Summit Emerging Media Award – Summit Awards

Summit Emerging Media Award

September 3, 2023

Why are winners trophies only for purchase?

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 […]
October 22, 2022

What is Blind Judging

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 […]
September 23, 2022

How is confidential information handled?

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 […]
September 9, 2021


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 […]
January 16, 2018

What are the judging criteria and schedule?

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 […]
January 16, 2018

What are the different levels of winning?

Level of Awards Winning entries received the rank of Leader, Innovator, and Visionary Award  (win levels equate to Bronze, Silver, and Gold respectively.) 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 […]
December 8, 2017

How do I enter?

The Summit Awards hosts a different, lightning-fast platform for submitting, judging, and displaying winner galleries – 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 […]
November 8, 2017

Do I have to pay for an award trophy to be a winner?

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.
November 8, 2017

I’m a winner. I’d like to know more about trophies.

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.