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General

The Summit Awards hosts a different, lightning-fast platform for submitting, judging, and displaying winner galleries – https://summit.awardsplatform.com.

To enter, either click the purple Enter Award button at the top-right of this main website or navigate and login directly into the Summit Award Platform. You only need to register on the Summit Award Platform once; your registration will remain active for future entries. We suggest registering with an email accessible to more than one team member (vacations, retired emails, personnel changes, etc.)

Once logged into the Summit Awards Entry Platform, it’ll take you through the easy submission process.

Easy, 4-step entry using the Summit Awards Platform

  1. Register or login.
  2. Begin adding entries (auto-saves as you go).
  3. Submit entry. Move on to add the next entry.
  4. Checkout.

Entries are saved, and may you may edit them up through the final submission deadline.

Shipping costs remain stable. This page is updated as prices fluctuate or supply chain is hampered. Use the grid below to determine the current shipping cost to add to a mailed winner order form.

SHIPPING 

Summit Creative Award

  • Crystal trophy shipping as of September 2023 – the US $32.00, Canada $36.00
  • Composite trophy as of September 2023  – the US $26.00, Canada $33.00

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award

  • Marble trophy shipping as of 1-5-24 – the US $23.00, Canada $32.00

Summit Emerging Media Award

  • Crystal Globe trophy as of 1-5-2024  – the US $27.00, Canada $34.00

TAXES

United States individual state’s sales tax:

There are some states that don’t honor out of state Resale Certificates (see below the states and the tax percentage to add to an order form.)

AL- 9.25, CA- 7.25, DC – 6.0, DE – no sales tax, FL – 6.0, IL – 6.25, LA – 9.25, MA – 6.25, MD – 6.0

Canada GST HST PST:

Use the following percentages and add them to the authorized total on the order form.

5% (GST) in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon
13% (HST) in Ontario
15% (HST) in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island

 

DIMENSIONS

SCA Crystal Wave (Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. – 20″ x 10.5″ x 8.5″ – 14lbs
  • 2 pcs. – 20″ x 12″ x 10″ – 29lbs
  • 4 pcs. – 20” x 17″ x 13″ – 55lbs (only available to overseas shipments)

SCA Composite (Reused, environmentally-friendly corrugated cardboard, cornstarch bubble wrap)

  • 1 pc. -17″ x 7″ x8″ – 5lbs

MEA Dart (Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. -16″ x 8″ x 6″ – 12lbs
  • 2 pcs.-16″ x 16″ x 6″ – 25lbs

EMA Globe (Two-piece. Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. -13″ x 10″ x 6″ – 8lbs
  • 2 pcs.-16″ x 16″ x 6″ – 17lbs

It is not uncommon for the Summit Awards to receive entries containing sensitive or proprietary information. Judging occurs on a secure server, and jury members sign confidentiality agreements. If the submission is identified as proprietary, it can be easily tracked through administrative reviews and judging processes. Any entry with a confidential tag will have its creative samples removed, and a winner icon used as a thumbnail loaded into the winner gallery.

If you want to report an entry as confidential or secret, email us the Entry Number and Name immediately after submission.

Blind Judging

The Summit Awards uphold the principle of “blind judging” to ensure fairness and impartiality. This process involves concealing the names of entering companies so that our judges evaluate submissions without knowledge of the entrant’s identity, thus eliminating any potential conscious or unconscious biases.

  • General Rule: When submitting entries, please do not include your company name on any creative samples or in the project description field. This preserves the anonymity essential for unbiased judgment. Your client’s name can remain on the creative samples and project descriptions as necessary.
  • Exceptions to Blind Judging:
  1. In-House Marketing Departments: When submissions come from in-house marketing teams, any self-referential details or mentions of in-house production should be excluded to maintain the integrity of the evaluation process.
  2. Self-Promotional Materials: If an agency or creative shop is entering promotional materials designed for their own firm, the inclusion of their name is permissible. This is the only scenario where the entrant’s identity can be disclosed, as it is integral to the nature of the work being judged.

