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Adfest 2023 announces Lotus Awards call for entries and revamps Special Awards for theme ‘Rise’

PATTAYA, THAILAND – ADFEST has announced it is now accepting entries to the 2023 Lotus Awards for the upcoming ADFEST 2023 festival under the theme “RISE,” which will be held at PEACH, Royal Cliff Hotels Group in Pattaya, Thailand from March 23-25, 2023.

ADFEST 2023 Lotus Awards celebrate the region’s creativity and craftsmanship. There are 20 categories of Lotus Awards that companies can enter their work, including Brand Experience Lotus, Commerce Lotus, Design Lotus, Digital Craft Lotus, Digital & Social Lotus, Direct Lotus, Effective Lotus, Entertainment Lotus, Film Craft Lotus, Film Lotus, INNOVA Lotus, Lotus Roots, Media Lotus, Mobile Lotus, New Director Lotus, Outdoor Lotus, PR Lotus, Press Lotus, Print & Outdoor Craft Lotus, and Radio & Audio Lotus. 

ADFEST’s most prestigious categories are the Lotus Roots and the INNOVA Lotus. ADFEST has long embraced diversity and celebrated cultural uniqueness with its introduction of Lotus Roots since 2011, specifically to recognize the richness and values of local culture. The INNOVA Lotus celebrates the most innovative ideas that create impact and push into unchartered territory.


The Commerce Lotus, formerly the eCommerce Lotus, expands to include offline commerce in addition to ecommerce to celebrate creative and innovative solutions that enhance the consumer experience at source and drive business sales. The Digital & Social Lotus, formerly Digital Lotus, introduces new sub-categories to reflect the fast-changing landscape of the digital world and social media.


ADFEST is also adding PR Agency of the Year to its Special Awards lineup. 

The ADFEST 2023 Special Awards now include:

  • Network of the Year
  • Agency of the Year
  • Independent Agency of the Year
  • Digital Agency of the Year
  • Media Agency of the Year
  • PR Agency of the Year *NEW* 
  • Production Company of the Year
  • Advertiser of the Year

The scoring criteria for each Special Award has also been updated to tally the applicable credits from all Lotus categories (previously only non-craft Lotus categories were counted) for the Network of the Year, Agency of the Year, Independent Agency of the Year, and Advertiser of the Year.


  • For more information on the ADFEST 2023 Lotus Awards, click here for the Entry Kit. 

Entry Submission Deadlines:

  • Early Bird Deadline Friday 16th December 2022
  • Regular Deadline Friday 13th January 2023

Entry fees after each deadline will increase by THB2,000 per entry.

ADFEST is a non-profit-making entity that believes passionately in its role to nurture and support the creative industry in the Asia Pacific and MENA region. It is one of only 8 regional creative festivals included in the WARC Creative 100 Rankings.

Save the date of March 23-25, 2023 and “RISE” with us at ADFEST 2023!

adobo Magazine is an official media partner of ADFEST 2023.

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