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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: CMI – Content Marketing Awards • ATTN: Erika Ferrigno – 516 Montrose St. Philadelphia PA, 19147

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: CMI – Content Marketing Awards • ATTN: Erika Ferrigno – 516 Montrose St. Philadelphia PA, 19147

 

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, Informa, or any Content Marketing Awards sponsors. Entries may originate from any country.

Entries must have been created in calendar year 2020 to qualify for the 2021 awards. If entries were created in 2020 but not “published” or distributed until 2021, 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 April 9, 2021, pays $249 per entry. If submitted after May 14, 2021, entries will require the late entry fee of $299 per entry. The Late Entry deadline is May 21, 2021, entries will close at 11:00 pm EDT.

 

Content Marketing 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 2021.

 

Branded Content Campaign of the Year

All Branded Content Campaign entries submitted to strategy categories 26 & 27 will be eligible for the 2021 Branded Content Campaign of the Year, which will be announced at Content Marketing World 2021.

 

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 May 14, 2021, nominations will require the late fee of $299.

 

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@informa.com for 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 the final, late entry deadline of May 21, 2021. 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 the address listed. 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.”

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