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 1st January 2022 and finished on or before 31st December 2022 are eligible to enter the 2023 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 or more categories. The entry form should be written to reflect how the campaign is relevant to the appropriate 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 2023 is as follows:

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

Payment should be made via PayPal on the APMC Awards entry Platform. Entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry Deadline

Upload your entries to the Platform before the closing date of 4.00pm on Monday, 27th February 2023.