Rules For Entry

No late fees. No upload fees.

Work submitted must initially be released, published and/or broadcast in a commercial environment with client approval from 1st July 2022 through 31st August 2023.
  • 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 sub-category. Work must not be altered for submission purposes.
  • Do not include company names or individual creative credits on any media uploads including MOV, MP4, MP3 and/or JPEG files. All judging is done without bias as to entering company, network, country, region, and/or those that worked on the piece.
  • 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.
  • Entries that have not been finalized before the final deadline will automatically be deleted from the Entry System.
All companies and/or individuals involved in the creative process are eligible to enter.
As most work is a joint effort, LIA allows any company or individual to enter work they have collaborated on.  Our rules for multiple entrants are:
  • An entry fee entitles only one Entrant (one office and city) to be listed on an entry as the Entering Company.
  • If more than one office or company worked on an entry and both would like to be listed as the Entering Company to receive due publicity and awards, each must enter individually and pay an entry fee.
  • If an entry attains statue status and the entrant has listed multiple companies and/or cities, only one statue will be shipped complementary to the person/company that is registered in the LIA system. Other offices listed can purchase a statue via the LIA Store.


  • All 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).
  • Company City should be input when relevant.
  • Credits should be checked carefully prior to finalizing as these credits are used to calculate the Of The Year awards. LIA uses the creative credits that are input at the time of entry to award points regardless of the Entering Company.  
  • Once an Entry is finalized changes to the credits will incur a USD $200 fee per entry.
  • If no credits are input and an entrant wishes to add creative credits after Winners are announced there will be a USD $250 fee per entry.


  • The case study that is submitted for judging must clearly show the work in-situ.
  • The presentation should clearly demonstrate the concept and show the key elements through which the core idea has been expressed.
  • Must not exceed 3 minutes.
  • Narration must be in English or have English subtitles.
  • It is mandatory that the Case Studies use Royalty-Free music.
  • LIA will not allow media to be changed once judging commences.
  • Do not embed company names and/or individual creative credits.


  • 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.


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.