Welcome to Campaign Experience Awards

Entries open for 2021
The Campaign Experience Awards aim to highlight the best work and teams in the industry. 2020 has been a testing year for the brand experience and events sector and we want to highlight the perseverance of the industry and the success that needs celebrating.

Brands have embraced new ways of engaging with consumers and experiences have become even more connected and immersive.

We will be looking for the most imaginative and interesting ways that agencies and brands have delivered on a brief, assessing the delivery and results.

Creating experiences that engage audiences, tell a brand's story and keep on generating interest after the event requires brilliant minds, creative thinking and strategic planning. We look forward to receiving your entries. 

Fayola Douglas

Senior Reporter, Campaign

Key Information

Key Dates

Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday 20th January

Standard Deadline: Wednesday 27th January

Final Deadline: Wednesday 3rd February


Entry Pricing

Early Bird Fee: £350+vat

Standard Fee: £450+vat

Final Fee: £500+vat


Brand Experience B2C
Did your brand or agency deliver the best consumer-facing experience of the year? How did you bring the core elements of a marketing campaign to life through an activation and how did it engage with the general public?


Virtual Experience B2C
With more people attending events from the comfort of their own home we want to hear how you used technology to create a virtual experience. How were consumers able to interact in your virtual space and how did you incorporate live elements into the experience?


Brand Experience B2B
Are you a brand or agency that has delivered a business-focused event that surpassed all expectations? How did you connect with this audience and how did it engage them through a live experiential activation while keeping in mind the core business goals?


Virtual Experience B2B
With restrictions on international travel and office closures, more events have needed to be hosted in ways they can be accessed remotely. We want to hear how you used technology to create a virtual experience for a B2B audience. How were delegates able to interact in your virtual space and how did you incorporate live elements into the experience while keeping in mind the main business goals.


Global Brand Activation
This accolade aims to crown one international activation, be it a consumer brand experience or business-focused event. Note – it can be a standalone event in an international market (outside the UK) or part of a global series.


The Game Changer
This award will honour the best event, brand experience or supplier that led the way with a new idea in 2019/2020. It must have an element of innovation and differentiation, something which shows it is out of the ordinary or a step above the rest.


Bravest Campaign
Are you an agency or event organiser that pushed the limits and took a big risk through your creative work in 2019/2020? What techniques did you apply to surprise and interrupt consumers? How did you make a difference?


Integrated Marketing Campaign
Tell us how a brand experience or wider event series was at the core of a wider marketing campaign, featuring a variety of other channels including PR, digital, advertising and social media. How did it help to reinforce the brand’s core message?


Digital Experience
How did you tie technology to a live experience to connect and engage with your audience and to maximise the reach and experience? Tell us how you incorporated tech, social sharing and digital innovations as part of your live event strategy.


Creative Event of the Year
We’re looking for how theming, design, entertainment, catering, lighting and innovation, as well as client and guest feedback, all helped to deliver an outstanding creative event, including brand experiences and industry showcases and events.


Outstanding Creative Idea
Judges will be looking for the highest quality in terms of creativity. This award is open to agencies and brands that can show the journey from a smart strategic insight to a compelling creative experience.


Outdoor Experience
It could be a sporting occasion, a movie club or pop-up, or something completely different. We’re looking for a stand-out outdoor event that uses open-air environments as part of its backdrop.


Debut Event
Have you launched an exhibition, experiential campaign or creative event that has proved its worth in its first year, exceeding all expectations? Did your live activation fill a gap in the market or leave guests wanting more?


Exhibition Experience
Whether it was one element of a wider exhibition, or the full experience, judges will be looking at how exhibition organisers, agencies and brands are making these events stand out within a crowded market.


Production Experiences
Are you an event production company, supplier or agency that has worked to improve branded experiences? This is your opportunity to show how your products, services and how best practice has helped create standout work. How did you go above your call of duty to bring that extra something to a live event? This could be anything from lighting, stage, sound or other elements that have helped to bring an idea to life.


Food Experience
This award will go to a company with innovative thinking, creative concepts, impeccable delivery and, of course, great food. We’re looking for the best ways your food has added to a branded experience. How did your food improve the consumer’s experience, how did you wow them?


