MarCom Awards

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MarCom Awards is a creative competition for any individual or company involved in the concept, writing and design of print, visual, audio, and web materials and programs. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers. The MarCom statuette graces the trophy cases of some of the top business and communication firms in the world.

The MarCom competition has grown to perhaps the largest of its kind in the world with about 6,000 entries per year. A look at the winners shows a range in size from individuals to media conglomerates and Fortune 50 companies. The competition is so well thought of in the industry that national public relations organizations, local ad clubs, and local business communicator chapters are entrants.

The mission of the MarCom Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work, and generosity of marketing and communication professionals. MarCom winners receive well-deserved recognition and third-party validation from a long- established industry organization that has earned a reputation for fairness, consistency, and timeliness. Winners are listed on the MarCom Awards’ website, social media, and blog. Winners and clients can also tout their awards through their news releases to their local news media and on their own websites, newsletters, and print materials. Winners also have the opportunity to showcase their achievement in their offices or homes and to present clients with attractive, high-quality, meaningful awards.

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International Competition for Marketing & Communication Professionals.
Opens: August 1st
Deadline: Mid-September
Results: November 1st
Hermes Awards

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Hermes Creative Awards is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional materials, programs, and emerging technologies. Entries come from corporate marketing and communication departments, advertising agencies, public relations firms, design shops, production companies, web based innovators, and freelancers.

Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals. The international organization consists of several thousand marketing, communication, advertising, public relations, media production, web, and free-lance professionals. The Association oversees awards and recognition programs, provides judges and sets standards for excellence.

Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals began in 1994 as a means to honor outstanding achievement and service to the communication profession. As part of its mission, the Association fosters and supports the efforts of marketing and communication professionals who contribute their unique talents to public service and charitable organizations. Each year, the efforts of generous marketing and communication professionals are acknowledged through grants and special recognition. Hermes entrants are not charged entry fees for their pro bono entries.

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Opens: February1st
Deadline: Mid-March
Results: May 1st

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dotCOMM Awards is an international competition honoring excellence in web creativity and digital communication.

The competition is unique in that it reflects the role of creatives in the dynamic web that is transforming how we market and communicate products and services.

dotCOMM Awards’ categories are the elements of the web’s evolving tools. Interactivity, content, design, social media, video, apps, blogs, and influencers are all important components of digital, public relations, marketing, and advertising campaigns. Together, they generate branding, customer engagement, and ultimately sales.

dotCOMM entries come from corporate communication departments, public relations firms, digital shops, advertising agencies, and freelancers. Entrants include designers, developers, content creators, producers, digital artists, video professionals, account supervisors, creative directors, and corporate executives.

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Honoring Excellence in Web Creativity and Digital Communication
Opens: May 1st
Deadline: Mid-June
Results: August 1st

AVA Digital Awards

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The creative convergence of digital arts, technology, and information is changing the way we market, communicate, and interact online. The cultural adoption of digital media allows audio, video, and text to work together to enhance the speed and flow of information across the globe.

AVA Digital Awards began as a celebration of the audio-visual arts. Today, it also recognizes the role that evolving digital is playing in the transfer of information. Through its interactive capabilities, the internet allows communication professionals to respond to the user’s actions by presenting content such as text, graphics, animation, video, audio, etc.

AVA Digital Awards is an international competition that recognizes outstanding work by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design, and production of media that is part of the evolution of digital communication. Work ranges from audio and video production – to developing websites with interactive components such as video, animation, blogs, and podcasts – to interactive social media sites – to other forms of user-generated communication.

AVA Digital Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP). The Association administers recognition programs, provides judges, and rewards outstanding achievement and service to the profession. 

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Opens: November 1st
Deadline: Mid-December
Results: February 1st

Communitas Awards

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Over the past decade, businesses have embraced the public relations value of operating in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Volunteerism, waste recycling, and environmental impact considerations are now expected practices. Many companies have even adopted written corporate philosophies outlining corporate social responsibility.

Communitas Awards seeks to honor those special companies, organizations, and individuals that go beyond rhetoric and whose commitment sets them apart from their competition. Communitas winners are dedicated to helping the less fortunate in their communities and are changing the way they do business to benefit their employees, communities, and environment.

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Honoring Excellence in Community Service and Social Responsibility
Opens: Year-Round
Deadline and Results: Announced quarterly