The African Excellence Awards are closed for submission.

The early deadline for all applications is 20 September 2018 (midnight CET). Late deadline is 10 October 2018 (midnight CET). Entries in the late deadline period, will be charged 90 US Dollars extra per entry.

You may submit your application by creating an account at

1. Application
For each application, information about the organisation and agency (if applicable) is requested. Submissions will exclusively be digital.

2. General information about the project or campaign
Each submitted entry should contain the following information:
• Summary of the project at a maximum length of 400 characters (including spaces) – Please note: This summary will be published when being shortlisted.
• Time frame of the project
• Budget (not a mandatory field, information will not be published)
• Number of employees who worked on the project

3. Project Description
A short description of max. 2,000 characters (including spaces) must be provided including the following:
• Initial situation leading to the project or campaign
• Objectives of the project
• Strategic considerations
• Details of the implementation
• Summary and measurement of results achieved
• A cover picture representing your  project or campaign (maximum 1 MB)

4. Additional Picture
Include one picture that best represents your project. This picture will be published if your project is shortlisted.

5. Additional Material and Links
Accompanying materials are limited to three documents. Therefore, additional illustrative material should be carefully selected. Examples of possible illustrative documents are planning documents, press releases, images, PowerPoint presentations (no more than 10 slides) and movies. One document equates to one file. In addition, you can specify up to six links to websites, social media platforms, intranet sites, or online videos.

The following formats are accepted:
• For pictures: .jpg/.jpeg, .gif, png.
• For videos/movies: .mov, .flv, .avi, .mpg / .mpeg (no larger than 50 MB, ideally max. duration of 3 minutes), links may aswell be used
• For presentations: .pdf, .ppt (ideally convert .ppt into .pdf format, no larger than 5MB)

You can submit an entry into as many appropriate categories as you like, and you can (although you do not have to) tailor your supporting documents for each category, even if the campaign being entered is the same. You can easily duplicate your filled in submission online by using the “copy button” in the application process. Please note: the application fee is per project entered and per category.

Any project created or published in between 1 September 2017 and 4 October 2018 may participate in the competition. A large part of the project must have taken place during that time frame, however, it is not necessary for the whole project to have been completely implemented in this period. Projects can also still be ongoing. If projects started earlier, a significant change must have been implemented within the time frame.

You can submit publications in a different language than English to support your application; however we ask that all application material (for example, the application forms and the project description) are submitted in English.

Yes, you are still able to enter the Awards, but financial data helps the Jury members assess the applications properly. All such information is treated with utmost confidentiality, and will never be published or released, should you decide to provide it.

Applications can only be submitted online. Hard copies can neither be considerd for the voting, nor be sent back.

The application fee applies per project entered and per category. The registration fee depends on the category in which you register your work.

Until 11.59 p.m. CET on 6 September 2018, the first application costs 250 US Dollars, and each additional application submitted costs 150 US Dollars (main categories Corporate Media and Tools + National and Regional Campaigns). Between 7 September (00:01 a.m. CET) and 20 September (midnight CET), which is the late deadline registration period, applications come with an extra charge of 90 US Dollars each.

You may pay by credit card or invoice. All prices come with VAT.

Every application submitted after the early deadline, between September 6 (00:01 a.m. CET) and September 20 (midnight CET), will be charged a late fee of 90 US Dollars per project/category.

To finish your application(s), you’ll have to check out through our integrated shop-system. We kindly ask you to pay directly by credit card or to request an invoice. The invoice will automatically be sent to you via email. If paid by credit card, you’ll receive the payment confirmation via email.

Please consider: Invoices are payable immediately upon issue. Unpaid entries will be excluded from being shortlisted. In case your invoice needs to be changed, please contact the Awards team immediately (

No, you do not. You may register for the awards gala when the shortlist is published.