Media Innovation Competition Rules

  1. All submissions must be made using the online entry form.  

  2. For print publications (annual reports, general brochures, newsletters/magazines), only items produced for use in 2015 may be entered. In addition, you must submit four copies each of up to two printed publications and the name of the vendor (if applicable) for each category entered. (For example, four copies of the May/June issue of your newsletter; please do not submit more than two different issues published during the year). After you have entered the publications on the online form, please print and enclose a copy of the mail-in entry form with printed submissions.

  3. Photographs submitted must have been taken (but not necessarily used in publication) in 2015. Photographs must be related to rescue mission ministry: the people we serve, methods of service, results of ministry, etc. Please include the photographer’s name and date the photo was taken. Photo submissions should be high resolution, but no larger than 3MB. Photography must be original (not stock) and missions submitting photographs must own the rights to publish the photos. You will upload the photos using the online entry form. (You do NOT need to mail printed copies.) 

  4. NEW: Social media (Facebook and Twitter) along with websites, will be judged in their current states in 2016. Please list the URL to each as indicated on the online entry form.

  5. NEW: Mission logos must be the result of a redesign in 2014 or 2015. Please upload a PDF or .jpg of your logo along with the name of the designer/vendor using the online entry form. Logos produced prior to 2014 are not eligible; logos produced in 2016 can be entered in next year's contest.

  6. Missions may enter more than one piece per category but will be eligible to win only one award in that category.

  7. Judging will be completed by a panel of experts knowledgeable in their fields of media. Decisions of the judges will be final.

  8. All submissions must be completed online by April 15, 2016, and the mail-in copies for print categories must also be postmarked by April 15, 2016.

Here's How to Enter:

  1. Choose your categories.

    Entrants may submit work in the categories below:

    Newsletters | Brochures | Annual Reports | Photos | Logos | Websites | Videos | Facebook | Twitter

  2. Determine your budget category.

    This is not project/department budget, but total operating budget of your mission. Please choose from one of the following:up to $5,000,000 | more than $5,000,000

  3. Review competition rules and judging criteria.
  4. Complete the online entry form.
    Use the online entry form for ALL categories by entering titles and vendor information. For print media categories, you will mail in four copies of each entry; for all other categories, you will upload digital files or enter URLs.
  5. Confirm entry submission.
    You will receive a confirmation email after successfully submitting entires through the online entry. If for some reason you do not receive an email confirmation, please send an email to Director of Communications Brad Lewis.
  6. Mail in your hard copies for judging.
    For print categories, please download, print, and mail in a hard copy of the mail-in entry form with your publications.

If you have questions please send an email to Director of Communications Brad Lewis.