Summit Awards – International Advertising Creative Award recognizing creativity from less-than-huge agencies.


Honoring the best web, design, video, advertising, interactive,

mobile & social marketing from creative agencies worldwide.


24-Years Recognizing and Celebrating Exceptional Creativity.


2018 Summit Creative Award

Call for Entries

This year the Summit Creative Award celebrates its 24th year by spotlighting works created by small and mid-size marketing firms around the globe. This advertising award is widely recognized for its prestige worldwide and is a coveted honor to its award recipients. It serves as the industry benchmark of excellence.

Reasons to Enter:
1. Media Darling: Winning an award adds more value to connecting with the press and followers.
2. Boost Revenue: Studies reveal, of over 600 corporate award winners, winners had 37% more sales growth than non-winners.
3. More PR Exposure: All winners capitalize on earned buzz.
4. Attract Talent: Corporate awards validate your hiring stature among new recruits.

Judging underway. Winner announcement schedule for June 28th.

2018 Marketing Effectiveness Award

Early Entry

Marketing and advertising are about creativity and effectively executing a client's objectives.

This competition gives your firm the opportunity to submit a strategy and constraints, paired with creative samples, to demonstrate the thinking behind your creative. With this insight, experienced industry professionals put themselves into the position of the target audience and determine to what degree the execution was effective in reaching its goal.

Early entry fees in effect.


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  • Summit Creative Award

    May 11, 2018 Extended Entry Deadline
  • Marketing Effectiveness Award

    October 19, 2018 Entry Deadline
  • Emerging Media Award

    November 9, 2018 Entry Deadline


  • Lara August | Owner
    We are honored to receive this level of international recognition. So many other marketing and advertising awards are entirely subjective. The Summit MEAs are different because winners are selected based on results, which is also how we evaluate the effectiveness of the work we do for our clients.
    Lara August | Owner
    Robot Creative
  • Kevin Hourigan | President and CEO
    Winning a Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award is a serious accomplishment requiring demonstration of proven results.
    Kevin Hourigan | President and CEO
    Bayshore Solutions
  • Josh London | Chief Marketing Officer
    Winning a Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award is wonderful recognition of the successful work we’ve done to develop new branding that truly reflects IDG’s strengths globally.
    Josh London | Chief Marketing Officer
  • Stephanie Crockett | Senior Vice President
    We’re honored to receive a Silver Summit Award and elated that our work is being celebrated by our clients and the industry.
    Stephanie Crockett | Senior Vice President
    Eric Mower + Associates
  • Nicole Hanusek | Owner
    We are honored to accept this award, as it is a culmination of all of our hard work as a team. Go, team!
    Nicole Hanusek | Owner
    Smack Happy Design
  • Vintage Foster | President
    This was our first time winning a Summit Creative Award. We’re extremely honored to be awarded, for the competition in this awards program runs deep.
    Vintage Foster | President
    AMF Media Group
  • mirrored-media
    We are honored and thrilled by the recognition of this award. Working on this campaign was not only a great experience but also one that yielded some game-changing results. We can't wait to go back at it.
    Justin Lefkovitch | Founder and CEO
    Mirrored Media

2017 Summit Award Winners

Up In The Sky NG

Online Campaign    Up In The Sky NG / Lagos – Nigeria Title: “World HIV Day Campaign” – Best of Show Public Service

blackjet inc

Brochure – Consumer blackjet inc / Toronto, Ontario – Canada Title: “Usocial” – Judges Choice

C-COM Group Inc.

Video $25,000+ C-COM Group Inc. / Miami, Florida – United States Title: “RECIPE” – Best of Show Broadcast

Heins Creative, Inc.

Campaign – Industry Self-Promotion Heins Creative, Inc. / Billings, Montana – United States Title: “Lexiconography 2016 Calendar” – Best of Show Industry Self-promotion

Marketing Strategies & Solutions

Specialty Item Marketing Strategies & Solutions / London, Ontario – Canada Title: “2017 Calendar: Pictures in the Yard” – Judges Choice

RED, Inc. Communications

Government Marketing RED, Inc. Communications / Idaho Falls, Idaho – United States Title: “Future Forests of the Northern United States” – Best of Show Industry Specific Marketing

Mindshape Creative Brand Marketing

Print Advertising – Business to Business Campaign Mindshape Creative Brand Marketing / Oakville, Ontario – Canada Title: “Kruger Products Air Dryer Positioning Campaign” – Judges Choice


Signage 32 MARS / Quebec, Ontario – Canada Title: “Outdoor yoga” – Best of Show Print

Agency 59

Integrated Campaign – Consumer Agency 59 / Toronto, Ontario – Canada Title: “Silk’n not shaven” – Best of Show Campaign