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 to advance to the national level. The national awards ceremony will take place April 24, 2024 at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City.
Overview Entries are judged by industry professionals at a regional level. First and merit winners are eligible to advance 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.
The NAMA office will notify you by February 1, 2024, 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 compete for the Best of NAMA Grand Champion award, which will be awarded to the single-best entry in the Best of NAMA competition.
Communications materials produced for first use from October 2022 (if the entry didn't make it into the awards show last year) – October 2023. (If entered in 2022, the EXACT SAME entry will not be eligible this year.) Additions or modifications to an ongoing campaign will not be eligible year after year.
Entries must come through chapters where there is a NAMA member. The NAMA member can either be from the company OR the agency.
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).
It is mandatory that the entry identify the chapter of the company or agency (note space on entry form). Each entry should be submitted through one region only. Please do not entry the exact same entry through different chapters. Duplicates will be disqualified!
The exact same entry may not be entered in two different cateogries; however, elements of a campaign can be entered in separate categories.
Deadlines SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 20, 2023, at 5 p.m. CST.
Electronic entry submission (BestOfNAMA.org) is open from Friday, September 1, at 8:00 a.m. CST to Friday, October 20, at 5:00 p.m. CST.
Note: No extensions will be granted on entry or payment submission.
The Best of NAMA commitee reserves the right to disqualify or change the category of any entry if deemed appropriate. Decisions of the commitee are final.
Entry Fee The regional entry fee is $120 PER ENTRY for all entries except Producer's Choice. If you are submitting multiple entries, please send only one check for the total amount. If you are paying by credit card, please include copy of CREDIT CARD AUTHORIZATION FORM. You will receive a receipt after your credit card is charged. If your entry qualifies to advance to national competition, you will be contacted. At that time, a $150 fee PER ENTRY will be required.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL NAMA CHAPTER Local chapters receive $20 per regional entry.
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