Find out all the information below that you will need to showcase your outstanding campaigns, strategies, and achievements from the past year.

The Talent Trailblazer Award

Do you have outstanding example of success in recruiting, developing, and retaining new advertising and marketing talent? Submit your entry for a chance to be showcased in this year’s Talent Trailblazer Award.


Key dates

Open for entries: Wednesday 28 February

Early bird deadline: Wednesday 17 April

Entry deadline: Wednesday 22 May

Judging commencing: Monday 10 June

Shortlist announced: Friday 19 July

Awards ceremony: Thursday 7 November

Who can enter?

The awards are open to the brands and agencies entering projects on their behalf. Agencies must ensure they have permission and prior approval from their clients for any entries.

The awards are open to both UK and international organisations. Please make sure you have all permissions needed to use any material contained within the entry.

The eligibility period runs from 1 June 2023 to 1 June 2024 inclusive. If the work launched before the eligibility period it can still be entered if entrants can demonstrate substantial, measurable return during this time.

What is the entry format?

The entry – submitted online – comprises a 140 word executive summary and three sections with a maximum 500 words each. You may also upload supportive creative images and charts to help illustrate the entry and aid in the judges in their evaluations. Each entry should cover three core areas, laying out the objectives, implementation and results of the work undertaken.

  • The diagnosis, objectives and strategy in 500 words
  • The execution in 500 words
  • The effectiveness in 500 words

Entry costs

£399+VAT – Early bird entry

£469+VAT – Standard entry

Who will see my entry?

The entries will be seen by our jury, who all sign non-disclosure agreements to ensure protection of any commercially sensitive information.

Marketing Week Awards, Festival of Marketing, and Marketing Week may wish to publish case studies or ask you to speak at our events based on your entry. Please mark any commercially sensitive material in your entry and indicate any information which cannot be published.

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