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Entry Guidlines

Refer to the scoring criteria for each category.

The maximum word count for all entries is 1500. Your word count must be shown on the front page of your entry. If you exceed the word limit, you will be deducted points

Entries should relate to work that was planned, developed or evaluated in 2022.

Entries should be from, or entered on behalf of, Scottish based organisations but can relate to activity anywhere in the world.

You do not have to be a member of the Marketing Society to enter.


Each case study can be entered into a maximum of TWO categories.

Ensure all details on the entry form are completed.

Entries should be submitted in the form of a PDF document.

The PDF should be a maximum of 10MB.

URL links may be included in the field provided on the website. Please do NOT embed them directly within your entry.

A maximum of 2 videos can be included as separate attachments.

Late entries will be subject to additional charges

Planning Checklist

  • Keep this Call for Entries brochure for reference and to help decide which categories you will enter
  • Read through the entry requirements, judging criteria and previous shortlists.
  • Read through previous case studies and start pulling together the information, results and references for your entry.
  • Volunteer for judging by end of January 2023 by emailing [email protected]. Business team members, fellows and members of the advisory board will also receive an invitation via email in December 2022.
  • Please note, there is a maximum of four judges per organisation permitted to participate.
  • Members at First Role or Future Leader level are encouraged to score some entries online as a useful training and development exercise.
  • Join our online Star Awards Showcase events in December and January for insights and inspiration for writing wildly effective entries.
  • Decide which Rising Stars you will nominate – Rising Creative, Rising Agency and Rising Marketing Stars. Nominate by emailing [email protected] by 13th February 2023.
  • Nominations for the Champions Category – Inspiring Agency Leader and Inspiring Marketing Leader – should be submitted by 13th February 2023.
  • Make sure you submit your entries by the awards deadline of 5pm on 13th February 2023.
  • Look out for the announcements of the shortlists in April 2023.
  • Book your tickets for the Star Awards Gala Dinner on 15th June 2023
    in Glasgow.

From first timers to award alphas, here’s how to submit your entries and let your work run wild.

First Time Entries

If the organisation has never entered the Star Awards, their first entry is free of  charge. Please select ‘first time entry’ when submitting your award and it will discount the fee automatically.

Member Benefits
The Marketing Society is a not-for-profit organisation which operates for the benefit of its members. Any surplus made with these awards is reinvested to the benefit of the members in Scotland.

Join now to benefit from members’ entry and ticket rates. For details on membership, contact [email protected]

Questions and Sponsorship Opportunities
If you are interested in getting involved as a sponsor or supporter or if you have  any questions, please get in touch with Lux Events by emailing [email protected]

Early Entry

Marketing Society Member – £210 + VAT per entry.

Marketing Society Member SME (fewer than 100 employees for client and fewer than 10 for agency) – £190 + VAT per entry.

Non-Member – £250 + VAT per entry.

Non-Member SME (fewer than 100 employees for client and
fewer than 10 for agency) – £230 + VAT per entry.

Not for Profit Organisations – £160 + VAT per entry.

There is no cost for the schools, students and individual nominations in the Development and Champions Categories.

Extension fees

There will be an additional fee for those seeking an extension to the deadline.
These will be priced as follows:

One-week extension:
Additional £50+VAT (deadline 20th Feb 2023) per entry

Two-week extension:
Additional £100+VAT (deadline 27th Feb 2023) per entry

There is no cost for the schools, students, Development or  Champions Categories.

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