Vega Digital Awards Vega Digital Awards


1. How to submit entries?

Entry is simple. Submit work online conveniently, using our four-step process:

  1. Register - or login if you are already a registrant.
  2. Select an appropriate category(s). Enter all your submissions: title, category, client if applicable, & URL if applicable.
  3. Paste in the URL of your Image, Website, Audio or Video. Provide a brief as a PDF link, if needed.
  4. Add to Cart. Then, add more categories or checkout and pay.
  5. Upload your supporting materials and thumbnails.

ONE entry may be submitted to more than one category at an additional cost. For campaign categories, include a plan or report, submit the materials you presented to your client. If one is not available, offer a brief summary of objectives, challenges and solutions. For audio, video or web entries, submit the link or URL. Most formats are acceptable.

2. Submissions

3. Submission Format

Website and Web Video:
Paste the URL link into the URL field.

Website and Web Video entries must be submitted with a direct URL that will take judges to the specific work. If password protected, you must provide a username and password for judging purposes. Web Videos are judged solely on the content provided. Upload a PDF brief if explanation is required before evaluation of the work.

Note: All Web Video entries must be web-exclusive and must have been first rolled out on the internet.

Audio / Video / Television:
Upload video / audio to Vimeo / YouTube / Youku.
Paste the URL link into the URL field.

Audio/Video entries must be submitted with a direct URL that will take judges directly to the work. If password protected, you must provide a username and password for judging purposes. Audios/Videos entered are judged solely on the content provided. Upload a PDF brief if explanation is required before evaluation of the work.

Video / Non-broadcast / Film Entry:

Due to bandwidth limits, these entries must be hosted on either YouTube, Vimeo or a similar site.

Mobile Sites / Apps:

Mobile entries must be submitted with a direct URL and accessible by a mobile phone, PDA or other mobile devices as they will be evaluated on such devices. If password protected, you must provide a username and password for judging purposes. Mobile Websites are judged solely on the content provided. Additional supporting documents are not permitted. For Mobile Apps, please submit a URL that leads to a demonstration of the application features and components, or a direct link for downloading.

Interactive Multimedia:

Please provide the direct URL link and any required username or password.

4. What should I include in my entry?

Let your work speak for itself - the final product is all we need. Explanations, although not encouraged, can be uploaded and will be evaluated by judges. In the case of strategic communications, such as a marketing plan or campaign, please send us the materials that were presented to your client. If that is not applicable, please write a brief summary of objectives, challenges and solutions.

5. Who is eligible?

6. How Vega Digital Awards winners are selected?

Entries are judged at random without comparison to other entries in a category. Work is evaluated on criteria determined by the job's requirements (see Judging Criteria). Freelancers are not compared to design firms in the same category.

To ensure high standards of high quality, a category may have multiple winners or no winners. Work is critiqued rated by consensus, with the panel of judges determining a rating on a scale of 100 points. Winners with a score between 85 and 100 points are Canopus Winners. Entries with a score between 70 and 84 points are Centauri Winners. Entries with a score between 60 and 69 points are Arcturus Winners.

Winners are informed within two (2) weeks after the final submission deadline. All registered participants can then login to see the winning works.

7. Entry fees & deadlines

Early Bird Entry is $70 for each work or $150 for each campaign or plan. If a work is submitted in more than one category, an additional entry fee for each category is required. Each entrant is charged a one-time $30 administration fee.

8. Levels of winning and number of winning entries

What are the levels of winning and how many awards are given in the Vega Digital Awards competition?

There are three levels of achievement in the competition:

The number of awards presented by Vega Digital Awards is determined by the number of submissions in a given category, the scoring range and the number of tie scores.

9. How do we select the Top 10 Vega Agencies of the Year?

The Top 10 Vega Agencies of the Year rewards ten of the best agencies that epitomizes authenticity and validates innovative ideas from all around the world.

The agencies will be awarded based off a metric score from winning in the Vega Awards. These points will be accumulated throughout the year per agency.

Once accumulated, your agency will be one step away from achieving a tremendous feat.