By adhering to these guidelines, we ensure that all entries are assessed solely based on their creative and strategic merits, promoting an equitable competition environment.

Summit Creative Award

That is why we’re here. Just give us a call or send us an email describing your project and client, and we’ll do our best to direct it to the best spot.

Interactive displays, kiosks, presentations, press events have more flexibility in how they are presented so that we are able to share the project with the Jury in as realistic way as possible.

It can be helpful to develop a short video or a PowerPoint in order to help present the project. Other times, entrants have created a microsite taking the judges through the various phases, etc.

Trophies are custom-made per our winners’ requests and are available seasonally. Winner’s trophies are drop-shipped directly from our manufacturers. Trophies take 3-8 weeks, certificates take 3-6 weeks, depending on the date ordered.

Absolutely not. Once you are a winner, you have won. Take advantage of all of the benefits of being a winner: bragging rights, winner-controlled microsites, publicity tools and association with the more than quarter-century-old Summit Awards.

The Summit Awards hosts a different, lightning-fast platform for submitting, judging, and displaying winner galleries – https://summit.awardsplatform.com.

To enter, either click the purple Enter Award button at the top-right of this main website or navigate and login directly into the Summit Award Platform. You only need to register on the Summit Award Platform once; your registration will remain active for future entries. We suggest registering with an email accessible to more than one team member (vacations, retired emails, personnel changes, etc.)

Once logged into the Summit Awards Entry Platform, it’ll take you through the easy submission process.

Easy, 4-step entry using the Summit Awards Platform

  1. Register or login.
  2. Begin adding entries (auto-saves as you go).
  3. Submit entry. Move on to add the next entry.
  4. Checkout.

Entries are saved, and may you may edit them up through the final submission deadline.

Shipping costs remain stable. This page is updated as prices fluctuate or supply chain is hampered. Use the grid below to determine the current shipping cost to add to a mailed winner order form.

SHIPPING 

Summit Creative Award

  • Crystal trophy shipping as of September 2023 – the US $32.00, Canada $36.00
  • Composite trophy as of September 2023  – the US $26.00, Canada $33.00

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award

  • Marble trophy shipping as of 1-5-24 – the US $23.00, Canada $32.00

Summit Emerging Media Award

  • Crystal Globe trophy as of 1-5-2024  – the US $27.00, Canada $34.00

TAXES

United States individual state’s sales tax:

There are some states that don’t honor out of state Resale Certificates (see below the states and the tax percentage to add to an order form.)

AL- 9.25, CA- 7.25, DC – 6.0, DE – no sales tax, FL – 6.0, IL – 6.25, LA – 9.25, MA – 6.25, MD – 6.0

Canada GST HST PST:

Use the following percentages and add them to the authorized total on the order form.

5% (GST) in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon
13% (HST) in Ontario
15% (HST) in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island

 

DIMENSIONS

SCA Crystal Wave (Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. – 20″ x 10.5″ x 8.5″ – 14lbs
  • 2 pcs. – 20″ x 12″ x 10″ – 29lbs
  • 4 pcs. – 20” x 17″ x 13″ – 55lbs (only available to overseas shipments)

SCA Composite (Reused, environmentally-friendly corrugated cardboard, cornstarch bubble wrap)

  • 1 pc. -17″ x 7″ x8″ – 5lbs

MEA Dart (Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. -16″ x 8″ x 6″ – 12lbs
  • 2 pcs.-16″ x 16″ x 6″ – 25lbs

EMA Globe (Two-piece. Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. -13″ x 10″ x 6″ – 8lbs
  • 2 pcs.-16″ x 16″ x 6″ – 17lbs

It is not uncommon for the Summit Awards to receive entries containing sensitive or proprietary information. Judging occurs on a secure server, and jury members sign confidentiality agreements. If the submission is identified as proprietary, it can be easily tracked through administrative reviews and judging processes. Any entry with a confidential tag will have its creative samples removed, and a winner icon used as a thumbnail loaded into the winner gallery.

