How to Enter

Deadlines

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.

Eligibility

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

Entry Forms – Mailed Entries

If entries are being mailed, 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 are mailed mid-October.  Make sure you are on the mailing list – fill out our contact form here.

Entries

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 www.CollegiateAdAwards.com 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 – Mailed 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 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

Entries can now be submitted and paid for online! Simply choose the “Enter Online” button at the top right and fill out the entry form. You will be able to drag and drop your artwork/radio/video files into the gray box in section 8. There is no limit to the number of entries submitted. You will receive a confirmation email once the files have been downloaded. If you choose to finish your entries at a later time, you will receive a link via email to go back to your entries.

ACCEPTED FILE FORMATS: PDF, JPEG, MP3 as well as all digital video formats. If you have a video file over 20mb and are concerned about upload time, we suggest that you provide a word document or pdf with a hyperlink to where the video can be viewed or contact us at (800) 254-6789 ext. 102 for other options.

PAYMENT: When you finish submitting your entries, choose the black “Finish and Review” button at the bottom where you will have the option to review your entries and then proceed to our TLS-secured payment page. A payment receipt will be emailed to you. The charge will appear on your credit card statement as “Awards Program Services.” If you choose to mail in your payment or request an invoice, payment must be received by December 29, 2017.


Payment

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

SINGLE ENTRIES: $50.00/each
TOTAL AD CAMPAIGNS: $75.00/each
SERIES ENTRIES: $75.00/each

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

Shipping

Ship all entries to:

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

Awards

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.