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In partnership with

MEFA Award Partner - Campaign logo


 Diversity And Inclusion

in UK Media & Advertising

We are delighted to announce the launch of the inaugural MEFA Diversity and Inclusion Awards, in partnership with Campaign. The awards will encompass all protected characteristics including age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

MEFA will look to promote and celebrate the exceptional achievements of advertisers, media organisations and individuals who wholeheartedly champion diversity and inclusion. This will further underscore the significance of establishing an inclusive industry that genuinely embraces and represents all communities.

The MEFA Diversity and Inclusion Awards will feature six distinctive categories that recognise outstanding contributions and efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion. Entries and nominations are free of charge.

The winners of each category will be decided by our panel of industry expert judges. This year, our esteemed judging panel is chaired by Karen Blackett OBE - WPP UK President.

Why Should You Enter?

"We aim to celebrate the extraordinary efforts of individuals and companies who have made diversity and inclusion a centrepiece of their work. These awards not only recognise the progress made, but also inspire others to continue championing diversity within the industry." Naren Patel, Founder and CEO of Media For All

The MEFA Diversity and Inclusion Awards highlight the importance of recognising and rewarding the creative work, media planning, and business initiatives that champion diversity and inclusion within the industry. By honouring individuals and businesses that are proactively transforming their organisations into diverse and inclusive workplaces, these awards encourage the industry to further build a culture of inclusion and equal representation.

The awards entry deadline has been extended to Monday 23 October 2023 at 23:59pm.

Entry is open to any media professional who has shown exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion. Candidates can either nominate themselves, or be nominated by a colleague, manager, or client.

All In Champion

Welcome to the 'All in Champion' award category for the MEFA Diversity and Inclusion Award in partnership with the Advertising Association.
This special award category is specifically for companies who have made substantial progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion (D, E & I) and have embedded it in their ethos and company culture.                         

Unsung Hero Award

This award recognises those extraordinary individuals from diverse backgrounds, who may have gone under the radar but have made a significant positive impact on those around them. We are seeking nominations for individuals who have dedicated a significant part of their career to volunteering within their organisation(s), working tirelessly to foster diversity and inclusion.

Change-Maker Award

This prestigious award is open to any individual who is making a significant impact on the media and advertising industry by actively committing themselves to achieving, creating, and inspiring positive change. These exceptional individuals are championing D, E & I.

Creative Excellence Award

This award celebrates an exceptional campaign (within the last 18 months) with outstanding creative work that champions diversity and communicates powerful messages of inclusion and authenticity. The campaign demonstrates a commitment to authentic portrayal and representation of underrepresented groups.
National and Regional submissions will be considered separately for this category.

Inclusive Media Planning and Buying Award

This award category recognises a campaign (within the last 18 months) that showcases exceptional audience understanding and expertise in media planning and buying; ensuring representation and reaching diverse audiences that are often overlooked or underrepresented.

National and Regional submissions will be considered separately for this category.


This distinguished award aims to recognise and celebrate a senior leader from a diverse background who has shattered the glass ceiling and made remarkable strides in incorporating

D, E & I across their business.

We are seeking a leader who demonstrates a deep belief in the power of diversity and its transformative impact on businesses.






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