Welcome to the Summit International Awards

 

WHO WE ARE
The Summit Awards organization recognizes excellence in the communications and marketing industry. We oversee three distinguished annual award competitions, spotlighting outstanding achievements. Summit International Awards, headquartered in the United States, conducts these awards independently, without affiliations to advertisers, trade associations, or award competition conglomerates, ensuring impartiality in the recognition of creative excellence.

 
 

MISSION

At Summit International Awards, our mission is to recognize and celebrate exceptional creativity and innovation across diverse global media platforms. We champion creative brilliance in all its forms, honoring individuals and organizations pushing boundaries, inspiring audiences, and shaping the creative landscape. Our vision is to be the premier global platform fostering a vibrant community that values artistic expression, encourages collaboration, and propels the creative industry forward. Through our rigorous awards program, educational initiatives, and impactful networking opportunities, we empower creative professionals to reach new heights and drive positive change worldwide.

One unique aspect of the Summit Creative Award is its commitment to promoting diversity and fairness. It creates a level playing field by restricting eligibility to smaller companies, ensuring that SMBs have a chance to shine. This approach ensures that the award doesn't favor industry giants with substantial budgets but instead emphasizes the brilliance and ingenuity of submitted creative work, free from the influence of awards conglomerates.

 

CORE VALUES
To fulfill our mission and vision, we uphold these core values:

 

 

Excellence: We celebrate outstanding creative work that embodies excellence in concept, execution, and impact.

Inclusivity: We embrace diversity, believing that creativity knows no boundaries, and strive to provide a platform for all voices.

Integrity: We uphold the highest standards of fairness, transparency, and ethical conduct in all interactions and decisions.

Inspiration: We aim to inspire creative professionals through exemplary work and educational resources.

Collaboration: We encourage knowledge-sharing and collaboration, fostering an environment of innovation.

Innovation: We embrace emerging technologies, trends, and unconventional approaches as catalysts for groundbreaking creativity.

By embodying these values, the Summit Awards can continue to fulfill its mission and positively impact the global creative industry. As we move forward, we remain committed to nurturing talent, promoting excellence, and shaping the future of creative expression. Together with our community, we inspire, elevate, and celebrate the remarkable achievements of creative professionals worldwide. The Summit Awards expresses gratitude for the dedication and contributions of its community members.

One Organization | Three Awards

2024 Upcoming Dates

 
  • Summit Creative Award

    June
  • Marketing Effectiveness Award

    August
  • Emerging Media Award

    September
 

Competitive Advantage

Industry Support

Winning a Summit Award sets you apart in a highly competitive landscape. Our commitment to limiting the number of winning entries for over three decades ensures that your win remains a prestigious achievement. It offers an objective assessment and validation of your team's success, bolstering your business objectives. Summit Awards recognition aids in attracting new accounts, strengthening relationships with existing clients, rewarding employees and partners, motivating creative teams, and attracting new talent.

Our organization, dedicated to celebrating creative work from smaller agencies, prioritizes affordability and accessibility. We facilitate easy online submissions, provide numerous avenues to showcase winners' achievements, and maintain a friendly and knowledgeable customer service team. Award certificates and internet medallions are complimentary for winners, while custom trophies can be ordered for a more tangible recognition.

Multi-award Discounts
The Summit Awards offers discounts for companies submitting entries to multiple competitions. To qualify for the multi-award discount, entrants must submit an equal or greater number of entries to the Creative Award. For instance, if you submit seven entries for the Creative Award, you'll receive seven discounted entries for the Effectiveness Award. This approach enables companies to participate in multiple award competitions at a reduced rate, enhancing their chances of success and industry visibility.

Needs-based Scholarships
The Summit Awards stands as the only awards organization giving back to the industry by providing need-based scholarships to eligible entrants and a discounted student fee structure. Committed to reducing barriers for freelancers in need of financial assistance, we invite you to email sia@summitawards.com for further details.

