What are the different levels of winning? – Summit Awards

What are the different levels of winning?

What are the levels of winning and how many awards are given in the SCA competition?

There are four levels of award recognition for submissions – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Best of Show. Best of Show is the result of a final run-off of Gold winning entries. Top Agency is the Summit Award’s most prestigious award and is given to the best-performing companies in both quality and quantity of awards won.

The number of awards presented each year in the Creative Awards depends on the number of submissions in a given category, scoring range, and ties.

According to the SIA bylaws, there can be no more than the following:

  • 79-85% of all submissions do not receive recognition.
  • 7-9% Bronze
  • 6-8% Silver
  • 1-3% Gold  No Gold will be given in the event entries do not meet minimum scoring qualifications.
  • Best of Show awards are determined from eligible, competing Gold-winning entries: Print, Design, Broadcast, Industry Specific Marketing, Interactive Media, Industry Self-promotion, Public Service, and Campaign. Occasionally there will be a Judges Choice special recognition bestowed.
  • Top Agency Award is the Summit Award’s most prestigious award and is given to the best-performing companies in both quality and quantity of awards won.

To ensure impartiality in its judging processes, the Awards scores on a curve. Percentage models, or stair-step scoring systems (100-90, 89-80), are considered disreputable evaluation systems by the Summit Awards.

2017 year there were 7% Finalist, 4% Bronze, 6% Silver, 2% Gold, .01 Best of Show/ Judge’s Choice.
2018 year there were 1% Finalist, 4% Bronze, 5% Silver, 1% Gold, .005 Best of Show/Judge’s Choice.
2019 year there were 5% Bronze, 5% Silver, 1.25% Gold, .005 Best of Show.
2020 year there were 6% Bronze, 7% Silver, 2.25% Gold, .005 Best of Show.
2021 year there were 6% Bronze, 7% Silver, 1.25% Gold, .005 Best of Show.

There are four levels of award recognition for submissions – Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Best of Show. Best of Show is the result of a final run-off of Gold winning entries. Top Agency is the Summit Award’s most prestigious award and is given to the best-performing companies in both quality and quantity of awards won.

Category: Summit Creative Award