Extended Entry Deadline
14 December 2018
Awards evening date
11 April 2019
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CIM Marketing Excellence Awards

The Marketing Excellence Awards identify and celebrate outstanding marketing by organisations, teams and individuals. These awards recognise that high standards of quality and integrity are vital to the success of marketing, as well as rewarding the innovation delivered by marketers who are at the cutting-edge of their profession.

2019 will mark the tenth anniversary of the Marketing Excellence Awards and is an opportunity for you to showcase your marketing successes and signify the quality of your business. Any organisation within the UK, regardless of size, sector or industry, as well as individuals, teams and agencies can enter these awards.


Frequently asked questions

Why enter?

Here's 5 reasons why you should enter the Marketing Excellence Awards:

  1. Celebrate your achievements - showcase your hard work and celebrate as a team or company
  2. Gain recognition - be acknowledged for your innovation, performance and best practice
  3. Raise your profile - you can attract new business as an award-winning company
  4. Demonstrate your capabilities - evidence that you do effective marketing for your company
  5. Boost morale - winning an award is a great way to motivate your team.
Who can enter?

Regardless of size, sector or industry, any organisation within the UK, as well as individuals, teams and agencies can enter the Marketing Excellence Awards. 

How to enter?

You can enter the Marketing Excellence Awards 2019 in 5 easy steps:

  1. Select your best marketing people and work between 01 September 2017 and 01 September 2018
  2. Choose from one of our 17 categories to best who your work; and familiarise yourself with the judging criteria 
  3. Fill out the quick and easy registration via the 'Enter now' button
  4. Complete the online entry form and upload a few supporting words, along with a company(s) logo in a colour EPS vector file format 
  5. Submit your entry.
How many times can I enter?

You can enter more than one category however; a separate online entry submission and payment must be completed for each category and each entry. Remember to tailor each entry to meet the requirements for each specific category.

Don’t miss out on our flash offer and save £100 each time you submit an additional entry.

Entry price is £250 +VAT for the first entry submitted.
Entry price is £150 +VAT for all additional entries submitted.

This excludes the Marketer of the Year category which is free of charge to enter.

What work is eligible?

Entries should relate to work commence and completed between 01 September 2017 and 01 September 2018. 

How much is it to enter?

The entry price per category is £250 + VAT.

The exception to this entry fee is the Marketer of the year category which is free of charge to enter.

Don’t miss our flash offer where for all additional entries submitted the entry price is £150 +VAT per entry.
The exception to this entry fee is the Marketer of the year category which is free of charge to enter.
To find out more about the offer please view our Terms and Conditions.

When do I need to enter by?

Deadline date to submit your entries is Friday 14 December 2018 (midnight GMT). You can edit your entries after submitting up until the entry deadline. Entries received after this date and time will not be accepted.

When are the finalists announced?

Finalists will be announced in January 2019 on the website and by email, so make sure that emails sent from the following addresses are not blocked:



Where and when will the awards take place?

The awards ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Thursday 11 April 2019.

Is there an event dress code?

Yes, the Marketing Excellence Awards ceremony is a black tie event.