If you want to report an entry as confidential or secret, email us the Entry Number and Name immediately after submission.

Blind Judging

The Summit Awards uphold the principle of “blind judging” to ensure fairness and impartiality. This process involves concealing the names of entering companies so that our judges evaluate submissions without knowledge of the entrant’s identity, thus eliminating any potential conscious or unconscious biases.

  • General Rule: When submitting entries, please do not include your company name on any creative samples or in the project description field. This preserves the anonymity essential for unbiased judgment. Your client’s name can remain on the creative samples and project descriptions as necessary.
  • Exceptions to Blind Judging:
  1. In-House Marketing Departments: When submissions come from in-house marketing teams, any self-referential details or mentions of in-house production should be excluded to maintain the integrity of the evaluation process.
  2. Self-Promotional Materials: If an agency or creative shop is entering promotional materials designed for their own firm, the inclusion of their name is permissible. This is the only scenario where the entrant’s identity can be disclosed, as it is integral to the nature of the work being judged.

By adhering to these guidelines, we ensure that all entries are assessed solely based on their creative and strategic merits, promoting an equitable competition environment.

Winners of the Summit Awards have the option to purchase a trophy if they wish to have one. We’ve designed our approach this way to ensure fairness and transparency in our awards program. By making trophy purchases optional, we ensure that non-winners are not subsidizing the cost of trophies for winners. This approach also helps us defray some of the expenses associated with running the Summit Awards while keeping our entry fees as low as possible for all participants.

It’s important to note that not all winners choose to purchase a trophy. We understand that different winners have varying preferences and needs. Some may prefer to celebrate their achievement in other ways, while others may find great value in receiving a physical trophy as a symbol of their accomplishment.

Additionally, the decision to acquire a trophy as a Summit Awards winner is entirely optional, allowing winners to choose what best suits their preferences and budget. We are committed to providing a flexible and equitable experience for all participants in the Summit Awards.

Summit Emerging Media Award

TIMELINE

Generally, administrative pre-check takes a month to afford entrants time for fixing and compliance alterations and judging about a month. Winners are traditionally announced about a month and a half after the final deadline.

2022 Tick-tock

11-14-22 Submission deadline.

6-1-22 Season opens.

Notification: Winners receive both an email and in-hand winner notification. Non-winners receive an email notification.

That is why we’re here. Just give us a call or send us an email describing your project and client, and we’ll do our best to direct it to the best spot.

Interactive displays, kiosks, presentations, press events have more flexibility in how they are presented so that we are able to share the project with the Jury in as realistic way as possible.

It can be helpful to develop a short video or a PowerPoint in order to help present the project. Other times, entrants have created a microsite taking the judges through the various phases, etc.

Trophies are custom-made per our winners’ requests and are available seasonally. Winner’s trophies are drop-shipped directly from our manufacturers. Trophies take 3-8 weeks, certificates take 3-6 weeks, depending on the date ordered.

Absolutely not. Once you are a winner, you have won. Take advantage of all of the benefits of being a winner: bragging rights, winner-controlled microsites, publicity tools and association with the more than quarter-century-old Summit Awards.

The Summit Awards hosts a different, lightning-fast platform for submitting, judging, and displaying winner galleries – https://summit.awardsplatform.com.

To enter, either click the purple Enter Award button at the top-right of this main website or navigate and login directly into the Summit Award Platform. You only need to register on the Summit Award Platform once; your registration will remain active for future entries. We suggest registering with an email accessible to more than one team member (vacations, retired emails, personnel changes, etc.)

Once logged into the Summit Awards Entry Platform, it’ll take you through the easy submission process.

