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Showcase Awards are open for entries until April 1, 2019!
Submission Rates for 2019:
1st Deadline March 4 - Overachievers: $125 per entry (members) / $275 per entry (non-members)
2nd Deadline March 18 - Procrastinators: $150 per entry (members) / $300 per entry (non-members)
3rd Deadline April 1 - OMG! Complete your entry now before it's too late!: $175 per entry (members) / $325 per entry (non-members)
About the Showcase Awards
The IMCA Showcase Awards recognize the most effective and innovative work from the best minds in insurance marketing and communications. For more than 60 years, the awards have recognized outstanding marketing and communications work in the insurance industry. The awards are open to both IMCA members as well as non-members. This is a perfect opportunity to have your successful and creative work recognized!
All Award of Excellence or Best of Show awards will be presented at the IMCA Showcase Gala Awards Banquet on June 25, 2019 at the Marriot Minneapolis City Center. Be sure to attend the gala to accept your award in person!
All winners of an Award of Excellence or Best of Show are eligible to create a representation of their award winning work for display at the 2019 IMCA Annual Conference June 23-25, 2019. These displays are referred to and viewed before the SAMMY Award is voted on.
See our conference page for further details.
- Award of Excellence–Presented to as many as two (based on the number of entries) qualified winners in each category. Entries must receive an overall minimum score in order to be eligible to win. No award will be given if the threshold scores are not met. The Award of Excellence winner(s) are announced and accept their award(s) onstage during the Showcase Gala. Photos of the award presentation are taken and a backdrop is available for additional photos after all awards are presented.
- Best of Show–Awarded to one entry in each category receiving the highest score. Entries must receive a higher overall minimum score in order to be eligible to win. No award will be given if the threshold scores are not met. Best of Show winners are announced and accept their award on stage during the Showcase Gala. Photos of the award presentation are taken and a backdrop is available for additional photos after all awards are presented.
- SAMMY Award–Awarded to the entry voted to be the best overall work among the Award of Excellence and Best of Show candidates on display at the 2019 IMCA Annual Conference. Attendees present at the Annual Conference can cast one vote for their choice of the SAMMY Award winner during the conference. This truly elite award is recognized by insurance marketing and communicator professionals as an achievement of the high standards of professionalism and creativity, thus the name SAMMY representing the "Special Award from Members."
Winners are listed on the IMCA website and in a press release shortly after the Annual Conference.
All entries receive feedback from the judges to help you improve the effectiveness of your future marketing and communications efforts. The feedback will be provided following the Showcase Gala.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT-A-GLANCE
Entry fees are listed above.
The Entry Details contain detailed information about the entry guidelines, requirements, categories and judging criteria. Should you have questions, please feel free to contact the IMCA office at (952) 928-4644 or via email at email@example.com.