Celebrating 23-Years of Creative Excellence
Small and medium-size agencies worldwide produce a great deal of outstanding advertising, yet creative competitions are dominated by large advertising agencies, large clients and large budgets.
Since 1994, the Summit Creative Award has enabled creative firms to receive the recognition they have long deserved. This international advertising competition offers participants a unique opportunity to showcase their talents alongside similarly positioned agencies, and to have their work judged by experts in the advertising field. Our exclusive award-selection process means winners have earned the right to broadcast their achievements far and wide.
Companies and individuals from more than 50 countries and across five continents have participated in this prestigious 22-year competition - the first and best of its kind.
Our organization, whose aim is to laud the creative work of less-than-huge
agencies, makes competition affordable and accessible. We offer streamlined internet submissions, many ways to tout winner's achievements, and a friendly, knowledgeable customer service staff. Award certificates and internet medallions are free to winners, and elegant custom trophies are optionally available as well.
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Who Should Enter:
The Summit Creative Award is exclusively for firms with annual billings below $30 million (see SCA Rules & Guidelines for more information).
Winning entries receive the coveted Best of Show, Gold, Silver or Bronze awards. Our signature custom trophies are a symbol of creative excellence, and demonstrate that your firm has achieved the pinnacle of advertising and marketing communication success.
Judges select Best of Show from among Gold winning entries. Only one Gold winner is selected in a category unless there is a tie. To protect SCA and winner's integrity, the competition's bylaws limit the number of winning entries.
Association with the prestige of an SIA competition is press-worthy and garners media exposure.
The SIA is committed to helping winners make the most of their success. Winners are publicized through various media, social networks and at the award's website: www.summitawards.com.
The SIA is the only awards organization to offer winner microsite profiles. The microsites are free, fully customizable company profiles hosted on our highly trafficked website, which drives traffic to winners' sites. Past winners have had thousands of visitors explore their microsite profiles, increasing their website's prominence and visibility on the internet.
These microsite profiles offer an easy-to-use, built in WYSIWYG editor, space to upload images of winning entries, and links to winners portfolios. The metatag spider locates winner's sites metatags which significantly increases web rankings. These profiles are visited by companies who search out winners' accomplishments while making decisions about where to invest their advertising dollars.
The SIA has the distinct foresight to use world-class judges in the industry and previous top SIA winners who have the know-how to evaluate the merits of advertising creativity. Entries are judged against other submissions in their category instead of compared to an arbitrary standard, creating a true competitive environment. This means that winners not only meet a minimum standard, but truly stand out from the crowd.
SCA judges from around the globe participate on our jury panels. They represent small, medium and large firms as well as universities, and all are tops in their fields. Judges are from entities such as: Wieden & Kennedy, Tribal DDB, Turner Studios, Promoseven McCann Network, Grey Advertising, MWW Group, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Y&R, The Art Institute, New York University, Leo Burnett, Ogilvy & Mather, Saatchi & Saatchi, and XM - Hong Kong.
Submissions are judged on strength of concept, quality of execution and ability to persuade. Respected creative professionals with a depth of industry experience sit on three judging panels: Design, Broadcast and Interactive Media.
The awards employs blind judging: company names are withheld. Judging lasts through April/May. Entrants are notified of award results electronically, and winners are sent a congratulatory packet by standard mail in June.
Final Deadline: April 24, 2017
Registration and Entry:
Vistit the new 2.0 Online Entry.
See SCA Entry Preparation page for details on registration and submitting creative samples.
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