How to Enter


EARLY DEADLINE: November 17, 2017 – All entries must be postmarked on or before 11/17/17
LATE DEADLINE: December 8, 2017
 – All entries postmarked after 11/17/17 and before or on 12/08/17

No entries postmarked after December 8, 2017 will be accepted unless prior permission is obtained by Collegiate Ad Awards staff.


All marketing/advertising materials developed, produced and/or distributed during the calendar year 2017 are eligible.

Entry Forms

Enclose two copies of the Entry Form per entry — one with actual entry and one with payment. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted. Entry forms will be mailed and available for download mid-October.  Make sure you are on the mailing list – fill out our contact form here.


Entries will not be returned and will become the property of Creative Images, Inc. Collegiate Advertising Awards entrants agree that all entries may be reproduced non-exclusively on 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.

Submission Requirements

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 to the back of the board. 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 CD’s 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, 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.

Online Submissions

You Can Now Submit Entries Online! 😎 Submissions are now accepted online via dropbox or hightail. The email that you need to share them with is 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!!


Enclose one check for the total amount of all entries with a copy of the Entry Form.

SINGLE ENTRIES: $50.00/each
SERIES ENTRIES: $75.00/each

Make checks payable to: Creative Images, Inc.
Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are also accepted. (See Entry Form)


Ship all entries to:

Creative Images, Inc.
“Collegiate Ad Awards”
141 Willets Road
Sylva, NC 28779


Entries will be judged on: Creativity, Layout/Design, Typography, Production, Knowledge Transfer & Overall Quality.

Beautiful Gold, Silver, and Bronze certificates will be issued by both Group and Category. Judge’s Choice trophies will be presented to Division winners receiving a perfect score. An overall Best of Show will be awarded to the top entry in the competition.

Winners will be announced on this website the end of January 2018. All awards will be sent to the organization designated on the Entry Form (#6). Duplicate awards may be purchased.

If you have any questions regarding the Collegiate Advertising Awards,  call toll free (800) 254-6789 ext.102. You can also find us on FACEBOOK.