Year-after-year, industry lists honor executives in prominent roles who are already in the headlines. But, what about the leaders you haven't heard about yet -- the ones still making a name for themselves? The Digiday Future Leader Awards recognize the next generation of leaders in media, marketing and retail.

We’ll recognize winners by company type -- brand, agency, publisher, technology provider and retailer -- and by function. Interested in entering someone from your team? Click here to sign up for reminders about deadlines.

Early Deadline: December 7, 2018 - $295 per entry
Regular Deadline: December 14, 2018 - $395 per entry
Last Chance Deadline: January 25, 2019 - $495 per entry
All deadlines end at 11:59PM PST

Categories

  • Brand

    Honoring an individual at a brand who is emerging as a leader in their organization, either on the commercial or editorial side, and throughout the industry.

    + subcategories
    Commercial
    Product
  • Agency

    Honoring an individual at an agency who is emerging as a leader in their organization, either on the commercial or editorial side, and throughout the industry.

    + subcategories
    Commercial
    Creative/Strategy
  • Publisher

    Honoring an individual at a publisher who is emerging as a leader in their organization, either on the commercial or editorial side, and throughout the industry.

    + subcategories
    Commercial
    Editorial
  • Technology/Provider

    Honoring an individual at a technology company (or any provider who sells technology, data or services) who is emerging as a leader in their organization, either on the commercial or editorial side, and throughout the industry.

    + subcategories
    Commercial
    Product
  • Retailer

    Honoring an individual at a retailer who is emerging as a leader in their organization and throughout the industry.

    + subcategories
    Commercial
    Product

How to Enter

  • 1
    Select Category

    Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.

  • 2
    Add Description

    Enter platform details and answer a few short questions.

  • 3
    Upload Work

    Upload a case study showcasing your campaign.

  • 4
    Submit

    Submit your entry fee payment online.

Judging Criteria

The judges will be looking for individuals that can demonstrate success over the past 12 months for their respective companies. The individual must have 8 years or less of experience to qualify for the award. Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

The results section of the entry will be scored based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Innovative thinking

Interested in being a judge? Email us at awards@digiday.com.

The Judging Process

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges pre-scores will then be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlist.

Confidentiality

All material will remain confidential to the judges, who are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Winning case studies may be used in post-event materials to promote best practice and permission will be sought from entrants before publishing these. Judges are not allowed to judge any entries submitted on behalf of their company.

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