Easy, 4-step entry using the Summit Awards Platform

  1. Register or login.
  2. Begin adding entries (auto-saves as you go).
  3. Submit entry. Move on to add the next entry.
  4. Checkout.

Entries are saved, and may you may edit them up through the final submission deadline.

Level of Awards

Winning entries received the rank of Leader, Innovator, and Visionary Award  (win levels equate to Bronze, Silver, and Gold respectively.)

Summit Awards EMA LeaderSummit Awards EMA Leader Summit Award EMA InnovatorSummit Award EMA Innovator Summit Award EMA VisionarySummit Award EMA Visionary
Leader Award

Pacesetter – Recognition for directing movement and helping to lead the industry. These winning entries are industry pacesetters.
Innovator Award

New Methods – Recognition for introducing new methods. These winning entries are helping direct new methodologies and techniques.
Visionary Award

Foresight – Recognition for demonstrating unusually keen foresight in emerging media. This status is bestowed on a tiny fraction of entries making this the primary target for emerging media professionals to shoot.

Summit Emerging Media Award uses world-class industry leaders to evaluate the merits of groundbreaking creative employing digital technologies. Innovator and Leader award-winning entries compete with each other for the Visionary Award. The Awards employs stringent evaluation criteria and blind judging; company names are withheld. The Summit Emerging Media Award employs blind judging: company names are withheld. Judging takes place beginning one to two weeks after the final deadline with judging taking approximately one month. All entrants are notified of award results electronically after the judging stage is complete. Winners are sent and in-person winner packet.

Submissions are judged on Method, Innovation, and Information. Method – Uniqueness, audience reach, strategy. Innovation – Visual design/creativity, graphical user interface, interaction design/functionality, user experience, audience reach. Information – Marketing message integration, audience appeal, user appeal.

Shipping costs remain stable. This page is updated as prices fluctuate or supply chain is hampered. Use the grid below to determine the current shipping cost to add to a mailed winner order form.

SHIPPING 

Summit Creative Award

  • Crystal trophy shipping as of September 2023 – the US $32.00, Canada $36.00
  • Composite trophy as of September 2023  – the US $26.00, Canada $33.00

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award

  • Marble trophy shipping as of 1-5-24 – the US $23.00, Canada $32.00

Summit Emerging Media Award

  • Crystal Globe trophy as of 1-5-2024  – the US $27.00, Canada $34.00

TAXES

United States individual state’s sales tax:

There are some states that don’t honor out of state Resale Certificates (see below the states and the tax percentage to add to an order form.)

AL- 9.25, CA- 7.25, DC – 6.0, DE – no sales tax, FL – 6.0, IL – 6.25, LA – 9.25, MA – 6.25, MD – 6.0

Canada GST HST PST:

Use the following percentages and add them to the authorized total on the order form.

5% (GST) in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon
13% (HST) in Ontario
15% (HST) in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island

 

DIMENSIONS

SCA Crystal Wave (Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. – 20″ x 10.5″ x 8.5″ – 14lbs
  • 2 pcs. – 20″ x 12″ x 10″ – 29lbs
  • 4 pcs. – 20” x 17″ x 13″ – 55lbs (only available to overseas shipments)

SCA Composite (Reused, environmentally-friendly corrugated cardboard, cornstarch bubble wrap)

  • 1 pc. -17″ x 7″ x8″ – 5lbs

MEA Dart (Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. -16″ x 8″ x 6″ – 12lbs
  • 2 pcs.-16″ x 16″ x 6″ – 25lbs

EMA Globe (Two-piece. Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. -13″ x 10″ x 6″ – 8lbs
  • 2 pcs.-16″ x 16″ x 6″ – 17lbs

It is not uncommon for the Summit Awards to receive entries containing sensitive or proprietary information. Judging occurs on a secure server, and jury members sign confidentiality agreements. If the submission is identified as proprietary, it can be easily tracked through administrative reviews and judging processes. Any entry with a confidential tag will have its creative samples removed, and a winner icon used as a thumbnail loaded into the winner gallery.

