Welcome to the Summit International Awards

T he Summit Awards organization recognizes excellence in the communications and marketing industry. It administers three distinguished award competitions each year to highlight outstanding work. The Summit International Awards is a United States-based organization that conducts three annual marketing awards. It is independent and not tied to any advertiser, magazine, trade association, ad club, or other outside influences.

The Summit Awards is the oldest and most prestigious organization administering marketing awards exclusively for firms with limited billings. Throughout its twenty-nine-year history, the Creative Award has become a premier arbiter of creative and communication excellence. Using stringent evaluation criteria and blind judging processes, the competitions reward only those whose work exemplifies the finest in their class.

It is the aim of the Summit Awards to make its competitions affordable and accessible to the industry as a whole. It offers streamlined internet submissions, many ways to tout winners' achievements, and a friendly, knowledgeable customer service staff. Companies from all over the world invest their promotional dollars in Summit Awards competitions for the opportunity to be recognized as Summit Awards winners.

Competitive Advantage

Industry Support

Today, many businesses and entrepreneurs face the challenges of an increasingly global economy, fragmenting media, and a do-it-yourself marketplace. Competition for marketing dollars is growing. The Summit Awards helps your brand stand out by recognizing talent, boosting your online presence, and associating with our internationally recognized award.

The Summit Awards is the only awards organization that gives back to the industry by offering need-based scholarships to qualified entrants and a discounted fee structure for students. In keeping with its bylaws, the Summit Awards is committed to helping reduce barriers for freelancers who need financial assistance. Please email sia@ summitawards.com for details.

One Organization | Three Awards

Summit Awards Offers

International recognition
Prestigious 29-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
  • 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
  • Elizabeth Fox | Co-founder
    It is an honor to be designated a Leader in the Emerging Media Awards. We appreciate that Summit recognizes our commitment to finding innovative ways to connect women to great businesses in their communities.
    Elizabeth Fox | Co-founder
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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Bragging Rights

Winners Celebrate

Thanks to @summitawards

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Robot Creative – Platinum Marketing Effectiveness Award

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