Welcome to the Summit Emerging Media Award Dates & Fees page. Here, you'll find essential information about the submission deadlines and associated fees for this prestigious competition. If you're considering entering your outstanding work, read on to ensure you don't miss any crucial dates or details.

Mar 1 - Aug 31
Sept 1 - Sept 30
Eleventh Hour
Oct 1 - Oct 11
Individual Craft/Disciplines (selective disciplines judged)$55$65$75
Single Entries$75$85$95
Websites, Videos/Interactive Media$85$95$105
Campaign Entries
(multipart execution over time or multiple media)
Student Entries$35$45$55
Winner Announcement

Single Entry is one piece of creative execution, i.e., digital brochure, commercial, kiosk, direct mailer, etc., if multiple implementations are submitted as single, priced as multi-part entries.

Campaigns consist of at least two different executions in one medium or at least one execution in two or more media. Campaign creative must have been developed with a common theme. Multi-item submissions entered as single entries are either separated and considered single entries or reclassified as a campaign. The award’s staff will contact you if additional fees apply.

Students: Student entrants must be either full-time, part-time, or recent students or graduates. Work may be created for the competition or submitted from previous school projects or competitions. Work developed for paying clients must be entered in other categories using the standard entry pricing.

Industry Assistance: The Summit Awards is the only awards organization that gives back to the industry by offering need-based assistance to qualified entrants and discounted student fee structures. Summit Awards is committed to helping reduce barriers for freelancers who need financial assistance. Please email sia@summitawards.com for details.

  • 2023 Timeline

  • (June - December)Summit Emerging Media Award Season

    The official timeframe for submitting entries to the Summit Emerging Media Award. The season encompasses multiple entry deadlines, allowing participants to choose the most suitable submission period.
  • (June 15 - September 30)Early Entry

    The initial phase of the award season with a discounted entry fee. Entrants who submit their work during this period benefit from reduced costs.
  • (October 1 - November 30)Standard Entry

    The middle phase for submitting entries. Although the early bird discount is no longer applicable, participants can still submit their work at a standard entry fee.
  • (December 1 - December 20)11th-Hour Entry

    The final opportunity for submissions, with a higher entry fee. This phase is designed for those who need extra time and are willing to pay a bit more to enter their work.
  • (December 20)Final Submission Deadline

    The ultimate cutoff for all submissions. No entries will be accepted beyond this date.
  • (December 9 - December 18)Administrative Review

    A period during which submitted entries are reviewed for adherence to guidelines and requirements. Entries undergo a review process to ensure completeness and compliance.
  • (December 19 - January 15)Judging Window

    The timeframe in which a panel of judges evaluates and scores the entries based on predetermined criteria.
  • (January 20)Winner Announcement

    The eagerly awaited date when the results of the judging process will be unveiled, revealing the esteemed recipients of the Summit Emerging Media Award.