Our standards are high, and we’re proud of that. Winning a Loerie isn’t easy - but great work can get missed if it’s not presented well. To make your life easier, we have compiled our six key points to remember when preparing your Loeries entry, always remembering our judging criteria:

  • Innovation (is it fresh? Is it groundbreaking?)
  • Execution (is it well-executed? Is it beautifully crafted?)
  • Relevance (is it relevant to the brand, the market and the medium?) 

Six steps to winning a Loerie:

  1. Start with a great idea. No matter how well your entry is presented, if the idea isn’t strong, the judges will see through it.
  2. Keep it simple.  Focus on the core message – what was great, why it’s relevant and how you did it.
  3. Don’t create work with the sole purpose of winning an award. It needs to be relevant and have purpose. 
    The judges will see through an Integrated Campaign for Joe’s Chip Shop.
  4. Study the categories and know where to enter. Familiarise yourself with previous winners by studying the Loeries Archive and visiting the Loeries Travelling Exhibition. Understand the rules and where separate elements of your campaign can be entered. Check the categories for full details.
  5. A bad presentation could lose you an award. The Loeries judges are looking at a lot of work. If your presentation makes it difficult for them to see why your campaign is innovative, well-executed and relevant, it won’t win.
  6. Make your stats relevant.  Many presentations offer laundry lists of Facebook likes and increased sales as evidence that the campaign was relevant to the brand and the market. But stats need a context to make sense. Pin them to something the judges can relate to. Again, don’t ask the judges to work hard to figure out what makes your campaign worthy of winning.

In summary, your entry needs to demonstrate that the work is worthy of a Loerie. Produce outstanding work, and present it well, and you’ll add more birds to your trophy cabinet - and more clients to your portfolio!

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Useful tips

The following guidelines will assist you in preparing and sending us your entries. Please ensure you have read all the instructions and if you have any questions, please contact us.

Rules & Eligibility
Please make sure that your work is eligible. Absolutely nothing can be entered that has not been approved by the Brand/Client and that has not been commercially published, launched or aired. Please refer to the Rules & eligibility section for more information

Who can enter The Loeries
All countries from Africa & the Middle East region can enter ALL the categories (see below for eligible Middle Eastern countries and island states).

Accepted media 
Please review our Submission Formats section for the following acceptable media specifications

  • Images (JPEG)
  • Video (.MOV)
  • Audio (MP3)
  • Physical (thin stiff board / unmounted print / 3D piece)

Please refer to the specific category for required media and note that all non-English entries must include translations. 

Category types
All entries are single unless otherwise stated. Please refer to the Category Types section for more information.

Supporting information
Your entry should be well presented, clear and easy to understand. Supporting information should make it easy for the judges to understand your entry in terms of the judging criteria: Innovation, Quality of Execution, and relevance to the Brand, Target Audience and Chosen Medium.

All work is judged anonymously, therefore you must ensure that there is no reference to the entering company on the entry. 

IMPORTANT TO NOTEWhen entering the Loeries it is important to familiarise yourself with the entry guidelines, accepted media formats and requirements per category.  Ensure that you provide as much information on the background of your entry. If possible and where necessary, provide a walkthrough of all aspects of your entry, including the strategy, innovative ideas, target audience and provide any results you have. Overview videos must be limited to 2 minutes. If it is felt necessary, the full-length work may accompany the 2-minute overview.

Key Dates:

  1. Entry Deadline: Tuesday, May 15 2018. Entries completed after 15 May, will be subject to a 10% late entry fee.
  2. Loeries Creative Week will be held from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 August 2018