• Transform magazine
  • November 29, 2023


Transform Awards MEA 2023 open for entries

TA MEA 2023 Launch News Story

Celebrating its 10th anniversary of rebranding and brand development throughout the region, Transform is proud to announce the launch of its MEA awards programme once again. With the belief that branding excellence can be found in every city, country and region, the awards seek to recognise best practice in corporate, product and global brand development work.

The 2022 edition of the awards programme was epitomised by the sky-high quality of work entered. With no project was this better evidenced than with Grand prix winners AD Ports Group and Saffron Brand Consultants, whose brilliant work also secured five Gold awards. This trend is expected to continue next year in a region where branding work has truly flourished.

As always, the independent panel of judges who create the shortlist is set to be formed by experts in the world of branding, marketing and corporate communications. They will dissect every project before deciding on the best across the fields of strategy, execution, content and evaluation.

Andrew Thomas, Transform’s publisher and founder of the awards, says, “Over the past 10 years of hosting the Transform Awards in the Middle East and Africa, we at Transform have been delighted to see the remarkable growth of brand development in the region and reflect this success in our awards programmes. We look forward to carrying on our celebration of the transformative power of brand strategy, creativity and design at the Transform Awards MEA 2023.”

Any organisation can enter the Transform Awards, providing the strategy or execution was developed, launched or carried out between July 2021 and January 2023. The 2023 edition of the awards will see the introduction of three exciting new categories including ‘Best expression of a brand on social media channels’ and ‘Best employer brand’. The ‘Special recognition’ section also confirms the additions of ‘Brand strategist of the year’, ‘Creative director of the year’, and ‘Young contender of the year’.

Entries will be accepted until 15 December 2022, with a late entry deadline applying onwards until 12 January 2023. Transform magazine subscribers can benefit from a $150 discount on total entry cost and receive a fifth entry for free by applying by the 20 October early entry deadline. Meanwhile, non-magazine subscribers can apply by the same deadline to receive $100 off the total entry cost. You can subscribe to the Transform magazine here.

The full list of fees can be found here. To help you craft your winning submissions, download the entry guide.

The full list of categories and their definitions can be found on the dedicated categories page. Any further questions about Transform Awards MEA can be sent to Lauren Ditcher who will be happy to assist.