pencil.

08.05.2017 - 12.05.2017
NYC, USA
www.oneshow.org

May

ADC Awards

ADC Awards

With the motto “Disrupting Deutschland”, the 53rd festival from the Art Directors’ Club features awards plus workshops and other events.

10.05.2017 - 11.05.2017
Hamburg, Germany
www.adc.de

May

Client Award

Client Award

Bringing the advertisers’ perspective into the foreground, winners here are chosen by the industry magazine “Werben & Verkaufen”.

16.05.2017
Munich, Germany
www.wuv.de

May

NYF Advertising Awards

NYF Advertising Awards

After input from a worldwide jury of 400+, prestigious Manhattan venue Jazz at Lincoln Center plays host to a glitzy award ceremony.

18.05.2017
New York, USA
www.newyorkfestivals.com

May

TNW Conference

TNW Conference

Tens of thousands of industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs clog the canals of Amsterdam for Europe’s leading tech festival.

18.05.2017 - 19.05.2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
www.thenextweb.com

June

Annecy

Annecy

The film and animation festival has been going since the 1960s in the beautiful alpine town—the main contest is accompanied by an industry marketplace.

12.06.2017 - 17.06.2017
Annecy, France
www.annecy.org

June

Cannes Lions

Cannes Lions

One of the world’s stellar advertising award ceremonies takes place at the world-famous Palais des Festivals.

17.06.2017 - 24.06.2017
Cannes, France
www.canneslions.com

Submissions:

19.01.2017 - 20.04.2017

July

Siggraph

Siggraph

The motherboard for all things computer, with a rich program on topics like graphics, augmented realities and games—with awards given out too.

30.07.2017 - 03.08.2017
Los Angeles, USA
s2017.siggraph.org

September

LEAD Awards

LEAD Awards

In terms of media and communication, this is one of the real go-to festivals in Germany – complete with award shows, exhibitions, and expert panel.

September 2017
Hamburg, Germany
www.leadacademy.de/

September

AutoVision

AutoVision

The festival for corporate films, commercials, websites as well as interactive and multimedia productions in the automotive industry. The ceremony takes place at one of the world’s largest events for passenger cars, the International Motor Show (IAA).

14.09.2017
Frankfurt a. M., Germany
www.auto-vision.org

Submissions:

01.05.2017 - 09.06.2017

September

Clio Awards

Clio Awards

This interdisciplinary contest rewards excellence in creative advertising from all over the world in an event known as “America’s Cannes”.

27.09.2017
New York City, USA
www.clioawards.com

Submissions:

01.03.2017 - 30.06.2017

September

Spikes Asia

Spikes Asia

The creative communications industry turns its focus to Southeast Asia in September for the region’s oldest award ceremony of its kind.

27.09.2017 - 29.09.2017
Singapore, Singapore
https://www.spikes.asia

Submissions:

11.05.2017 - 21.07.2017

October

Golden Drum

Golden Drum

This international festival honours advertising from “New Europe” countries like Czech Republic, Croatia and Tajikistan.

18.10.2017 - 20.10.2017
Ljubljana, Slovenia
www.goldendrum.com

Submissions:

22.03.2017 - 31.07.2017

October

Ciclope

Ciclope

Dedicated to the “craft in moving image”, this buzzing festival moved to Berlin from Buenos Aires in 2013. Categories include “Branded Content” and “Experiential Design”.

25.10.2017 - 27.10.2017
Berlin, Germany
www.ciclopefestival.com/

November

LIA

LIA

Formerly known as the London International Awards, LIA rewards global excellence across 19 unique media types, judged by top international professionals in Las Vegas.

November 2017
Las Vegas, USA
www.liaawards.com

Submissions:

01.03.2017 - 09.06.2017

November

The Lovie Awards

The Lovie Awards

The Europe-focussed sister to the Webby Awards, the Lovies get thousands of submissions, and honour creative brilliance online. Winners are announced October, 11, the ceremony is scheduled for November.

November 2017
London, UK
www.lovieawards.eu

Submissions:

01.03.2017 - 28.07.2017

November

Epica Awards

Epica Awards

“Advertising is the fuel of the free press,” says Epica—hence these are the only creative industry awards selected by journalists. The host city changes every year.

November 2017
TBA, TBA
www.epica-awards.com

Submissions:

31.07.2017 - 30.09.2017

November

Directors Lounge

Directors Lounge

This unique event, taking place on alternate years in Düsseldorf and Berlin, sees advertising film directors present work in an intimate, lounge-like setting.

November 2017
Düsseldorf, Germany
www.regielounge.de

November

Web Summit

Web Summit

More than 60,000 attendees will flock to the burgeoning start-up hub of Lisbon for the big daddy of tech conferences, described as “Davos for geeks.”

06.11.2017 - 09.11.2017
Lisbon, Portugal
www.websummit.com

November

GWA Effie

GWA Effie

Setting standards for efficient marketing communication, the GWA flags up outstanding communication solutions at its glamorous annual ceremony.

09.11.2017
Frankfurt, Germany
effie.gwa.de

November

Eurobest

Eurobest

After Helsinki, Antwerp and Rome in past years, London will host this year’s event programme and award ceremony highlighting Europe’s diversity.

28.11.2017 - 30.11.2017
London, UK
www.eurobest.com

Submissions:

19.08.2017 - 02.10.2017

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