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Frequently Asked Questions

Here is a sampling of frequently asked questions regarding the Collegiate Advertising Awards. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, or have a more specific inquiry, please feel free to contact us directly.


Can I submit my entries online / digitally?

YES! 😎 Submissions are now accepted online via dropbox or hightail. The email that you need to share them with is mlucas@collegiateadawards.com. You can send multiple entries that way as long as you separate them into folders and include a scanned copy of the entry form in each folder. Include a master copy of the entry form with the total number of submissions and payment information. Once your entries are downloaded, we will send you a confirmation email. If you do not receive a confirmation then we did not receive your entries!!

How is the judging conducted?

All entries for each category are placed together for judging by a panel of design and higher education marketing professionals with decades of combined experience. Entries are judged on: Creativity, Layout/Design, Typography, Production, Quality & Overall Effectiveness.

Judges Choice trophies and Beautiful, Gold, Silver, and Bronze certificates are issued by both Group and Category. Judge’s Choice trophiess are presented to Division winners receiving a perfect score from the judges.

What materials are eligible?

All advertising/marketing materials developed, produced and/or distributed during the calendar year 2016 are eligible for the 2016 program.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners will be posted on the Collegiate Advertising Awards’ website, www.CollegiateAdAwards.com/winners in January 2017. All awards will be sent to the organization designated on the Entry Form (#6). Duplicate awards may be purchased.

How much are entry fees?

POSTMARKED BY OR ON NOVEMBER 18, 2016

SINGLE ENTRIES – $50.00/each

TOTAL AD CAMPAIGNS – $75.00/each

SERIES ENTRIES – $75.00/each

POSTMARKED AFTER 11/18/16 BUT ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 9, 2016 (LATE ENTRIES)

ADD ONE TIME LATE FEE OF $25 (NOT PER ENTRY)

How can I pay the entry fees?

Enclose one check for the total amount of all entries with a copy of each Entry Form, together, in an envelope marked “Payment”. (Make checks payable to: Creative Images, Inc.)

Payments can also be sent under separate cover if needed.

Visa, MasterCard, or American Express are also accepted.

* Please be sure to check the correct box on the entry form to indicate how payment will be provided.

Where do I ship my entries?

Ship all entries to:

Creative Images, Inc.
“COLLEGIATE AD AWARDS”
141 Willets Road
Sylva, NC 28779

How do I submit my entries?

MOUNTED ITEMS: Mount all one sided materials… newspaper ads, magazine ads, posters, billboards, outdoor transit, logos, letterhead, etc., on a display board with the Entry Form attached. Photos of billboards or outdoor transit are acceptable. No specific size requirements in mounting. PDF Files are accepted.

PRINTED MATERIALS: For multiple sided entries, (brochures, annual reports, direct mail, magazines, handbooks, etc.) place the entry in an envelope or box along with the Entry Form. PDF Files are accepted.

RADIO SPOTS: Submit radio entries on a CD in an envelope with an Entry Form attached.

VIDEO/TV: Submit television and special video productions on DVD. Video entries should be submitted in an envelope with an Entry Form attached.  Digital files such as MP4, AVI, MOV and WMV are preferred.

CAMPAIGNS/SERIES: Submit total advertising campaigns and series entries in a large envelope or box. Make sure an Entry Form is attached securely to outside of envelope or box. All media including TV & Radio should be included for campaigns. PDF Files are accepted.

WEBSITE: Write the url as the Name of Entry (See #1 on the Entry Form).

SOCIAL MEDIA: Entries may be submitted as a link, pdf and.or print.

MOBILE & APPS: Mobile website/app entries must be accessible via iTunes or placed on media with appropriate download instructions. They will be judged on a mobile device.

What is the best category for my entry?

Select the category that you feel best describes your entry. The judges will reassign entries into a more suitable category if the need arises.

Will my entries be returned to me?

Entries will not be returned. Collegiate Ad Award entrants agree that all entries may be reprinted non-exclusively in Yearbooks and other promotional materials affiliated with Creative Images, Inc. Entrants hold or will secure the necessary licenses for use of all creative content embodied in any of the entries.

May I submit the same entry in additional categories?

Yes, you may enter the same entry in additional categories, but you must include an additional entry fee as well as send a duplicate copy of the entry to be judged. All categories are judged separately.

How many winners per category?

There is no set number of awards. Depending on the number of entries per category and the quality of the materials the judges assign appropriate awards depending on the entry’s overall score. The judges reserved the right to assign no winner to a category if the quality of submissions does not meet their expectations.