The 2020 Beacons Update

Posted 20 November 2019.

​2020 Beacons Awards Dates - Call for Entry will open mid-December

CFE Go Live: Tuesday 10 December 2019

Entry Writing Workshop: Thursday 29 January 2020 | NZME I Heart Lounge

Entries Close: Tuesday 25 February 2020 @ 4pm

48hr Deadline Close: Thursday 27 February 2020 @ 4pm

Scrutineering completed: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Preliminary Judging (Auckland): Tuesday 24 March 2020

Preliminary Judging (Wellington): Thursday 26 March 2020

Campaign Material Due: Tuesday 7 April 2020

Tickets on Sale: Tuesday 7 April 2020

Category Judging (Auckland): Wednesday 22 April 2020

Finalists Announced: Thursday 23 April 2020

Executive Judging (Auckland): Friday 1 May 2020

Best in Show International Judging: Friday 1 May - Friday 8 May 2020

Awards Show (Shed 10): Thursday 14 May 2020


Sales Team of the Year (Judged by Media Exec Committee)

Sales Team of the Year Entries Open: Thursday 5 December 2019

Sales Team of the Year Entries Close: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Sales Team of the Year Judging Period: April - by Media Committee


Media Business of the Year (Judged by Media Exec Committee)

Media Business of the Year Entries Open: Thursday 5 December 2019

Media Business of the Year Entries Close: Tuesday 17 March 2020 @ 4pm

Media Business of the Year Judging Period: April - by Media Committee


Rising Star (Judged by Beacons Steering Committee)

Rising Star Entries Open: Thursday 5 December 2019

Rising Star Entries Close: Tuesday 17 March 2020 @ 4pm

Rising Star Entries Judging Period: April - by Beacons Steering Committee


Media Agency of the Year

Media Agency of the Year Entries Open: Thursday 27 February 2020

Media Agency of the Year Entries Close: Thursday 2 April 2020 @ 4pm

Media Agency of the Year Judging Period: Monday 6 April - Monday 20 April 2020