Shortlist Announcement
27th June 2023

Now in their 8th year, The World Media Awards are established as the pre-eminent awards by the international brand and advertising teams who are driving engagement and success for global brands through content-led marketing strategies. Searching for the very best in cross-platform, cross-border advertising, our independent, multi-national jury will be looking for creative thinking across storytelling and for inspiring examples of how to engage with international, influential audiences.

The World Media Awards are not for profit – 50% of the entry fee will be donated to Reporters Without Borders, a charity which protects and supports journalism and freedom of speech around the world.

Winning a World Media Award brings not only recognition and reward for the teams involved, but winning agencies will also have their Award recognised by the WARC Media 100 Rankings, and all winners will be featured in an advertising campaign worth €750,000 hosted by the quality global media brands that make up the World Media Group.

Shortlist Announcement

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Awards Host

Kim Vinnell is an international broadcast journalist, and host of Reuters flagship daily news podcast, Reuters World News. She came to podcasting from TV news, and was previously a senior anchor for Al Jazeera English. Her studio and podcasting work is informed by decades of field reporting, covering everything from conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Ukraine, to the humanitarian crisis sparked by waves of migration across the Mediterranean. Kim is originally from New Zealand, and being Māori, is passionate about amplifying indigenous voices on the global stage.

Awards night

The World Media Awards will be hosted at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on 7th September.

In the midst of Soho and moments from Mayfair, Ham Yard Hotel has an urban village feel. The hotel revolves around a tree-filled garden with a bronze sculpture centrepiece by Tony Cragg. Interiors are designed by Kit Kemp in her award-winning modern British style.


18 January 2023

Open for entries

18 May 2023

Deadline for entries

27 June 2023

Finalists announced

7 September 2023

The World Media Awards Reception:
Winners announced


To read the category descriptions please click on images.

Specialist Categories



Entry, judging or ticket enquiries please contact:

Rachel Edwards
+44 7794 588 114

World Media Group champion enquiries please contact:

Isabel Tabraham
+44 7736 384206

Marketing partnership enquiries please contact:

Sheryl Paul
+44 7974 663523