Music Experience
This award aims to showcase work that held music as its central motivation. We want to hear how music was used to inspire this experience and connect with the audience. How did music impact the consumer’s experience, how did you excite them?


Venue Experience
We’re looking for venues that have used their space in new and exciting ways. Have you created a new or innovative way of using the space? Have you transformed your space to create an unforgettable experience? How have you reimagined your space to welcome guests back following the Covid-19 lockdown? This award will honour an event space noticeably making strides in the live event industry.


Experiences for Good
We’re looking for the most outstanding work in the industry that has been delivered for a good cause. This can be pro bono work or a paid-for brief. Either way we want to see how you’ve used your creative flair to provide a positive impact.


This award aims to showcase truly collaborative work be it with two brands working together or agency partnerships. We want to hear how and why you’ve partnered to create even better experiences.


Socially Distanced Experience
It could be a drive-in, a walk-through, picnic table or a boat. How did you keep consumers apart from each other while still delivering an immersive engaging event. We’re looking for a stand-out event that wasn’t compromised by being socially distanced, it instead seamlessly incorporated the measures into the experience.


Event Team
Do you think you’re the best event team out there? Whether you are agency-side or in-house, we want to know why your group effort has resulted in flawless events, a rise in business and a seamless working style that others envy. When presented with new challenges, including the limitations presented by Covid-19, how did you come together as a team to overcome all obstacles?


Venue Team
The venue team trophy is open to all event teams operating within a UK venue. How have you come together to promote your space as THE place to host live experiences? How do you collaborate to showcase the space to clients? How have you reimagined your space to welcome guests back following the Covid-19 lockdown?


Staffing Agency
With personal interaction at the core of our industry, are you a supplier that provides the key personnel for the success of a live event? Is good customer service with a smile at the core of your day- to-day activities? How have you adapted to new working practises presented by Covid-19.


Creative Experience Agency
Are you the industry’s number one creative experience agency? Are you making work that your industry peers and leading brands admire? What makes you stand out of the crowd? Tell us about your best work, how you tackled briefs, showed innovation and as an agency rose to the challenges presented by the Covid-19 crisis.


How To Enter

1) Register to enter on our Eventsforce platform
2) Download our Entry Kit - this includes requirements and tips 
3) Select the categories that best describe your companies, individuals or projects
4) Write your entry - make sure to stay inside the entry guidelines
5) Attach any supporting material (e.g. images, articles or client approval)
6) Enter your submission online before the deadline


Head of Marketing
Broadwick Studi0
Founder and MD
Founder / CEO
CEO & Co-Founder
Pernod-Ricard UK
Head of Experiential & Consumer Activation
Executive Creative Director
BT, EE & Plusnet
Brand & Demand Generation Communications Director
22x43 Creative
Creative Director & Founder
Managing Director
Client Services Director
Hot Pickle
Business Partner
Managing Director
Managing Director
Kru Live
Managing Director
Deputy Executive Creative Director
Samsung Electronics UK
Director of Samsung Showcase, KX

Judges Top Tips

Take advantage of some tips and hints from our 2020 judging panel!
  • Be bold. Be brave. Be real.

  • Be transparent in the journey as well as the results. If you're confident in the case study, then knock our socks off!

  • Show the link to ROI, effectiveness and impact.  Big budget does not always equate to big impact.

  • Demonstrate how you've been agile to the challenges of the last year to creatively surprise and delight consumers in an innovative way, and show how those influenced by your activity intersect with other campaign touch-points to generate maximum impact.
  • Use lockdown as a time to reinvent the live experience. 

  • No matter what's going on, brilliance will always shine through.

  • Keep it simple, get straight to the heart of the idea, how it was shaped and the impact it had.  

  • It is all about the demonstrable results that back up any great idea. It is harder than ever to land events in a locked down world so what work arounds have been exploited, how have ideas been pushed harder than ever and what made your event stand out as genuinely unique and groundbreaking.

Tweet us

@CxExperience #CampaignExperience