If you want to report an entry as confidential or secret, email us the Entry Number and Name immediately after submission.

Blind Judging

The Summit Awards uphold the principle of “blind judging” to ensure fairness and impartiality. This process involves concealing the names of entering companies so that our judges evaluate submissions without knowledge of the entrant’s identity, thus eliminating any potential conscious or unconscious biases.

  • General Rule: When submitting entries, please do not include your company name on any creative samples or in the project description field. This preserves the anonymity essential for unbiased judgment. Your client’s name can remain on the creative samples and project descriptions as necessary.
  • Exceptions to Blind Judging:
  1. In-House Marketing Departments: When submissions come from in-house marketing teams, any self-referential details or mentions of in-house production should be excluded to maintain the integrity of the evaluation process.
  2. Self-Promotional Materials: If an agency or creative shop is entering promotional materials designed for their own firm, the inclusion of their name is permissible. This is the only scenario where the entrant’s identity can be disclosed, as it is integral to the nature of the work being judged.

By adhering to these guidelines, we ensure that all entries are assessed solely based on their creative and strategic merits, promoting an equitable competition environment.

Winners of the Summit Awards have the option to purchase a trophy if they wish to have one. We’ve designed our approach this way to ensure fairness and transparency in our awards program. By making trophy purchases optional, we ensure that non-winners are not subsidizing the cost of trophies for winners. This approach also helps us defray some of the expenses associated with running the Summit Awards while keeping our entry fees as low as possible for all participants.

It’s important to note that not all winners choose to purchase a trophy. We understand that different winners have varying preferences and needs. Some may prefer to celebrate their achievement in other ways, while others may find great value in receiving a physical trophy as a symbol of their accomplishment.

Additionally, the decision to acquire a trophy as a Summit Awards winner is entirely optional, allowing winners to choose what best suits their preferences and budget. We are committed to providing a flexible and equitable experience for all participants in the Summit Awards.

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award

That is why we’re here. Just give us a call or send us an email describing your project and client, and we’ll do our best to direct it to the best spot.

Interactive displays, kiosks, presentations, press events have more flexibility in how they are presented so that we are able to share the project with the Jury in as realistic way as possible.

It can be helpful to develop a short video or a PowerPoint in order to help present the project. Other times, entrants have created a microsite taking the judges through the various phases, etc.

Trophies are custom-made per our winners’ requests and are available seasonally. Winner’s trophies are drop-shipped directly from our manufacturers. Trophies take 3-8 weeks, certificates take 3-6 weeks, depending on the date ordered.

Absolutely not. Once you are a winner, you have won. Take advantage of all of the benefits of being a winner: bragging rights, winner-controlled microsites, publicity tools and association with the more than quarter-century-old Summit Awards.

The Summit Awards hosts a different, lightning-fast platform for submitting, judging, and displaying winner galleries – https://summit.awardsplatform.com.

To enter, either click the purple Enter Award button at the top-right of this main website or navigate and login directly into the Summit Award Platform. You only need to register on the Summit Award Platform once; your registration will remain active for future entries. We suggest registering with an email accessible to more than one team member (vacations, retired emails, personnel changes, etc.)

Once logged into the Summit Awards Entry Platform, it’ll take you through the easy submission process.

Easy, 4-step entry using the Summit Awards Platform

  1. Register or login.
  2. Begin adding entries (auto-saves as you go).
  3. Submit entry. Move on to add the next entry.
  4. Checkout.

Entries are saved, and may you may edit them up through the final submission deadline.

Shipping costs remain stable. This page is updated as prices fluctuate or supply chain is hampered. Use the grid below to determine the current shipping cost to add to a mailed winner order form.

