About The Awards

The OBIE Awards are one of the oldest and most prestigious honors for creative excellence in advertising. The OBIE name is derived from the ancient Egyptian Obelisk, a tall stone structure that was used to publicize laws and treaties thousands of years ago. Many historians consider the obelisk as the first true form of advertising. 

Sometimes a simple idea is enough to express an emotion or message. In fact, sometimes a simple idea can be worth an OBIE Award. These winning campaigns need no explanation, and that’s exactly why they are OBIE Award winners.

The 76th OBIE Awards ceremony was held in Austin on Tuesday, May 8 during the 2018 Geopath/OAAA OOH Media Conference + Expo. 

The 77th OBIE Awards ceremony will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Number of Years of the OBIEs

76

Total 2018 Submissions

700+

2018 Gold OBIEs

7

2018 Silver OBIEs

15

Order the 2017 OBIE Awards Book

The OBIE book is a lasting tribute to the most creative OOH campaigns of the past year. The book is a collection of all the Finalists, Silver OBIE, and Gold OBIE winners, complete with insights from the creative teams behind each campaign.

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Judges Interrogation

Platinum OBIE Award Winner - Spotify 

Gold (Experiential) - Neibolt House Experience

Gold (Non-Profit/PSA) - Irma Gives Back

Gold (Custom Installation) - Rolling Away the Tarp

Gold (Engagement) - Weed Week, Storefronts

Gold (Media) - Stranger Things 2

Gold (Entertainment) - San Diego Taco Fest

Gold (International) - Spotify

Silver Award Winners