I-COM Data Creativity Awards
The Data Creativity Awards competition covers entries that show evidence of the creative leveraging of value from data that is instrumental to delivering business value. Whatever the nature of the project, entrants must be able to show the magic of a highly creative and innovative approach and that they achieved demonstrably strong results, such as financial, thought leadership or other stated criteria.
The awards are aimed at marketers, agencies, media owners, data services / research providers and trade associations involved in Digital Marketing and all other companies involved in data disciplines. Appropriate projects can be entered by any company or as a collaboration of companies from the aforementioned stakeholder groups.
Reasons to enter the I-COM Data Creativity Awards:
For all entrants:
Having our distinguished Jury of experts focus on your work. We can promise entrants that the I-COM Data Creativity Awards Jury will take time to scrutinize and evaluate in detail every single entry, and they will reward excellence in data creativity. This is accomplished by using a bespoke system where each judge only looks at a restricted number of entries. This way all companies entering the competition will receive the consideration and recognition they deserve by our esteemed members of the Jury.
For Official Selection Finalists:
- Presenting at the I-COM Global Summit with its elite community and potential clients
- Being able to communicate the industry's recognition this both internally and externally with the official "I-COM Award Winners" branding
- International press coverage live at the event
- Excellent networking opportunities
For Category Winners:
- Being called up to the stage at the I-COM Data Creativity Awards Gala Dinner to receive a trophy
- Increased international press coverage
December 1, 2014 - present.
Earlybird discount 10% up to November 30, 2017.
***Prices before November 30, 2017:***
Earlybird Member Pricing
Per entry EUR 360,-
Per additional category EUR 300,-
Earlybird Non-Member Pricing
Per entry EUR 468,-
Per additional category EUR 350,-
***Prices after November 30, 2017:***
Per entry EUR 400,-
Per additional category EUR 300,-
Per entry EUR 520,-
Per additional category EUR 350,-
Note: You can submit the same entry into multiple categories and there is no limit on allowed categories, as long as your project meets the criteria for each category.
If you are an I-COM Member, we will contact you shortly upon receipt of your entry with the corresponding payment link.
Otherwise, you can conveniently pay with your credit card here: Earlybird Non-Member entry fee. Disclaimer: Kindly note that there will be an additional 3rd party charge for the credit card processing.
The entry fee must be paid within 5 business days after submitting your entry.
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Disclaimer: Kindly note that there will be an additional 3rd party charge for the credit card processing.
The deadline to submit your entry is December 8, 2017.
Yes, if you need additional time, in exceptional circumstances you can ask for an extension. Kindly complete the Intention to Enter form to request it.
Yes, you can send us entries from more than one project.
You may submit your entry into multiple categories as long as the work meets the criteria of each category.
It is not a requirement, nevertheless, you may send supporting material to back up your case. It can consist of testimonials, research, performance analysis, collateral, screen grabs, pictures etc.
Entrants may send up to 3 files of supporting material of no more than 4 pages each. Attached files must be no more than 2MB each, documents must be in .pdf or .doc (word) format.
You may also attach video links of up to a maximum of 5 min long on the entry form. You can also send it after submitting your entry to the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Data Visualisation Entrants:
It is required as part of the entry in this category to include visuals (images, video) to illustrate the value of your work.
Yes, you can send us your changes to the email email@example.com and we will update the information on the system. All changes must be received by December 22, 2017 and entries cannot be updated after judging has started.
We recommend you to look at the Entry form first, then spend time offline composing your answers in a word-processing program, keeping a copy for your record. Once you start to enter the information online, the submission can not be saved for later review or completion. Please click here to download a blank entry form you can use to work offline and here to check a sample of a completed entry form for your reference.
The information you insert will be used only for the purposes of the competition. Whilst it will be made clear to the judges that the judging process is confidential, entrants may wish to express results in percentage terms rather than by providing the actual figures. If there are parts of your entry that are confidential and cannot be later published, you can state this on the entry form.
If you are submitting an entry for more than one category, you need to add an addendum addressing the specific Data Creativity Elements for the additional category.
Please find below some tips given by our jury members regarding the addendum for the additional category:
- It would be helpful for you to address each specific criterion or element specified for the additional category. Tip would be for each response to an element to be as succinct as possible. A call-out to your solution's clever feature as proof point would help the judges in understanding how that particular element was satisfied.
- You need to remember that the jury will be reviewing a vast array of submissions. So the best advice we could give would be to ensure as best as you can that your submission against the criteria stands out.
- It could take the form of a written response to each element. However, a more effective method would be to provide both a description as well as proof points and/or visualisations to further explain why this particular approach shows more ingenuity or better results than the competition on the criteria.
As an example, please refer to the sample entry from 2016 submitted in 2 categories: Primary Category - General and Additional Category - Video, with addendum for the additional category, on page 8.
Between mid December and January the Jury will evaluate your entry during the online first round of judging.
The jury will establish the Official Selection finalists.
The Official Selection finalists will present on Apr 10, 2018 at the I-COM Global Summit in San Sebastian, Spain, and the judges will be giving scores for the 2nd Round based upon the presentations. The category winners will be announced at the special Gala Dinner ceremony on the same day.
We can promise entrants that the I-COM Data Creativity Jury will take time to scrutinize and evaluate in detail every single entry, and they will reward excellence in data creativity. This is accomplished by using a bespoke system where each judge only looks at a restricted number of entries. This way all companies entering the competition will receive the consideration and recognition they deserve by our esteemed members of the Jury.
Data Creativity Awards entries go through an online first round of judging before the Summit, where judges evaluate them and establish the Official Selection nominees. If an entry is nominated by the I-COM Data Creativity Awards jury as part of the Official Selection, at least one team member or a qualified representative from each shortlisted company will be invited to register to attend the Summit to participate in the second round of judging, presenting live on stage. The jury will establish the winners, who will be announced at a special Gala Awards dinner.
Yes. Please take a look at the sample entry from the Winners of the 2017 I-COM Data Creativity Awards Programmatic category. Kindly note that your Entry needs to be as detailed as possible for the 1st round of judging.
And as a reference for the 2nd round of live judging, you may also find it helpful to look at the finalists presentation videos on our YouTube channel.
Yes, if your entry gets shortlisted as part of the Official Selection, you need to present on stage at the Summit on the Awards day on April 10, 2018, to participate in the live 2nd round of judging. The jury will establish the winners based on the presentations, who will be announced at a special Gala Awards dinner on the same day.
The Awards take place on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, during the I-COM Global Summit in San Sebastian, Spain. Winners are announced in the evening on the same day during the Gala Awards dinner.
Yes, if your entry has been chosen as one of the Official Selection finalists you need to attend the Global Summit 2018 and you have to pay a discounted Summit Access fee of EUR 2000.-
The Summit Access fee includes your participation during the second part of the competition, as well as giving you access to the two-day Global Summit conference, including meals at lunch & dinner and free WiFi throughout the conference area.
Yes, every official selection finalist can have 2 representatives per entry. Registration link will be provided shortly.
No, this is only possible if the presenter is directly involved in the project.
To increase your chances of being shortlisted during the first round of judging, you can submit your entry to compete in as many categories as you want, as long as your work meets the judging criteria for the categories you are entering. If your entry is being shortlisted, you will need to choose in which category you would like to compete during the second round. Hence, your entry can win in the category of your choice, and it could also win the Overall Winner Award or the Emerging Market Region Award, if your case is based in one of those countries.