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IABNZ Awards 2018

Tue, 21 Mar 2017

We are excited to announce that entries are now open for the IABNZ Awards 2018!

This year, we build on the success of the inaugural IABNZ Awards in 2017 with the introduction of 5 new categories. The full line up of awards is as follows:

  • Sales Awards - Mobile/Display/Search/Video
  • Ad-Operations - Junior and Senior
  • Best Use of Mobile in a Campaign
  • Best Use of Video in a Campaign - NEW
  • Best Use of Data in a Campaign
  • Best Use of Native in a Campaign
  • Digital Product of the Year
  • Digital Agency of the Year - NEW
  • Trading Desk of the Year - NEW
  • Rising Star Award - NEW
  • Council Member of the Year - NEW
  • Service to the Industry
  • Grand Prix Award


Entry Criteria 

There have been some changes to the entry criteria this year so make sure you download and read the Entry Pack. We've included comments from last years judges where applicable to give you some guidence.

Meet the Judges

We've asembled a crack team of industry experts for this years judging panel. You can view them here.

Commercial Confidence

For your entry to be fully assessed it is extremely important that you provide as much detail as possible to enable the judges to score you fairly. All judges sign an NDA before participating and will not be involved in any categories where commercial conflict could arise.

Upload your entries

You can upload a Word or PDF document through the entry form (max 50mb) however if you need to send bigger files i.e. examples of creative, then contact admin@iab.org.nz and we'll arrange a dropbox folder for you to upload to.

Entry Deadline

The deadline for entries is 5.00pm Friday 29 June. Judging takes place throughout July and August. Finalists will be announced in the second week of August and the Awards event will take place on Thursday 30 August at MOTAT. Tickets are on sale now so email admin@iab.org.nz to reserve your table or seats!

Grand Prix Award

The Grand Prix Award is back this year (decided from the best entry from the Sales and Ad-Ops categories of publisher/media organisations). The winner will wing their way to New York for ad:tech NYC in November!

Here's what last years Grand Prix winner Zane Furtado had to say about his winning experience -  'Winning the Grand Prix felt good! Being recognised by the industry for the year's hard work only fuelled my passion for digital. I got the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with some of the world's best marketers at ad:tech NYC - the experience was Progra-Magical'

We look forward to receiving your entries soon and don't forget to book your tickets as tables/seats are limited.


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