Celebrating 28-Years of Creative Excellence
|Summit Awards offers:||Who Should Enter:|
Prestigious 28-year reputation
Reputable blind judging
Signature, custom trophies
No required "acceptance fee" for winners
Friendly, knowledgeable customer support
|Advertising, Digital, and PR agencies
In-house marketing/creative departments
Website design companies
The Summit Creative Award is exclusively for companies, boutiques, and individuals with annual billings below $30 million (see Guidelines for more information).
|Organization||Maximum Size (in millions)|
|Advertising Agency, Interactive Agency, Public Relations Firm, Media/Publishing company||$30 Billings|
|Advertiser in-house marketing department||$30 Marketing budget|
|Video/audio production, web developers, animators, media company||$25 Billings|
|Graphic design firm, Video/Film production, Display/Package design company||$20 Billings|
|Not-for-profit organization, Creative boutiques, Commercial art/photography||$15 Revenue|
- Submitter must have produced entries within the last two calendar years until the final deadline (all of 2020, 2021, up through the final 2022 deadline.)
- Entries may not have been previously entered in the SCA competition unless 51% of the work is revised.
- All entries must be submitted for judging exactly as published, aired or implemented, and may not be modified for awards.
- The Summit Awards may request proof of initial production, publication and/or air date.
- The Summit Awards reserves final determination on eligibility.
Each category employs slightly different judging criteria. Broadly, the following is the SCA judging criteria:
The strength of Concept/Ideation/Big Idea (originality and uniqueness of approach; message targeting, and honing; the synergy between concept, copy, and layout/execution) 1-20 pts.
Quality of execution (How well executed is the idea (visual appeal, the tone of voice, chosen media, placement, etc.) 1-10 pts.
Ability to communicate and persuade (How well did the creative move the target audience closer to the action or encourage a change in thoughts) 1-10 pts. Judges' power points (used at the judges' discretion to boost submissions they identify as exemplary) 0-10 pts.
Association with the prestige of the Summit Awards competition is press-worthy and garners media and social exposure.
The Summit Awards is committed to helping winners make the most of their success. Winners are publicized through various platforms, social networks, and at the award’s website: www.summitawards.com.
The Summit Awards is the only awards organization to offer winner microsite profiles. The microsites are free, fully customizable company profiles hosted on our highly trafficked website driving traffic to winners’ sites. Past winners have had thousands of visitors explore their microsite profiles, increasing their website’s prominence and visibility on the internet.
These microsite profiles offer an easy-to-use, built-in WYSIWYG editor, space to upload images of winning entries, and links to winners' portfolios. The meta tag spider locates winners' sites meta tags which significantly increase web rankings. Companies who search out winners' accomplishments visit these profiles while deciding where to invest their advertising dollars.
Winning entries receive the coveted Best of Show, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Finalist awards. Our signature custom trophies are a symbol of creative excellence and demonstrate that your firm has achieved the pinnacle of advertising and marketing communication success.
Judges select Best of Show from among Gold-winning entries. To ensure the Summit Award and the winner’s integrity, the competition’s bylaws limit the number of winning entries.
The Summit Awards is the only awards organization that gives back to the industry by offering need-based assistance to qualified entrants and discounted fee structures for students. Summit Awards is committed to helping reduce barriers for freelancers who need financial assistance. Please email [email protected] for details.
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.
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.
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.
We’re honored to receive a Silver Summit Award and elated that our work is being celebrated by our clients and the industry.
We are honored to accept this award, as it is a culmination of all of our hard work as a team. Go, team!
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.