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About the Creative Showcase
Creative Showcase celebrates cutting-edge creativity and innovation within the online advertising sector. Any agency or in-house team can enter the quarterly competition as long as their campaign is bona fide and targeted at an Australian audience.
Every third month, campaigns are judged by senior online creatives and a winner and two runners-up are chosen. The awarded campaigns are published below under the case studies section of the website. The winners are announced at an informal one hour luncheon in Sydney every 12 weeks.
At the end of each 12 month round (running July to June the following year) the overall winner: The Best of the Best is announced. Their entry is submitted to the IAB US MIXX Awards in New York. In the past, many Australian Creative Showcase winners have gone on to win awards at the MIXX Awards.
Creative Showcase was first launched in November 2006, and is now a staple of IAB's calendar of events, with some truly impressive winners announced every year.
If you are having trouble entering, please contact the IAB on (02) 9211 2738.
The Next Creative Showcase
Winners of each round will be announced at our quarterly luncheons, the 2016 dates are:
- 11.1 - 10 Aug 2016
- 11.2 - 16 Nov 2016
Entries for round 11.2 will open on the 17 October 2016!
To subscribe to the Creative Showcase newsletter and be kept up to date with the events/luncheons, email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can see the most recent winners below or browse our Case Studies for details on past winners.
SYDNEY, 12 MAY, 2016: VML has taken the top honors in IAB’s Creative Showcase Round 10.4 for its Loaded campaign for McDonald’s Australia launch of its Loaded Fries. Second place was awarded to Digital Arts Network for its Krispy Kreme campaign, and second runner up went to Southern Cross Austereo for its work for EA Games.
SYDNEY, 11 February, 2016: Razorfish Australia has secured first place in IAB Australia's Creative Showcase Round 10.3 with its “#FeelsLikeHome" Instameet campaign for Qantas. Second place was awarded to Holler for "The Mindful Ocean" created for Blackmores.
SYDNEY, 5 January, 2016: Deepend has taken first place in IAB Australia's Creative Showcase Round 10.2 for its “Ed and the Curious Crew” campaign for the Royal Children’s Hospital. The runner-up was BCM for "Global Goggles VR Experience" created for Queensland University of Technology, and second runner up was Edge, with its campaign for Petbarn.
SYDNEY, 10 October, 2015: M&C Saatchi has taken first place in IAB’s Creative Showcase Round 10.1 for its “Game of Balls” campaign for the Blue Ball Foundation. Second place was awarded to JimJam Ideas for "Go Behind the Scenery" created for Tourism Tasmania, and third place went to With Collective, for its “Points Destination” campaign for Qantas.
SYDNEY, 15th May 2015: Sydney's Leo Burnett has secured first place in IAB Australia's Creative Showcase Round 9.5 with its campaign launching Samsung's Gear VR. Second place was taken by WiTH Collective for the "World's Best Fielder" World Cup cricket game created for Fairfax Media, while third went to SOAP Creative for its "Goal Getter" campaign for ING Direct.
SYDNEY, February 19: Sydney-based Webling Interactive has taken top honours in IAB Australia's Creative Showcase Round 9.4 for the "My Garden" app developed for Yates gardening company. News Corp Australia has taken second place for its extremely creepy mobile interaction for the game "The Evil Within".
SYDNEY, December 10: VLM partnered with Rip Curl to create the exciting Rip Curl Search GPS watch as they set out to give surfers the chance to catch that perfect moment and re-live it. By activating the “Go Surf” mode, Search GPS will count the number of waves caught, distance travelled, top speed and pinpoint the location where it all happened. Users can then sync that data with the App for a detailed report of your surf day.
M&C Saatchi has been named the winner of Round 9.2 of IAB Australia's Creative Showcase awards for its "Where's My Wallet?" campaign for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Razorfish Australia took second place for "Qantas Quest Points" for Qantas, and WiTH Collective took third for "Australian Fertility Census" for Genea.
12th August, 2014, Sydney – Soap Creative's innovative campaign for Toyota, "Cars That Feel," has been named the winner of IAB Australia's Creative Showcase 9.1. M&C Saatchi was awarded second place for its hard-hitting "Every Six Seconds" campaign, with Digital Arts Network taking out third for the "NZ Dronies" campaign.
M&C Saatchi's smart and pioneering campaign, Project Clever Buoy, has been nominated as the winner of IAB Australia's Creative Showcase 8.6. Soap Creative & JWT Sydney was the runner up, with its inspiring breast cancer awareness campaign, I Touch Myself Project.