How to enter

The C&IT Awards Americas are open to third party planners, corporate in-house teams, venues and suppliers. 

Submissions

Your entry must take the form of a 1,000 word written submission plus a 300 word executive summary. The total submission must not exceed a maximum of five sides of 8.26" by 11.69".

The Executive Summary should NOT be part of your main submission document. There will be a section within the entry system to input your executive summary. Please note that if your entry is short-listed your executive summary will appear on this website when we announce the shortlist and final results.

Your main written entry must be supplied as PDF. You must not exceed the 1,000 word limit. For each 100 words over the limit the judges will deduct marks. Please note your word count at the bottom of the document. Please feel free to use imagery, graphics and charts (if relevant) in your submission (text within any reference imagery will not be counted against your overall word count).

In addition to your written submission you have the option of providing any relevant support material. This can include images, reference material, testimonials and links to video content. Please note there is a total 50MB upload limit for each entry and the maximum video length is three minutes. The entry system will not allow you to exceed this limit and support material sent via email will not be accepted.

What to include?

There is no set rule for required entry content as the nature of each entry can be quite unique, especially given the diversity of our categories. That being said, provision of the following examples (where relevant) would enable the judges to reach a fair evaluation of your submission:
• What was the brief/goal?
• What objectives were set?
• Was research important in setting objectives?
• What was the solution put forward?
• Was marketing an important aspect?
• What creative approach was adopted?
• How was it put into effect?
• Were there any challenges/obstacles?
• How were the challenges/obstacles overcome?
• Can you provide the names of your supplier companies?
• How was the project evaluated?
• What results were achieved, both in quantitative and qualitative terms?

Please note the above list is not fully comprehensive but provides examples of what you should be thinking about when writing your submission. Make sure the judges have all relevant information and keep your copy clear and succinct.

Think about the category you are entering and build your entry around it.

Support material

As part of your entry we ask you to submit supporting material along with your entry. Please upload at least ONE high-res key image as a jpeg file that best represents your company or project. Please bear in mind there is a max of 50MB for your entire entry. You will not be able to complete your entry if it is over 50MB.

Your image must comply with the following:
• Jpeg file
• High-res
• at least 300dpi

Should you reach the shortlist stage, this image may be used for publication through the awards website and will be used on-screen during the awards night presentation.

OTHER SUPPORT MATERIAL

TESTIMONIALS
Client testimonials are a great back-up to any entry.

WEBSITE LINKS
Include any links to external websites or platforms.

IMAGES
As well as the required key image we will use if you are shortlisted, other images may also be submitted along with your entry.

VIDEO
Promotional videos etc. are a great way to really help the judges understand more about your entry. The video should be hosted via YouTube or Vimeo and should not exceed three minutes. Judges may not be able to watch all of the video so be sure that all the key facts supporting your entry are within the written submission. As previously mentioned there is a max upload limit of 50MB, so if your video exceeds this, then please provide a link to access this. Please note that videos sent via email may not be accepted.

Key dates + entry fees

Standard entry deadline: Thursday 5 March 2020
Final entry deadline: Thursday 2 April 2020

Early bird entry fee: $340*

*Late entry fee: Entries received after 30 January will be subject to an additional $95 per entry. 

Eligibility period

The eligibility period for submissions should relate to the period January 2019 – January 2020.

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