SUMMIT AWARDS OFFERS

International recognition
Prestigious 30-year reputation
Reputable blind judging
Affordable entry
Complete visual winner Galleries
Winner microsites
Signature, custom trophies
No required winner "acceptance fee"
Friendly, knowledgeable customer support

WHO SHOULD ENTER

Advertising, Digital, and Interactive Agencies
In-house Marketing/Creative Departments
Interactive Agencies
Creative Boutiques
Web & App Designers
Video and Audio Production Firms
Freelancers
  • Derek Sims | Senior Vice President of Marketing
    This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of our skilled Marketing Team.
    Derek Sims | Senior Vice President of Marketing
    Accountable Healthcare Staffing
  • Alex Otanez | CEO
    The whole team at Shockoe is thrilled with this honor. We pride ourselves on our quality digital solutions that help clients stand out. These awards highlight the value of that hard work.
    Alex Otanez | CEO
    Shockoe
  • Denise Rainey | President & CEO
    On behalf of our highly talented team, I am both honored and humbled at this recognition of our creative excellence and commitment to high standards. Having achieved Bronze Awards in a competition inclusive of 27 countries is a very high point of this year’s achievements.
    Denise Rainey | President & CEO
    Rainmakers Strategic Solutions LLC.
  • Andrew Oleson | Owner
    I'm so proud of my team. I know the work they do is exceptional, and seeing it put against other agency work, run through the gauntlet, and still come out with a win speaks volumes.
    Andrew Oleson | Owner
    PDG + creative
  • John Trest | Chief Learning Officer
    We are honored to be recognized by the Summit Creative Awards. Winning an award such as this shows our team’s dedication to creating the highest quality content in the industry.
    John Trest | Chief Learning Officer
    Inspired eLearning
  • Scott Edwards | Executive Creative Director
    We’re extremely proud to be recognized for having made such an important impact for our clients and the agency.
    Scott Edwards | Executive Creative Director
    Innis Maggiore
  • Arturo Schwartzberg | Cofounder and Chairman
    Creativity and innovation are embedded in SweetRush’s DNA. We constantly feel the need to reinvent ourselves and not just keep up with the constantly evolving uses of media for learning and development, but to actually push the envelope ourselves. Receiving an award that recognizes and celebrates that tells us we’re moving in the right direction and creating innovative solutions for our clients.
    Arturo Schwartzberg | Cofounder and Chairman
    SweetRush
  • Debi Burrows | Head Storyteller and Strategist
    Winning a Summit Creative Award is an exciting accomplishment with vetted judges, tough criteria, and the blind judging processes. We are ecstatic to have been chosen for this prestigious international award.
    Debi Burrows | Head Storyteller and Strategist
    Penguin Suits
  • 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
    IDG
  • 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

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STAYING POWER
The Summit Awards holds the distinction of being the oldest and most prestigious organization exclusively administering marketing awards for firms with limited billings. Over its 30-year history, the Creative Award has evolved into a premier arbiter of creative and communication excellence. Utilizing stringent evaluation criteria and blind judging processes, these competitions recognize only those whose work represents the finest in their respective categories.

 
 

AFFORDABLE ACCESSIBILITY AND GLOBAL IMPACT

The Summit Awards is committed to offering accessible and affordable competition experiences to professionals in the industry. We provide a streamlined online submission process and a dedicated customer service team to make participation hassle-free. What sets us apart is not just affordability but also the global recognition that comes with being a Summit Awards winner. Companies from around the world invest in our competitions to gain international acclaim and stand out in a competitive marketplace.

 
 

PULSE ON THE INDUSTRY
In today's business landscape, enterprises and entrepreneurs contend with the challenges of a rapidly globalizing economy, fragmented media landscape, and a do-it-yourself marketplace. Competition for marketing dollars continues to intensify. The Summit Awards distinguishes your brand by recognizing talent, enhancing your online presence, and affiliating with our internationally acclaimed award, providing a competitive edge in a rapidly changing industry.