Society for New Communications Research Announces Call for Entries for 8th Annual Excellence in New Communications Awards
Prestigious Awards Honor Excellence in New Communications, Digital, Mobile, Social Media and ICT Developments – FINAL DEADLINE: Thursday, September 12th at Noon PDT
SNCR is pleased to announce its Call for Entries for the 8th Annual SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards.
These prestigious awards honor the work of individuals, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and media outlets that are pioneering the use of digital and social media, mobile media, online communities, collaborative technologies and other ICT in the areas of business, media and professional communications, including marketing, public relations, and advertising as well as entertainment, education, politics, and social initiatives.
Awards are granted in six divisions: Academic, Corporate, Government, Media, Nonprofit/NGO, Technology Innovation (for New Communications and Social Media Technology Vendors), and 8 categories: Internal Communications, Online Community, Mobile Media, Social CRM, Social Intelligence, Social Media Marketing, Visual Media, and Technology Innovation/Best New Technology.
Entrants are asked to submit case studies detailing their initiatives and technologies. The winning case studies will be published on SNCR.org, and the winners will be honored at the 2013 Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala on November 7th in Boston, MA.
Entry guidelines and the online entry form can be found at http://bit.ly/12DrCu1.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:59 pm PDT. FINAL DEADLINE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 AT NOON PDT
Entry fees: $125. USD per entry. A portion of each entry fee is tax-deductible, and all proceeds benefit SNCR, a 501c3 foundation.
If you should have any questions on this awards program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 825-9288.
SNCR EXCELLENCE AWARDS JUDGING CRITERIA & AWARD NOTIFICATION
All SNCR Excellence Award case study submissions are provided to a panel of judges comprised of a group of SNCR’s Fellows, led the SNCR Best Practices committee. The committee reviews and scores each entry based on its own merit on a scale of 1-8. The judges’ scores are tallied and averaged to reach the final score for the entry.
Judging criteria include: technical excellence, creativity and innovation, effectiveness (identifying and successfully responding to business goals), measurable outcomes, and overall success.
Any entry scoring between a 4-6 will be honored with a Commendation of Merit. Any entry scoring 6+ – 8 will become a finalist for an Award of Excellence. Each of these finalists will receive a Commendation of Excellence, but the entry in each category with the highest score will be the winner for the category. (If no entry in a category scores above a 6, no Award of Excellence will be granted in that category.)
Finalists will be alerted of their status via email in October 2013.