About OBIE Awards

About The Awards

The OBIE Awards. The oldest and most prestigious honors for creative excellence in out of home advertising design. OBIE, short for obelisk, refers to the ancient stone pillars that served as the foundation of modern advertising–where posts and pictures informed the masses in town squares across ancient Egypt, and then around the world.

For the last 80 years, the OBIEs have honored the best, most innovative, breath-taking activations in our industry. From spectacular digital screens with addressable video to inventive transit takeovers, from eye-popping billboard campaigns to state-of-the-art augmented reality and experiential programs, out of home (OOH) grows every day, in whole new ways.

The OBIEs bring you the best designs in our industry–whether complex, layered storytelling or simple, reductionist campaigns–meant to stop time for a moment. It’s no wonder out of home remains the creatives’ favorite medium.

2022 OBIE AWARDS: Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submission: December 31, 2021
  • The 80th Anniversary OBIE Awards will be May 17, 2022, live from Marco Island, Florida.