About LIA

LIA stands for the belief that creativity is everything in the advertising, design, data and technology business, and we unabashedly celebrate the people who create. LIA seeks to continually be THE bastion for creatives, creativity, creative solutions, innovative ideas and nothing else. LIA is one of only 5 global shows included in the WARC Creative 100 Rankings.
London International Awards began, as the name says, in London in 1986, in the heart of Soho surrounded by Agencies, Production Companies and Post Houses.
LIA held its first award show at the Barbican in East London presenting Grand LIAs in Print, Radio and Television.  The following year and for many years after the award show was held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel. As times changed so did LIA, moving the show to less formal locations like Sketch on Conduit Street, the iconic Hammersmith Palais (venue for Elton John's 50th Birthday), The Hippodrome in Leicester Square and The Troxy.  


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  • Entry System Opens: 15th April

  • Initial Entry Deadline: 10th June

  • 24th September - 3rd October: Judging

  • 28th September - 1st October: Creative LIAisons

  • Shortlists Announced: as each Judging Session Concludes

  • 2nd November: Winners and Finalists Announced



Creative LIAisons


See the best, learn from the best, talk with the best, drink with the best, become the best. Creatives aged 21-30 can meet, learn and mingle with the creatives they look up to most in the industry. Running concurrently with the judging for LIA, LIAisons is funded by LIA. Space is limited to 100 delegates.

LIA Chinese Creativity Show

LIA is the first global awards show that honors and celebrates creativity conceived, written and produced solely in the Chinese language. Entries are only accepted in Chinese. In its third year, the jury is comprised of the top Chinese speaking creatives from around the world. This year, we will have jurors from Brazil, South Korea, Japan, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. The work is judged in its original format as it was released in the marketplace.

Judging took place in Las Vegas simultaneously with the LIA Global judging. This year, we have awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze winners featuring the coveted Red Statue.

Chinese Creativity Statue Winners are also included in the Campaign Brief Rankings.


  • Entry System Opens: 15th April

  • 29th September - 3rd October: Judging

  • 2nd November: Winners and Finalists Announced