IAA | IAA Awards

The IAA is primarily a people organisation and our Awards celebrate individuals within the marketing communications community and their contribution to IAA. Those who have inspired, led by example and served the industry with vision, passion, energy and committed action, locally, regionally and globally.

The IAA Compass Awards were created to celebrate leadership excellence, demonstrated by the members of the marketing communications industry and the IAA global family. To honor their commitment to driving excellence in communications as well as their contribution to the worldwide advancement of the International Advertising Association.

Compass Awards

There are 6 Categories of Awards

5 that honour our Members and Chapters, the sixth, the Golden Compass award – honors an (external) industry leader for their exceptional achievement in international advertising and marketing.

The IAA Compass Awards are usually presented at the World Congress (biennially) or a global (annual) flagship event.

The Six Categories of IAA Awards are:

  • IAA Champion Award
  • IAA Young Leader Award
  • IAA Honorary Life Member
  • IAA Executive Director Award
  • IAA Chapter Excellence Award
  • IAA Golden Compass Award
How To Nominate

Each Award page contains the Award brief and criteria, with guidelines for completing nominations for that particular award.

Nominations for these Awards are now open and close on 15th December 2023.
Judging Procedures

Judging Councils representing each IAA region evaluate nominations for specific awards, individually scoring according to the criteria specified on the nomination forms.

Scores are aggregated with the top scoring nominees selected to be recipients of each award. The judges’ decisions are final and candidate Honorees are approved by the IAA Executive Committee. Honorees selected for each Award will be notified by the IAA Global Vice President – Awards.

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