– Entries open: 8th of June 2018
– Early bird tickets on sale 8th of June 2018
– Entries close: 3rd of August 2018
– Late entries close: 10th of August 2018
– Finalists announced: 20th of September 2018
– Early bird tickets end 5th of October
– Live-judging day: Friday 19th of October 2018 – Sydney
– Awards night: Friday 23rd of November 2018 – Sydney

Australia’s biggest, longest-running and most anticipated awards are back and open for entries!

The B&T Awards are what everyone wants to win, not only because they’re judged by a huge panel of marketers and industry experts and include live pitches for all agency of the year awards, but because winning a B&T Award is a big plus for any agency’s credentials.


  • Most entered and sought after Awards in Australia
  • The only industry Awards held in Melbourne
  • Most respected Awards in Australia
  • Fancy dress theme – 60s cocktail party
  • Most attractive attendees
  • Onsite after party
  • Conveniently close to end of year so doubles as your office Christmas party
  • Score a free trip to Melbourne on the boss

Key dates:

  • Entries open – 19th June 2017
  • Entries close – 18th August 2017 – on-time entry fee $399 + GST/entry
  • Late entries close – 25th August 2017 – late entry fee $499 + GST/entry
  • Judging period (examples of work must have been active in market during this period) – 1 August 2016 – 31 July 2017
  • Shortlist announced – 10th October 2017
  • Live-judging day – 3rd November 2017 – Sydney
  • Awards night – Friday 1st December 2017 – Peninsula, Melbourne

Agency of the Year Categories

  • Advertising Agency of the Year
  • Branding, Design & CX Agency of the Year – UPDATED
  • Direct Response/Performance Agency of the Year
  • Emerging Agency of the Year
  • Independent Agency of the Year
  • Media Agency of the Year
  • PR Agency of the Year
  • Production Company of the Year
  • Research Agency of the Year
  • State Agency – NSW
  • State Agency – VIC
  • State Agency – QLD/Other States/Territories/NZ – UPDATED
  • B&T Agency of the Year – as chosen by B&T out of the field of entries.

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Shortlisted entries from ALL categories above are required to attend
second round live judging day on 3rd November 2017 in Sydney.

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Other Categories

  • Best Ad Campaign
  • Best Digital Campaign
  • Best Media Campaign
  • Best Out of Home Campaign – NEW
  • Best PR Campaign
  • Best Print Campaign – NEW
  • Best Programmatic Trading Team
  • Best Radio Campaign – NEW
  • Best TV Campaign – NEW
  • Best Use of Mobile
  • Best Use of Real-Time Marketing
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Best Use of Sponsorship
  • Content Marketing Strategy of the Year
  • Data-Driven Marketing
  • Employer of the Year – Over 100 employees*
  • Employer of the Year – Under 100 employees*
  • Marketing Team of the Year*
  • Marketing Technology Company of the Year
  • Media Brand of the Year
  • Media Sales Team of the Year
  • Young Achiever of the Year

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PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted entries from categories above marked with * are required to attend second round live judging day on 3rd November 2017 in Sydney.

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Submission process

All Agency of the Year Categories are to be submitted following these steps:

  • Register the entry and submit payment via our online portal: http://themisfits.media/bandtawards/ – Your online registration will be assigned with an entry ID number. Please ensure that your hard copy submission includes your ID number prominently.
  • Hard copy of your submission to be posted to the B&T office: Attn: Vivian Luo – B&T Awards Level 2, 231 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010


All Other Categories are to be submitted and payment completed ONLINE via our online portal: http://themisfits.media/bandtawards/

Second round live judging:

3rd November 2017 – Sydney

A key element of the B&T Awards is the finalist presentations and the ability of judges to question those about their entry, agency, work and results over and above what is contained in the written entry.

Each shortlisted entrant is given 30 minutes of which 20 minutes is devoted to the presentation followed by 10 minutes of questions and answers from the judges.

Sydney-based teams are required to present in person, however teams from interstate and New Zealand, have the option to submit a 15 minute DVD presentation, shot in a single unedited take from a fixed camera. A representative from the shortlisted team will then be expected to be available for a telephone conference immediately after the jury is shown the DVD.

The Jury

The jury for each category will be carefully selected to include senior marketers, industry consultants, and people from related, but not competing sectors. There will be no representatives from directly competing agencies on the panel. All judges are required to sign a nondisclosure declaration ahead of judging. Any judge that has a conflict of interest with a particular entry will be required to declare it and will not be allowed to score on that entry.

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Contact us


Cat Hay
General Manager – Commercial
0416 657 045

Mike Eason
Account Manager
0424 835 865

Event details / enquiries

Vivian Luo
Events Director

Riin Rodenberg
Events Manager

Nicolle Lawson
Senior Events Manager & Design Consultant