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Chairman's & Champions Category

The Chairman's & Champions Category is sponsored by
Beam Suntory

Roar with Pride

The big one. These awards recognise the people and companies at the top of their game. It’s time for the best and brightest, the breakthroughs and the stars, to strut their stuff.

5.1 Chairman’s Award for a First Time Entry (FTE)


The Star Awards Judging Chair will select FTEs from across all categories for this award.

This award is not open for general entry.

5.2 Chairman’s Award for a Small- to Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME)


The Star Awards Judging Chair will select entries from SMEs from across all categories for this award. SME clients must have fewer than 100 staff and SME agencies must have fewer than 10 staff.

This award is not open for general entry.

5.3 Champions of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Award


This award reflects the commitment of The Marketing Society to promote diversity, equality and inclusion across all areas of potential discrimination in our industry including gender, race, LBGTI, disability and mental health.

Nominations of fewer than 500 words are invited and can relate to an overall approach by an organisation or a specific project. A shortlist will then be invited to complete a questionnaire.

The following areas will be scored:

  • Ambition and clarity of objectives – 20 points
  • Strategic thinking and effective planning – 20 points
  • Originality, innovation and creativity – 20 points
  • Execution and implementation – 20 points
  • Scale and evidence of results – 20 points

Nominations should be emailed to [email protected] by 13th February 2023.
This award is sponsored by The Scottish Government and is free to enter.

5.4 Star Agency of the Year


Agencies are shortlisted based on the overall performance of their Star Awards entries and will be invited to complete a questionnaire and nominate two papers they wish to be considered by the final judging panel.

The following areas will be scored:

  • Performance of Star Award papers  - 40 points
  • Overall achievements and performance as an organisation - 30 points
  • Commitment to training and development - 10 points
  • Employer Brand reputation  - 10 points
  • Involvement in, and support of the industry - 10 points

Shortlisted organisations will be contacted in April.
This award is not open for direct entry.

5.5 Star Marketing Team of the Year


Marketing teams are shortlisted based on the overall performance of their Star Awards entries and will be invited to complete a questionnaire and nominate two papers they wish to be considered by the final judging panel.

The following areas will be scored:

  • Performance of Star Award papers  - 40 points
  • Overall achievements and performance as an organisation - 30 points
  • Commitment to training and development - 10 points
  • Employer Brand reputation  - 10 points
  • Involvement in, and support of the industry - 10 points

Shortlisted organisations will be contacted in April.
This award is not open for direct entry.
This award is sponsored by Channel 4.

5.6 Inspirational Agency Leader of the Year


This award is entered by nominations of less than 500 words. Please email your nomination to [email protected] by no later than February 13, 2023.

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • A story which is an inspiration to others - 25 points
  • Demonstrated bravery, original thinking,
    or outstanding leadership - 25 points
  • Shown real achievement with their agency - 25 points
  • Contributed to thought leadership in the industry - 25 points

This award is free to enter, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a questionnaire which our judging panel will use to select the winner.

5.7 Inspirational Agency Leader of the Year


This award is entered by nominations of less than 500 words. Please email your nomination to [email protected] by no later than February 13, 2023.

We are looking for individuals who have:

  • A story which is an inspiration to others - 25 points
  • Demonstrated bravery, original thinking,
    or outstanding leadership - 25 points
  • Shown real achievement with their agency - 25 points
  • Contributed to thought leadership in the industry - 25 points

This award is free to enter, and shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a questionnaire which our judging panel will use to select the winner.
This award is sponsored by Denholm.

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Deadline 5pm on February 13, 2023.

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