Q. What are the key 2017 dates to remember?
Campaign Eligibility Dates: August 1, 2016 - July 31, 2017
FINAL Entry Deadline is EXTENDED TO August 22, 2017, 8:00PM EDT
Finalists Notified: Early September
Winners to be announced at the OMMA Awards Dinner & Ceremony: Monday, September 25, 2017
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, 2016 through July 31, 2017.
Q. What is the deadline?
All entries must be received by 8:00 PM EDT on August 22, 2017. There will be no exceptions.
Q. What are the Entry Fees:
The early bird entry fee is $250 per single ad/execution category entry and $350 per campaign or website category entry.
The standard entry fee After July 12, 2017 is $295 per single ad/execution category entry and $395 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. What is your Refund Policy?
There are no entry fee refunds after the final entry deadline, August 22, 2017.
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:
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, September 25, 2017.
We reserve the rights to re-categorize entries.
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/Categories (each entry can be submitted into either one or multiple categories)
Agency (that will receive the award if won)
Please Note: If your entry is a finalist or winner, the info for Agency; Client/Brand/Advertiser/; Campaign will be etched as you have provided it on the entry form.
URL containing the creative materials for the judges (make sure this link works!)
Individual Credits (ECDs, Developers, Designers, etc.)
Any 3rd party Affiliated Agencies that were involved in the work.
Please Note: If your entry is a finalist or winner, credits for the entry will be published on the OMMA Awards site. Please make sure before submission of your entry that all appropriate individual credits and 3rd party affiliated Agencies are listed.
300-word Brief ( a description of the execution or campaign and the compelling reasons why it should win).
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
Please proof your entry before sending. Be sure to include all key individuals.
If you need to edit your entry prior to our entry deadline, The link to your entry is on your entry payment receipt. If you cannot access this, contact Laura Daly. Your receipt for entry payment will come to you via firstname.lastname@example.org
Q. Do you have any helpful tips for me?
We strongly recommend creating a landing page for your submission(s) that are not websites themselves - this is not mandatory but helpful in the review process and will position your work in the best light.
Include as much supporting information as possible. Such as: goals, objectives, stats, case studies, videos and of course links to any live work (and screenshots or staging sites where work is no longer live)
Entries will be judged on innovation, creativity and results, so be sure to include this information in your brief.
Q. Will we be informed if we are finalists?
All finalists will be notified by early September, 2016.
Q. What is your Publishing Policy?
Creative materials and briefs become property of MediaPost Communications. MediaPost is granted the right to publish the winning briefs and creative materials on the Creative Media Awards Web site and within MediaPost’s online and print publications. If you are submitting information in your brief that is for the jury's eyes only, you must write clear instructions to that effect at the bottom of your brief.
Q. When and where will the awards show be held?
Winners will be announced on September 25, 2017, during MediaPost’s OMMA Awards Cocktail Reception and Dinner in at The Cutting Room, 44 East 32nd Street in New York City.
Q. What is the refund/cancellation policy for OMMA Awards Reception tickets?
Substitutions will gladly be accepted at any time. Cancellations received by September 15, 2017 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after September 15, 2017. All substitutions and cancellations must be submitted, via email, to Laura Daly with "OMMA Reception Request" as the subject line.
Q. Can I order another copy of my finalist or winner's trophy?
Absolutely. Duplicate Trophies will be available the day after the awards ceremony on the OMMA Awards site. You can also customize the trophy to include a person's name which is great to recognize a client or a key player on your team. Please note all orders will be verified against our list of finalists and winners. Please allow 8-10 weeks for delivery.
Q. Any questions not covered on this page?
For any other questions about the OMMA Awards, please contact Laura Daly.