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Dates for your Awards diary


We love it when a plan comes together.

Especially when that plan involves glittering rewards in the shape of big wins at the DMA Awards.

So to help you plot a course to the big stage at Awards night, take a note of these key dates. You’ll find the key landmarks for this year’s DMAs, everything from judging to unplugged workshops, entry deadlines to Awards night table bookings.

Your Awards timeline

Apply to judge the DMA Awards 2017

We want the best - the toughest in the business – to pour over the finest campaigns in the industry. You’ll uphold the rigour that defines the DMAs, a guardian of the quality that marks the DMA Awards apart from the rest.

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The DMA Awards is open for entries

This is the starting gun for the 2017 DMAs. Get your campaigns Awards-ready, and go head-to-head against the strongest agencies and the bravest clients in the business – for the richest rewards: a DMA Award.

Save these dates:

  • Entries are open, with our early entry discount running until Friday 28 July
  • Entries close on Friday 22 September

DMA Awards unplugged workshops

Learn how to make your Awards entries zing with expert advice from the DMA Awards judges themselves at our intimate unplugged workshops. Agencies and brands have gone into these sessions and emerged as DMA winners on Awards night – hallowed company indeed.

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Buy your Awards night tickets

Buy tables, buy tickets for the biggest night of the year. Be there to see your name in lights and – maybe - collect the ultimate rewards for a tough year of your sacrifice and your brilliant work.

Save the date:

  • Monday 25 September

DMA Awards judging week

We’re back at 30 Euston Square as we assemble the smartest, toughest, most committed marketing experts, creatives and strategic thinkers in the business. All in the name of creating a shortlist that exceeds even the standards the DMA Awards set.

Save the dates:

  • Judging week runs Monday 9 October until Wednesday 11 October

DMA Awards shortlist reveal

One of the most eagerly anticipated nights for agencies and brands, for entrants and the DMA Awards judges: the unveiling of the DMA Awards shortlist.

Save the date:

  • Shortlist announcement party on Thursday 12 October
  • Online shortlist reveal on Monday 16 October

DMA Awards night

The big one: Awards night. This year we’re back at Old Billingsgate with over a 1,000 UK marketers, creatives, agencies, brands, vendors and pretty anyone who is anyone in the marketing industry. Be there.

Save the date:

  • Tuesday 5 December
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