RULES, REGULATIONS AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Please read carefully to ensure you do not miss out on submitting. If you have questions, please contact us at awards@canadianmarketer.ca. Award entry participants must be at least eighteen (18) years of age to take part in CAMP’s Marketing Awards (“Award”). To be eligible for the Award, you must submit your materials for nomination in the following manner:

Eligibility Restrictions

 

  1. You warrant and represent that you are eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  2. You have authorization to act on behalf of your Company when submitting Content for nomination.
  3. You warrant and represent that your Company has the ownership rights in and/or permission to use any Content submitted in your entry to the Awards competition.
  4. You agree to comply with all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations in connection with your participation in the Awards competition.
  5. You must be either a citizen of Canada, or work with a company who operates in Canada.

Award Entries

 

  1. Entry materials must be submitted through the relevant online entry form. You must provide complete URLs for links to WEBSITES, VIDEO files, AUDIO files, as well as links to relevant blogs, social media, etc.
  2. Please follow the website instructions when submitting your Content which includes entering the name of your company, your company address, phone number, email address, and any other information, as requested, to register for your chance to win.
  3. All Award entry submissions must be received by the Entry Deadline of July 19, 2017. Any Content submitted and/or received by CAMP after the Entry Deadline will automatically be disqualified and will not be eligible for Award participation.
  4. You may submit multiple entries for nominations within the different Awards category, but you must fill out one form per entry
  5. Content you are submitting must have been developed between January 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017. Descriptive fields are limited to 750 CHARACTERS.
  6. Corporate CAMP members receive three free entries and Individual CAMP members receive one. The price to apply for student members is $35+HST.  All non-members make payment of $125+HST for each Award entry submitted. Payment is due by credit card or Paypal at the time of entry.
  7. Please note, by submitting a nomination, you are giving the Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP) permission to use Content provided to promote the awards program via online and offline promotions channels.
  8. The Canadian Association of Marketing Professionals (CAMP) reserves the right to extend the Entry Deadline at any time in order to increase participation of our Marketing Awards.

Judging

 

Each award category is assigned two judges. Judges will then select their top 5 finalists. The Judges will then conduct interviews with the top 5 in order to narrow it down to the top 3.

 A video crew will be sent to the Top 3 who will discuss their project that will be shown at the 2017 CAMP Awards. The judges from each category will then present their Top 3 to the panel of judges who will vote to crown the winner of the 2017 CAMP Awards.

Award winners will be announced at CAMP’s Award’s Gala on November 9, 2017. All nominees will also be recognized at the awards gala. All finalists are expected to attend the event. The judges are basing their decision on documents submitted and the information provided in the following categories:

SUBMISSION OUTLINE DESCRIPTION
Challenge What was the core, basic problem to be solved or situation to be addressed by the entry?
Strategy/Tactics What was the strategy and what tactics (actions) were undertaken for achieving the objectives?
Results What were the results produced by the entry and how did they help it achieve the stated objectives?
Objectives Goals set by a business when promoting it products or services to potential consumers that should be achieved within a given time frame.
Message How does the approach and tone of the creative message align with the target audience and support the stated objectives and strategies?
Dates Campaign Running Dates: 1. Planned and developed 2. Launched 3. Final results generated/tabulated.

CAMP reserves the right, at our discretion, to make changes to the awards categories, regulations, and rules when necessary
in ensuring a fair and balanced approach to our marketing awards.

Finalists in each category will be chosen by CAMP’s award committee and specially selected Jury. Our Jury consists of marketing experts and practitioners of all types, including, but not limited to, academics, senior marketing leaders, and CMOs.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

  1. What are the CAMP Marketing Awards?

CAMP’s Marketing Awards showcases excellence in all aspects of the marketing profession. Launched in 2015, we are now in our third year of the CAMP Marketing Awards. In 2015, we gave out 10 Awards plus a ‘People’s Choice’ Award that was voted on during our Awards Gala.

 

  1. Who can apply for these awards?

Any marketer or individual in a related function that has a story to tell or a project to showcase is eligible to apply. The project must have been launched between the time frame of January 1, 2016 to March 1, 2017 inclusive.

We invite marketers of all types to apply – this is not limited to agencies. We are proud to showcase the work from Clients too.

 

  1. Can I nominate myself?

Yes! We applaud confidence, and if you’ve got a story to share, please stand up and be counted. In fact, we prefer you to nominate yourself or your organization to ensure quality in the application process.

 

  1. What is the process?

Begin by filling out a nomination form, located on our website.  Our nomination period opens from May 15th and ends on July 19, 2017.  After that, all entries will be reviewed and short-listed by our Judging Panel who consist of high profile marketing leaders of all types (we do not announce our judging panel until after the finalist selection has occurred). Winners will be announced at our Awards Gala on November 9th, 2017.

 

  1. What is the calendar of events?
DATE ACTIVITY
May 15, 2017 Submissions and Nominations Open
July 19, 2017 Submissions Closed (Review of Applications by Awards Committee)
July 19 - September 10, 2017 Narrowing The Field to The Top 5
July 20 - September 10 1 on 1 Interview Process
September 25, 2017 Finalists Announced on CAMP Website
October 1-30, 2017 Video Production Crew to Record Acceptance
November 9, 2017 Winners Announced at the Awards Gala held at TIFF Lightbox in Toronto

 

  1. How will I know my application has been accepted/processed?

Once your successful nomination has been submitted, you’ll receive an automatic notice from CAMP letting you know that it has been received. After the nomination period has closed, our Judges will begin to review the applications. If you are selected as a finalist, you will be notified by a representative of CAMP. If you are not successful, you will receive an email from CAMP’s management letting you know.

 

  1. I’m not an agency or a creative. Does that make me ineligible?

Absolutely not! One of core focuses at CAMP is to create a community where all marketers past, present and future can collaborate, connect, and grow. We would be remiss if we didn’t celebrate the innovation and success of marketers from the corporate, entrepreneurial, and not for profit sides that have in-house marketing teams.

We want to highlight those unique stories out there, the ones that really made a difference. We know that they can come from a variety of areas which includes, but not limited to, agencies, creatives, marketing consultants, in-house marketing teams, and students. So please, take a look at your accomplishments and bring forth those stories you feel are worth sharing, and apply today!

 

  1. What happens if I miss the deadline?

While we understand that things happen, rules are rules, and we must adhere to a level playing field for all. As such, the deadlines are important, and we will not be accepting applications beyond the published deadlines.  However, remember the dates and don’t forget to submit for 2017.

 

  1. I’m not a member of CAMP. Can I still apply for the award?

While membership has many its privileges we are a group of inclusive individuals and want to highlight the best of the best, irrespective of affiliation.  As such, this award is not only open to CAMPers, but all marketers and related functions within Canada. While we encourage all marketers to become a member, it is not a requirement to apply. Corporate CAMP members receive 3 free entries and Individual CAMP members receive 1. The price to apply for student members is $35 +HST. For non-members, the price to apply is $125 + HST.

 

  1. How can I be sure this contest will be fair?

Our word is our bond and as a not for profit association committed to excellence in the marketing community, we adhere to extremely high ethical standards. Our judging process will be fair and equitable, as we take this task very seriously.

We will ensure that any potential conflicts are disclosed and addressed in advance of the finalist announcement.

 

  1. Who are the judges?

Our judging panel consists of high profile marketing leaders. We are excited to announce that we have 18 outstanding judges from various sectors of the Marketing profession who are elated to be part of the judging process. Click here to see 2017 judges.

 
If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact us at awards@canadianmarketer.ca.