Submit your entry to the BMS Campaign Awards


These Awards are designed to acknowledge and champion the work of marketing & communications professionals within the book industry. The judges – independent marketing and book trade experts – are looking for a creative and leading approach in the following three areas:

  • Innovation and creativity
  • Ability to reach and engage the target audience
  • A good return on investment

There are FIVE categories in which BMS members are eligible to submit their campaigns. They are:

  • Adult and Children’s Guerilla campaign (up to £2.5k)
  • Adult Fiction (above £2.5k)
  • Non-Fiction (above £2.5k)
  • Children’s (above £2.5k)
  • Multi-title campaign (eg backlist, series, or some other grouping of titles)

The deadline for submissions is by close of play Tuesday 10 October 2017

Winners for this campaign period will be announced on Wednesday 1 November at the next BMS Meeting –> you can RSVP to attend here

For any queries or urgent extension requests, please contact

Not sure whether to submit, or how to go about your submission? 

Not a problem! Submitting for the awards can be a daunting prospect for some, or perhaps you’re unsure whether or not your title is right for a particular category. If in doubt or you simply want to find out more about the process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Jon Slack at Likewise if you have any issues or feedback for when using this form, please let us know.

We are building a campaigns showcase for our website!

Members always tell us that having a cross-industry platform to learn about the latest campaigns at our joint member events is one of the most valuable services we offer. So we’ve been working hard to take this further by creating a new members-only section on our website to showcase campaigns submitted for the BMS Awards, to be launched towards the end of 2017.

To find out more about what this means for your submission, click here.

We strongly recommend you save a copy of your entry offline before pressing ‘submit’ on this page. 99% of submissions go through without any issues, but technical problems can arise.