CELEBRATING AND INVESTING IN CREATIVITY
 

2018 Rules of Entry

2018 KEY DATES

  • Entry System: April 2018
  • Initial Entry Deadline: 11th June
  • Judging: 28th September - 6th October 
  • Shortlists Announced: As Each Judging Session Concludes
  • Winners and Finalists Announced: 7th November 

WHO CAN ENTER?

All companies and/or individuals involved in the creative process are eligible to enter.

  • As a piece of work is a collaborative effort, potentially created by more than one company, LIA allows multiple Entrants.  Our rules for multiple Entrants are as follows:
    • If an Agency has more than one office working on a particular piece of work and both offices wish to be listed as the Entrant and not just the Agency, each office is responsible to enter and pay separately. (If the Entry goes on to attain Shortlist Status or above, all offices will be listed as Entrants and receive due publicity and awards.)
    • As almost all Entries have several types of companies collaborate (i.e. Production, Design, Digital), LIA allows each of those companies to enter and pay a separate entry fee. (If the Entry goes on to attain Shortlist Status or above, all offices will be listed as Entrants and receive due publicity and awards.)

ELIGIBILITY

Work submitted must be broadcast, published or released in a commercial environment with client approval between 1st July 2017 and 31st July 2018.

  • All work submitted including work into the Craft Categories (i.e. Art Direction, Illustration, etc.) must be in the exact form it was broadcast, published or released with all the logos, trademarks and copy marks intact, regardless of category or medium. Work must not be altered for submission purposes.
  • Any work created solely for the purpose of entering this competition is not eligible.
  • In the case of a query by the Jury, the entrant will be required to provide documentary evidence to prove eligibility of entry.

NOTE: LIA will not allow media to be changed once judging commences.

CREATIVE CREDITS  

  • All relevant creative credits must be input prior to finalizing entries. If a credit field does not apply, it must be left blank (do not populate with dashes, N/A, etc).
  • 'Of The Year' Awards are calculated based on what is populated in the Company credit fields. Company City should be input when relevant. The fields that are used to calculate the Of The Year Awards include but not exclusive to Advertising Agency, Production Company, Design Company, Post-Production Company etc. not on the Entrant field. 
  • Credits should be checked carefully prior to finalizing as these credits will appear on our website, in press releases and all publicity material. 
  • Once an Entry is finalized changes to the credits will incur a USD $100 fee per entry.
  • If no credits are input and an entrant wishes to add creative credits after Shortlists are announced there will be a USD $200 fee.

AWARDS

  • The Jury has the opportunity to award Gold, Silver and Bronze LIAs in each category that they deem worthy of the honor.
  • Each Jury has the opportunity to award a Grand LIA, although it is not compulsory. A Grand LIA can only be awarded to a piece of work that has achieved at least one Gold statue in its relevant media.
  • LIA 'Of The Year' Awards are decided based on a point system on the outstanding winning work chosen by the Juries across all media. When inputting creative credits be sure to double-check that you have credited all companies involved in the creative process. LIA is not responsible for any omitted credits.
  • LIA Regional 'Of The Year' Awards will be awarded to the following regions; Australia and New Zealand, Asia, Europe, North America, South America and the Middle East and Africa. They are decided based on a point system on the outstanding winning work chosen by the Juries across all media. 'Of the Year' Awards are calculated based on what is populated in the company credit fields. The city must be included when relevant. LIA uses all company credit fields when calculating points regardless of entering company, media or category. Like the Global 'Of the Year', awards are discretionary based on the number of points attained; there is no guarantee that we will award all 'Of the Year' types in all regions. 
  • Network of the Year is awarded to the Network that obtains the highest score based on the winning entries credited to the companies within their Network. 
  • Agency of the Year is awarded to the Agency that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; irrespective of whether they have been entered by the agency or another party.
  • Independent Agency of the Year is awarded to the Independently owned Agency that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; irrespective of whether they have been entered by the agency or another party.
  • Production Company of the Year is awarded to the Production Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; irrespective of whether they have been entered by the Production Company or another party.
  • Post-Production Company of the Year is awarded to the Post-Production Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; irrespective of whether they have been entered by the Post-Production Company or another party.
  • Design and Package Design Company of the Year is awarded to the Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; regardless of whom the original entering company is.
  • Radio & Audio Company of the Year is awarded to the Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; regardless of whom the original entering company is.
  • Music & Sound Company of the Year is awarded to the Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; regardless of whom the original entering company is.
  • Health & Pharma Company of the Year is awarded to the Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; regardless of whom the original entering company is.
  • Technology and Experiential Company of the Year is awarded to the Company that obtains the highest score based on all winning entries that they have been credited for; regardless of whom the original entering company is.

ENTRIES INCLUDING CASE STUDIES - USE OF MUSIC

  • If a case study with extraneous music attains Shortlist or Winner status, it will automatically be showcased on the LIA Shortlist and/or Winner site. 
  • Any entrant that requires LIA to change the media because of music rights will be charged a $500.00 USD fee. 
  • In the medium of Branded Entertainment, Case Study videos must NOT use any extraneous music as Jurors will not know if the music is part of the actual execution of the entry. Entries using extraneous music that is not part of the actual execution of the entry will be disqualified. Entry Fees for disqualified entries will not be refunded.

LEGAL INDEMNIFICATION FOR MUSIC

If an entrant uses music in either an individual entry or a case study and/or presentation videos, it must be Royalty-Free or Licensed Music. By entering work with music, the entrant confirms, warrants and represents that they have the right to use such music from the time that it is entered into LIA and in perpetuity so that if it shortlists or attains a higher status such music can be used and/or featured on the LIA website.

The Entrant hereby indemnifies, saves and holds LIA; its successors and assigns; and its parent, subsidiary, and affiliated companies and its and their respective officers, employees, and agents harmless from any and all liability, claims, demands, loss, and/or damage (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and court costs) arising from or connected with any claim, demand, or action or by a third party that is inconsistent with any of the warranties, representations, or agreements made or assumed by the Entrant in entering work, including but not limited to any liability, claims, demands, loss, and or/damage (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and court costs) that may arise from the submission and/or use of music that is not Royalty-Free or Licensed.

LIA shall have the right, at LIA's election and without limitation for any reason, to recoup and recover the amount of any and all costs and expenses (including, without limitation, legal costs and attorneys' fees) that are paid or incurred by LIA or on LIA's behalf to defend, respond to, negotiate or prosecute any claim, demand, or action that is inconsistent with any of Entrant's warranties and representations hereunder. Entrant shall reimburse LIA, on demand, for any payments made by LIA at any time with respect to the actual amount of any claim, demand, or action that is inconsistent with any of Entrant's warranties and representations hereunder.

ENTRY FEES

  • Entry Fees are payable in U.S. Dollars Only.
  • Entrants that choose to pay by Bank Transfer will receive an invoice with the relevant bank details once entries are finalized.
  • Credit Cards accepted are Visa, MasterCard and American Express. All credit card payments are subject to a 4% fee.
  • Payment of Invoice is due immediately upon finalizing entries.
  • Once an entry is Finalized all Entry Fees must be Paid In Full. No Refunds.
  • If physical material is required, it must be sent to the New York Office for processing.

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