Festival of Marketing


When is the entry deadline for The Masters of Marketing awards?

Entries will be accepted until midnight on Wednesday 9th September 2015.  

What are the categories?

Full details of the categories can be found on the categories page

What is the eligibility period for entries?

The eligibility period runs from June 2014 to September 2015 inclusive.
Work entered must have launched or have shown substantial, measurable progress during this time.

How much is it to enter the awards?

Each entry is £295 + UK VAT (except from those for the Rising Star category, which is free to enter).

Can I enter the same project into more than one category?

You can enter a project for as many categories as you like but each entry will be subject to the entry fee of £295 + UK VAT.

Can I edit my entry?

Entries may be edited up until the point of 'submission'; all submissions must be made by midnight on Wednesday 9th September 2015.   Entries will not be considered fully submitted until the entrant has proceeded to the payment stage and provided payment details. For full details see the How to Enter page.

What should I submit?

In order to complete you entry you must upload the following:

  • Written answers to the questions posed on the online entry form
  • EPS logos for both brand/client and entering agency (where applicable)
  • An image to represent your entry
  • A 60 second video which explains the thought process behind your work.
  • Any further supporting material as stipulated in the category criteria.

Please do not send any physical supporting material, if received this will not be passed to the judges and the Festival of Marketing takes no responsibility for such items.

What should I do if I lose my password?

Upon registration you will receive an email that contains your selected password. Should you lose this information, click here to have your password resent to you.

What is the deadline for payment for awards entries?

All entry payments must be cleared by midnight on Wednesday 9th September 2015. Once payment has been received your entry/ies will be passed to the judges for review.

Can I get an invoice?

We are not able to invoice for award entries. Please contact Nicci Gisby on nicci.gisby@centaur.co.uk / +44 (0)207 970 4533 with any queries regarding this.

We can invoice for Festival tickets. Click 'Show other payment options' on the booking form and then select 'Pay Offline'.

What are the Judging Criteria?

To view the judging criteria, please click here.

What is your policy on Commercial Confidence?

For the purposes of judging, all information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be viewed by the judging panel and the Chair of Judges. However, in any editorial write-up about entries, some information may be needed from the written entries. Any information that is commercially sensitive and which may not be used in an editorial write up should be inserted into the field marked ‘Confidential information’

For more information, please see the detail provided in Rules of Entry.

 When is the judging taking place?

The judging process will conclude in October.  All entrants will be contacted as soon as possible after the judging day to update them on the status of their entry/ies.

Judging for The Rising Star category will take place at the Festival of Marketing.

Am I able to request feedback if my entry is not successful?

For an additional fee, access to the judges’ feedback will be available after the short list has been announced.

Will I be able to request a logo to show that I have been shortlisted?

Shortlist logos will be available once the judging is complete.

What happens if I get shortlisted?

Details of the shortlist process can be seen here.

Date for your diary: the shortlist will be announced at The Masters of Marketing party to be held in London on October 22nd, 2015.

Each of the shortlist will be curated and exhibited in the Awards Gallery at the Festival of Marketing, which will be designed as an interactive gallery ‘experience'. Visitors to the Festival will be able to move ‘up close’ to the shortlisted work, better to understand each piece of work and the thought-processes behind them. Creative work will be displayed in category clusters beneath category sponsor branding; where work is best explained in person, audio and video pods will be used to help bring the projects to life.

How and when will the award winners be announced?

Winners in each of the categories will be announced throughout the 2 open days of the Festival of Marketing. In place of one long ceremony, announcements will be staggered throughout the Festival, coinciding with plenary breaks to ensure that as many people as possible are able to come to the Gallery to watch the presentations in person, or are free to watch the ceremonies via the many screens around Tobacco Dock. 

Several TV hosts will join us throughout the day as our sponsors hand over trophies in these official presentations from a podium in the Awards Gallery. The timing for each award will be scheduled and publicised well in advance and sponsors and each of the shortlist will be specially invited to champagne receptions at allotted times.

The ceremonies will all be filmed and shown throughout Tobacco Dock and our sponsors, the shortlisted and each winner will be interviewed to help each of us understand what it is that makes an award winning entry; to help spread and share best practice and to ensure that we celebrate, recognise and learn from the very best and most impressive of our creative industry.

Can my company be involved as a sponsor of the The Masters of Marketing, specifically?

Yes - please contact Amelia O’Hagan, Group Commercial Manager on +44(0)20 7970 4097 or amelia.ohagan@centaur.co.uk  to discuss the sponsorship opportunities available.

When and where is the Festival of Marketing taking place?

The Festival will take place on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th November 2015 at Tobacco Dock, London. You can find travel information here.

How much is it to attend the Festival?

A two day pass to the festival can be purchased for £995 + UK VAT.

Are one day passes available for the Festival?

There's too much to cram into just one day, so all tickets for the Festival are for both days (11th - 12th).
Tickets give you access to the Headliners, the 12 Stages, the Festival Village, The Masters Gallery and the Wednesday night party!