Frequently Asked Questions
Individual category finalists and winners will be announced on July 2023.
The finalists for Content Marketing Project, Branded Content Campaign, Content Marketing Agency, and Content Marketer of the Year will be announced on August 2023.
The Content Marketing Project, Branded Content Campaign, Content Marketing Agency, and Content Marketer of the Year will all be announced and celebrated at the awards ceremony during Content Marketing World, September 27, 2023. Join us!
Q: IS THE AWARDS COMPETITION OPEN TO COMPANIES OUTSIDE THE U.S.?
A: Yes, the Content Marketing Awards competition is open to companies worldwide.
Q: DO YOU HAVE A LIST OF PREVIOUS WINNERS?
Q: CAN I SUBMIT MY ENTRIES ELECTRONICALLY?
A: Yes! All entries must be submitted online. For Print categories and some digital categories, you will still need to mail in 3 samples of work per entry with a copy of your email confirmation attached.Send Print Materials To: CMI – Content Marketing Awards: ATTN: Kim Borden – 17511 Chatfield Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111
Q: WHAT IF I’M NOT ABLE TO ACCESS MY PRINT MATERIALS IN ORDER TO SUBMIT?
A: For the print categories, we love to hold those publications in our hands. But, if the submission is available in digital form, please attach it to your entry. For additional considerations or questions email [email protected].
Q: CAN I ATTACH SUPPORTING FILES WITH MY ENTRY?
A: Yes. Please include all necessary files and or URL links with your entry. *if the url link is password protected, you must include the password on the entry form. All file formats are accepted. *for design categories, high resolution JPG or PDFs are preferred.
Q: WHEN YOU ASK FOR 3 COPIES OF THE ENTRY, DO YOU MEAN 3 COPIES FROM THE SAME ISSUE OR A SAMPLE OF 3 DIFFERENT EDITIONS?
A: We need 3 identical copies per entry to allow multiple judges to evaluate each entry.
Q: CAN I SEND A FLASH DRIVE INSTEAD OF ATTACHING FILES TO THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM?
A: No. All files must be submitted online with your entry.
Q: CAN I ENTER A PUBLICATION THAT WAS PRODUCED IN 2022 BUT DISTRIBUTED IN 2023?
A: Yes, as long as the publication was produced in 2022, it is eligible.
Q: HOW DO I NOMINATE MY AGENCY FOR THE AGENCY OF THE YEAR AWARD?
A: You must submit at least one category entry to these 2023 Content Marketing Awards, and complete the agency of the year entry form.
Q: IS THERE A FEE TO NOMINATE MY AGENCY FOR THE AGENCY OF THE YEAR AWARD?
A: Yes, there is a $260 entry fee for Agency of the Year. If submitted after May 21, 2023, nominations will require the late fee of $299.
Q: HOW ARE THE ENTRIES JUDGED?
A: The categories are judged by such considerations as:
- Information and/or entertainment value
- Quality of copywriting (tone, voice, length, interest)
- Appropriateness for the audience
- Effectiveness in achieving goals
- Hard numbers (statistics) measuring performance against goals
- Quality of display copy
- Ability to support the sponsor’s brand/image
- Ease of navigation (Digital)
- Pass-along potential (Print)
- Impact of landing page links/coverlines (Digital)
- Impact of coverlines (Print)
- Visual appeal, effectiveness of imagery
- Integration of visual and textual elements
- Balance of visual and textual elements
Q: WILL MY MATERIALS BE RETURNED AFTER THE AWARDS PROGRAM CONCLUDES?
A: 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.
Q: ARE MATERIALS SUBMITTED TO THE CONTENT MARKETING AWARDS PUBLIC?
A: All entries submitted to the awards program become the property of the Content Marketing Awards and may be used for promotional purposes.
Q: WHAT IF THERE IS A PART OF MY SUBMISSION THAT MYSELF, OR MY CLIENT, DOES NOT WANT DISCLOSED TO THE PUBLIC?
A: Please DO NOT include confidential information with your submission.
Q: WHAT IF I HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?