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The Immortal Awards Announces 2023 Call for Entries

28/03/2023
Associations, Award Shows and Festivals
London, UK
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Global, free-to-enter award for all Little Black Book members returns following record-breaking year

The Immortal Awards has today launched its call for entries for 2023’s competition. The entry system is now open to all Little Black Book members, who can make their submissions here until the final deadline on Thursday 7th September.

Entry is as always free for all Little Black Book members, who may submit up to five projects per office into this year's competition.

Following a successful return to in-person judging in 2022, all of the country-based juries from last year -  which included days dedicated to the USA, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Germany and a combined Australia-New Zealand jury - will return, with the addition of more countries to be announced in the coming months.

The best work from each country-based round, as decided by the local juries, will qualify for the respective regional competition alongside the best work from the rest of the region. A series of regional jury days - North America, LATAM, Europe, MEA and APAC - will then determine which projects receive Finalist status and qualify for the final, global round of judging. 

A global grand jury, composed of jurors from each regional jury, will ultimately decide which projects – if any – will receive an Immortal Award or a Commendation in December 2023. The winners will be announced in January 2024. 

In 2022, The Immortal Awards continued its upwards growth trajectory and saw a 35% increase in entries (compared to the previous year), with more companies than ever before submitting work. Entries also came from more countries (55) than ever before, cementing 2022  as a record-breaking year for the Immortals.

Just four projects were deemed Immortal by the global jury, with a further nine projects receiving Commendations for their exceptional creativity. The 13 projects are now being taken on a showcase tour, shown at cinemas and in-house at creative companies, inspiring creative teams all over the world.

Emma Wilkie, awards director, says: “Having joined the Immortals just in time for the final global judging in 2022 I’m super excited to be involved with the whole entry and judging process for the 2023 awards. I look forward to expanding our local jury programme across the regions to enable as many countries as possible to have an in-person jury choose the best work that represents their country on a regional and global stage.”

Paul Monan, awards director, says: “Following a fantastic year of growth, not just numbers-wise - with more work from more companies - but the addition of Emma (Wilkie) to the team, we’re so excited to get this year’s competition going and see the Immortals grow further. The return to in-person judging elevated the level of debate last year, so I must thank each and every one of our partners for supporting the show and letting us bring the Immortals to life. Without their support, we simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do.”

Entries into The Immortal Awards will be accepted until September 7th 2023. All entries must be made for a commissioning client, and must have first aired, broadcast, displayed, launched or published between 1st September 2022 and 31st August 2023.  

Every member of LBB is entitled to up to five entries, depending on their membership tier. The full list of rules, including eligibility dates, can be found here.

If you’d like to enter the Immortal Awards but you’re not yet a member of LBB, sign up here today. If you’re already a member and would like to increase your number of entries, you can upgrade your membership here.


Key Dates:

Entries Open: Tuesday 28th March 2023

Final Entry Deadline: Thursday 7th September 2023

Online Judging: Begins late September 2023

Judging days: October 2nd - November 24th 2023

Global Shortlist Announced: Week of December 4th 2023
 
Final Round of Judging: Thursday 7th December 2023

Winners Announced: January 2024