All Entries Must Be Submitted Online

To submit an entry, you must first register with the CMAs.  Complete one entry form for each project you are submitting.  Select the category that you are submitting your project to. Duplicate the entry form to submit a project into multiple categories.

How To Prep Your Entries

Print Materials are Required for category names that indicate PRINT.
Use the information below to prepare your entries so that each judge has all the necessary items.

For Print Categories:

  • Complete the online entry form.
    • Submit an explanation of the strategy, audience, goals and performance in a summary
    • Provide all URLs and files necessary to complete your entry.
  • Mail three (3) identical samples of your print materials for each Print category the project is submitted into.
    • You will receive a confirmation email for your entry. You must print the confirmation email and attach a copy of the confirmation to the back of each sample.
    • Entries are considered PENDING until all samples are received.
  • Send Print Materials To: UBM – Content Marketing Awards • ATTN: Krissy Leskovec • 3296 W. 155th Street • Cleveland, OH, USA 44111

For All Other Categories:

  • Complete the online entry form.
    • Submit an explanation of the strategy, audience, goals and performance in a summary
    • Provide all URLs and files necessary to complete your entry.
  • Print Materials are not required for categories that do not indicate PRINT in the category name. If your entry does include Print Materials, indicate this on your entry form and mail three (3) identical item samples for each category the project is submitted into.
    • You will receive a confirmation email for your entry. You must print the confirmation email and attach a copy of the confirmation to the back of each sample.
    • Entries are considered PENDING until all samples are received.
  • Send Print Materials To: UBM – Content Marketing Awards • ATTN: Krissy Leskovec • 3296 W. 155th Street • Cleveland, OH, USA 44111

 

Entry Rules

 

Eligibility

The awards program is open to all agencies, companies, organizations and institutions involved in producing content marketing, in print or digital form, for internal or external audiences—but not those created by Content Marketing Institute, UBM, or any Content Marketing Awards sponsors. Entries may originate from any country.

Entries must have been created in calendar year 2017 to qualify for the 2018 awards. If entries were created in 2017 but not “published” or distributed until 2018, they still qualify.

 

Judging Procedure

Judges are chosen on the basis of their experience in the field of content marketing and their ability to fairly evaluate the entries. Each entry will be judged on how well it fulfills its goal or mission and on the quality of the product, including editorial and design.

 

Entry Fees

Each Entry may be submitted to one or multiple categories. There is a fee for each category entered.

Early bird entrants pay $199 per entry. Any project submitted after March 9, 2018, pay $249 per entry. If submitted after April 20, 2018, entries will require the late entry fee of $299 per entry. The Late Entry deadline is April 27, 2018, entries will close at 11:00 pm EDT.

 

Project of the Year

All entries will be eligible for the Content Marketing Awards Project of the Year, which will be announced at Content Marketing World 2018.

 

Agency of the Year

If you would like to be considered for the Content Marketing Awards Agency of the Year, or would like to nominate an agency for this award, there will be an additional $249 entry fee. If submitted after April 20, 2018, nominations will require the late fee of $299. A follow-up Agency of the Year form will be emailed to the agency contact that you provide with the nomination.

 

Payments

Entries are considered Pending until payment is made in full.

Online Credit Card Payment
MasterCard • Visa • American Express

*If you are unable to pay by credit card, please email cmi_awards@ubm.com for pay by check/money order, or ACH/Wire payment instructions.

 

No Refunds

 

Return of Materials

All entries submitted to the awards program become the property of the Content Marketing Awards and may be used for promotional purposes. Entries will not be returned. Do not send original artwork.

 

Deadline

All entries must be submitted by April 27, 2018. Shipping by UPS, FedEx and other parcel services must also carry the same date.

 

Shipping

Mailing/shipping costs and handling fees are at the entrant’s expense.

International Entries – We suggest you send your material either by airmail or a courier service that will deliver directly to our office. To expedite your package through customs, please affix a label or use bold lettering to mark the outside of the package with “Contest Material. No Commercial Value.”