Rules for entrants

The PHNX Awards may be a bit different, but there are still a few rules. Have a quick read.

  1. The competition is initially FREE TO ENTER. There will be a fee of 199 euros for SHORTLISTED ENTRIES ONLY.
  2. The competition is open to all local and multinational advertising agencies, brands, PR agencies, film production companies, media consultancies, design studios, photographers, freelance creatives and advertisers worldwide. Only advertising and other forms of communication that have been approved by the client and have been or will be used, published or broadcast between March 2023 and May 2024 are eligible.
  3. The purpose of the competition is to celebrate the power of creativity. Entries will be judged on the originality of the creative idea and on the quality of their execution. A heavier weight will be accorded to the latter in the craft categories.
  4. Each entry will be scored from 1 to 10 in an online voting system, resulting in an average score that will determine Gold, Silver and Bronze winners. Grand Prix winners will be chosen during a debate by the Grand Jury.
  5. The jury is made up of creative thinkers and business leaders from every corner of the communications industry. We reserve the right to refuse applicants from outside the relevant fields.
  6. As this is an online event, the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners will not receive a trophy or a certificate. However, we pledge to use our press community to achieve wide recognition for the winners.
  7. The organisers and/or jury reserve the right to change the categories selected by entrants if they consider that the category chosen is incorrect or that the work would fare better elsewhere.
  8. Entrants authorise the organisers and third-party companies to copy, scan, digitalise and otherwise duplicate their entries in whatever form and to use such material for exhibitions, screenings, publications, broadcasts, and on the Internet in order to promote and propagate the results. The organisers or their authorised representatives shall not be held responsible for the payment of royalties or other charges in connection with the activities above. Each entrant agrees to not hold the organisers, and/or their authorised representatives, liable against any claims concerning the material in this respect.
  9. All entrants commit to pay a fee if their work is selected for the shortlist. Withdrawals will not be accepted unless there are extraordinary circumstances.

MEDIA REQUIREMENTS

FILM (FLM)

A film under 90 seconds that has aired on television, in movie theatres or online. Several film entries can be gathered under the same campaign to be judged and win together. If the work is over 3mn long, an edited version or trailer should be uploaded, but please include a link to the full-length version.

Upload requirements:

1 file (.mov or .mp4) of the actual execution.

PRINT (PRT)

Any print ad or still image, whether published in the press, on billboard or even on social media. Several Press entries can be gathered under the same campaign to be judged and win together.

Upload requirements:

1 image file (RGB, .jpeg, 300dpi/<24cm wide) of the actual execution.

ALTERNATIVE (ALT)

Use this media type for work that necessitates a case study such as PR, Direct, Brand Activation, or Design.

Upload requirements:

A case study video (.mov or .mp4, under 3mn) and/or a presentation board (RGB, .jpeg, landscape orientation, 300dpi/<24cm wide) are required to explain the work. Additional images can be uploaded optionally.

DIGITAL (DIG)

Media type available for online and mobile categories. It allows for upload of different file types and entering a URL.

Upload requirements:

A case study video (.mov or .mp4, under 3mn) and/or a presentation board (RGB, .jpeg, landscape orientation, 300dpi/<24cm wide) are required to explain the work. Optionally, additional images can be uploaded and a URL to the actual project or a landing page can be entered.

RADIO (RA)

Any commercial under 3mn long that aired on the radio, for categories such as Best Use of Sound and Copywriting and Storytelling. Several Radio entries can be gathered under the same campaign to be judged and win together.

Upload requirements:

One audio file (.mp3) of the actual execution or video (.mov or .mp4) compiling both sound and subtitles in English.

INTEGRATED (INT)

Media type only available for the Integrated category. The different parts of an integrated campaign must be clearly described in the online registration.

Upload requirements:

Videos (under 3mn long each) and images.