Rules of Entry: The Annual


  • The Annual is open to brands, agencies, publishers, consultancies, students or individuals.
  • Multiple entries can be made into the same category.
  • The Annual is open to countries worldwide.
  • Any work entered must have been produced or first launched/published between Jan 1 2018 and Dec 31 2018 to be eligible for entry.
  • All entrants must complete the online part of the entry process.
  • All entries must include a short case study. Entries will not be accepted by any other means.

Fees & discounts

A fee of £205 +VAT must be paid for each entry (excluding small business discounts). Small businesses of less than 10 people are eligible for a 30% discount on each entry.

Submissions made by agencies

When entries are submitted on behalf of clients by agencies or other parties, Creative Review will assume client approval has been secured by the entering agency. If any issues arise concerning client sign-o once the entry has been submitted, no refund will be given.

Credits for work entered

All credits must be detailed when entering online. All information provided at the time of entry will be used to credit published work; however Creative Review reserves the right to amend your copy in order to adhere to editorial style where appropriate. If necessary, this information may be condensed or edited for space in the issue. Creative Review accepts no responsibility for incorrect information provided.

Entry and payment deadlines

The entry submission deadline is November 23 2018. Entries may be edited up until the point of submission. Entries will not be considered fully submitted until the entrant proceeds to the payment stage and selects a payment method. Once submitted, entries are confirmed and non-refundable. Payments must be cleared by 5 pm (BST)November 23 2018. Once payment has been received, your entry (or entries) will be passed to the judges for review.

Withdrawal of entries

Any entry may be withdrawn for any reason up until 5pm on December 8 2017 upon written request to the organisers; however, all entry fees paid are non-refundable.

Sending in physical copies of work

When sending physical samples, you must complete the online part of the process first. Once you have submitted your entries online you will receive an automated email from the website containing your entry number. You must label all items with the corresponding entry number and send by post/courier to this address: Creative Review Annual 2018, 3rd Floor Events, 79 Wells Street, London W1T 3QN

Due to storage restrictions and to facilitate a meticulous logging process, we will be accepting physical materials from until January 21 2019. Materials will then be ready for collection mid-February. Entries must be received in this time frame only. You must provide a detailed description of these materials here to make sure we can present the full entry to the judges.

Return of physical copies of work

If you would like us to retain your physical samples for collection after the judging has taken place, please ensure that you tick the appropriate box on the registration page when making your entry. Entrants will be informed by email of the timeframe within which they can collect their physical entries. Please note that the period for collection will be restricted. Any physical entries not collected during the period will be disposed of. Centaur Events/Creative Review accepts no responsibility for the loss or damage of material submitted.

Website logins

Where websites form part of an entry, please ensure any URLs, access details, usernames and passwords needed for judging are supplied, that they work, and that they will continue to work until the end of April 2018.

Entering multiple projects as one

Entries including more than one piece of work must ensure that those items submitted are related and are part of the same project. Unrelated pieces of work submitted as one entry will be disqualified until each piece is paid for individually. Should you want to remove this entry no refund will be given.

Image limit for entries

Despite there being no limit to the number of related pieces of work per submission, for administration purposes there is a maximum limit of 20 images per entry.

Judges decisions

The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them. All entrants will be notified as to the status of their entries after the judging is complete. Selected entries will be published the April/May 2019 issue of Creative Review, published in April 2019.

Right to print submitted work

Creative Review assumes that all entries are original and are the works and property of the entrant/client the work is submitted on behalf of. As a condition of entry, the entrant grants Creative Review permission to reproduce the works in print and in digital format and attests that they have the right to grant this permission. Creative Review will not be held liable for any action or claim arising out of the reproduction of entered works in whatever format.