RULES & GUIDELINES

ENTRY FEES

$249 per entry

An additional $50 will apply to every entry received after the November 27, 2019 deadline.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Entries are open to organizations that use marketing to attract, convert, and retain business customers or consumers worldwide. (Inclusive of donors, members, subscribers, etc.).

Campaign Awards

Brands and organizations are invited to enter themselves. External partners, agencies and vendors may submit on behalf of clients. The winner in each category will be the brand or organization that the campaign supports.

Marketing Tech Company Awards

Vendors can submit themselves.

Personality Awards

Individuals may self-nominate, or be nominated by their external partners, agencies or vendors.

FAQs
When are finalists announced?

Finalists will be notified via email on or around December 23, 2019. The list of finalists will be made public on or around January 3, 2020. 

When are winners announced?

Winners will be announced at a cocktail reception in NYC; February 20, 2020.

Can I receive feedback on my entry?

Unfortunately, due to the number of submissions we receive, we are unable to give feedback.

Who do I contact for entry inquiries?

Deborah Hartley: deborah.hartley@dmnews.com or Winter Acosta: wacosta@acbusinessmedia.com

Can I change my written entry and/or support material after I’ve submitted and paid?

No. Unfortunately, you will not be allowed access to your entry once it has been submitted and paid for.

Can I remove an entry after it has been submitted and paid for?

No. If you have an issue, please contact:

Deborah Hartley: deborah.hartley@dmnews.com or Winter Acosta: wacosta@acbusinessmedia.com

SUPPORT MATERIAL
ELIGIBILITY PERIOD
Campaign Awards

The strategy or initiative submitted must have been launched or updated in 2018 or 2019.

Marketing Tech Company Awards

A platform must have been launched or updated in 2018 or 2019.

Personality Awards

No restrictions.

HOW TO ENTER

All entries must be electronically submitted online.  Print out the Nomination entree forms and pre-answer before going online and submitting.  

CONFIDENTIALITY

DMN reserves the right to publish details of the entries on our website and in other related material. However, if certain details must be kept confidential, please indicate this clearly on the entry, including exactly what information is not to be publicly disclosed. Please be specific about what information cannot be disclosed — do not simply mark the entire entry confidential. In addition there will be a section on the entry form where confidential information can be provided to the judges.

JUDGING

In addition to the online entry form, support materials will be accepted for all entries. This will enable you to expand on the success of your entry. It is suggested that you provide whichever type of support material you deem most suitable to showcase your individual entry. All materials must be PC and MAC compatible.

TYPES & REQUIREMENTS
Image (mandatory)

Should your entry reach the finalist stage, this image may be used for publication in DMN and will be used on-screen during the awards night presentation.

  • At least one key image must be uploaded with each entry

  • Images must be color JPEG files

  • We discourage scanned images. But if they must be scanned images, they must be scanned at a minimum of 300 DPI

  • Logos alone are not acceptable images

  • The image should be 300 dpi and at least 16.5 x 23.4 inches in size

Video (optional, but highly encouraged)

Judges may not be able to watch all of your video, so be sure that all key facts supporting your entry are within the written submission as well.

  • Video can be up to 2 minutes long

  • Video must be uploaded in MOV or MP4 format

  • File size should be no larger than 350 MB

PDFs (optional)
  • File size should be no larger than 15 MB

MP3 (optional)

Requirements:

  • File size should be no larger than 15 MB

Websites/Social Media Links (optional)
  • Please enter the URL of each website/Social Media Link in the appropriate field on the online entry form

  • There will be a space for you to add a login/password if necessary

  • The URL must remain active until December 23, 2019 or the material will not be viewed

DMN will select an independent panel of judges. A maximum of three entries from each category will make up our shortlist of finalists.

 

If you would like to be considered for the panel, please email the Editor-in-Chief (kim.davis@dmnews.com)

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