The Festival of Media Asia Pacific Awards are open to all companies involved in advertising and communications, including (but not limited to) media agencies, media owners, brands, full-service creative agencies, digital agencies, ad tech agencies, mobile agencies, content creators, production companies, industry associations and research businesses.

The competition is open to all countries in Asia Pacific. Campaigns may have run locally or regionally in Asia Pacific.

All entries must have been made within the context of a normal paying contract with a client, except in case of charitable clients or organisations. All entries must have been produced with the full knowledge of the trademark/copyright owner of the product or brand advertised.

Eligible campaigns must have run between 1 October 2018 and 30 November 2019 and may have been implemented locally or in several countries across Asia Pacific.

If your campaign started a little earlier or ended later than the eligibility dates it can still be considered as long as the bulk of your campaign has run within the eligibility dates and it wasn’t entered in the Festival of Media Asia Pacific Awards 2018. Please contact jess.masterson@festivalofmedia.com if you need more information.

The early entry deadline is Thursday 7th November 2019, enter by this date to make use of the discounted price of £245

The standard entry deadline is Wednesday 27 November 2019, standard entry price is £285


Entries received after the 27th of November will include a late entry surcharge fee.

The shortlist will be announced on Thursday 13th February 2020

The winners will be announced and presented with their award on Thursday 26 March 2020

The ceremony will be held in a central Singapore location, final details of the evening will be announced closer to the time.

If you need more time to put together your entries, please get in touch specifying the total number of entries you are planning to submit. We will do our best to accommodate your request.

You can email jess.masterson@festivalofmedia.com

Yes, you can enter the same campaign in the regional edition as long as the eligibility dates are correct (the majority of the campaign must have run between 1 October 2018 and 30 November 2019).

If you submitted the same project in Festival of Media Asia Pacific Awards 2019, you must update it with further results that were not available or submitted last time. There must have been a significant update to the entry.

You are welcome to enter the same campaign into multiple categories. However, please ensure that the copy you add under each section (Insights, Strategy, Execution, Results) is relevant to the specific category you are entering. Judges will assess each campaign strictly against the category criteria. We recommend that you tailor your entry per category.

You are welcome to move your entry to another category or enter the same entry into different categories but these actions need to take place before the deadline. It is not possible to move entries across categories after the entry deadline.

The Festival of Media Awards organisers and the judges cannot move your entry into a different category. Judges will evaluate your campaign against the criteria of the category to which you submitted your work.

No, there can only be one Entering Company. This will be the company that receives the trophy should the entry win. It is possible to credit other companies under the ‘Other credits’ section on your submission form. Please note that once the Shortlist is announced no changes on this section are allowed.

You will need to confirm you have received approval from your client to enter the awards and that all information included is correct.

Should your client require an official letter from the organisers confirming the confidentiality of the written submissions, in order to approve your participation in the awards, please get in touch with jess.masterson@festivalofmedia.com.

Please follow the instruction below:

Your session will expire after a few minutes of inactivity. If this happens and you are not able to login again, please open the link on a new tab or browser. We advise all entrants to save their written submission on a separate document first, before copying it across on the entry form online. You can use the entry form template which you can download from the main page.

If you are still experiencing issues, please email Jess.masterson@festivalofmedia.com

You have the option to upload 2 images to illustrate your written entry. The images can be just a picture or a screenshot from a video and don’t need to be story boards, as long as they illustrate your campaign. Note that these will not be scored by the jury.

Please make sure that the files are not exceeding 10MB each and are saved in JPEG.

1st stage: Judging the written entries only

The judges will review and score the written entries. Each written entry includes the following sections: Objectives, Insight, Strategy, Execution and Results.

The highest scoring entries will be entered into the Shortlist.

Note: Judges will not score the ‘Objectives’ section. This section has been introduced to all the categories in order to provide the judges with a better understanding of what the campaign was trying to achieve but it is not scored.

2nd stage: Judging the entry videos

The final jury will review all the shortlisted videos and score these based on the Insight, Strategy, Execution and Results of each campaign, with the highest scoring selected as the winners.

Shortlisted entries will appear on the website on the 13th of February 2020.

We will also get in touch with the main contact on the entry form to notify the shortlisted entrants that they need to submit their video for the final judging round. For this reason, it is important that the entry form includes 2 main contacts from the entrant’s company to ensure we are able to successfully reach them.

Please ensure you indicate 2 main contacts on your submission form from the entering company.

No. Only the shortlisted entrants will be asked to submit their video. The Shortlist will appear on our website and all the shortlisted entrants will be notified personally with instructions on how to send their video reel.

The Festival of Media APAC Awards jury consists of clients, agencies and specialist agencies, chaired by a senior advertiser.

‘Grand Prix’ awards are awarded by a best performance point system, with bonus points given for diversity in work, clients and offices. To win Campaign of the Year (2018 winner: DB Export Beer Bottle Sand, PHD New Zealand), one single campaign needs to win across as many categories as possible. A campaign shall mean a coordinated series of linked, single or multi-channel executions of the same creative idea or theme.

‘Grand Prix’ awards are awarded by a best performance point system, with bonus points given for diversity in work, clients and offices. To win Agency of the Year (2018 winner: Mindshare China), one agency from one location needs to get as many wins as possible, this can be with several campaigns across several categories. An agency shall mean a single office of a media agency, e.g. Mindshare Thailand or OMD China.

‘Grand Prix’ awards are awarded by a best performance point system, with bonus points given for diversity in work, clients and offices. To win Agency Network of the Year (2018 winner: Mindshare), you need to get a maximum of wins from different offices and agencies within your network. An Agency Network shall mean a group of a media agencies, with offices around the globe sharing the same network name in their name a, e.g. Mindshare or OMD.

‘Grand Prix’ awards are awarded by a best performance point system, with bonus points given for diversity in work, clients and offices. To win Agency Group of the Year, you need to get a maximum of wins across agency networks within your group. This would be GroupM, Omnicom Media Group, Publicis Media, Mediabrands, Havas or Dentsu Aegis Network.

Payments under £2,000 GBP must be made online by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Solo, Maestro and AMEX). Cheques are not accepted. Please note that card payments will always be processed in British Pounds (£GBP). You will automatically receive a payment confirmation email in your inbox.

Payments over £2,000 GBP can be processed either via invoice or credit card. Both options will automatically appear on the entry site while proceeding to the payment. You will automatically receive an invoice or payment confirmation email in your inbox.

If you wish to pay offline, please get in touch with the following details:

  • Reference number of each of your entries (you may find this number next to each entry under the ‘Current submissions’ section)
  • Company name and address
  • Finance contact (name and email address)

If you miss the deadline and are unable to login on the entry site to proceed with payment, please email Jess.masterson@festivalofmedia.com.

If you require a confirmation that your payment has been received, a copy of your invoice, any amendments on your invoice or a PO number if necessary, please email finance@festivalofmedia.com.

Yes, all submissions can be altered or withdrawn at any time up until the final deadline.

Please ensure the listing of your company name and any other credits on your entry form are correct and approved before completing and submitting it. These will be used publicly when the Shortlist is announced online based on the information you have provided on your entry form. Once the shortlist is announced there is a five working day window for any credit change requests belonging to the “other credit” section. After the five working days period, all information on the shortlist will be considered final and no further information or request for credit amendments will be considered.

You may place duplicate trophy orders straight from the Trophy Shop on the awards platform.

Please contact Jess.masterson@festivalofmedia.com for any questions or further information.