Why you should enter

The IABNZ Digital Advertising Awards is a must-attend event on digital advertising calendar.

Our industry is continually evolving and growing. The IABNZ Digital Advertising Awards ensures we recognise and celebrate excellence and the achievements of the very best companies and individuals in our industry.

Whilst receiving recognition in front of a 300 strong audience of industry peers is a great moment, winning an IABNZ Award is the pinnacle of 12 months hard work. Likewise the value of winning an award goes far beyond an acceptance speech and a trophy in the cabinet.

Winning entries are profiled as case-studies throughout the year by IABNZ, with winners listed on a stand-alone category page on the IABNZ Digital Advertising Awards site for the following year to profile the success to partners and prospects.

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Industry recognition

  • Industry recognition – showcased alongside your peers as an innovator and performer
  • Valuable marketing advantage – evidence that you’ve been judged as one of the best within the industry
  • Celebrate your achievements – being nominated positively affects the individual or team involved
  • Support innovation within the industry – by showcasing best practice, innovation and performance
  • Benchmark your achievements – understand what you want to achieve and make it happen
  • Increase the power of your sales pitch – an award validates your selling point

Entry Criteria

Who Can Enter?

The awards are open to everyone (both members and non-members) –  Publishers (Media Companies), Agencies, Ad-Tech Suppliers and Advertisers. Entry may be made directly by the company or individual for the Award categories.

You may nominate yourself or you can be nominated by a colleague or client.


Submissions should relate to activity within New Zealand and the eligibility period of 1st January 2019 – 31st December 2019. 

Nomination and Entry Process

All nominations and entries must be submitted through the Award Force Pro portal by 23:59 on May 21.

Nominations and entries will be assessed by an independent panel of industry professionals.

The judging panel will assess each entry according to the criteria, taking into account all the information provided. The judging panel will then select finalists and winners for each category. The entry fee per category is $200 + GST.

Note: there is no entry fee for nominations for the ‘Council Member of the Year’ and ‘Service to Industry’ awards.

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Commercial Confidence

For your entry to be fully assessed it is extremely important that you provide as much detail about your performance as possible. In particular, figures relating to the ROI of your activity / campaign. Greater transparency with the judges will enable them to score you fairly.

All judges sign an NDA before participating and judges will not be involved in any categories where a commercial conflict could arise.