Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award – Summit Awards

Summit Marketing Effectiveness 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

The Summit Awards use strict “blind judging,” meaning the entering company’s name is hidden. All evaluations are made without knowledge of information that might influence one’s situation assessment. Such an approach is used to eliminate conscious or nonconscious bias. This is to ensure our board of judges’ complete impartiality. This prevents any conflict of interest or bias from influencing the […]
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 $26, Canada $36.00 Composite trophy as of September 2023  – the US […]
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

What are the judging criteria and schedule?

Summit Marketing Effectiveness Award: Judges evaluate each entry’s Brief and Creative Sample, and critique it on how well it influences, changes, or reinforces the audiences’ knowledge, attitudes or beliefs. Entries are judged against a benchmark that indicates quality effectiveness, and Silver winners compete with each for a Platinum win. This means that winners not only meet a minimum standard but […]
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.