2019 ABBI AWARDS

Download ABBI 2019 Application Instructions (PDF)

 

ENTRY PRICES

Standard entry price: $395 for entries submitted and paid for after Friday, June 28, 2019 (23:59h PST).
Discounts: Discounts are available for multiple entries
2 Entries: $785
3 Entries: $1,165
4 Entries: $1,400

The organizer reserves the right to extend the entry period if there is demand. Any entries submitted after Friday, June 29, 2019 will cost $100 late fee added to the standard entry fee.

ABBI 2019 AWARD CATEGORIES

  • Agency of The Year (You must enter to win, the winner for this award is selected based on the number of other category wins).
  • Campaign of The Year (You must enter to win, the winner for this award is selected based on the number of other ABBI wins). 
  • Addressable TV Agency of The Year
  • Addressable TV Campaign of The Year
  • Audience-Based Buying Agency of The Year
  • Agency Holding Company Executive of The Year
  • Independent Agency Executive of The Year
  • CMO of The Year 
  • Best Multi-Screen Campaign
  • Impact Award
  • Best Launch Campaign
  • Best Use of Digital Media
  • Best Local Execution
  • Best Use of Live Streaming/OTT
  • Best Branded Content in Digital Channels
  • Best Use of Content
  • Most Innovative Use of Audience-Based Buying Technology
  • Audience-Based Buying Platform of The Year
  • Most Innovative Use of Data and Insight
  • Most Effective Use of Video
  • Best Use of Technology
  • Most Innovative Use of AR/VR
  • OTT Platform of The Year
  • Best Use of Cryptography or Blockchain

ABBI AWARDS FAQs

  • WHO CAN ENTER THE ABBI AWARDS?

    ABBI Awards are open to all companies involved in advertising and communications, including (but not limited to) brands, media agencies, publishers, adtech companies, media owners, full-service creative agencies, digital agencies, ad tech agencies, mobile agencies, content creators, production companies, industry associations and research business.

    All entries must be submitted with the full approval of those mentioned in the award submission.

  • CAN I ENTER A SINGLE CAMPAIGN INTO MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?

    You are welcome to enter the same campaign into multiple categories. However, please ensure that the copy you add under each section (Insights, Strategy, Execution, Results) is relevant to the specific category you are entering. Judges will assess each campaign strictly against the category criteria. Judges will assess each campaign strictly against the category criteria. We recommend that you tailor your entry per category.

  • WHO SHOULD I CONTACT IF I HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

    Please email contact@gabbcon.com for any questions or further information.

  • What is the date by which a campaign must have been completed to be eligible for a 2019 ABBI?

    Eligible campaigns must have run between 1 January 2018 and 30 March 2019 and may have been implemented globally, nationally or locally. If your campaign started a little earlier or ended later than the eligibility dates, it can still be considered as long as the bulk of your campaign has run within the eligibility dates and it wasn’t entered in the 2018 ABBI awards.

  • When is the 2019 ABBI Award entry deadline?

    Open for entries: Friday, March 30, 2019

    Entry deadline: Friday, September 14, 2019

    Shortlist announcement: Monday, October 1, 2019

    Awards ceremony: Thursday, November 1, 2019

  • What is the cost per entry and is their any bulk discounts?

    The Standard entry price: $395 for entries submitted and paid for after Friday, September 14, 2018 (23:59h PST). Discounts are available for multiple entries

    •                    2 Entries – $785

    •                    3 Entries – $1,165

    •                    4 Entries – $1,400

    The organizer reserves the right to extend the entry period if there is demand. Any entries submitted after Friday, September 14, 2018 will cost $100 late fee added to the standard entry fee.

  • When is the short list announced?

    The Shortlist announcement will take place on Monday, October 1, 2018

  • When and where will winners be announced?

    The winners will be announced and presented with their award on Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Beverly Hills, at The Beverly Hilton. Winners will also be announced on the ABBI Awards website, in the press and on social media.

  • If I need additional time to submit my entry, can the deadline be extended?

    If you need more time to put together your entries, please get in touch with us gabe@gabbcon.com specifying the total number of entries you are planning to submit. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Extensions may incur additional costs.

  • Can one campaign be entered into more than one category?

    Not only can a campaign be entered for more than one category, we encourage you to do so to maximize your chances for an award and/or to increase the number of awards a given campaign may receive.

  • Can the judges move my award entry from one category to another if they feel it is in the wrong category?

    No, neither the judges nor GABBCON/ABBI Awards will ever switch an entry from one category to another.

  • Does GABBCON judge the awards?

    All award submissions are judged by a group of external judges. GABBCON does not select winners for the ABBI awards.

  • Can my entry be submitted with a joint entering company?

    No, there can only be one Entering Company. This will be the company that receives the trophy should the entry win. It is possible to credit other companies under the ‘Other credits’ section on your submission form.

    Once the shortlist is announced there is a seven (7) day window for any credit change requests belonging to the “other credit” section. After the seven (7) day period, all information on the shortlist will be considered final and no further information or request for credit amendments will be considered.

  • Do I need approval from anyone to submit an entry?

    You will need to confirm you have received approval from your client/partner to enter the awards and that all information included is correct. All entries, however, will remain confidential unless you win.

    Should your client require an official letter from the GABBCON/ABBI Awards confirming the confidentiality of the written submissions, in order to approve your participation in the ABBI Awards, please make a request to: gabe@gabbcon.com

  • Why must I pay first to begin the entry process?

    You can download the 2018 ABBI Awards guidelines if you are merely looking for information. To begin the submission process, you must first pay to enter.

  • I have multiple entries and prefer to send them via email is that possible?

    Email contact@gabbcon.com if you have multiple entries and would prefer a different submission process.

  • How do I win campaign of the year or agency of the year?

    The agency of the year or campaign of the year awards are given to the agency or campaign with the highest # of wins across multiple categories.

  • I won an ABBI and want to request duplicates of the award for other offices or clients, how do I do that?

    Please contact contact@gabbcon.com  should you need extra trophies or certificates. The cost for additional awards is $475 plus shipping and handling.

  • I would like to be on the jury or want to nominate a peer, how do I do that?

    Please contact: contact@gabbcon.com 

ABBI 2019 Jury Nomination Form

  • This is the nomination for the jury for the GABBCON 2019 ABBI Awards. If you would like to recommend someone (or yourself) for the jury, please do fill in the form below. If we choose one of your nominations, we'll make sure that that they know you've suggested them. If you have more than one nominee, please reload the page and fill it out again.