When and where will the APAC Effie Awards Gala be held?
The APAC Effie Awards Gala will be held in April 2017 in Singapore. Exact date and venue will be announced later.
I am interested in entering the APAC Effie Awards. How do I enter?
All entries submissions are done online. Download the Entry Kit and be sure to carefully review all the information including the Eligibility & Rules, Deadlines, Fees and Categories. The Entry Kit also provides useful information to guide entrants on the procedures, requirements and tips to submitting entries.
I am interested in becoming a judge. How does this work?
We are always looking for new judges. If you'd like to be considered as a judge, kindly email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief biography and we will get in touch with you.
When will I know if I am a finalist or winner?
Finalists will be announced in end of February and winners will be announced at the Awards Gala in April 2017.
Can I enter a case in more than one category?
Yes, you may enter a case into multiple categories within the entry rules. A case may be entered under both Single Market and Multi-market. It may only be entered into one Products and Services Category and multiple Specialty Categories if it meets the category definition.
However, if it is entered into the New Product or Service Category, it may not be entered into its corresponding product/service category.
Each entry into an additional category is considered as an individual entry, where a separate set of Entry Form, Authorisation Form, Creative Materials and payment has to be submitted. Judges strongly advise entrants to customise each entry for the specific category.
My case ran across multiple markets in Asia Pacific. Can I enter the same case into both Single Market and Multi-market Categories?
Yes, you may enter the same case into both single and multi-market categories. To enter into a Single Market Category, you must select the best market to feature. To enter into a Multi-market category, you must present at least two markets of data and may select up to three markets to feature in your case. It is mandatory for the data presented to be organised by country, with results also broken by country. Aggregated results may not be included.
My case started before the Qualifying Period. Can I still enter the case into the competition?
Yes, cases that have started before the Qualifying Period (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2016) may be entered into the competition, as long as they have continued through the Qualifying Period and shown results during this time period. The data and results you provide must be within this time frame.
Can I enter my test effort?
No, test efforts are not eligible to enter the Effie competition.
Are Business to Business cases or internal marketing communications cases eligible to enter?
All types of cases are eligible to enter. This includes Business to Consumer, Business to Business, and internal marketing communications cases. Any case, aimed at any audience, is eligible to enter and compete in any Effie category as long as it meets the category definition, more importantly demonstrate results.
Is the awards open to companies and agencies outside Asia Pacific?
Yes, we welcome entries from companies that are not operating in Asia Pacific countries, as long as their cases have run in any of the following Asia Pacific countries (Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanautu and Vietnam) within the qualifying period, 1 July 2014 to 30 September 2015.
Can I enter non-English campaigns?
Yes, non-English campaigns are welcomed. However, Creative Materials that are not in English have to be accompanied with translation. Translation should be done via subtitles on the 4-min Creative Video. For any non-English Creative Videos that are NOT subtitled, entrants must provide written translation as an additional one translation page attached to their written entry form.
Our case won in our local Effie programme. Can I submit the same case into the competition?
Yes, you may as long as the case ran in the country specified in the competition rules and meets the other eligibility requirements. However, be sure to review your case again to make sure the data presented is within or relative to the qualifying period (1 July 2015 to 30 September 2016) and written in context of the specific category that it is entered into.
I have entered my case into a national Effie programme and would like to re-enter the same case into the APAC Effie Awards. Can I enter the case into a different category?
Yes, you may enter the same case into any category provided it meets the eligibility requirements of the category.
I am not sure if my case falls under the definition of a certain category. Who can I consult?
If you are unsure which category your case should be entered into, please write a brief synopsis of the case and the questions you have and email them to email@example.com.
Please note that the Organiser reserves the rights to split/combine/redefine categories and/or move entries to more appropriate categories, or to refuse any entry at any time.
Is the information in my entry kept confidential?
We respect that entries may have information deemed confidential by the client. When submitting an entry, entrants have the opportunity to indicate whether or not publishing permission is granted for the written entry. Entrants may select i) Yes-Permission Granted; ii) No; or iii) Yes-Edited Version of the Written Case, which allows entrants to submit and edited version of the written case for publication.
However, the Creative Materials, Case Image and Case Summary you enter into the competition becomes property of the Effie Awards and will not be returned.
Effie Judging Process: All Effie judges sign a Confidentiality Agreement and cannot remove any materials from the judging room. Effie has a strong judge recuse policy – so that judges do not judge cases from their industry category or company. In addition, Effie specifically matches judges with cases that are not from their company or industry category when organizing the judging sessions, to avoid any need for recusal.
Can my company have more than one user account in the Online Entry Submission system?
Yes, it is possible for a company to have multiple accounts, as long as a different email address is used when signing up for an account. However, we advise each company to keep to a single account to avoid duplicate entries and for easy tracking purposes.
How can I withdraw my entry? Will I get a refund?
Entries which are submitted may be withdrawn by writing a formal request to the Organiser. However, no refunds will be made.
Can I make changes to my entry after it has been submitted?
Requests for changes are permitted at the discretion of the Organiser and an admin fee of SGD$200 applies.
Can I make amendments to the credits after I have submitted my case?
Yes, you may at the discretion of the Organiser and an admin fee of SGD$200 applies. Credit change requests that will incur a fee include additions, reformatting and style changes. At no time will the Organiser permit individual or company credits to be removed or replaced. If a credit change request has been made after the Awards Journal and Gala are in production, the change will only be able to be made online in the Online Winners Showcase and the Effie Effectiveness Index. The Organiser reserves the right to refuse any credit change requests.
I did not receive the confirmation email after signing up for an account. What should I do?
The confirmation email might have ended in the spam folder. Kindly check your spam folder, and if you fail to receive it, contact our Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the difference between Entry Deadlines and Material Submission Deadlines?
Entry Deadlines are for entrants to submit just the entry details online, and entrants will be given the period up to the corresponding Material Submission Deadlines to upload and submit all required materials. These include the Entry Form, Authorisation Form, Creative Materials and Case Image.
However, please note that the upload of material function will only be enabled after payment is received.
What are the modes of payment?
We accept the following modes of payment:
i) Credit Card via Paypal
ii) Bank Transfer and
iii) Cheque (only for local payments in SGD).
Please note that admin fees may apply. For detailed payment information, please refer to the Entry Kit or your Invoice.
Where can I get the Entry ID?
An Entry ID unique to each entry will be automatically generated upon submission of entry details. The Entry ID will be indicated in the invoice as well as the Entry Overview Page in your account.
Do the instructions and questions count towards the Entry Form page limit?
Yes, all instructions and questions on the Entry Form count towards the page limit. Entrants are not allowed to remove them from the Entry Form, as this will result in disqualification.
Do I need to post hard copies of the Entry Form and Creative Materials?
You will not be required to post hard copies of Entry Form and Creative Materials upon entry submission.
Are there samples on how to write the case?
You may view samples of written case (ie. Entry Form) and Creative Video from the Case Studies of some past winners available on the Resources Page.