Live Communications

The Live Communications category includes any of the following media:

  1. Live Events
    Includes internal and external events, including branded content (e.g. art installations, auctions, educational, branded content, conferences, launches, motivational, road shows, screenings, service & social responsibility). NOTE: A Live Event must have an invited audience. DO NOT ENTER ACTIVATIONS HERE - SEE BELOW.

  2. Live Activations
    Entries include any brand activation where live performance is key to communicating the brand message and creating an immersive audience experience. This can include live
    acting / role playing / a host that interacts with the audience to bring the brand message to life, with an incidental audience that has not been invited. Entries must demonstrate the role of performance.

    NOTE: EXCLUDES promos with no live performance – enter these in the Ambient category.
    NOTE: Brand activations and promotions that use promotional staff should be entered into the Ambient category.

  3. Sponsorship
    Including sponsorship of consumer-focused sporting and lifestyle events. Entries in this category must show a sponsor, and audience participation must be via ticket purchase e.g. sporting events and social activities.

  4. Ambient
    All free-format, non-traditional forms of media, including: handouts, kiosks, merchandising, never before used media, promotional giveaways and sampling.

    Entries include any brand activation where an incidental audience or audience member interacts with or is the catalyst for an activation that delivers the brand message/ experience. Entries must demonstrate the interaction between the audience member and the activation. 

NOTE: EXCLUDES promos where samples are handed out with NO immersive live experience and excludes activations where the primary message is communicated WITHOUT audience interaction via a digital medium, electronic billboard or other devices – this should be entered in the Out of Home Category.

Please ensure that you provide as much information on the background of your entry. If possible and where necessary, provide a walkthrough explaining all aspects of your entry, including the strategy, innovative ideas, target audience and provide any results you have.

Overview videos must be limited to 2 minutes. If it is felt necessary, the full-length work may accompany the 2-minute entry, check the “Preparation Guidelines” for more information.

When essentially the same work is being entered into more than one category, it is vital that the entry is described appropriately for each category. Ensure that your entry description is appropriate for the category. When supplying an Overview Video, it is highly recommended that the presentation is tailored/adapted to highlight the elements most relevant to the chosen category. If the judges cannot readily discern which elements are to be considered for the relevant category, it will count against your entry.

Live Communications

No physical entries will be allowed for this category. You can submit a video and/or a jpeg presentation.  

WE WILL NOT ACCEPT REPLACEMENT MATERIAL, so please make sure that the version you have uploaded is the correct and final material.

DO NOT PLACE YOUR NAME OR YOUR AGENCY BRANDING ON YOUR ENTRY
As all work is judged anonymously, you must ensure that no reference to your agency is included on the entry.

SINGLE ENTRIES – must be entered individually. For example, three posters that are part of a campaign theme must be entered as individual entries, not all as one entry. If in the opinion of the jury, several pieces constitute a campaign, then these entries will be combined into one campaign award. However, for street pole entries, if one communication is executed across three boards, then enter all three boards as one entry.

IF USING JPEGS: MAXIMUM OF 10 JPEGS ALLOWED.

  • 7063 x 5008 pixels
  • File size is 5MB - 15MB per image
  • Maximum of 10 JPEGS
  • Text must be legible when projected to a screen.
  • Submit close up images of small details that need to be seen by the jury.
  • Keep text to a minimum, utilise the ‘description’ section of the entry form for additional information about the entry.

How to send your JPEG files – Upload via our online entry system
You can upload your files directly to your media library via the online entry process. You have the option of uploading your files while completing your entry form, or you can choose to upload them at a later stage. Just login to your account to create an entry or manage your media.

HOW TO SEND YOUR JPEG FILES – UPLOAD VIA OUR ONLINE ENTRY SYSTEM
You can upload your files directly to your media library via the online entry process. You have the option of uploading your files while completing your entry form, or you can choose to upload them at a later stage. Just login to your account to create an entry or manage your media.

IF USING VIDEO, you can provide footage of the entry itself, as well as supporting information about your work. Please follow the Film  preparation guidelines. Overview videos must be limited to 2 minutes. If it is felt necessary, the full-length work may accompany the 2-minute overview.

Live Communications

Tip No 1: The judges are looking at hundreds of entries - where necessary, provide additional information to help them to understand your entry in terms of our judging criteria: Innovation, Quality of execution, relevance to the Brand, Target Audience and Chosen Medium

Tip No 2: View the Preparation tab for full entry formats and guidelines.

Tip No 3: Remember no boards or physical material will be accepted for Live Events, Live Activations, Sponsorship and Ambient. You must submit a video OR a Jpeg presentation but not both.

Tip NO 4: If you are using Jpegs to present your entry, make sure the work is clearly visible as judes will view this on plasma TV screens. Long paragraphs of text is not advisable. Use the description box on the entry form for all information regarding the entry.

Tip No 5: No more than 10 jpegs will be accepted.