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 78th OBIE Awards ceremony will be held in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, April 28th during the 2020 Geopath/OAAA OOH Media Conference + Expo. 



Number of Years of the OBIEs

77

Total 2019 Submissions

500+

2019 Gold OBIEs

10

2019 Silver OBIEs

18

Order the 2018 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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