thinkLA Entries

Entry Process


Eligibility

  • All entries are subject to eligibility review and approval.
  • Submissions are accepted ONLY for work produced by and/or for a Southern California-based company and presented to the public in calendar year 2015.
  • Joint, team, and individual entries are acceptable.
  • Entries may be from thinkLA members or non-members.
  • There is no limit on the number of entries an individual or company may submit, but there is a limit of two (2) categories per entry.

Submit An Entry 1-2-3

1. REGISTER
If you're new to the awards, begin HERE.
The information you'll need is:
  • Your contact info.
  • Entry name (for campaigns, that's the spot or campaign; for company awards, it's the company name; and for individuals, it's the name of the individual being nominated).
  • The category you're entering into.
  • A thumbnail image that represents your entry.
If you've already registered for this year - congratulations! You can just LOG IN.


2. COMPLETE THIS FORM
  • Campaign Achievement Awards
    Submit a PDF document (2-page maximum) answering the following questions:
    • The Idea
      What were the campaign's objectives?
      Who was the target audience?
      What were the insights that shaped the idea?
      How was it relevant to the client and the target audience?
    • The Execution
      What was the creative/strategic solution? What channel(s) were used?
    • The Results
      You can include sales results as well as change in awareness and attitudes.
  • Company and Individual Achievement Awards
    Submit a PDF document (2-page maximum) answering the following questions:
    • Leadership
      How is the nominee a leader in the industry? How is the nominee viewed by colleagues, executives, subordinates, partners?
    • Innovation
      What are the nominee's strengths in innovative thinking, problem solving, and/or recognizing business opportunities?
    • Community
      How has the nominee contributed to our community in any or all of the following capacities: knowledge sharing, training, charity work, industry events, or any other substantive way?

3. UPLOAD SUPPORTING MATERIALS AND URL LINKS
Please note that supporting materials are optional, but strongly recommended, especially videos:
  • Videos (max length 4 minutes).
  • Screen shots or descriptive images (no more than 5 per entry, .jpg or .png, 72DPI).
  • URL link (no more than 3 per entry): Can be commercials, websites, demos from technology partners and/or ad servers, etc.

Specs

For technical advice and support please contact Iceberg on Twitter or via email.

  • DOCUMENTS
    All documents must be submitted in PDF format.

  • VIDEOS
    Our video is powered by Vimeo, We recommend following their recommend settings for leaving the judges with the best impression: http://vimeo.com/help/compression.

  • IMAGES
    Screen shots or descriptive images (no more than 5 per entry, .png or .jpg, 72dpi, maximum size 11x17).

  • LINKS
    Any entry that contains interactive content must provide a URL link to the live site, mobile application or game. Links can be commercials, websites, demos from technology partners and/or ad servers, etc. No more than 3 links per entry.
    Password information must be provided on the PDF document for protected sites
    Link must be live through December 2016

  • COMPANY LOGO (COMPANY AWARDS ONLY)
    High resolution files only, .png or .jpg, please.

  • AUDIO
    We accept .mp3, .wav and .ogg files.


How We Determine The Winners

  • Campaign Achievement Awards
    • Phase One: The thinkLA screening committee, comprised of senior marketing professionals, will evaluate and score all entries. The top five entries in each category will be determined.
    • Phase Two: An independent panel of highly acclaimed industry experts will determine the winner.

  • Company Achievement Awards
    • Phase One: The thinkLA screening committee, comprised of senior marketing professionals, will evaluate and score all entries. The top five entries in each category will be determined.
    • Phase Two: An independent panel of highly acclaimed industry experts will score all finalists. 
    • Phase Three: the thinkLA community will vote for their favorites in each category. 

  • Individual Achievement Awards
    The winner will be selected in each category, based on popular vote by the thinkLA community.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at awards@thinkLA.org

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