Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to enter the IABC Detroit’s Renaissance Awards?
IABC -Detroit’s Renaissance Awards program is open to all communicators (IABC members and non-members) in southeast Michigan, northwest Ohio and southwest Ontario. The awards program is designed to promote the image, marketing or programs of a specific business or institution. Items and/or programs for sale to the general public are not eligible.
What is the time frame for an entry’s eligibility?
More than half of the submitted entry must have been completed between March 1, 2010, and March 1, 2011.
Can I submit the same entry in more than one category?
Yes, you may submit the same entry in as many different categories as is applicable. The work plan should be tailored to fit the individual categories. A separate entry fee will apply for each category in which your work is entered.
Can I submit more than one entry?
Yes. There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit for the IABC-Detroit’s Renaissance Awards. A separate work plan, work sample, entry form and entry fee are required for each submission.
If a project was created by an agency, client or freelancer, who enters it?
An agency, client or freelancer may enter a project. If an entry is submitted by an agency or freelancer, the client should be aware of the entry to avoid duplicate submissions.
If my project was created by a team, who should be listed as the entrant? How are other team members recognized?
The entrant’s name is the person who was primarily responsible for the project, and must have had direct involvement with the entry. He or she can submit the entry on behalf of a team. Names of other people responsible for the project should be listed on the Entry Form for inclusion on the award, announced during the awards ceremony and listed in the slide presentation.
Who judges the entries?
IABC-Detroit recruits communication professionals from other IABC chapters from throughout the United States.
What are the award levels and how are awards determined?
Judges may designate up to one Award of Excellence, one Award of Merit and one Award of Honor for each category based on a numerical scale. Judges also may choose not to designate an award. All Award of Excellence winners in the Communication Management categories advance to a second round of judging to determine the Presidents Award. Past IABC-Detroit presidents judge these entries. Award of Excellence winners in the Communication Skills and Communication Creative categories will be considered for the Best of Show Awards. One Best of Show will be presented in the Communication Skills and Communication Creative divisions. A blue ribbon panel of communicators will make Best of Show selections. All judges’ decisions are final.
Will I get my entry back?
You may pick up your entries and judges’ sheets at the conclusion of the awards ceremony in June. IABC-Detroit is not responsible for lost or damaged samples. All entries not picked up after the awards ceremony will be discarded.
Can I order additional awards?
Yes, additional awards may be purchased after the June awards ceremony. Information on purchasing additional awards will be provided during the awards ceremony.
How are winners notified?
Winners will be notified in late May via e-mail. However, the award level, including Presidents Award and Best of Show Awards, will not be announced until the actual ceremony.
When is the awards ceremony?
The 2011 IABC-Detroit’s Renaissance Awards will be held on June 23 at the Renaissance Center in Detroit, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
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