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The Drum Awards is a global awards programme which recognizes best practice, the best companies and the best people from across the marketing and communications industry. 

The awards are made up of a series of competitions that run throughout the year, split across four categories: Digital, Marketing, Creative and Media.  

If you’d like to speak to a member of team to discuss your options and get personalised advice, email

You can also download a PDF of the 2021 awards calendar which contains all the deadline, nomination and ceremony dates across the year. 

If you’re looking to get the recognition you deserve, enter today: 

Digital Awards 

Search: Finding the most creative and effective work in Search. Closed, register for the 2022 competition.

Digital Advertising (global): Rewarding the best technology and digital media in advertising. Closed, register for the 2022 competition. 

Digital Advertising (APAC only): Recognising the best technology and digital media in advertising in Asia Pacific. Open for entries. 

The Drum Recommends Digital Awards: The world’s top digital agencies as rated by clients. Ratings deadline 4 August. 

Digital Industries: The effectiveness awards for the digital industry. Open for entries.

Social Media: The award for best practice in social media. Open for entries.

Marketing Awards 

Marketing: Rewarding the most effective campaigns, companies and people around the world. Extensions available.

The Drum Recommends Awards (marketing and advertising): The world’s top agencies as rated by clients. Closed for 2021.

Content: Elevating effective content that cuts through the noise. Open for entries.

PR: The awards for excellence in the PR and communications industry. Open for entries.

Social Purpose: The awards for socially responsible marketing. Open for entries.

B2B: The awards for effective business marketing. Open for entries. 

Agency Business: Celebrating the agencies with the very best people and practices. Open for entries.

Experience: The awards for the events and experiential community. Open for entries.

Creative Awards 

Roses (UK only outside the M25): The creative awards that look further. Closed, register for the 2022 competition.

Design: Recognising the impact of thoughtful design. Closed, register for the 2022 competition.

Chip Shop: Celebrating creativity without limits. Closed, register for the 2022 competition.

Out of Home: The awards for excellence in out of home media. Open for entries.

Media Awards 

Online Media: Recognising the best in journalism and online publishing. Closed, register for the 2022 competition.