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Congratulations 2022 Winners
Results – Log in to your Summit Awards Platform account. The platform is where you made your entry submissions. Because we receive thousands of entries, we host this function on a separate, lightning-fast server. You can tell the difference because the URL will read summit.awardsplatform.com. This year’s Creative Award galleries are up-to-date with the 2022 winners.
Galleries – The Summit Award’s Galleries are up-to-date with the inclusion of its 2022 Creative Award winners.
Winners directory – The Summit Awards Directory is up-to-date with the addition of this year’s winners and will remain published for four years.
Level of awards – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Best of Show. There are four levels of award recognition for submissions – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Best of Show. Best of Show results from a final run-off of Gold winning entries.
Top Agency award –Top Agency award is given to the best-performing companies in quality and quantity. All must have earned at least one gold award and performed exceptionally well throughout.
Trophies and certificates – Winners may purchase custom-made trophies and vellum certificates. Trophies and certificates are an excellent way to thank clients, reward creative team members, and physically celebrate your achievement and success. There is a fee for trophies and vellum certificates to ensure entry fees remain affordable to all entrants. To order trophies and certificates, visit the store section of the award’s site.
Verification certificate – The Summit Awards provides a digital verification certificate of your winning achievement. Log in to the Summit Awards entry platform, download, and print.
Publicity tools – The Summit Awards encourage winners to publicize their achievements on their media channels. To aid in efforts, the Summit Awards provides marketing tools – press templates, logos, web icons, trophy graphics, and examples of media coverage. Find these valuable tools on our main marketing website under /winners/publicity-tools. Additionally, the Summit Awards publishes many winning firms’ social posts on its winner’s blog as reposts on social media and other channels.
Winners are encouraged to use the Summit Award’s name, logo, icons, and trophy images in promotional efforts. Email a draft to email@example.com for prior authorization to request a quote for promotional materials. Winners should also keep connected and direct traffic to their website by hyperlinking their company’s site to the Summit Award’s website.
Social exposure – The Summit Awards magnifies winners’ buzz, so join our extensive networks. Be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest so we can receive alerts and retweet, share, forward, etc. tag them with #summitawards and #summitcreativeaward.
Association – Winners should use the Summit Award’s name, logo, icons, and trophy graphics in their promotional efforts; however, be sure to link to the Summit Awards’ main website, www.summitawards.com. To request a quote for use in your company’s promotional materials, email a draft to sia @summitawards.com for custom tweaking and prior authorization.
Winner microsites – The Summit Awards is the only recognition organization that offers winners their own user-controlled, Summit Awards-hosted website profile. These new and improved profiles are rich with portfolio linking, image gallery-hosting, and a built-in WYSIWYG editor for easy control and updating. These are proven successful promotional tools. The back-end controls are robust with an SEO manager and a meta tag generator to increase search engine ranking. Additionally, creating a winner profile is an opportunity to benefit from free publicity thanks to the high traffic volume on the Summit Award’s website.
Participants – There were more than 3,400 entries in the 2022 Summit Creative Award, coming from 19 countries: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Jamaica, Republic of Korea, Mexico, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States.
Board of judges – We thank those serving on this year’s Summit Award judging panels. These discriminating professionals volunteered their time to scrutinize submissions, and without their dedication and hard work, the awards would not hold the prestige it enjoys today.
This year’s panel of judges included professionals representing Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, Russian Federation, Sweden, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
This US-based organization pilots three separate awards – the Summit Creative Award, Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award, and the Summit Emerging Media Award. It is not tied to an advertiser, magazine, trade association, ad club, or other outside influence. The Summit Awards is independent and international in its scope and focuses on identifying superior creative and effective marketing. It conducts impartial, ‘blind’ judging events and, once completed, recognizes, celebrates, and promotes creative, effective marketing for winning companies and individuals. Its judging process is impartial and free from outside influences. It withholds both the names of the judges and entrants throughout the entire evaluation process. This anonymity shelters all involved from any vested interest that may attempt to influence the award’s outcome.
Under our bylaws, the Summit Awards limits the number of winning entries. Period. This capping of awards ensures your win remains a coveted honor and protects our quarter-century reputation.
