Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Enter?

The Awards are open to everyone (both members and non-members). Entry eligibility for each award varies so download our Call for Entries document for information related to each Award. 

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 March 2020. 

Nomination and Entry Process

All nominations and entries must be submitted through the Award Force Pro portal by 23:59 on Friday October 2nd

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 $150 + GST for IAB members and $240 + GST for non-members. 

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

Is there a word limit?

The word limit for entry is a 150-word entry summary + 1200 word limit.

Note: Agency of the Year Award has a 150-word entry summary + 2000 word limit. 

How do I enter?

All entries are made through this website. Please visit the ‘Awards Force Website‘ page for further information and to enter/nominate.

Please note there is an entry fee of $150 +GST per entry for IABNZ members and $245+GST per entry for non-members.

Will my entry information be kept confidential?

Yes! All IAB New Zealand Digital Advertising Awards judges are required to sign a NDA before they can even view any of the partcipants work or information.

If you would like a copy of this NDA for your reference, please contact [email protected]

Is there an event dress code?

Yes, the 2020 IAB New Zealand Digital Advertising Awards is a cocktail style event. Cocktail dress is required.


Yes, the IAB New Zealand Digital Advertising Awards is a ticketed event. Links to your ticket will be sent to all attendees once ticket sales close. You must present your ticket to gain entry to the awards ceremony. You can purchase tickets here

Can I buy an individual ticket to the awards?

Yes, individual tickets are available for $75+GST for IABNZ Members and $105+GST for non-members including GST. Individual tickets are booked online – Click here to book your tickets!

Is the 2020 IAB New Zealand Digital Advertising Awards a black-tie event?

No, due to Covid-19 limitations, the 2020 IAB New Zealand Digital Advertising Awards has moved to a flexible venue, therefore the Awards is a cocktail style event this year.