The Ultimate List of Q2 Agency Awards Your Team Should Be Applying For

At Catapult, we believe today’s agencies are creating incredible work and are always looking for ways to ensure that your prospects see it. Awards are a great way for an agency to gain exposure and recognition. Although entering award competitions takes time and money, it’s one of the best ways to showcase your work, energize your team and grow your brand. Winning an award adds prestige, builds the agency’s reputation, and helps you stand out among your competitors.

According to AMI, more than a third of companies are looking for an agency with specialized experience. Awards that highlight specific capabilities – design, social, creative, activation and so forth, are an opportunity to differentiate yourself from the other 25K+ agencies out there. Not to mention it adds third-party credibility behind your work.

Winning awards also helps your agency attract top talent. Britt Fero of Publicis Seattle speaks to the importance of awards in attracting quality employees and energizing an agency:

“Our success at shows has helped us recruit and retain top creative talent from around the country. In addition, creative awards can be energizing for the entire agency. Competing against the best advertising in the world keeps us focused, informed and sharp for our clients.”

In the first of a series, we’ve compiled a list of award shows that have an application deadline in Q2 of 2019. These awards have high standards, are widely recognized by the industry, and if won, are guaranteed to enhance your credibility among clients.

Award Sponsor Category Application DeadlineEntry Fee
How's Promotion & Marketing Design AwardsHow MagazineGraphic Design: Self-PromoApril $395
Communicator AwardsAcademy of Interactive & Visual ArtsAudio, Video,
Digital, Mobile, Marketing Effectiveness, Integrated Campaigns, Design & Print
April $135-$365
PR Daily Digital & Social Awards Ragan's PR DailyDigital or Social Media Activity April $395
OMNI Intermedia Award Media Corp., Inc.Film, TV, Video, Interactive, Animation, and WebApril/October $65
Content Marketing Awards Content InstituteContentApril $249
VM+SD Retail Renovation Competition VM+SDRetail DesignApril $200
The Telly Awards TellyTV Commercials, Branded Content, Non-broadcast, Social video, April
Pro Awards Chief MarketerPromotion, Shopper Marketing, Brand Activation, Regional April$495
The Cresta Awards AdForum Interactive; Packaging, Branding, DesignMay$490-$1000
WEBAWARDSWeb Marketing Association Web Design May $195-$250
Stevies B2B American Business AssociationIntegrated Campaigns, Public Relations and CommunicationMay $55-$570
The W3 Awards W3Websites, Advertising & Marketing, Digital, Social, MobileMay $135-$255
Communication Arts Advertising & Design Annual Communication Arts Advertising: Print, Posters, Radio, TVMay $45-$220
Design of the Times Path to Purchase InstituteP-O-P
June $549


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Erynn LaFlamme

As the Senior Digital Marketing Specialist, Erynn works directly with the Catapult Sales team to execute targeted campaigns that generate qualified leads. With a background in agency new business, she delivers a unique insider's perspective on the challenges agencies face in regard to business development.

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