Ad Stars Deadline This Year is July 10th – Entries are Free of Charge

Ad Star is set to close entries on Friday, July 10th, so if you haven’t entered, make sure you beat the deadline. Ad Stars, which is entering its 13th year, is free to enter, and the top two Grand Prix of the Year winners will win US$10,000 each.

The annual event in Busan, South Korea awards in the following categories: Film, Print, Outdoor, Radio & Audio, Design, Interactive, Mobile, Data Insights, Social & Influencer, PR, Brand Experience & Activation, Direct, Media, Integrated, Innovation, Diverse Insights, Place Brand, Creative eCommerce, Video Stars, Public Service Advertising (PSA) and Pivot. The Innovation and

Integrated categories cost KRW100,000 (approx. US$100) per entry, but all other categories are free.


“If you are a creative business located anywhere in the world, we encourage you to make the most of Ad Stars’ philosophy as one of the only global awards platforms that is free to enter,” said Hwan-Jin Choi, Chair of Ad Stars. We know that COVID-19 has triggered a shock to the global economy, and although this will impact many agencies and production companies, it has never been more important to celebrate the power of creativity and promote our value as an industry.”

“We also encourage you to consider our newest categories: Pivot and Creative eCommerce. Pivot celebrates campaigns that have amplified and repositioned brands in response to COVID-19, or helped to overcome the pandemic through public health initiatives. Creative eCommerce celebrates ideas that optimize the customer journey through creative eCommerce solutions. Both categories are extremely relevant in the current landscape, and we are excited to see who is leading the way in these areas.”

The AD STARS 2020 Awards will be judged virtually in three stages: preliminary judges will select finalists from July 20-28; final judges will undertake two rounds of judging from August 3-11 and August 15-18. Winners will be unveiled online on August 22 via

For more information on how to enter, go here.

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