Q. What are the key 2013 dates to remember?
Entry Eligibility Dates: August 1, 2012 - August 1, 2013
Early Discount Deadline: July 20, 2013
Final Entry Deadline: August 10, 2013
Finalists Notified: Early September
Awards Dinner & Ceremony: Monday, September 23, 2013
Q. Do you accept entries from foreign, non-U.S. countries?
Yes, OMMA Awards is an international competition and entries from all countries are welcome. The 300-word brief should be submitted in English, and all supporting videos and other foreign language-based creative material should be translated into English before submitting your entries.
Q. What are the eligibility requirements?
To qualify for the awards submission, all work must have been presented to the public in a verifiable location or medium during the eligibility period, we do not accept "spec" ads or websites.
Q. What are the eligibility dates?
Online ads, campaigns and websites must have been launched and active (or for websites have had a major update) during the qualifying period August 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013.
Q. What is the deadline?
The Early Discount Deadline is 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 20, 2013. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time on August 1.
Q. What are the Entry Fees:
Early Discount entry fee is $195 per single ad/execution entry and $295 per campaign or website excellence category entry. This offer expires at 5pm Pacific Daylight Time on July 20, 2013.
Regular entry fee is $250 per single ad/execution category entry and $350 per campaign or website category entry.
When submitting the same entry into multiple categories, the above fee will be multiplied by the number of categories. Entries will not be judged if they are not accompanied by full payment or if they are incomplete in any way.
Q. What are the Payment Options:
All entry fees are due at the end of the submission process via our online entry system. Accepted methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard or American Express credit card. We can not issue invoices or accept purchase orders, checks, or bank transfers.
Q. How do I enter?
Entrants can submit ads, promotions, campaigns and websites for as many categories as they like, and/or submit multiple entries for each category. Submissions should reflect work that was predominantly done by the submitting agency or advertiser or other firm, and the role of any collaborating agencies and entities should be referenced in the separate field provided on the entry form.
Each entry requires a "brief" with a description of the objectives of the individual ads, campaigns and websites as well as any anecdotes, supporting facts or figures that illustrate its creativity and accomplishment. Briefs should be fewer than 300 words in length.
All other supporting materials must be submitted electronically by either one or both of these methods:
(1) provide a single URL link per entry. This should link to a page containing all creative materials, easily viewable by our Judges. Clear and concise presentation at a single web URL will be important to proper consideration. The entry URL must remain accessible until the day of the award show.
(2) upload up to 3 media files to our server, up to 100MB each. These files can be JPEG/GIF images, PDFs, Word documents, PPT/PPTX slideshows, etc.
Q. What required fields are on the online Entry Form?
The online entry form consists of 4 pages:
(1) Entrant's contact info
(2) Entry details:
Category (-ies) (each entry can be submitted into either one or multiple categories)
Agency (that will receive the award if won)
URL containing the creative materials for the judges
Individual Credits (ECDs, Developers, Designers, etc.)
Any 3rd party Affiliated Agencies that were involved in the work
(3) Media files upload (up to 3 files, up to 100MB each)
NOTE: Each time an entry is edited, the previous version of uploaded files are deleted. If you edit and entry, you MUST upload your files again on this 3rd page.
(4) Payment information/Checkout
Q. Will we be informed if we are finalists?
All finalists will notified by the second week of September, 2012.
Q. When and where will the awards show be held?
Winners will be announced September 23, 2013, during MediaPost’s OMMA Awards Cocktail Reception and Dinner at the OMMA Global New York Conference and Expo.
Q. What is the refund/cancellation policy for OMMA Awards Reception tickets?
Substitutions will gladly be accepted at any time. Cancellations received by September 9, 2013 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after September 9, 2013. All substitutions and cancellations must be submitted in writing to:
Attn: OMMA Awards
15 East 32nd St, 7th Flr.
New York, NY 10016.
Q. Any questions not covered on this page?
For any other questions about the OMMA Awards, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.