2019 CONTEST RULES & INFORMATION


DEADLINES

Entry Deadline: (Uploaded by) January 14, 2019 by 11:59 p.m. Central Time

Please read all the information regarding this competition. The VP/Awards will review all entries received and will attempt to correct any minor errors if possible.

JUDGING 

All entries will be judged prior to the start of the convention by qualified media and advertising professionals. No member of the CMBAM board or any CMBAM member school will assist in judging.  

AWARDS PER CATEGORY

For all categories, at least three winners will be awarded. There will be a first, second and third place winner for each category. Judges may decide to award honorable mentions.

Points are awarded to a school in each category following this scale:

  • Honorable Mention: 1 point
  • 3rd place: 2 points
  • 2nd place: 3 points
  • 1st place: 4 points

OVERALL AWARDS PER DIVISION

The school with the most divisional points will get an award for the following:

  • Best College Media Design Program
  • Best College Media Sales Program
  • Best College Media PR/Marketing Program
  • Best College Multi-Media Program

Divisional winners are awarded bonus points toward the “College Media Company of the Year” category.

Bonus points are awarded to a school in each division following this scale:

3rd place: 1 bonus point
2nd place: 3 bonus points
Division Winner: 5 bonus points

DISQUALIFICATIONS

Entries improperly or incompletely prepared or uploaded will be reviewed for errors. The VP/Awards will attempt to correct any minor errors, but rules will be strictly enforced, without exception. Failure to comply with the rules will result in disqualification from the category for which it was submitted.

Please refer to the individual category descriptions and rules for detailed explanations of requirements.

QUESTIONS

Categories, rules, judging criteria and entry instructions for each category are outlined in this document. If after reading the entry instructions, you still have questions about the contest or your entries, please contact CMBAM Vice President Awards Heather Howard by email at awards@cmbam.org.

ELIGIBILITY

All entries must have been published or used by the member media company between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018.

All entries must have been originally developed by a current CMBAM member with contest and membership dues paid before Oct. 31, 2018. All entries must be wholly designed and produced by student staff members of the publication.

For personnel awards, nominees must have been full-time students during the time represented in their entries. Accomplishments cited in the nomination materials must emphasize the impact of the person’s work at the CMBAM member media company on or between Jan. 1, 2018 and Dec. 31, 2018. Nominees must have worked at the member media company for at least three months during that time.

NUMBER OF ENTRIES:

This year CMBAM has expanded the number of entries a student media company can submit in certain categories. Each category will list the number of submissions possible directly after the title of the category. If there are more submission than the category allows, the first entries in those categories will be the submissions judged. All subsequent submissions will be discarded.

CONTEST SITE

CMBAM works with a third-party contest platform. Once the portal opens, contest instructions, with a link to the entry portal, will be available on the CMBAM website at cmbam.org. Please direct all questions regarding the contest website to Heather Howard, VP awards, at awards@cmbam.org.

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