Ethically and with the highest standards, the Kyoorius Creative Awards recognise, honour and award the most outstanding creative work in the Indian marketing communications sphere. Kyoorius Creative Awards are brought to you in association with The One Club Of Creativity, organisers of The One Show, with a common aim to create a truly neutral and transparent platform to reward the best in Indian advertising, media and digital creativity.

The Awards have a comprehensive list of categories, structured to recognise individual components as well as entire campaigns and projects that exist across multiple platforms and channels. A specialist jury, consisting of the top creatives from across the world is selected to judge all submitted entries.

All winners and nominations are featured in the Kyoorius Awards Annual, distributed to over 5000 corporates and creatives across India, providing an invaluable and unrivalled source of creative inspiration.


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Important Dates

When can I start preparing my entries?

You can start preparing your entries from 3 April 2019.

What is the last date for submission?

The deadline for submitting entries is 8 May 2019. Relevant materials must be received on or before 10 May 2019 be accepted into the awards.

When is the deadline to post my entry materials?

Physical entry materials have to reach Kyoorius on or before 8 May 2019 to be accepted into the awards.

When will I know if I’ve won?

The Kyoorius Creative Awards Night will be held in Mumbai on Saturday, 1 June 2019 at Dome@NSCI Stadium in Worli, Mumbai. All nominations will be announced via awards.kyoorius.com two weeks before the Awards Night.

Submission & Pricing

Where do I start?

Start by looking through the Submission Guide (downloadable as a PDF). Have a look at the section on Eligibility to know if your entry is eligible. Once you’ve identified where you want to enter your work – proceed to signup on the entry site and create a new entry.

What are the submission requirements?

The submission requirements vary from category to category. Download the Submission Guide (PDF) to know the specific requirements.

Can I enter the same piece in multiple categories?

Yes. But each entry will require its own dedicated entry submission and will count as a new entry.

How much does it cost?

The pricing for each entry varies on the category & sub-category of your choice. Please download the Submission Guide (PDF) for more information on pricing.

How do I pay?

You can either pay online using your credit or debit card or pay offline via cheque or bank transfer. Invoices will be raised through the entry site. For bank transfers or cheque payment, the total amount has to be transferred before the entry deadline for your entry to be accepted into the Awards.

Where can I find Kyoorius’ bank details?

These will be on your invoice, and will show in your online account once you specify you are paying by bank transfer.


Who can enter?

Professionals, freelancers and agencies who have worked on a piece of work for a corporate, brand or business in India can enter.

Is there a limit to how many entries one can enter?

No. You can enter as many entries as you like.

When should the work have been published?

Any work launched between 1 January 2018 and 31 March 2019 may be submitted.

Can I submit work that I have submitted to the Kyoorius Awards last year?

No. However, if there has been significant development of a project, you can enter the same again.

Can I submit work that has already won at another award?


Can I submit concept work or work that’s been created to win awards?

Absolutely not.

Can two companies enter the same work in the same category?

No. Two different entrants cannot enter the same work in the same category. In case of duplicate entries, we will only accept the entry that was paid first. However, the same project may be entered by two different entrants in different categories.

Can I enter work if I am the client?

Yes. As a client you are eligible to enter a piece of work that has been either created by an internal team or an external agency. This work cannot have been entered in the same category by two separate entrants.

Can I enter self-promotional work?

Yes, you can enter self-promotional for your own company, but only if it was released commercially and made available to potential customers.


What are the categories that I can enter work under?

Please refer to the Category List or download the Submission Guide to know more. Please refer to the Submission Guide (downloadable as a PDF) to better understand entry requirements.

I’m a student but I’ve done a professional project. Where do I submit this?

This work must be submitted in the relevant professional category and subject to rules, regulations and pricing of the professional categories.

Is there an age limit? No.

I’ve done work for a good/ social cause, where can I enter this?

Enter work in category Viacom18 Creativity For Good.

I’ve done pro-bono work for a charity, where can I enter this?

Pro-bono work may be entered in the relevant category and can also be entered in “Creativity For Good” if it has been done for a real social cause, community development or for an NGO. The entrant must have a professional relationship with the organization and the work has been approved to be published by the same organization. If the media/airtime was provided pro-bono, we reserve the right to ask for confirmation from the media owner.

Who will be judging my work?

Find out who will be judging this year’s entries on the Jury page.

Supporting Information

Do I have to enter credits for the work e.g. Art Director, Designer etc.?

Yes please. The entering site allows you to enter credits during the time of submitting your entry. Please assure you’ve filled in the correct details since these credits will be used for the Kyoorius Awards Annual, if the entry goes on to win an in-book nomination, or an Elephant.

What supporting information is needed for my entries?

This is detailed in the Submission Guide (downloadable as a PDF). There will be a field to enter your supporting information once you create your entries online.

Do I have to supply the supporting information requested?

What you say about your work will help judges understand its background and context, so we do recommend you supply supporting information.

How should I write my supporting information?

Make it as clear, concise and straight-to-the point as possible.

Do I need to provide translations?

Yes, if your work was not originally released in English. We only accept translations to be given on the online entry form not as a separate document or film. See the Submission Guide (downloadable as a PDF) for more information.

Sending Enteries by Post

How do I label my entries for posting?

Please use the labels provided under the ‘Paid’ section in your online account.

What address do I send my entries to?

Kyoorius Communications Pvt Ltd, 2nd Floor, Kohinoor Estate, 165 Tulsi Pipe Road, Lower Parel, Mumbai 400013

How do I send work from outside Mumbai?

Mark your package as ‘Competition material: no commercial value’. If you need to indicate the value of the goods in the package, use a token value, for example INR 100 per entry. Please make sure you have settled all shipping costs and related fees before sending your entries. Otherwise your package could be held up or refused at our office because of extra shipping costs.

How will I know if my package has arrived?

We won’t notify you when we receive your package. We will only get in touch if your package doesn’t make it to our office.

Results & Winnings

How will I know if I’ve been nominated?

All nominations will be announced via awards.kyoorius.com in the month of May 2019.

When will I know if I’ve won?

All award winners will be announced at the awards ceremony at Awards Night held in Mumbai on 1 June 2019.

What will I win?

The winning entry in each category will receive:

– A gorgeous Blue Elephant which you pick up at the Kyoorius Awards Night

– Entry feature in the Kyoorius Awards Annual

– Right to use the relevant Blue Elephant Mark

Do I get something if I’m nominated?

– A Baby Elephant trophy

– All nominations will receive entry feature in the Kyoorius Awards Annual.


Unlike any other awards in India, the Kyoorius Awards have no winning tier structure of gold, silver & bronze – all the best work is awarded a Blue Elephant.

A specialist jury, selected together with the One Club of Creativity and composed of the top creatives from across the world, will judge all submitted entries according to the Kyoorius and One Show awards criteria.

All jury members will gather in India for the jury session to review, discuss and elect the best of the best over three intensive days. All voting is private, never by a show of hands.

During the judging process, the jury will base their decision on three criteria, reviewing if the entry is:

  • An original and inspiring idea

  • Well-executed

  • Relevant to its context

In the categories relating to craft, work is judged first on the strength of the craft, then on how it contributes to the success of the idea.