The entry must have been created within the context of a normal paying contract and genuine brief from a brand OR, if it’s a case of self-promotion or a non-profit organisation, the brand has approved all the media / production / implementation. More information here.
Eligibility dates are dependent on the Spikes Award. Please check the eligibility criteria on our Rules & Eligibility page.
If you're not sure whether your work is eligible please get in touch
Our Awards Experts are available all year to talk you through the process and give you further advice about any specific queries, including help with category selection. Contact Us
All media included in your entry must be the final version at the point that you complete and pay for them. No replacement or additional media can be accepted after an entry has been finalised and received by the Festival without exception.
We accept Credit Card and Bank Transfer Payments.
If you wish to change your payment method after you have submitted your entries, please get in touch with our Awards Experts for more information.
After submission, each entry is reviewed by our Awards experts before it is presented to the Jury.
Please make sure that the Entry Contact is ready to be contacted by our team if we have any need for clarification about your entry.
Find out more about the judging process.
This summary is only a guide to the key points about refunds / cancellations. It is not a substitute for reading the full rules of entering, terms & conditions, refunds/cancellations and our policies on ineligible and "scam" entries, which can all be downloaded here.
Entrant withdraws on or before 21 December 2023 – receiving a refund
An entrant may withdraw their entries on or before 21 December 2023 for any reason and be eligible for a refund of the entry fee paid less a processing fee of $155.
Entrant withdraws after 21 December 2023 – not receiving a refund
An entrant may withdraw their entries after 21 December 2023 but will not be eligible for a refund.
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