Key Dates 










       January 15, 2021       March 15, 2021        April 15, 2021*     May 14, 2021*






All deadlines are 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time.

Entries first appearing in public between January 1, 2020 and March 1, 2021, are eligible for entry into this year’s Pharmaceutical Executive APEX Awards.

*Please see below for deadline dates and price increases.

Gold winners will be announced at the live show on September 9, 2021, in New York City.

If you have any questions about, please email us here or call (609) 325-4882.


Entry Fees




(MARCH 15, 2021)



(APRIL 15, 2021)



(May 14, 2021)

          $395/ENTRY            $450/ENTRY             $525/ENTRY


Refund Policy

Entry fees are US$ only. Fees are nonrefundable. Withdrawn entries (whether withdrawn by the entrant or by the Pharmaceutical Executive APEX Awards for entrant’s failure to comply with the entry rules) will NOT be refunded.

All entries with video uploads are subject to an additional $35 media handling charge.

All deadlines are 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time.


General Eligibility

All entries must be submitted here by the entry deadline of May 14, 2021, at midnight Eastern Standard Time. An entry is not considered submitted unless the entry fee has been paid in full prior to the entry deadline.

  • The person submitting the entry confirms they have the authority, rights, clearances, and permissions necessary to provide content.
  • The Pharmaceutical Executive APEX Awards are open to all pharmaceutical companies, ad agencies, and other firms that produce or publish health care marketing materials or content.
  • There is no geographic requirement for entries; however, all entries that contain work that is not originally in English should submit a translation.
  • A campaign can be submitted to multiple categories when qualified. A separate entry and payment are required for each entry. 
  • Each entry will require the submission of relevant support material (video, pdf, etc). Requirements are outlined below.
  • Entries may be updated or amended up to the submission deadline using the established login information. No updates or changes are possible after the submission deadline of May 14, 2021.
  • Materials provided are on an “as is” basis. Pharmaceutical Executive APEX Awards is not responsible for erroneous content submitted.
  • Entries submitted confirm permission to Pharmaceutical Executive APEX Awards for full rights to use all content in marketing, social media, promotional purposes, website content, and live event streaming/video reproduction.
  • Due to the nature of the voting on this award, it is not possible to keep any information confidential. Do not submit any information that cannot be shared. Pharmaceutical Executive APEX Awards is not responsible for any confidential information submitted.
  • All entries may be published in Pharmaceutical Executive magazine, on the Pharmaceutical Executive website, on the APEX Awards website, and any related or necessary sites or media to facilitate voting, announcement of finalists, announcement of the winners, and other potential uses.