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FAQs

Entries are open now and the deadline is 14 Feb 2020.
All material will remain confidential to the judges. Winning and highly commended cases will be published in The Marketing Society Clubhouse and on our partner’s website Warc.com. Entrants have the right to mark financial info or sensitive parts of their entry as ‘Not for publication’. This will, in all cases, be respected by the organisers. But we ask that you DO NOT mark the whole paper as judges eyes only, as we publish the winning and commended papers on our website after the Awards, for our members to learn best practice from one another.

The judging takes place in April each year.

The shortlist is announced on this website – and via our social platforms – in April each year.

The Marketing Society Brave Awards night takes place mid-June each year in a central London location. More information on this will be announced closer to the time.

No. Please leave the membership number field blank on the entry form if you are not a member. Members of the Society will receive a discount on their entries however, if you wish to apply for membership please contact James Sutcliffe in our membership team.

No, the entry system is all online.

Yes. Head to our YouTube channel and the Brave Awards playlist. There you'll find advice from past judges on what they look for in a winning paper, as well as insight from senior marketers from the winning brands, interviewed on Awards night.

Please submit your entry PDF  format, and JPEG for supporting images.

Yes you may. A maximum of three images no larger than A5 at 300dpi.

Your main submission must be no more than 5MB. Any files above this size will not be accepted.

Entrants can be nominated by their colleagues, enter on their own behalf or be entered by a partner company, client or peer. All nominations will be reviewed by key personnel within The Marketing Society team and our boards, a final shortlist of five will be presented to the Brave Awards judging panel who through discussion and voting will decide on the winner, which we announce on Awards night in June.

Members of The Marketing Society have access to hundreds of winning and highly commended papers from our Awards in the Library section of our online Clubhouse.

Members can login using their Marketing Society membership number and password (which are different to the login details you create to submit your papers on our our Awards platform).

For non-members, you can view our 2017 Grand Prix paper from #JoinTheHerd here.

Yes, we first published Marketing Excellence in 2006 and we're now on our third edition, Marketing Excellence 3, which contains 30 case studies from award-winning brands and is available to buy via Amazon.

If you would like to discuss which category or categories to enter, please call +4420 8973 1350 or email us and we can advise you.

The entry guide is also a good starting point and contains a lot of information around each category, the criteria, past number of entrants.

Multiple trophies are able to be purchased. Please email the team for more details.

Yes, for details on Awards sponsorship opportunities please contact us on +4420 8 973 1350 or email us.