With the choice of 28 categories covering every major sector and channel in content marketing, each one requiring a complex breakdown of the content’s objectives and results, creating an entry to the International Content Marketing Awards is bound to raise some questions. We have gathered some of the most popular, but if you have a question that’s not covered here, please email us at email@example.com and we will do our best to answer.
Who is eligible to enter The International Content Marketing Awards? The International Content Marketing Awards are open to any agency producing content on behalf of a client, regardless of the country they publish in or whether they are CMA members.
How do I enter The International Content Marketing Awards?
All entries must be submitted using the online system. Entries sent to the CMA offices without prior online submission will not be put forward for judging.
Can I submit an entry into more than one category?
Titles entered into categories 1-10 can only be entered once. For the remaining categories you may submit the same entry into more than one relevant category, but please complete a separate entry pack for each entry. Please don’t submit an entry for the Grand Prix, as this will be judged from the winners of categories 1-14 and 19-27.
Can I submit content published in 2012?
Yes. The qualifying period for all entries is 1 September 2012-31 August 2013. This includes content with a ‘Summer 2013’ issue date.
When is the closing date for entries?
INTERNATIONAL CONTENT MARKETING AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRY.
Which types of credit card are accepted?
The CMA accepts payment by MasterCard or Visa, but not American Express or Switch/Solo. Payments are made online though secure payment processors Netbanx.
As an CMA member, is it possible to be invoiced for the cost of entry to the Awards?
Yes. Please ensure that you have ticked the box confirming you are an CMA member. This can be found on the log-in page under ‘New users register’ or ‘Edit my details’.
I am not an CMA member. Can I pay by invoice?
Unfortunately not. Please ensure you pay online, following the instructions given.
If my company has entered more than one entry can I do one bulk payment?
If you set up a single company online log-in, you will be able to select the items you wish to pay for together. We recommend you nominate one person in your company to set up the entries and manage the submissions. If you have more than one log-in per company and wish to pay in bulk, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the submission titles and user names for the items you wish to bulk together.
Will I get confirmation of submission and payment?
Yes. Throughout the online process you will be emailed the relevant confirmations. You can also monitor the process of your submission by reviewing the ‘Saved submissions’ screen.
Do the typography, photography and illustration categories relate to a single example of creativity or the best general use across a piece of content?
The categories are designed to be judged on a single piece of work, rather than the general overview of the content. You may therefore enter the category more than once with the same issue or digital work. For the photography and illustration categories, you may submit any one commission in a single issue or digital work.
Can you notify us when you have received our awards entries?
You will be able to see through the ‘Saved submissions’ page that your online submission has been received successfully. You will be notified if we do not receive your hard-copy submission.
My content is not published in English, so how will it be judged?
Since these awards are based upon effectiveness, the judges will be able to assess your entry regardless of language. However, we would ask that you fill out the entry form in English so that we can correctly process your entry.
If my content is a paid-for app or located behind a paywall, can I still enter it?
Yes, but to ensure that all judges are able to see your content, please get in touch with us prior to submitting your entry to arrange access. Simply send an email to email@example.com and we can discuss the best option.
When will the winning entries be announced?
The shortlist will be announced via www.ilovecontent.co.uk/awards in mid-October 2013 and a press release will be sent out in the CMA monthly newsletter. The winners of the International Customer Publishing Awards 2013 will be announced at a gala awards dinner at Old Billingsgate, London, on Wednesday 27th November 2013.