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World Media Awards 2020: Open for entry

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Entry for theWorld Media Awards 2020, the only awards to celebrate the collaboration between brands, agencies and media partners to create effective international content campaigns, is now open.

Now in their fifth year, the independent World Media Awards (WMAs) are hosted by the World Media Group, a strategic alliance of global publishers which aims to promote award-winning journalism and the role of international media.

The WMAs are unique in that, in addition to receiving an award on the night, all winners are featured in a worldwide advertising campaign valued at more than €650k, running across the World Media Group’s member brands comprising The Atlantic, Bloomberg Media Group, Business Insider, The Economist, Forbes, Fortune, National Geographic, Reuters, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

How to enter: Entry to the WMAs is via their website at and is free of charge to advertisers, and their media, PR and creative agencies, though entrants are invited to make a voluntary donation to Reporters Without Borders. There is a £100 charge per entry for media owners. 

Campaigns must have intentionally targeted audiences in at least three countries and 75% of activity needs to have been implemented in 2019. There is no requirement for campaigns to have run in any of the World Media Group brands. The closing date for entries is 6th February 2020.

Categories: This year there are eight Award categories, along with the Content Leadership & Innovation award. The jury will select the Grand Prix from amongst the category winners, as follows:

Automotive; Brand & Media Owner Partnership; Corporate Influencer; Financial Services; Lifestyle, Luxury & Fashion; Media & Entertainment; Technology and Telecoms; Travel & Tourism.

Awards event: The winners will be announced at the exclusive World Media Awards Reception at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on 30th April 2020. All shortlisted entrants will receive two free tickets to join the celebration as guests of the World Media Group, and additional tickets will be available for purchase.

Alex Delamain, President of the World Media Group and SVP, Head of Sales & Client Services, EMEA at The Economist comments, “Every year, we’ve seen the role of international content-driven marketing increase significantly due to the proven benefits content has to tell a story across multiple channels and borders. As we enter our fifth year, I’m confident that the quality and quantity of entries we receive from brands and agencies all over the world will exceed expectations and continue to surprise and delight us.”