The Best of NAMA awards program honors the best work in agricultural communications. Actually, the best of the best, since companies and agencies must first qualify through regional competition in order to advance to the national level. The national awards ceremony will take place April 21, 2021 at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City.
Best of NAMA operates on a regional judging format. Entries are sent directly to the national NAMA office and judged by industry professionals at a regional level for possible advancement to national competition. A minimum point standard will be used and enforced at the regional level. Work that is not above a certain point standard will not be eligible to be advanced. If you place first or merit at the regional competition and score above the minimum point standard, you are eligible to advance to the national competition. The NAMA office will notify you by February 1, 2021, regarding entries eligible for advancement. An entry fee at both the regional and national level is required. If your entry advances to national it will not be necessary to create another entry.
Best of Show NAMA will award five Best of Show winners in each of the following categories:
Agricultural Audiences – Advertising
Agricultural Audiences – Public Relations
Agricultural Audiences – Digital
Consumer Audiences (all disciplines)
Specialty Audiences (all disciplines)
Grand Champion These five Best of Show winners will then be entered to compete for the Best of NAMA Grand Champion award, which will be awarded to the single-best entry in the Best of NAMA competition. Best of Show winners will not need to enter, or pay to enter, the Grand Champion judging. The five Best of Show winners will be entered automatically as part of the judging process at the national level.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NAMA CHAPTER Your local chapter receives $20 per regional entry. So, enter your work in Best of NAMA and support your local chapter at the same time.
WHAT’S ELIGIBLE If you’re a NAMA member, you’re eligible to submit your company’s communications materials produced for first use from October 2019 (if your entry didn't make it into the awards show last year) – October 2020. (If entered in 2019, the EXACT SAME entry will not be eligible in 2020.) Additions or modifications to an ongoing campaign will not be eligible year after year. You must enter through chapters where your company has a member. Entries are open to agricultural, ornamentals, turf, livestock veterinarians and any other ag-related products or services whose primary audience is farmers, ranchers and growers (except as otherwise noted). Each entry should be submitted through one region only. Duplicates will be disqualified!
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 23, 2020 Electronic entry submission is open from Monday, September 7 at 8:00 a.m. CST to Friday, October 23 at 5:00 p.m. CST.
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