If you have any further questions regarding the awards, say hello on our live chat, which can be found at the bottom right-hand corner of your screenand a member of The Drum team will be able to help out.
About the awards
The Drum Awards for Online Media is the worldwide awards scheme that identifies the most innovative, engaging, and stand-out news and views from across the globe. It also celebrates the best commercial solutions and teams.
The awards are open worldwide to Media owners, editors, journalists, publishers.
First entry - £236 + VAT
Additional entries - £124 + VAT
First entry - £295 + VAT
Standard - Additional entries - £155 + VAT
You may enter as many categories as you like. In order to get the additional entry price, please ensure you enter all entries at once.
If you are a member of The Drum Network, you will receive 10% off your entries, and if you are a charity you will receive 40% off your entries. If your discount does not automatically come off before checking out, let us know.
Early bird deadline: Wednesday 16 December 2020
Official deadline: TBC
We announce the nominees via this website and social channels (make sure to follow us), the winners will later be revealed during our virtual awards ceremony. You will also receive an email notifying you of the results.
Nominations announced on our website and social channels: TBC
Winners announced via our virtual ceremony: TBC
Regardless of budget, size of the project, or scale of the resource, entries will be judged objectively on their own merit. It's a fair playing field for large and small projects.
The jury will be looking for evidence of:
• Clear strategic thinking using research and insights
• Creativity and Innovation
• Tangible results and outcomes
• Proof of effectiveness and organisational impact
After the panel has carried out their pre-judging, the judges will meet to discuss the entries and decide on the finalists, commendations, and award winners. The judge's decision is final, and they also reserve the right to move your entry into a category if they feel the project is better suited elsewhere.
After the final deadline, the judging panel will sign an NDA before they are given access to read your submission and view your images, videos, and links.
We work very hard to make our panels as diverse as possible. We welcome applications from all.
More information regarding criteria can be found on the application form.
Please note that we cannot guarantee judges' feedback on individual entries, however, if you would like a better understanding of the process, get in touch via our live chat where you can speak with a member of The Drum team.
You may enter as many categories as you like, however, each entry must be treated as a separate entry and payment made for each - please note that you will only get the additional entry discount if you submit all entries at once. Leave your entries in your basket until you are sure they are complete. Refunds will not be given.
Entries must have been live to market at some point between February 2020 and January 2021. Entries do not have to be created within this timescale.
All entries submitted must be legal. Any entries containing offensive material will be disqualified. Any entry that has a complaint upheld against it by the Advertising Standards Authority will be disqualified.
The judges reserve the right to re-allocate entries that in their view are entered in an incorrect category. The judges also reserve the right to remove categories where entries do not meet the standard for nomination.
These entries will not be refunded as they will have been judged accordingly.
Submitting your entries
To find out exactly how to enter, you can follow this handy guide.
Yes, we'd hate for you to lose your work, so be sure to save your entries as you go, then you will be able to edit/access them up until the official entry deadline, via your entry dashboard - if you need help with accessing your entries, check out our how to enter guide.
You can pay via card on the website or BACS once your entries have been submitted. Payments must be received by Wednesday 3 March 2021 or risk being removed from the judging.