How To Enter
The 2019 NOVA submission period ends March 18th. Good luck to all entrants!
Each entry must be represented in its original format and must have been produced, implemented, or run during the 2018 calendar year by a firm or individual located in Iowa. If the entry was directed by a company, or a branch office of a company, and produced by another entity (agency, production firm, etc.), at least one of those must be located in Iowa.
It is acceptable if the work was created for another geographic market, as long as the entrant clarifies that an Iowa location was involved in its direction or production.
The firm or individual submitting the entry must have been involved in the direction, development, production, and/or implementation of the submitted entry.
Each entry must be prepared according to these guidelines and digital requirements listed below. Any entry that fails to follow these guidelines and the digital requirements is subject to disqualification.
Finalists are required to provide a physical copy of entry for display purposes at the award show.Questions? Email email@example.com. If you need AMA Iowa’s W-9 form, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry fees must be paid in full with a credit card. Multiple entry fees may be paid together and discounts may apply.
$30 ($25 for each additional entry)
Use your AMA login credentials or submit each entry as a non-member.
|Non-Member Entries:||$50 ($45 for each additional entry)|
NOVA Judging Criteria
The 2018 NOVA Awards committee sets all judging criteria and certifies the finalists and winners selected by the award judges. A panel of marketing professionals from an AMA Chapter outside of Iowa will serve as the judges. The judges make all decisions regarding eligibility, finalists, and winners.
Judges score Objectives, Strategy, Tactics, and Results on a 1 to 10 scale with results being weighted the most in the judging process. The entry with the highest number of points is the winner in that category. The judging committee may move an entry to a different category and/or divide or merge categories, as it deems appropriate.
Up to three award winners will be chosen in each of the 12 categories, at the discretion of the award judges. If no entries meet the set minimum requirements in a category, no award will be made. The decisions of the judges are final.
Entries become the property of AMA Iowa and will not be returned. No entry fee will be refunded due to an entry’s disqualification, or after the entries are judged.
Questions? Email email@example.com.
NEW for 2019! Marketing Achievement Awards
The winner of each category will be announced during the event!
Marketing Achievement Award Categories
Do you want to recognize a mentor, or showcase the work of an amazing manager? The Marketing Executive of the Year should be someone who inspires, leads, and achieves excellence in the field of marketing and has helped to build and transform their marketing community.
To be eligible for the Marketing Executive of the Year award, nominees should be Director level or above.
Marketer of the Year
This award recognizes up-and-coming marketers who show potential to shine as they rise in their careers.
This award is intended for non-executive level marketers.
The Marketing Achievement Award nomination period ends March 18th. To nominate an individual for either of the above categories, you need to provide:
• A video of up to five (5) minutes OR an essay of up to 650 words, explaining the professional achievements, qualifications, and demonstrated leadership of the nominated candidate. Please include specific examples of accomplishments and projects to illustrate the nominee’s capabilities and why they deserve the award.
• Optional (but highly recommended), provide any supporting files, work samples, web address, etc.
The Marketing Achievement Awards will be judged on a weighted scale for each of the following criteria:
• Professional Achievement (5 points)
• Demonstrated Leadership in the Marketing Community (5 points)
• Strength of nomination video or essay and supporting files (10 points)
Each nomination must be for an individual who is employed by a firm or individual located in Iowa. Any nomination that fails to follow these guidelines and the entry requirements is subject to disqualification.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.