THE BIG AWARDS ARE BACK

HONOURING THE BRIGHTEST CREATIVE IDEAS COMING OUT OF UK ADLAND

Campaign BIG Awards are back to champion creativity from the brightest agencies in the UK and celebrate the very best of British advertising! 


Over the last few years, the UK advertising industry has demonstrated the enduring power of commercial creativity. 


Agencies, brands and their partners pivoted their approach to work amid challenging circumstances, allowing them to capitalise on the advertising rebound and to deliver ground-breaking creative ideas in innovative and evolving ways.


The Campaign Big Awards 2022 will bring together the UK advertising industry to celebrate all that it has achieved in the last year and inspire us for the future.


KEY INFORMATION


KEY DATES


Shortlist: Mid September

Awards Ceremony: Thursday 17 November 
The Londoner, WC2H 7DX

ELIGIBILITY


The Campaign Big Awards celebrate the best in British advertising. Entries are welcome from UK creative agencies for work relating to 1 July 2021 to 30 June 2022. 

Categories


Product Sectors

Automotive

Entertainment & Leisure

Charity

Retailers

Services

Consumer Goods

Creative Excellence

Best Idea for a Purpose

Consistent Creative Excellence

Best Idea from an Agency Initiative

Best Reactive Idea

Original Idea

Best Use of an Influencer or Celebrity

Sponsorship

Branded Content

Media Excellence

Integrated

Gaming

Out of Home

Radio

Print

Social

Best Use of New Digital Tech

Experiential

TV & Cinema

Student Choice Award for TV & Cinema

People Awards

Emerging Team of the Year

Judges' Choice Awards

Best Single *not open for entry

Best Campaign *not open for entry

Grand Prix

Campaign Big Agency of the Year *not open for entry

CHAIRS OF JUDGES



 “It’s our aim to make sure judging this year’s BIGs is a celebration. Not only of the fantastic work coming out of the UK but also the hugely talented people creating it. Having both established and future creative leaders in the judging room will ensure we’re hearing from different voices with a diversity of experience. We can’t wait to hold the very best of the best work up as a rallying cry for us all to aim even higher.”

Felix Richter, Chief Creative Officer, Mother London 

Shelley Smoler, Chief Creative Officer, Droga5

JUDGES


JUDGING THE BIG AWARDS


The Big Awards matter because they are judged by the toughest critics, your peers. Our expert judging panels are made up of over 40 senior creatives representing the full breadth of the UK advertising industry. The judges are selected based on their expertise, experience and integrity and we pride ourselves on our rigorous and objective judging process.

In a bid to ensure the Big Awards celebrate the work that inspires the whole industry, Campaign is asking its senior judges to nominate an upcoming creative to join them on the panel. The rising stars will join the panel as a full judge with voting rights. 

Nominations to get involved are welcome from across the industry, either for yourself or a colleague using the link below. The final judging panel will be comprised of an inclusive range of individuals to fully represent the industry. Our aim is to give as many diverse voices (women, BAME, LGBTQ+, different ages / seniority, people with disabilities) a chance to determine the results of this industry-leading event.

SPONSORS


Compass

Compass specialise in the employment of freelancers, or engagement under sole trader terms. We are trusted by the top creative agencies and their recruiters, and we build long-term relationships with professional freelancers. Our umbrella, sole trader and Professional Employment Organisation (PEO) solutions are accredited by Professional Passport, the largest independent assessor of umbrella and payroll providers. Compass guarantees compliance with IR35, tax regulations and employment law, ensuring you have a trusted partner for your business. One simple contract and payment to Compass results in all your freelancers paid with full transparency of tax and statutory deductions. Our contractor satisfaction scores place Compass as one of the leading providers in the creative recruitment sector. Contact Compass to find out how we can improve the contractor supply chain and provide freelancers with a flexible and professional service.

PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


The Campaign Big Awards are Campaign's flagship event. They celebrate the very best in British advertising and champion creativity in the advertising industry. 

The Awards give you access to our highly engaged audience via Campaign magazine and website, as well as the Awards website and social media channels. Our database of senior industry leaders gets your business in front of influential people in the advertising industry. 

Benefit from brand awareness through our marketing campaigns to increase awareness of your organisation, its products and services. Create an association with excellence. The agencies which make it through to the shortlist have been rigorously judged by our jury panel of top industry professionals. 

Get in touch with us at [email protected], if you would like to find out more about our sponsorship opportunities.