10. Judging criteria

Judging is blind. All entrant information is removed from entries to prevent bias/conflict of interest. Judges score on a scale of 1-100, based on the work’s demonstrated creativity, concept, innovation, visual design, copywriting, impact, quality of craft, and relevance.

Entries are evaluated based on the following:

11. Judging practices

Vega Digital Awards values our reputation for excellence - and yours. Our blind judging process is guided by rigorous standards to ensure that only the very best work receives recognition. The categories are judged by such considerations as:

The categories are judged by such considerations as:

Winners not only meet a minimum standard, but truly stand apart from the pack.

12. The juries

The prestige of the Vega Digital Awards competition relies in large part on the high caliber of the juries that convene each year to review submissions. The International Awards Associate Inc (IAA) seeks to assemble juries that represent the breadth of the profession, including private, public, institutional, and academic practice, and exemplify diversity in professional experience, geography, gender, and ethnicity.

13. Are materials submitted to the Vega Digital Awards public?

Yes, unless otherwise stated in writing by entrant, the client company will be included in winner's list. The last file that is uploaded for each entry will be the file that represents the work on our Winner page.

14. How and when do we get the results?

All winners will be announced and results will be posted to your My Account page within three (3) weeks after judging is complete or after the final deadline. Since entries are judged against a standard of excellence and not each other, some results will be posted prior to the final deadline. An email will automatically be sent to notify winners when results are posted to your My Account page.

15. Trophy/Statuette & Certificate shipping time

Winner awards are custom-made. Statuettes and certificates are shipped directly from the manufacturer. Please allow 8-12 weeks for statuettes and certificates, Shipping time may be longer during off-season. Statuettes may be ordered from our online store once winners are announced. Entrants are liable to pay any inbound duties and taxes, should local customs authority deem appropriate.

16. The Vega Digital Awards sponsors?

This awards program is conducted by International Awards Associate (IAA), Inc. The IAA is not tied to any advertiser, magazine, trade association, ad club or other outside influence.

The IAA is an independent, international organization focused on creating a community of digital creativity, effectiveness and excellence. It conducts impartial, "blind" judged competitions and, once completed, it recognizes, celebrates and promotes creative, effective and marketing excellence in those winning companies and individuals.

Its judging process is designed to be impartial and free from outside influences by withholding both the names of the judges on its panels as well as the contestant's names throughout the entire evaluation process. Both judge and contestant names are withheld until after award winning entries are selected. This anonymity shelters all involved from any vested interest which may attempt to influence the judges' opinions or the judging process.

17. What do the winners receive?

Each year, the Vega Digital Awards honor the best in website and video from around the globe, while you give us a glimpse into the future of the profession. Winners receive:

18. Why must winners’ trophies be purchased?

The Vega Digital Awards mission is to recognize outstanding creativity in firms that otherwise are overshadowed by large firms' budgets, which dominate most other marketing communications competitions. We also want to extend and encourage students to enter and compete on their entering the profession of digital media.

The Vega Digital Awards maintains affordable entry fees (the lowest in the marketing awards industry) to allow start-ups, one-person firms and young people the opportunity to enter, as well as firms from countries where the exchange rate or the economic conditions would otherwise make entering impossible.

If an entrant is recognized as a winner, there is no additional fee. Many other awards programs charge an acceptance fee. With the Vega Award's, once you've won, you've won; there is no additional fee.

If a winner decides they want a statuette, the Vega Awards makes them available for purchase and orders them from its manufacturer. This offering process allows the Awards to maintain low entry fees and prevent non-winners’ subsidy of winners.

Some winners choose not to receive a physical memento. Their priority is the prestige of recognition and the exposure the comes with it. Others choose to order statuettes and/or certificates for individuals on their creative team as well as their client. It's all up to the winners!

19. Copyright & rebroadcasting issues

Each entrant, by clicking the box to enter the contest, grants a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, paid up right to International Awards Associate / VEGA Digital Awards to reproduce, perform and display the entries (including, without limitation, in edited form or as part of compilations of entries) at the International Awards Associate / VEGA Digital Awards and as part of the live stream on International Awards Associate / VEGA Digital Award's website, otherwise on International Awards Associate / VEGA Digital Award's website and social media pages, in a book compiling images of winning works, and otherwise for marketing and promoting the International Awards Associate / VEGA Digital Awards on any platform in any media now or hereafter known.