Over the past 28 years, the Summit Awards has established itself as one of the premier arbiters of creative and marketing excellence. Being recognized by the Summit Awards brings prestige and additional value. Winning provides validation of exceptional work and functions as a respected industrywide critique. This honor can also aid in efforts to attract new accounts; reinforce relationships with clients; reward employees, partners, and subcontractors; and motivate team members.
Small and medium-sized agencies worldwide develop many outstanding advertising and marketing communications, yet multinational agencies, large clients, and large budgets tend to dominate in creative competitions.
The Summit Creative Award is exclusively for organizations with annual billings below $30 million. This cap helps to level the playing field. Since 1994, the Summit Creative Award has enabled creative firms to receive the recognition they deserve. This international award offers its entrants a unique opportunity to showcase their talents alongside similarly positioned firms and to have their work judged by advertising and marketing communications experts. Its exclusive blind judging and award-selection process means winners have earned the right to broadcast their achievements far and wide. Companies and individuals from more than 59 countries and five continents have participated in this prestigious 28-year competition. The Summit Creative Award aims to laud the creative work of less-than-huge agencies and make entry affordable and accessible. It offers streamlined internet submissions, many ways to tout winners’ achievements and a friendly staff understanding of the marketing sector.
Winning is different
Recognition of your company by the Summit Awards helps it stand out from the crowd because winning is not an easy feat. Under our bylaws for the last 28 years, the Summit Awards limits the number of winning entries. This capping of awards ensures your win remains a coveted honor. Additionally, it provides an objective critique and validation of your team’s success. These benefits are instrumental in helping you achieve your business goals of attracting new accounts, reinforcing relationships with existing clients, rewarding employees, partners, and subcontractors, motivating creative team members, and attracting new talent.
Why winning matters
Today, many businesses and entrepreneurs face the challenges of an increasingly global economy and a do-it-yourself marketplace. While many have invested in initiatives to maintain stability or to grow, it is increasingly difficult to differentiate your company’s beneficial differences.
How old is the Summit Creative Award? This is the 28th year of the Summit Creative Award.
How many countries participated this year? 19 countries
How many categories are there? 62 categories in nine parent segments.
How many entries competed? There were more than 3400 creative submissions.
What are the judging criteria? Each category employs slightly different judging criteria, however, broadly, the following are the Summit Creative Award 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 the idea was executed (visual appeal, the tone of voice, chosen media, placement, etc.) 1-10 pts.
- Ability to Persuade (How well did the creative move the target audience closer to the action or encourage a change in thoughts) 1-10 pts.
- Judges’ PowerPoints (used at judges’ discretion to boost specific submissions which they identify as exemplary – 0-10 pts.
Is there an “acceptance fee” to be a winner? No. The Summit Awards is not one of those award programs. Once you win, you have won. Take advantage of all the benefits of being a winner: bragging rights, winner-controlled, Summit-hosted microsites, publicity tools, and association with the quarter-century-old Summit Awards. However, we do have bling for those who want it.
Who may order an award trophy? Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Best of Show winners are eligible for trophies.
Who may order vellum certificates? Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Best of Show winners are eligible to order mailed vellum certificates.
What competitions are conducted by the Summit Award? The Summit Awards organization conducts three competitions annually:
- The Summit Creative Award – Recognizes creative excellence in companies and individuals with billing under $30 million. Includes all media and industries.
- The Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award – A unique competitive arena where the judging criteria are based on marketing communications’ true purpose: to influence the consumer’s knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs. Creative samples and a short brief are included in the evaluation.
- The Summit Emerging Media Award – Created to identify the world’s communication pioneers. Those pushing the bounds of the communication badlands. All forms of emerging media are explored and examined.
Level of Award Winners – Winners received the rank of Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Best of Show and Top Agency awards.
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- The Summit Awards confirms winner status for all award purchases.
- Winners may order multiple awards to meet promotional needs—separate orders are required for different shipping addresses.
- It's imperative to be aware of your shipping/delivery address. Before finalizing your shipment, please confirm that this address is "OPEN" for delivery. In regular times, FedEx gives us a few days to get a corrected address, but they have automatically returned trophies without notice. Unfortunately, we must pass on the return fees and the second shipping charge.
- International, off-continent Winners - Please use the Off-continent SCA Trophy. More details about shipping options are therein.