Want to win an award or two (or even three?) from one of the world's biggest creativity brands? We're of course talking about us here at Creative Bloq, and in association with Wallpaper*, we're bringing you The Brand Impact Awards for its eighth consecutive year. As ever we'll be celebrating creative excellence and consistency across branding design with an expert judging panel from some of the world's best agencies.
To take part in this year's awards, visit the official Brand Impact Awards site by April 8 to enjoy a very inviting Early Bird rate. That gives you over two weeks for you to enter your best branding, packaging and campaign work across 27 market-sector categories at a knockdown price.
Your work will be judged by an expert panel including Uncommon, COLLINS, Mother Design and Superunion, as well as branding experts who've worked client-side for top brands such as TikTok, Spotify and LEGO. If your work is entered by 6pm on 8 April 2021, submissions will be priced at only £179 / $250 / €207 per entry. 2-4 entries will be priced each at £149 / $209 / €172, and anything over 5 in total will cost only £109 / $153 / €126 per entry. Find out more in our entry guidelines.
Last year's Brand Impact Award winners included inspiring work like the Undergraduate & Postgraduate Guides to CSM by Boyle & Perks and the Britain Get Talking campaign by Uncommon Creative Studio (below). To find more winning entries from 2020 you can download the full winners showcase here or enjoy our round-up of all the winners on Creative Bloq.
More creatives will have a bigger chance than ever to showcase their work as our new Motion and Photography categories expand our existing Craft awards in Copywriting, Illustration and Typography. This broadened scope is reflected in a striking new identity for the awards, comprising amorphous shapes which represent the blending of disciplines essential for today's branding endeavours.
Entering the awards doesn't just promise success or industry recognition, but also extensive PR across our network to an extensive audience of digital and print creatives with the guarantee of bespoke marketing collateral.
Who should enter the Brand Impact Awards?
Entries are welcome from design studios, consultancies, branding agencies, ad agencies, in-house design teams and brand owners, and work can be branding programmes and branded campaigns commissioned nationally or internationally.
The list of previous category winners is a who’s who of creative talent, and previous years have included Turner Duckworth, Wolff Olins, NB Studio, Johnson Banks and more.
It doesn’t matter if the work comes from a massive agency or a small studio, just as long as it catches the eyes of the judges, and you enter by 27 May on the BIA website.
How are the BIAs judged?
Entries are judged on their originality, how well they serve their original brief and consistency – specifically consistent quality of idea and execution across two or more brand touchpoints.
They are also judged in context of their market sector – product design is not lumped in with sports, just as self-branding is judged exclusively from fashion.
And lastly, campaigns that extend or enhance existing brands are accepted, unlike with many other award schemes.
To find out more about this year’s Brand Impact Awards, plus all the categories, how to enter, and to see last year’s winners, head over to the Brand Impact Awards 2021 website. This year's winner will be announced online on September 9, with applications closing 6pm on 27 May. Creative Bloq in association with Wallpaper* will be revealing the shortlist on August 2 2021. Hopefully including you!