Terms & Conditions

Who May Enter

Entries may be made by either an agency or service partner on behalf of a promoter or by the promoter directly.

Qualifying Dates

Campaigns that ran between the 1st of January 2023 and finished on or before the 31st December 2023 are eligible to enter the 2024 APMC Star Awards programme.

Qualifying Regions

Only campaigns that ran on the island of Ireland are eligible to enter.

Other Rules

Previous APMC Award-winning campaigns may not re-enter.

The same campaign may be entered in one Industry category only and in one or more Technique categories. If entering your work in more than one Technique category the entry form should be written to reflect the relevance of the campaign to the category being entered.

The campaign should contain a promotional marketing element, defined as ‘An action directed at a consumer or business that enhances product appeal by offering an extra reason to purchase or participate’.

In the case of instant win promotions, entrants should be certain that their promotion complies with the Gaming & Lotteries Act. The judges may request the full terms and conditions of the campaign and a copy of the appropriate lottery licence if applicable.

If an agency is submitting a campaign where the work is a collaboration between several agencies, either in Ireland or in another market, this needs to be made clear on the entry form.

Any illegalities will result in the entry being disqualified, as will any campaign against which an ASAI, MEAS or any other statutory body complaint has been upheld.

All entries and support materials submitted for the Star Awards become the property of the APMC and will not be returned. 

All awards are made entirely at the judges’ discretion and they are under no obligation to make an award in every category.

The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

All entries should be accompanied by the appropriate entry fee. The fee structure per entry for 2024 is as follows:

    • APMC Agency Members: €145 + VAT at 23%.
    • Non-Members: €295 + VAT at 23%

Payment should be made via EFT directly to the APMC Account. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry Deadline

Upload your entries to the Platform before the closing date of 4.00pm on Friday, 1st March 2024.