What is the deadline?

Entries must be received by 3pm (15h00) Central European Time (GMT +1) on 5 April (1st deadline), 30 April (2nd deadline) or 24 May (3rd deadline). Please note that Positive Change, Marketing & Business Solutions and Best of the Best categories have different deadlines. Click here to read more.

How do we submit the final entry?

All entries must be submitted online. No entries will be accepted in any other format.

What is the confidentiality policy for the written entries?

Click here to read about the Effie Awards Europe confidentiality policy

How much does it cost to enter?

Please click here to read more about the entry fees.

Is there a late entry deadline?

There are two late entry deadlines. Click here to read more.

I do not know if my agency is a member of EACA. How can I find out?

Find out if you are a member of the EACA here. If you are unsure, please contact Kasia Gluszak on kasia.gluszak@eaca.eu.

Does anything need to be signed or approved?

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.

Are there any important eligibility factors we should be aware of?

The Effie Awards Europe are open to all agencies (whether members of EACA or not) for campaigns which ran in two or more European markets in 2018. A campaign is still eligible to enter if it was launched in 2017 however it must have ran in 2018*. Data has to be available for the entire period.

* For the Positive Change categories only - if your case ran in any single country in Europe and meets the Positive Change definition, it is eligible to enter the Positive Change Europe categories.

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.

Who can enter?

Entries will be accepted from multinational agency members of the EACA, individual agencies and agencies outside the membership of EACA.

Which category should I enter my case in?

If, even after reading the category descriptions on the Effie Awards Europe website, you are unsure in which category to enter, please email Kasia Gluszak on kasia.gluszak@eaca.eu with a brief description of the campaign you wish to enter followed by your questions.

Where can I find the entry form?

The entry form and other relevant documents are available here.

When is the first round judging?

The first round judging will begin on 3 June and will end on 14 June. The first round judging is handled online.

When is the second round judging?

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.

When are the finalists announced?

The finalists will be announced at the beginning of July and in September for Positive Change, Marketing & Business Solutions and Best of the Best categories.

When are the winners announced?

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.

Who should I contact if I have any questions?

For any questions concerning entry procedure (registrations, categories, creative material, evidence of results etc.) please contact:

Kasia Gluszak
Communications & Events Manager
T: +32 2 74 007 14
F: +32 2 74 007 17
E: kasia.gluszak@eaca.eu

For any questions concerning eligibility, payment and late entries, please contact:


European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA)
152 bd. Brand Whitlock
1200 Brussels

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