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 75th OBIE Awards ceremony will be held in New Orleans on Tuesday, May 16 during the 2017 OAAA\Geopath National Convention + Expo. Click here to learn more. 


Number of Years of the OBIEs

75

Total 2017 Submissions

706

2016 Gold OBIEs

7

2016 Silver OBIEs

10

View the 2016 OBIE Awards Winners Gallery

The winners of the 2015 OBIE Awards have been crowned! Look through images of the Gold, Silver, and Finalist campaigns. The Winners Gallery includes a link to download images of all the campaigns in a single file.

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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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