1. When do entries for 2018 open?
    Entries for 2018 open on 1 February. All work flighted between to 01 June 2017 and 31 May 2018 can be

  2. Who can enter the Loeries?
    All countries from the Africa & the Middle East region can enter ALL the categories. However, entries from
    outside South Africa will be judged separately.

  3. If multiple companies worked on a project, can they both enter the same work?
    Companies must agree in advance who will submit the entry and they must agree on how the credits will be
    completed. If an entry is received from more than one company, only the first entry will be accepted. No
    refunds will be given on duplicate entries.

  4. How do I choose an entry category for my work?
    The Loeries Office can offer guidance, but as the entrant please familiarise yourself with our categories to
    know which category best suits your work. It is the responsibility of the entrant to submit their entry into the
    correct category and the Loeries will not be held responsible for entries submitted incorrectly. If you need
    assistance, please send an email to info@loeries.com

  5. Why does The Loeries allow my work to be entered in only one category?
    The principle behind the rule that a piece of work can only be entered into one main category is that the
    Loeries will award an idea only once. Therefore, the same creative execution cannot be awarded in
    Magazine and Poster and Newspaper. Even if you did run the same execution across all these media, you
    must choose only one category to enter it into. Please note however that the same work can be re-entered
    in campaigns, specialist categories, as well as for multiple craft categories.

  6. What is the difference between Communication Design Crafts and Print Crafts?
    All Communication Design entries must be entered into Design Crafts. Print Communication, as well as Out
    of Home entries must be entered into Print Crafts. Should you only be entering a craft entry, you can decide
    if you want it to be judged by designers (Design Crafts), or by agency creatives (Print Crafts).

  7. Will the entry categories remain the same as previous years?
    Categories are updated each year, click here to see our categories for this year.

  8. What work can I enter into the Loeries?
    You can enter any work that is created for the region or from the region. All work that has been created
    specifically for and to run in Africa or the Middle East, irrespective of where the work was originated or
    produced. And work created by and in the region can be entered into the Loeries. 

  9. Is there a time period on the work I can enter?
    The eligibility period is dependent on the entry category. All entries (excluding student work) must be
    commercially published, launched or aired to a substantial audience within the eligibility period.

  10. What are the entry fees for 2018?
    The fees to enter work into Loeries 2018 vary depending on the entry section. 

  11. What is the criteria for student work?
    Any student work created and submitted during 2017 and up to 31 May 2018 may be entered. Where
    possible, the work should be submitted by the registered educational institution (School/ College/
    University) from the Africa & the Middle East region, rather than directly by the individual student.

  12. How old must one be to enter the Young Creatives Award?
    If you are turning 27 in 2018 or younger, you can submit a portfolio of their professional work from the last
    three years. Entry is FREE.

  13. How do I enter Young Creatives?
    Entry into the Young Creatives Award is FREE. No more than five examples of your professional work from
    the last three years must be presented in one electronic pdf. No physical material will be accepted.

  14. Do I need any consent or approval to enter my work?
    All entries must be approved by the relevant client for whom the work was produced for. All necessary
    permissions and agreements with third parties and/or other licenses must be obtained prior to the entry.

  15. How is the work judged?
    Work is judged anonymously in two rounds - this means that the judges do not know the agency that
    entered the work and judge only on the merit of the entry. 

  16. Who are the judges?
    Judging panels are changed every year, and all Loeries judges are experts in their relevant fields, chosen
    on merit and their position in the Loeries Official Rankings.

  17. After submitting my entries, what is the next step?
    The next step is to start planning your Loeries Creative Week. All information about Creative Week will be on our website from March 2018.

  18. When will we know if our work has been shortlisted for an award?
    All the work entered into Loeries2018 will be judged during Loeries Creative Week from Monday 13 –
    Thursday 16 August. Finalists are announced daily after judging, sign up for our Loeries newsletter and follow our social media channels - Facebook & Twitter - to receive announcements.

  19. Can I wait to see if I'm a finalist, before buying my tickets?
    Attending Loeries Creative Week is more about networking with the entire brand communication
    industry than seeing if your work is up for an award. Tickets will likely be sold out long before judging takes
    place - so make sure to purchase your tickets and book your accommodation soonest to avoid

  20. When is the awards ceremony?
    The awards ceremonies are held on Friday, 17 August and Saturday, 18 August during Loeries Creative
    Week and offer an opportunity for brands and marketers and brands to view the very best work coming
    out of our region.

  21. Where can one view the winning work from 2017?
    All the Loeries2017 winning work can be viewed on our Archive.

  22. What happens to the 2018 winning work?
    All the winning work is filed into our Loeries Archive. The current archive is open to all for viewing, while
    access to the previous years and the Official Rankings requires a subscription. Then the award-winning
    work is compiled into a travelling showcase that exhibits at schools, major centres and colleges.

  23. What are the 2018 dates for Loeries Creative Week?
    Loeries Creative Week takes place from Monday 13 Aug to Sunday 19 Aug 2018.

  24. What is Loeries Creative Week?
    Loeries Creative Week is the biggest gathering of the best minds in our region. Durban provides the
    space to connect and network, and build business relationships outside the office structure Loeries
    Creative Week is a festival of innovation and inspiration. Hosted from 13-19 August 2018 across different venues.

  25. What are the Official Rankings and when will they be released?
    The Loeries Official Rankings provide an authoritative and independent indication of who’s who in the
    brand communications industry across Africa and the Middle East. The Loeries Official Rankings for 2017 have
    been released.

  26. As a previous winner, how do I order a duplicate statue and or certificate?
    Previous winners, as well as credited persons and companies, can order a duplicate statue or certificate via
    our store. If you'd like to purchase a Grand Prix statue, please contact us directly on info@loeries.com.