Thank you to all who supported THE INDIE AWARDS 2017! Entries for THE INDIE AWARDS 2018 will open soon!

The only international awards exclusively for independent agencies of all disciplines: Creative, Media, and PR/Earned. Unlike any other awards, they are exclusively FOR independent agencies and will be judged BY independent agencies. THE INDIE AWARDS will RAISE THE PROFILE of independent agencies, REWARD TALENT AND ACHIEVEMENT and not just size, and will RAISE INDUSTRY STANDARDS by encouraging independent agencies to enter awards.

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The entry period has now ended!

Entries Opened: Thursday April 6th 2017
Entries Closed: Friday May 5th at 23.59
Pacific time
Judging starts: Monday May 8th
Shortlists announced (5 entries from each category): Friday May 26th.
Awards ceremony: 7pm on Wednesday 14th June, North Hall, Natural History Museum, London.


The awards for shortlisted and top prize entries were presented at The Celebration Dinner, a spectacular evening ceremony of cocktails and dinner on the evening of Wednesday June 14th 2017, in the amazing North Hall of London’s iconic Natural History Museum.


THE INDIE AWARDS judges were talented individuals selected from the Indie Summit’s Lead Agency Partners. To see the judges click here!

All judges were named, and accountable. Thenetworkone team were not judges, nor were they able to influence the judges’ decisions.


The first round of judging was conducted online. Each entry was judged by three or four judges according to clear criteria. The 5 entries in each category with the highest average scores were shortlisted (15 in total). Should more judges have been needed, each judge’s score would have been weighted (in case some judges were more generous than others) and their scores would then be averaged. Unusual scores (for example, two very high and one very low) would be flagged and re-assessed.

A final panel was convened to discuss and agree the top prize in each category. After the winners for each category were determined, the panel reconvened to determine the winner of Best-In-Show from the three winners of the other categories.


The best work will always win. There are no awards for “agency of the year:” only awards for the best work.

Fifteen agencies received recognition as shortlisted for the top prizes. Three agencies, the best in each category, received the top awards – a beautiful, artistic trophy symbolising the spirit of independence.

And one of these three winners was also be chosen as a winner of “Best-In-Show.” The winner of “Best-In-Show” received an expenses-paid trip for two in 2018 to the Cannes Lions Festival (or Festival of Media Global, the Global PR Summit or the Indie Summit) – please see Rules and Requirements for details.


Entries THE INDIE AWARDS 2018 will open soon!

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Category inflation plagues many awards programs. THE INDIE AWARDS is different. We only have three categories: Creativity, Media and PR/Earned Media. We will also have a Best-in-Show award which is awarded to the overall best piece of work from the winners of the other categories.