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Recognising creative excellence across Africa Middle East

The Loeries® are Africa and the Middle East’s premiere initiative that recognises, rewards, inspires and fosters creative excellence in the brand communication industry.

As a non-profit organisation, the Loeries® contribute to development within our industry by investing into programmes such as the creative industry's richest bursary – the Creative Future Scholarship. To maintain the integrity of our accolade, we keep our fees low, and the entry criteria strict. Driven primarily by the Creative Circle, the Loeries is powered by industry the through our board and committee, making us an organisation by and for the industry.

As the highest accolade for creativity and innovation across our region, the Loeries® promote and support creativity by helping marketers, agencies and consumers appreciate the value of ideas and fresh thinking.

Culminating in the biggest creative gathering in Africa Middle East, Loeries® Creative Week™ Durban brings together the best innovative minds from our industry for a festival of networking, inspiring minds and recognising great work.

Our region's creative economy is world-class and has great potential to grow and to offer employment both to our talented youth. The growth occurring throughout Africa Middle East is very exciting, and a major focus of the Loeries® is to increase the standard of brand communication in the region. The Loeries continues to grow each year, remaining the region’s primary measure of excellence.

Our initiatives and activities include the Loeries® Exhibition, the Creative Future Scholarship, Official Rankings, Migrate magazine and Loeries® Creative Week™ Durban; which hosts Judging Week, the DStv Seminar of Creativity, award ceremonies and MasterClasses.

The Loeries® are internationally recognised, included in the Gunn Report and are the only award endorsed by the Association for Communication and Advertising (ACA), the Brand Council South Africa (BCSA), the Creative Circle (CC), the Commercial Producers Association (CPA), IAB South Africa, the Exhibition Association of Southern Africa (EXSA), the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA), the South African Institute of the Interior Design Professions (IID), and the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA)

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History

The Loeries® were first held in 1978, as a mechanism to support and grow television advertising. Since then, the Loeries® have become the most prestigious award in Africa Middle East and have expanded to reward & inspire both innovation and relevance across all spheres of brand communication.

In 2013, we introduced the Effective Creativity Award to recognise great ideas that have delivered business results. Entries into this category must have won a Loerie in the past two years. The Shared Value category, aims to recognise sustainable marketing – by rewarding brands that do good while doing good business. In 2015, Service Design and Music Videos were added as new categories.

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