IAB Events

IABNZ Awards 2018

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

The IABNZ Awards celebrates the achievements of digital advertising in New Zealand.

On August 30th 2018, we will get together to recognise the exceptional work of digital Ad Sales, Ad-Operations and Creative people within our industry.

Alongside celebrating the successes of past 12 months, the Awards provides an opportunity for IABNZ Members and those who have been instrumental in shaping the industry, to come together and connect over an evening of exceptional food and drink, fun, laughter and entertainment.


The categories are open to IABNZ Members –  Publishers (Media Companies), Agencies, Ad-Tech Suppliers and Advertisers. You may nominate yourself or you can be nominated by a colleague or client. Entry may be made directly by the company or individual for the Award categories. Entries for 2018 will open May 1st 2018.


Submissions should relate to activity within New Zealand and the eligibility period of 1st January 2017 – 31st December 2017 by an IABNZ Member.


All nominations must be submitted through our portal by July 6th 2018. Late fees will be charged at IABNZ discretion.

Nominations will be assessed by an independent panel of industry professionals.

The judging panel will assess each entry according to the criteria, taking into account all information provided. The judging panel will then select finalists and winners for each category. The entry fee per category is $150.00 +GST and is non-refundable.

Note: there is no entry fee for nominations for the ‘Service to Industry Award’.


Our panel of seasoned digital experts will carefully review each nomination against the judging criteria. Scores are collated and discussed with groups of judges moderated by our content team at our Judging Day, which takes place in August.

After careful deliberation a winner is chosen for each category.

The Grand Prix winner (the stand-out nominee from the Sales or Ad-Operations categories) is also decided after consideration by the judges

The Grand Prix Winner will receive a trip New York to attend ad:tech 2018 in November¹

When entries for 2018 open we will post an 'Entry Pack'. This document will contain all the information you need when entering, the categories and what the judges will expect to see in a well crafted entry. Please note that special emphasis will be placed on measureable results throughout most of the award categories so it will pay to show how your work delivered results. You can also view for all the information you need.