brand impact awards 2016

Welcome to the third annual Brand Impact Awards

An international awards scheme that celebrates creative excellence and consistency across branding design, brought to you by Computer Arts.

The shortlist for the Brand Impact Awards is now out! Congratulations to all of the shortlisted agencies. The entire shortlist can be found here. 

Tickets are now on sale for the evening ceremony when we will celebrate the world’s very best branding design.
​To buy tickets, click on the link below. 

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The Brand Impact Awards are judged in two distinct streams – branding programmes and branded campaigns – and according to sector, with 23 different categories including fashion, sport, entertainment, culture and not-for-profit. This means that the work will be judged within the category that it was designed for, alongside other pieces of that nature.

The Brand Impact Awards will also acknowledge design’s power to make a difference to society as well as commercially through the Social Impact Award, the winner of which will be selected by the judges. And because we know that teamwork lies at the heart of effective branding we’ll be honouring the best collaborations, in a special prize.

The panel will be looking for consistent quality of concept, design and execution across a number of touchpoints of a brand.

The Brand Impact Awards differ from other schemes on three main counts:

They will be judged in the context of the market sector for which they were created rather than by the form a piece of branding takes.

This means branding for an FMCG client, say, won’t be judged against a project for a not-for-profit client or financial services work.

Each sector will be divided into two streams – Branding Programmes; and Branded Campaigns – with prizes and a Best of Show awarded in both streams.

​This recognises that while few established brands experience a total overhaul, brand-owners increasingly run campaigns to boost brand-awareness among customers or to fulfil corporate social responsibility obligations.

Judges will be looking for consistent quality of idea, design and execution across more than one media through which a brand is seen.

They could include print and digital promotions, say, a retail outlet or point-of-sale material, or an exhibition, a T-shirt and packaging. 

For further information regarding the awards, please download the PDF below. 

Call for entries