Learning conducted via electronic media, typically on the Internet. Judges will accept videos of your live event or eLearning courses, reports or a printed slide summary.Enter Now
Did your association recently create an app to help further promote your mission? User interface, originality, usability, and creativity are some of the things our judges will be looking for in this category. All mobile platforms will be accepted and considered.Enter Now
How did your organization draw attention to your cause or idea? An advocacy campaign can include: media campaigns, public speaking, commissioning, publishing research or live events.Enter Now
An annual report with a description of activities, programs, conditions and finance.Enter Now
Any marketing piece designed to promote your organization. Examples include: direct mail package, postcard, brochure, poster, sign, invitation, folder, holiday card, etc.Enter Now
A media kit to solicit support for the association’s publications or programs through the media. How entries for this category will be judged: Clarity of the kit, and the creativity with which your message for your organization is conveyed.Enter Now
Published bound and online volumes and books; multipage and online manuals and booklets; product and program offerings catalogs.Enter Now
A book, video, pamphlet, etc. to honor a specific person, event, celebration, etc. Examples include the organization’s anniversary, person of the year, CEO retirement, etc.Enter Now
An informational CD, video, podcast or infomercial used to promote an association or industry issue.Enter Now
A general web site, special project website, or foundation site. Please provide passwords if special access is required.Enter Now
A media kit to solicit support for the association’s publications programs or conferences through the advertising and sponsorship opportunities. How entries for this category will be judged: Clarity of the kit, and the creativity with which your message for your organization is conveyed.Enter Now
A monthly magazine published by a trade association. How entries for this category will be judged: Creativity in both artistic as well as substantive content of one edition of your publication.Enter Now
A new format or re-design of an organization’s publication from one year to the next. The improved version of the magazine or journal must have been published between Nov. 1, 2014 and Oct. 31, 2015. Entries in this category must include two samples: a “before” and an “after.”Enter Now
How does your association use Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, YouTube, Google +, blogs, etc.?Enter Now
A package containing print or electronic collateral and promotional items sent to the organization’s members or potential members.Enter Now
Entries in this category can be in the form of an e-newsletter, radio program, podcast etc.Enter Now
Entries in this category can be in the form of an e-newsletter, radio program, podcast etc.Enter Now
A convention event handout that includes the convention’s daily schedule, explanation of events, and general event information.Enter Now
A give-away item that promotes the association, an event or an association-related project. Examples include tote bags, hats, mugs, wine bottles, etc.Enter Now
A research or science-based magazine published on a monthly basis. How entries for this category will be judged: Creativity in both artistic as well as substantive content of one edition of your publication.Enter Now
A monthly magazine published by a professional society. How entries for this category will be judged: Creativity in both artistic as well as substantive content of one edition of your publication.Enter Now
A convention promotion package sent to prospective participants for the association’s convention or annual meeting.Enter Now
Annual, bimonthly, biannual, seasonal (published three times a year) and quarterly magazines or journals should be submitted here.Enter Now
Show off your best and most unique communications and marketing work when you enter the 2017 Association TRENDS All Media Contest. With 23 categories to choose from, there’s something for everyone. Enter today and have your work judged by a panel of experts in the most watched and respected communications contest in the association community. Winners will be honored live at the Salute to Association Excellence in Washington DC in February of 2017 and featured in print and online AssociationTRENDS.com.
Did you create an awarding winning piece or campaign for an association client?
Enter on their behalf today!
Eligibility: Items produced by or for national, regional, state and local associations and nonprofits between Nov. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2017. Eligible organization types include associations, professional societies and nonprofits. Suppliers who work on media products for these organizations may also enter on behalf of the association, society or nonprofit. NOTE: Suppliers who enter on behalf of their clients must include complete information for their own organization AND their client organization.
Print, online, broadcast, electronic and audio/visual entries are accepted for all categories. Websites and social media are acceptable for Categories 21 and 22 respectively. If your entry requires a username and/or password, please remember to include it with your entry.
**All entries must include a physical sample. ** Entries received without required information in the requested format will be disqualified.
Entering multiple entries in the same category:
Each entry must have its own entry fee and all of the required information. For example, if you want to submit three different editions of a monthly magazine, you must submit three entry fees and three hardcopies with affixed cover sheets.
Entering the same item in multiple categories:
Some entries may fit into more than one category. If you wish to submit your piece into multiple categories, you must treat each entry as a unique unit with its own entry fee, physical sample, etc. For example, if your organization’s Educational Program (Category #20) is also part of your Membership Promotion Kit (Category #15) and you would like to enter it twice, you must submit two entry fees and two physical samples with affixed cover sheets.
If all items are not included from the list below, your entry will be disqualified.
1. Entry Title:
Please use the formal title of your entry. This is the title that will be used on all awards for winning entries. NOTE: This is not the title of your organization.
