General – Summit Awards


March 10, 2023

Does the Summit Awards have a show?

Summit International Awards stopped hosting in-person award-judging shows in 2017. Award winners’ preferences have changed due to the global nature of the award program. The Summit Awards assist its winners with PR and social media efforts post-judging. By not spending on travel or gala events, winners gain more exposure and recognition and can devote more resources to their work.
October 22, 2022

What is Blind Judging

The Summit Awards use strict “blind judging,” meaning the entering company’s name is hidden. All evaluations are made without knowledge of information that might influence one’s situation assessment. Such an approach is used to eliminate conscious or nonconscious bias. This is to ensure our board of judges’ complete impartiality. This prevents any conflict of interest or bias from influencing the […]
September 23, 2022

How is confidential information handled?

It is not uncommon for the Summit Awards to receive entries containing sensitive or proprietary information. Judging occurs on a secure server, and jury members sign confidentiality agreements. If the submission is identified as proprietary, it can be easily tracked through administrative reviews and judging processes. Any entry with a confidential tag will have its creative samples removed, and a […]
September 9, 2021


Shipping costs remain stable. This page is updated as prices fluctuate or supply chain is hampered. Use the grid below to determine the current shipping cost to add to a mailed winner order form. SHIPPING  Summit Creative Award Crystal trophy shipping as of September 2023 – the US $26, Canada $36.00 Composite trophy as of September 2023  – the US […]
December 8, 2017

How do I enter?

The Summit Awards hosts a different, lightning-fast platform for submitting, judging, and displaying winner galleries – To enter, either click the purple Enter Award button at the top-right of this main website or navigate and login directly into the Summit Award Platform. You only need to register on the Summit Award Platform once; your registration will remain active for future […]
November 8, 2017

Who sponsors the Summit Awards?

All three of the awards are conducted by the Summit International Awards (Summit Awards), a United States based organization. The Summit Awards is not tied to any advertiser, magazine, trade association, ad club or other outside influence. The Summit Awards is an independent, international organization focused on fostering a community of marketing creativity, effectiveness, and excellence. It conducts impartial, ‘blind’ […]
November 8, 2017

What competitions are conducted by the Summit Awards?

The Summit Awards organization conducts three competitions annually: The Summit Creative Award (SCA) – Recognizes creative excellence in companies and individuals with billing under $40 million. The SCA includes all media and industries and evaluates submissions on originality, execution, and persuasion. The Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award (MEA) – A unique competitive arena where the judging criteria are based on the […]
November 8, 2017

Who competes in the Summit Awards?

Entries come from students entering the profession, individuals who work for hire, small boutiques, medium-sized agencies and company in-house marketing departments. It has received submissions for all seven continents and the following countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Croatia, Denmark, England, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, […]
November 8, 2017

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy – The Summit International Awards will not rent, lease, sell or barter email addresses, or other contact information, to third parties. As an Entrant, you give your written consent to receive the Summit Award’s periodic e-newsletter. In addition, we will only send you Summit Awards emails directly related to our competitions and upcoming events. Our newsletter is typically monthly; […]