2018 OVATION Awards: Submission period is now closed
Thank you to everyone who took the time to submit your biggest, boldest, most innovative work for recognition. The 2018 IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards submission period is now closed.
Mark your calendars – key OVATION dates
- Mid-April 2018: All 2018 OVATION award entrants will receive their evaluation
- May 23, 2018: OVATION Awards Gala, Arcadian Court, Toronto
OVATION Awards Sponsorship
Please contact Russell Baker, VP, Strategic Partnerships at email@example.com for sponsorship information.
Winners of an Award of Excellence will receive a one-of-a-kind OVATION statue, hand-crafted in glass by a Canadian artist. Winners of an Award of Merit will receive a decorative plaque. Please refer to the Call for Entries for judging and scoring information.
All OVATION winners will be recognized at the 2018 OVATION Awards Ceremony on May 23, 2018 and have their winning entry (or entries) included in IABC/Toronto’s 2018 OVATION Awards Winning Entries Booklet (with entrant’s permission).
In addition, winners will be included in marketing materials (news release, etc.), acknowledged through social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and will also have permission to use IABC/Toronto’s official 2018 OVATION Award winning logo in their print and online marketing materials.
All 2018 OVATION Award of Excellence winners will be eligible to win The People’s Choice Award. There is no additional entry fee required for this award. The People’s Choice Award winner will be announced at the 2018 OVATION Awards Ceremony.
There is no limit to the number of awards that can be presented in each category. Entries do not compete against each other; rather, the individual entry is judged against an established scorecard.
Notification of Winners and Awards Ceremony
Mid-April 2018: All 2018 OVATION award entrants will receive a one-page evaluation with scores and brief comments from our judges for each entry submitted. The email will be sent to the person and email address listed as the main contact on the OVATION Awards online entry system. It is the responsibility of the entrant to follow up with the IABC/Toronto office if results have not been received by April 27, 2018.
May 23, 2018, Arcadian Court, Toronto: IABC/Toronto OVATION Awards Ceremony. Winners of the People’s Choice Award and other awards will be announced. Winners will be posted on the website toronto.iabc.com following the ceremony.
Awards of Distinction
These six awards celebrate exceptional OVATION winners. For each OVATION Award of Excellence won, a winner receives three points, and for each Award of Merit won, the winner receives one point. The company with the highest point total in its Awards of Distinction category wins the award. In the event of a tie, the total scores of each OVATION entry will be calculated and the entrant/organization with the highest average will be the winner.
All entrants are considered for one of the following Awards of Distinction:
- Boutique Agency of the Year (Five or fewer employees)
- Small Agency of the Year (Six to 20 employees)
- Mid-Size Agency of the Year (21 to 50 employees)
- Large Agency of the Year (51 or more employees)
- Corporate Communication Department of the Year
- Non-for-profit Communications Department of the Year
OVATION Winning Entries Booklets
IABC/Toronto members have FREE access to OVATION Winning Entries booklets for years 2005 to 2010, 2012 to 2015 and 2017. Non-members can purchase access to these booklets for $40 plus HST by calling IABC/Toronto’s office at 416-968-0264.