SHIPPING 

Summit Creative Award

  • Crystal trophy shipping as of September 2023 – the US $32.00, Canada $36.00
  • Composite trophy as of September 2023  – the US $26.00, Canada $33.00

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award

  • Marble trophy shipping as of 1-5-24 – the US $23.00, Canada $32.00

Summit Emerging Media Award

  • Crystal Globe trophy as of 1-5-2024  – the US $27.00, Canada $34.00

TAXES

United States individual state’s sales tax:

There are some states that don’t honor out of state Resale Certificates (see below the states and the tax percentage to add to an order form.)

AL- 9.25, CA- 7.25, DC – 6.0, DE – no sales tax, FL – 6.0, IL – 6.25, LA – 9.25, MA – 6.25, MD – 6.0

Canada GST HST PST:

Use the following percentages and add them to the authorized total on the order form.

5% (GST) in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon
13% (HST) in Ontario
15% (HST) in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island

 

DIMENSIONS

SCA Crystal Wave (Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. – 20″ x 10.5″ x 8.5″ – 14lbs
  • 2 pcs. – 20″ x 12″ x 10″ – 29lbs
  • 4 pcs. – 20” x 17″ x 13″ – 55lbs (only available to overseas shipments)

SCA Composite (Reused, environmentally-friendly corrugated cardboard, cornstarch bubble wrap)

  • 1 pc. -17″ x 7″ x8″ – 5lbs

MEA Dart (Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. -16″ x 8″ x 6″ – 12lbs
  • 2 pcs.-16″ x 16″ x 6″ – 25lbs

EMA Globe (Two-piece. Presentation gift box and protective packaging)

  • 1 pc. -13″ x 10″ x 6″ – 8lbs
  • 2 pcs.-16″ x 16″ x 6″ – 17lbs

It is not uncommon for the Summit Awards to receive entries containing sensitive or proprietary information. Judging occurs on a secure server, and jury members sign confidentiality agreements. If the submission is identified as proprietary, it can be easily tracked through administrative reviews and judging processes. Any entry with a confidential tag will have its creative samples removed, and a winner icon used as a thumbnail loaded into the winner gallery.

If you want to report an entry as confidential or secret, email us the Entry Number and Name immediately after submission.

Blind Judging

The Summit Awards uphold the principle of “blind judging” to ensure fairness and impartiality. This process involves concealing the names of entering companies so that our judges evaluate submissions without knowledge of the entrant’s identity, thus eliminating any potential conscious or unconscious biases.

  • General Rule: When submitting entries, please do not include your company name on any creative samples or in the project description field. This preserves the anonymity essential for unbiased judgment. Your client’s name can remain on the creative samples and project descriptions as necessary.
  • Exceptions to Blind Judging:
  1. In-House Marketing Departments: When submissions come from in-house marketing teams, any self-referential details or mentions of in-house production should be excluded to maintain the integrity of the evaluation process.
  2. Self-Promotional Materials: If an agency or creative shop is entering promotional materials designed for their own firm, the inclusion of their name is permissible. This is the only scenario where the entrant’s identity can be disclosed, as it is integral to the nature of the work being judged.

By adhering to these guidelines, we ensure that all entries are assessed solely based on their creative and strategic merits, promoting an equitable competition environment.

Winners of the Summit Awards have the option to purchase a trophy if they wish to have one. We’ve designed our approach this way to ensure fairness and transparency in our awards program. By making trophy purchases optional, we ensure that non-winners are not subsidizing the cost of trophies for winners. This approach also helps us defray some of the expenses associated with running the Summit Awards while keeping our entry fees as low as possible for all participants.

It’s important to note that not all winners choose to purchase a trophy. We understand that different winners have varying preferences and needs. Some may prefer to celebrate their achievement in other ways, while others may find great value in receiving a physical trophy as a symbol of their accomplishment.

Additionally, the decision to acquire a trophy as a Summit Awards winner is entirely optional, allowing winners to choose what best suits their preferences and budget. We are committed to providing a flexible and equitable experience for all participants in the Summit Awards.