Entries must be received by 3pm (15h00) Central European Time (GMT +1) on 6 April (1st deadline), 30 April (2nd deadline) or 22 May (3rd deadline). Please note that Best of Europe categories have different deadlines. Click here to read more.
All entries must be submitted online. No entries will be accepted in any other format.
Click here to read about the Effie Awards Europe confidentiality policy
Please click here to read more about the entry fees.
There are two late entry deadlines. Click here to read more.
Before you begin to enter the case information, the system will require you to certify that you have approval from your client to enter the competition and that all content is true and accurate.
The Effie Awards Europe are open to all agencies (whether members of EACA or not) for campaigns which ran in Europe. The eligibility period for the standard/multi-market categories runs between 1 January 2019 and 31 March 2020; for Best of Europe it runs between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2020.
A campaign is still eligible to enter if it was launched before the eligibility period however it must have ran in the eligibility window. Data has to be available for the entire period.
To be considered for a Effie Awards Europe, campaigns must prove beyond reasonable doubt that the choice and use of marketing communications were key to the campaign's success. Any campaigns can be submitted and all disciplines are welcome.
Entries will be accepted from multinational agency members of the EACA, individual agencies and agencies outside the membership of EACA.
The entry form and other relevant documents are available here.
The first round judging for standard categories will begin on 1 June and will end on 12 June. The first round judging is handled online.
The second round judging will take place in Brussels at the end of June. The final judging round for Positive Change, Marketing & Business Solutions and Best of the Best categories will take place in September.
The finalists will be announced at the beginning of July and in September for Best of Europe categories.
The winners will be announced at the Effie Awards Europe Gala Dinner in Brussels on 15 October. The official press announcement will be made the following day.
For any questions concerning entry procedure (registrations, categories, creative material, evidence of results etc.) please contact:
Communications & Events Manager
T: +32 2 74 007 14
F: +32 2 74 007 17
For any questions concerning eligibility, payment and late entries, please contact:
European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA)
120 Avenue Louise