The One Show


The One Show is the world's most prestigious awards show recognizing the best creative work in advertising, interactive, design and branded entertainment. The brightest creative minds from advertising agencies, digital agencies, design agencies, production companies, consumer brands and non-profit organizations from around the world enter every year.

The 2016 One Show and Creative Week will be held May 9–13 in New York City. Featuring special presentations and numerous events, Creative Week will culminate with The One Show, celebrating the best creative ideas that set the new industry standard.

The One Show

Important Dates

This year The One Show is introducing a quarterly entry system for all categories (with the exception of Design, Direct and Print & Outdoor).

Now you will have the opportunity to enter your work while it's first to market and top of mind. Judges will also be able to judge the work as soon as it's submitted in smaller batches, giving them more time to consider each piece.

Shortlisted entries that have made it to the final round will be announced in November and January. The final round will be judged on-site in March and the winners list will be announced in early April.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Pencil winners will be announced and awarded during Creative Week in New York City, May 9–13, 2016.

Quick Facts

  • Established in 1973

  • Takes place in New York City

  • Thousands of agencies, nonprofits and corporations from around the world enter

  • 20,000+ total submissions in 2015
    475 pencils awarded

  • 65 countries represented in 2015

  • Over 2,500 attendees in 2015