Awards

Woo Awards

Welcome to the World Out of Home Organization Awards

In 2015, at the Budapest Congress, the first-ever FEPE Awards were launched with 4 categories - Lifetime Achievement, Leadership, Technical Innovation and Creatives Classic.

The category of Creatives Digital was added in 2017 and then, in 2018 the Rising Star category was introduced.

The first-ever named WOO Awards 2020 will be presented during the WOO Annual Congress in Toronto at the Gala Dinner, to be held on Thursday, June 4th 2020.

 

Who can make a nomination for the Awards

Nominations can be made by WOO Members, or Country or other OOH Associations. Members can self-nominate or choose others relevant to the particular award categories. Nominations are free but restricted to one nomination per entry category per member, Country business unit of an international organisation (Media Owner, Agency or Supplier).

If you are not a member and would like to become one to participate then please contact Mark Flys by email: mark@worldooh.org

 

How to nominate

Nominations can be made by WOO members or OOH Associations and for this year will involve completion of an on-line. You are restricted to one nomination per category. Nominations for the 2020 awards will open in late January 2020 with a closing date of March 31st.

The Awards recipients are selected from a list of nominations by an Independent Awards Committee.

A separate nomination form needs to be completed for each candidate. You can only nominate 1 person for each award category.

If you are not a member and would like to become one to participate then please contact Mark Flys by email: mark@worldooh.org

 

Awards Committee

The WOO Awards Committee is chaired by Katrin Robertson, and includes the Tom Goddard current President, the past Presidents (still active in OOH), two Board members, the recipient of last year’s Lifetime Achievement Award, plus a recognised Creative Director for the Creative Award.  Further Announcements on Judges will be made in the coming weeks.

 

2019 Award Winners

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award: Randy Otto, President of Pattison Outdoor Advertising Inc., Canada
  • The FEPE International Leadership Award: Tim Bleakley, CEO of Ocean Outdoor
  • The Rising Star Award: Victoria Hirst, Senior International Marketing Manager, blowUP media UK
  • The Technical Innovation Award: Ocean Outdoor ‘Sky Rescue: the Ocean's biggest threat’
  • Creatives Award - Classic: Corona (Mexican beer brand) “Wave of Waste”
  • Creatives Award - Digital: Joint Winners
    • Clear Channel Sweden ‘Stockholm Out of Home Project’ - Working with Prime Weber Shandwick,
    • Open University Netherlands, ‘Platform College tour’

 

Award Definitions

The Lifetime Achievement Award

This is awarded to someone who has devoted his or her lifetime career to the Out of Home medium and who is widely respected and recognised by his or her peers.

The Leadership Award

This is awarded to someone who has distinguished themselves by continually demonstrating leadership through a pioneering approach to Out of Home. Someone who is an inspiration to others.

The Rising Star Award

This is awarded to someone who has already made an outstanding contribution to the OOH industry and who is aged 30 or under. They should be either employed by / connected to a company directly involved in the OOH Medium, i.e. an OOH media owner, specialis

The Technical Innovation Award

This is awarded to a supplier or Out of Home Company that has developed a new product or a breakthrough technology, that pushes our industry forward.

The Creative Award - Classic

This is awarded to an Out of Home creative execution which demonstrates a brilliant use of our medium and is considered to be a memorable, and effective piece of work.

The Creative Award - Digital

This is awarded to an Out of Home creative execution which demonstrates a brilliant use of our medium and is considered to be a memorable, and effective piece of work.