7th Annual SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards Call for Entries
SNCR is pleased to announce its Call for Entries for the 7th Annual SNCR Excellence in New Communications Awards.
These prestigious awards honor the work of corporations, governmental and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, media outlets and individuals who are innovating the use of social media, ICT, mobile media, and collaborative technologies in the areas of business, media, and professional communications, including advertising, marketing, public relations, corporate communications, and CRM, as well as entertainment, education, politics, and social initiatives.
Awards are granted in six divisions: Academic, Corporate, Government, Media, Nonprofit/NGO, and Technology Innovation (for New Communications and Social Media Technology Vendors), and in 8 categories: External Communications & Communities, Influencer Relations, Internal Communications & Communities, Measurement & ROI, Mobile Media, Online Reputation Management, Social CRM, and Social Media Marketing.
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 2012 Society for New Communications Research Symposium & Awards Gala, which will be held November 8-9 at Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park, CA. To register for this event, please visit: http://2012sncrsymposium.eventbrite.com. Award Entrants will receive an invite to this event and a discount of $75.00 on the event.
Entry guidelines and the online entry form can be found at https://sncr.wufoo.com/forms/2012-sncr-excellence-in-new-communications-....
Submission Deadline: The early bird submission deadline is Friday, July 27th, 2012. The final deadline for submissions is Friday, September 7th, 2012. (No extensions will be granted).
Entry Fees: $75. USD per entry by the early bird deadline (July 27th, 2012). If submitted after Friday, July 27th, the submission fee is $125 USD. A portion of each entry fee is tax-deductible, and all proceeds benefit SNCR, a 501c3 foundation.
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 Excellencewill be granted in that category.)
Finalists will be alerted of their status via email in October.