The 2019 awards ceremony will be a separate event from the Indie Summit. Dates and venue will be announced shortly.

THE INDIE AWARDS are 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 INDIE AWARDS 2018 are now closed but, they’ll be back in 2019.

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The awards for shortlisted and top prize entries were presented at THE INDIE AWARDS Celebration Dinner, a spectacular evening of cocktails, dinner and entertainment on Thursday 17th May.

The 2018 venue was the magnificent Hertford House in Mayfair, home of the Wallace Collection, one of the world’s finest private art collections.


THE INDIE AWARDS celebrate the spirit of independence and what better way to do that than by awarding a trophy that is not only beautiful but also, a means to creativity in its own right. Handcrafted using traditional methods in the Highlands of Scotland, THE INDIE AWARDS whistles are a truly unique prize that will be a talking point in any agency’s trophy collection!

Each shortlisted entry will received a signed certificate

The best in each category will win a “whistle” trophy

The “best in show” will also win a “D” whistle – the most iconic of all Scottish whistles


THE INDIE AWARDS 2018 are now closed but, they will return in 2019.

For more information, please contact


We offer a number of sponsorship packages at THE INDIE AWARDS and Celebration Dinner to companies providing products and service of special relevance to independent agencies.

Packages range from being the main event sponsor to having your own branded table at which to entertain clients or employees.

For further details please email Paul Squirrell: or call +44 (0)207 240 7117.

Alternatively, click here to download our 2018 sponsorship guide.

INDIE AWARDS categories

Creative – audiovisual
Creative – print and design
Media planning and/or buying
PR / earned media: corporate reputation management
PR / social: consumer influence

Check the full rules and guidelines here