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Categories 2020/21


Out-of-Home

  • 01 Outdoor (Single)

    Best out-of-home ad single (Billboard, Transit, Airport, etc.).

  • 02 Outdoor (Series or Campaign)

    Best out-of-home as series (Billboard, Transit, Airport, etc.).

  • 03 Small-Scale Ambient or Experiential

    Best small-scale, in-person, non-standard format advertising. Small-scale executions may include, but are not limited to: materials in bars and restaurants, glasses, beer mats, flyers, promo items/swag, stickers, signage, table-top displays etc.

  • 04 Large-Scale Ambient or Experiential

    Best large-scale, in-person, non-standard format advertising. Large-scale executions may include, but are not limited to: materials in airports, bus stations, cinemas, floor advertising, wraps, tradeshows, murals, washrooms etc.).

  • 05 Public Service Announcement / Charity Design

    Best public service announcement or charity design (television, radio, print, outdoor, online, etc.).


Audio / Video

  • 06 Radio (Single)

    Best radio spot used in a communication.

  • 07 Radio Campaign

    Best radio series used in a communication.

  • 08 Original Sound Design

    Best original music, jingle or effect used in a communication.

  • 09 Broadcast Under $20,000 (Single or Series)

    Best television single or series produced for under $20,000.

  • 10 Broadcast Over $20,000 (Single or Series)

    Best television single or series produced for over $20,000.

  • 11 Non-Broadcast (Single or Series)

    Best specialty, cinema, online or product / service video.

  • 12 Digital Film (Single or Series)

    Best non-broadcast: Any video shot specifically for online distribution.

  • 13 Broadcast / Non-Broadcast (Made in Manitoba)

    Best locally produced broadcast or non-broadcast commercial or video.

  • 14 Audio / Video Miscellaneous

    Any Audio/Video entry that does not fall into any other listed category. Entries will be judged on their individual merits.


Design, Advertising & Marketing Communications

  • 15 Print (Single)

    Best standalone ad placed in a print publication (newspaper, magazine, etc.).

  • 16 Print (Series)

    Best ad series placed in a print publication (newspaper, magazine, etc.).

  • 17 Poster (Single or Series)

    Best poster – single or series.

  • 18 Infographics (Single or Series)

    Best infographics used in a communication – single or series.

  • 19 Logo / Wordmark

    Best new or redesigned logo or wordmark.

  • 20 Brand Identity

    Best new or redesigned brand identity (logo/wordmark, typography, colour palette, graphic elements, collateral, etc.).

  • 21 Annual Report

    Best annual report, print or online.

  • 22 Corporate Communications Design

    Best design for a corporate communication vehicle or literary piece, print or online (corporate brochure, magazine, newsletter, etc.).

  • 23 Consumer Publication Design

    Best design for a consumer-facing communication vehicle or literary piece, print or online (magazine, catalogue, book, etc.).

  • 24 Direct Marketing

    Best print or digital marketing piece that communicates directly with the recipient (invitation, publication, mailer, flyer, etc.).

  • 25 Packaging Design

    Best design for a consumer product, service or brand (transport, distribution, consumer good, etc.).

  • 26 Event Design

    Best design for any event or happening, including annual/ repeating, informative, educational, local or national events, product launches and events that promote causes. Entries must show a minimum of five pieces designed to promote the event/happening, or used at the event.

  • 27 Campaign of the Year

    Best campaign that uses a minimum of three advertising mediums and minimum of five different pieces to promote a product, service or brand.

  • 28 Design Miscellaneous

    Any design entry that does not fall into any other listed category. Entries will be judged on their individual merits.


Interactive & Online

  • 29 Website

    Best website that promotes a product, service or brand.

  • 30 Microsite

    Best website that supports campaign-specific marketing activities.

  • 31 Digital Ad (Static)

    Best static online ad – single or series.

  • 32 Digital Ad (Interactive)

    Best interactive online ad – single or series.

  • 33 Game or Application

    Best game or mobile application used to promote a product, service or brand.

  • 34 Social Media Campaign

    Best use of social media to enhance an advertising campaign.

  • 35 Animation or Motion Graphics

    Best animation or motion graphics used in a communication.

  • 36 Interactive / Online Miscellaneous

    Any Interactive/Online entry that does not fall into any other listed category. Entries will be judged on their individual merits.


Everything Else

  • 37 Contests & Promotions

    Best communication or campaign of a contest or promotion. Includes any ongoing or one-time reader/subscriber/viewer/listener reward programs, promotions and incentives, as well as maintaining or increasing readers, listeners, viewers, traffic, sales etc.).

  • 38 Photography

    Best photography used in a communication – single or series.

  • 39 Illustration or Original Artwork

    Best illustration/artwork used in a communication – single or series.

  • 40 Typography

    Best typography used in a communication. May include, but not limited to invites, cards, posters, packaging, signage, motion graphics – single or series.

  • 41 Self Promotion

    Best digital or print self-promotional piece.

  • 42 Things That Didn’t Fly

    Best execution or concept for a product, service or brand that was presented to a client, but never produced.

  • 43 Student

    Best advertising, design or multimedia created by a student.


Best of Show

  • 44 Judge’s Choice

    Judges pick their Best Of Show from all entries submitted into the 2021 Signature Awards.