2. Entrant Information:
Please provide complete contact information: 1) Name of contact 2) Name of organization 3) Phone number 4) Email address 5) Organization address. Please make sure that all information corresponds to one individual within your organization. Only the organization’s name and the item entry title will be printed on the award
3. Credit information:
If you have partnered with an outside supplier or vendor that you would like to recognize, please provide their information in “credits” during the entry process. Please do not include additional staff directly employed by your organization.
4. Statement of Purpose:
While not required, it is recommended that you provide at least a paragraph explaining your entry and why it deserves to win. There are no minimums or limits for length. Please affix this document to your physical sample.
5. Physical Samples:
DO NOT MOUNT OR ENCASE IN SLEEVES OR BINDERS. A physical sample of each entry is required. If your entry wins, the physical sample that you provide us will be displayed at the 2017 Salute to Association Excellence. Please do not staple, tape or glue any pages or documents to your physical sample. We recommend using an appropriately sized binder clip to attach the required cover sheet to your sample. For “most improved” entries, please send samples of both the before and after. For any electronic entries such as a website, video, or social media page, you must either take a screen shot of the entry, printed and sent to us, or you must send a flash drive, CD or DVD. All samples become the property of Association TRENDS.
All samples must be sent to Association TRENDS, Attn: All Media Contest, 4340 East West Highway., Suite 300, Bethesda, MD 20814 on or before Friday, November 30, 2017. Entries without a physical sample will be disqualified. Physical samples without a cover sheet will also be disqualified.
6. Cover Sheet:
Each entry must be sent with its appropriate cover sheet. This sheet is available to print after submitting your entry online. This cover sheet includes required information you need to supply in order to have your entry(ies) be considered: entry title, entry ID, category, organization name, contact name. For multiple entries, print the cover sheet for each and include with each physical sample.
General Judging Guidelines:
Notification of Winners:
Those who created the entrant account will be notified by e-mail. Winners will be announced in December 2017 and will be featured in print, online, and at the 36th Annual Salute to Association Excellence Luncheon in February, 2017. We will announce all of the winners and the Publishers Choice Award live at the Salute to Association Excellence.
Where do I send samples and check payments?
Attn: All Media Contest
4340 East West Highway, Suite 300
Bethesda MD 20814..
TERMS AGREEMENT – IMPORTANT! By submitting an entry, you agree to the terms as set in these rules. Also, you claim the authority to grant, and do so grant permission to Association TRENDS, a division of Columbia Books to use the image of the entered publication or product, plus any information submitted on the entry form, in any promotional or other related use pertaining to the Association TRENDS All-Media Contest and Salute to Association Excellence program before, during and after the events.
Go to the enter now page
(www.associationtrends.com/all-media-contest/enter-now.php) and click forgot password link in the upper right corner
We do not save login information year over year. You have to register a new account even if you entered in previous years.
Your website will be judged online, but we will need you to send us a physical sample of the website. This can be done by mailing a screenshot of the home page, or putting images on a CD or flash drive.
Your social media presence will be judged online, but we will need you to send us a physical sample of the website. This can be done by mailing a screenshot of the home page, or putting images on a CD or flash drive.
Yes, as long as you enter and pay by October 14th, your physical samples can be sent to us after that date but must be postmarked by October 31, 2017.
No, a marketing kit can be entered as one piece. Make sure that the cover sheet is attached to all pieces of the kit or that the kit is packaged in one box. This also applies to the advertising media kit and exhibitor sales kit categories
Yes. Any magazine or journal published bi-weekly, bi-monthly, bi-annually, annually, quarterly, or any other division of a year can be entered under this category.
You should submit whichever issue from the course of the year, you want to be judged. If you would like to enter each issue from the year you can certainly do that, but they would need be treated as separate entries.
If each piece was part of a unified campaign then it can be entered as a package. If each piece had different target markets, then they should be entered separately.
The only two things required to enter is your cover sheet and physical sample, however, it is recommended that you also attach a Statement of Purpose to your physical sample, Directions for this can be found on the Rules and Regulations tab of www.associationtrends.com/allemdia
It's a contest within a contest! The All-New Twitter Photo Contest gives entrants a chance to win a FREE iPad! All you have to do is submit your All Media Entry as usual, then tweet us a photo that answers this question:
“How does your association make communication chemistry?”
(Examples: Pictures from: an annual meeting or conference, a volunteer, charity or educational event, awards programs and more. Creative responses encouraged!)
The deadline to tweet your photo is Friday, September 26th. Don't miss out on this great new opportunity to engage with your members and win a FREE iPad!
A few simple rules & details:
To qualify, you must have registered and submitted at least one entry in the All Media Contest by September 26th, 2015
If you haven't already, enter the All Media Contest here
Your photo must be posted on your association’s twitter page with the hashtag #AM2015 and must include the handle @TRENDStweet Short captions are recommended. Tell us a little about this picture!
A winner will be announced the shortly after the contest deadline on the TRENDS Twitter page and the winner will receive an iPad!
Start following us today and look out for our tweets!
For questions about the Twitter Photo Contest or the All Media Contest:
Call: 1-888-265-0600 ext 0271