Student OBIE Awards

The 2024 Student OBIE Awards encourage college students to develop and submit artwork for any OOH format and advertiser of their choosing.

The oldest and most prestigious honor for creative excellence in out of home (OOH) advertising is the OBIE Awards. OBIE – short for obelisk – refers to the ancient stone pillars that served as the foundation of modern advertising. For the last 81 years, the OBIEs have awarded the most innovative activations in our industry, from spectacular digital screens to inventive transit takeovers, eye-popping billboard campaigns to state-of-the-art augmented reality. The OBIEs celebrate the best in the industry and honor their creativity, innovation, and simplicity.

Through this inaugural student competition, we aim to find the top creative thinkers and groundbreaking innovators of the next generation of out of home designers and celebrate the future of our industry.

2024 Student OBIE Awards Judges

Eddy Herty

VP, National Creative Director OUTFRONT STUDIOS

Wendy Hickey

Founder and Executive Director, ArtPop Gallery

Andrew Husband

Graphic Designer, Meadow Outdoor Advertising

Melody Roberts

Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Out of Home Creative

Rob Jackson

Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Extra Credit Projects