Media Innovation Competition Rules

  1. This one is simple. 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 2016 may be entered. In addition, you must submit three copies each of up to two printed publications and the name of the vendor (if applicable) for each category entered. (For example, three copies of the May/June 2016 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 in 2016 (but not necessarily used in publication that year). Photographs must be related to rescue mission ministry: the people you 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.) PLEASE self-edit and submit your best entries. If you want to submit more than three photos, please email additional entries to Director of Communications Brad Lewis at blewis@agrm.org.

  4. NEW: Video submissions have been split into two categories: (1) PSAs/Commercials (60-second duration); and (2) Extended Videos (longer than 60 seconds) produced to tell a client's story, for fundraising purposes, or to show at a mission banquet. Video entries also must have been produced in 2016.

  5. Mission logos must be the result of a new design or redesign in 2016. Please upload a PDF or .jpg of your logo along with the name of the designer/vendor using the online entry form.

  6. Social media (Facebook and Twitter) and websites will be judged in their current states in 2017. Please list the URL to each as indicated on the online entry form.

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

  8. Judging will be completed by experts knowledgeable in their respective fields of media. Decisions of the judges will be final.

  9. All submissions must be completed online by April 15, 2017, and the mail-in copies for print categories must also be postmarked by April 15, 2017.

Here's How to Enter:

  1. Choose your categories.

    Entrants may submit work in the categories below:

    Newsletters | Brochures | Annual Reports | Photos | Logos | PSAs/Commercials | Extended Videos | Websites | 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 (above) 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 three 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.