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The 2020 Ad Age A-List and Creativity Awards are now open for submission. The awards celebrate the most accomplished agencies, standout work and forward-thinking leaders and talents in the industry.

The long-running A-List is determined by the editorial staff at Ad Age, while the Creativity Awards are selected by top industry leaders.

Now in its fourth year, the Creativity Awards have expanded to include a dedicated Production section to honor more of the top talents and companies in the production world. Along with our long-running Production Company A-List, it will feature new honors including Agency Producer of the Year, Director to Watch, Editorial Company of the Year, VFX Company of the Year and Music/Sound Company of the Year. 
The Creativity Awards “Business” category, formerly known as the “Companies” category, will now also celebrate Best ROI: Work that Works, Best Launch of the Year and D-to-C Brand of the Year. (See the full category list below)

The winners and finalists of both the A-List winners & Creativity Awards will be jointly recognized at a gala held in New York City in April 2020.  

Deadline for Entries

Early Pricing
$395 per category. Ends October 23, 2019, at 11:59pm ET

Regular Pricing
$450 per category. Ends November 26, 2019, at 11:59pm ET

A-List Awards Last Chance Pricing/Final Deadline
$600 per category. Deadline December 19, 2019, at 5pm ET  

Creativity Awards Last Chance Pricing/Final Deadline
$600 per category. Deadline January 7, 2020, at 5pm ET

See full details for the A-List and Creativity Awards here and enter here




Agency of the Year and A-List
Creative Agency of the Year 
Media Agency of the Year
Multicultural Agency of the Year
International Agency of the Year
In-House Agency of the Year
Data/Analytics Agency of the Year 
Design Agency of the Year 
Agency Executive of the Year
Brand CMO of the Year 


Creativity Awards



Idea of the Year
Experiential Campaign of the Year
Content Marketing of the Year
Best Work for Good 
Tech Innovation of the Year
Craft of the Year 
Tiny But Mighty


Chief Creative Officer of the Year  
Creative Director of the Year
Creative of the Year
Chief Strategy Officer of the Year 
Strategic Planner of the Year
Media Planner of the Year
Brand Manager of the Year  
Account Manager of the Year 
Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year 


Production Company of the Year & A-List
Agency Producer of the Year NEW
Director of the Year 
Director to Watch NEW
Editorial Company of the Year NEW
VFX Company of the Year NEW
Music and Sound Company of the Year NEW


Best ROI: Work that Works NEW
Best Launch of the Year NEW
Visionary/Founder of the Year
D-to-C Brand of the Year NEW