Frequently Asked Questions


Where do I submit entries and how do I create an account?

All submissions will be entered on Awards Force. Create an account to submit your entries.

What is the cost and entry deadline?

CMA encourages submitting entries early by offering multiple deadlines with increasing entry fee rates. The early–bird deadline offers the lowest entry fee. Entry fees are increased for the final deadline with pricing surcharge for non–member taking effect in the last few days.

CMA Awards Entry Deadlines 2021

Early-Bird Deadline | June 18, 2021 @ 12PM ET
Member Pricing: $300
Non-Member Pricing: $450

Regular Deadline | July 5 @ 11:59PM ET
Member Pricing: $450
Non-Member Pricing: $600

Final Deadline | July 26 @ 11:59PM ET
Member Pricing: $450
Non-Member Pricing: $700

Deadline Extension Fees

The final deadline to submit is July 26th at 11:59 pm ET.  If you require an extension below is a list of the fees. To request an extension please contact awards@thecma.ca.

Member - $100
Non-Member - $200

Special Awards

Annually, we present a series of Special Awards that are complimentary to enter. This year’s Special Awards are the following:

  • Canada Post Integrated Marketing Award
  • Environics Analytics Data Marketing Award
  • Facebook Business Equality Award
  • LinkedIn B2B Marketing Award
  • IGM Financial Marketer of the Year Award
  • Kaiser & Partners Lifetime Achievement Award

 

CMA Member Discount

The CMA is pleased to offer all Members their first entry submission at 50% off. Once you add all your entries to your cart, please use the discount code **CMAMEMBER50**. Please note this code is valid for one submission for each Member organization only.

Why are there multiple deadline dates?

CMA encourages submitting entries early by offering multiple deadlines with increasing entry fee rates. The early–bird deadline offers the lowest entry fee. Entry fees are increased for the final deadline with pricing surcharge for non–member taking effect in the last few days.

When does Early Bird Pricing End?

Early bird pricing will end on June 18th at 12pm ET.

Are there any discounts available for CMA Members?

The CMA is pleased to offer all Members their first entry submission at 50% off. Once you add all your entries to your cart, please use the discount code **CMAMEMBER50**. Please note this code is valid for one submission for each Member organization only.

How do I know if I’m a CMA member?

CMA membership is assigned to companies. Therefore, if your organization is a CMA member, you are a CMA member. Find out if you/your organization is a CMA member by viewing the member directory.

What is the cancellation/refund policy for entries submitted?

Refunds can be made only if written notification of the entrant’s wish to withdraw their entries reaches the CMA office before June 28. Refunds made up until this date will be subject to a $95 administrative cancellation fee. No refunds will be considered by the CMA after June 28, regardless of any extension to the entry deadlines. Entries can only be cancelled by the CMA and cannot be cancelled or removed from the CMA Awards in any way after June 28.

What are the dates for campaign eligibility for 2021?

Your campaign must have results tabulated between December 1, 2018 and June 1, 2021. We have extended the campaign eligibility period to allow companies to enter campaigns that they could not submit last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Entries containing results tabulated after June 1, 2021 may be disqualified at the discretion of the judging committee and CMA. CMA is not responsible for any entrant submission error. The decision of the judging committee and CMA is final.

What is the criteria for submitting an entry?

Criteria for different disciplines and categories can be accessed through the entry form in Awards Force. Please note that there is a character limit (that includes spaces).

How many creative files will be accepted?

A maximum of 6 supporting files will be accepted. Attachments are optional (including videos) and the maximum file size for any upload is 1GB and no longer than 2 minutes in duration. If a PDF is submitted with multiple creative elements, each creative element is counted as 1 attachment.  The following file formats accepted are: mpg, mov, mp3, pdf, jpeg, and the website URL.

How many times can I enter a campaign?

CMA limits the submission of each unique campaign to 5 times or less. The campaign can be submitted across any of the disciplines/categories. This limit does not apply to special awards (Canada Post Integrated Marketing Award, Environics Analytics Data Marketing Award, Facebook Business Equality Award and LinkedIn B2B Marketing Award). Organizations can submit an unlimited number of unique campaigns.

My campaign ran in the US, is it still eligible?

Campaigns that ran in Canada or campaigns that ran in other markets but were developed by Canadian marketers for Canadian clients are eligible for entry. CMA reserves the right to reassign the entry discipline or category at any time.

Who can help me decide which category my campaign should be submitted into?

Contact awards@theCMA.ca for assistance in determining into which category(s) your campaign should be entered. We are happy to help!

Why is my text cut off in one or more of the boxes for campaign details?

Each section contains a maximum character count.

When will I find out if my submission has been shortlisted?

Notifications will be emailed to the individual listed as the contact person for each entry that is shortlisted by early October.

PayPal won’t accept or process my credit card. Who do I contact for assistance?

If you are having difficulties processing payment through our PayPal account online, please contact awards@theCMA.ca.

I can’t upload my supporting documents. Who do I contact?

Please contact Award Force technical support at support@awardforce.com.

How do I enter the Canada Post Integrated Marketing Award? What is the entry fee?

The Canada Post Integrated Marketing Award is free to enter. Please review the requirements carefully to ensure your entry is eligible.

How do I enter the LinkedIn B2B Marketing Award? What is the entry fee?

The LinkedIn B2B Marketing Award is free to enter. Please review the requirements carefully to ensure your entry is eligible.

How do I enter the Environics Analytics Data Marketing Award? What is the entry fee?

The Environics Analytics Data Marketing Award is free to enter. Please review the requirements carefully to ensure your entry is eligible.

How do I enter the Facebook Business Equality Award? What is the entry fee?

The Facebook Business Equality Award is free to enter. Please review the requirements carefully to ensure your entry is eligible.

How do I nominate someone for the IGM Financial Marketer of the Year Award or Kaiser & Partners Lifetime Achievement Award? What is the entry fee?

The Marketer of the Year or Lifetime Achievement Award is free to enter. Please review the requirements carefully to ensure your entry is eligible.

 

 



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