Entrant represents and warrants that it has all necessary rights to grant the rights granted herein. Without limiting the generality of the preceding sentence, entrant represents and warrants it has secured all clearances and permissions for any third-party intellectual property embodied within the entry (including without limitation, clearances/licenses for music and music publishing and trademarks) and any rights of privacy or publicity. Entrant will fully defend, indemnify and hold International Awards Associate / VEGA Digital Awards Entities harmless from any costs, expenses and claims incurred by or made against International Awards Associate / VEGA Digital Awards resulting from the use of the entries solely as set forth herein. The person submitting this entry form(s) represents and warrants that he or she has full authority to enter this contest, submit the entry media and grants the rights granted herein. This entry form constitutes the entire agreement of the parties and the entrant warrants and represents that he or she has not relied on any promise or statement not expressly set forth herein.

20. Scam warning: Important information

There are many people and groups that attempt to obtain your money or personal information inappropriately through fraudulent means. Often, these people and groups misrepresent who they are in an effort to deceive you about the legitimacy of what they are claiming. Sometimes, although not always, they will claim that you have won a lottery or sweepstakes and ask that you send them money so that they can release your supposed winnings to you. In such a situation, you should be very careful and fully investigate any and all claims before you send any money. Please be aware that there are many scams that use SMS / e-mail in an attempt to defraud people using methods similar to these, and we warn strongly against your responding to this type of SMS / e-mail without rigorous investigation to establish whether it is of a genuine nature. Generally, you should treat unsolicited communication (e-mail, phone & letters) that offer financial gain with extreme suspicion; be aware that legitimate lotteries rarely, if ever, ask for a fee to release your winnings; you should not pay any requested fee in advance without fully investigating the matter; and you should not provide banking details or other sensitive financial information in response to emails, phone inquiries and letters without a thorough investigation. In recent years we have been aware of instances of individuals and fraudulent organizations that have been sending notices to people falsely claiming that the recipients have won a lottery. These notices falsely claim to be from the IAA (MUSE AWARDS, NYX AWARDS, VEGA AWARDS) and even have the name and contact information of IAA (MUSE AWARDS, NYX AWARDS, VEGA AWARDS) employees along with IAA (MUSE AWARDS, NYX AWARDS, VEGA AWARDS) branding. These notices are completely fraudulent, cleverly designed to trick people into sending money for prizes they will never receive. IAA (MUSE AWARDS, NYX AWARDS, VEGA AWARDS) is NOT AND HAS NEVER RUN a sweepstake, a lottery OR ANY FORM OF CONTEST OF THESE KINDS and has never asked anyone to wire money to redeem a prize. Please do not respond to any SMS, email, or any other means of communication claiming that you have won a prize. If you have any question as to the validity of an offer, please contact us at / / / /

21. Entry Terms and conditions

VEGA Digital Awards assumes all entries are original and the entrant either owns the submission or has permission from a client or other appropriate party to enter the work, with all rights granted therein. In the event that an entrant without such rights submits a site, the entrant will not be eligible for the competition. The VEGA Digital Awards are not liable for any copyright infringement on the part of the entrant.

Submission of any entry acknowledges the right of VEGA Digital Awards to use it for exhibition and publication in any medium, however work entered into the competition can remain private upon written request from the entrant.

Timely submission of an entry meeting the eligibility requirements and payment of the entry fee as stated herein ensures that an entrant's work will be reviewed and considered for recognition. No other representation or warranty is made by VEGA Digital Awards concerning entries and all implied warranties are hereby expressly disclaimed.

If an entrant's submission receives an award, the manner and details of announcing such nomination and award is strictly within the discretion of VEGA Digital Awards. Entrant understands that all awards may not be given or publicized in the same manner or form.

22. Refund Policy

Once submitted, entry fees are not refundable.

You may request a refund for your transaction prior to it being sent to the manufacturer for processing and fulfillment. Please send an email to to confirm eligibility of refund. Once confirmed, refunds will be processed within 7-14 business days of approval. We will notify you via email once your refund is processed.