2014 ASTRA Awards Call for Entries Extended Through August 18

Entry Deadline has been extended through August 18. Through its ASTRA Awards, the New Jersey Communications, Advertising and Marketing Association (NJ CAMA) celebrates the top tier of the region’s marketing and communications work.

If you are an individual, company or organization engaged in the creation of advertising, communications and marketing in New Jersey you are eligible. If your work appeared, aired, or was published for the first time between January 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014, we want to hear from you.

You know how good your work is. So share it with the world! The ASTRA Awards provide the perfect social platform to enjoy the company of your colleagues and receive the the recognition you deserve.

Download the ASTRA Awards Call for Entries brochure here. (PDF File)

Need more information? Contact Erin Klebaur at 609.297.2221 or astras@njcama.org.

NEW SUBMISSION FORMATS

Please note that all entries for the 2014 ASTRA’s must be submitted electronically.

Please send PRINT work submissions in a digital (PDF or JPG) format.

For AUDIO and VIDEO entries, please forward a website or URL where your specific work can be readily accessed and screened.

Electronic entries need to have a unique link / URL for each entry. Site may be live or created specifically for judging. Specify URL on entry form.

ELIGIBILITY

All entries must have been conceived and created within New Jersey or for companies in New Jersey. (Either the agency or organization marketed must be based in New Jersey). All entries must have appeared, aired or been published for the first time in the media between: January 1, 2013 and May 31, 2014.

Entries will not be returned.

All entries submitted in the competition, with the exceptions of Public Service advertising, industry (advertising) Self- Promotion and Dashed Dreams, must have been created and disseminated in the normal course of business, whereby the advertiser has paid for the media placement.

Entries which meet the criteria of public service or industry self-promotion can only be entered in these categories. See category descriptions for further details.

Entry Deadlines:
Early Entry – August 1, 2014
Late Entry — August 8, 2014

Entries Must:
1. Meet all eligibility requirements
2. Be submitted in the correct category
3. Be correctly identified
4. Include a completed and signed entry form
5. Conform to defined submission requirements
6. Conform to all applicable copyright laws
Entries not meeting these requirements will be disqualified
from the competition.

AWARDS
Gold ASTRA Awards may be awarded in each category of competition at the
discretion of the judges. Second place Silver ASTRA Awards may also be
awarded in each category of the competition at the discretion of the judges.
All decisions of the judges are final.

ENTRY IDENTIFICATION
The Category number (and letter where applicable) must appear in the
electronic submission form. Include this information on each component of
a multimedia campaign.

ENTRY FEES
NJ CAMA Members – $60 per entry
Non-members – $90 per entry

Join NJ CAMA when you submit your entries on-line and take advantage of
the membership discount!

Discount incentives for NJ CAMA members
Enter 5 for $300 and your 6th entry is FREE
Enter 10 for $600 and your 11th and 12th entries are FREE

Discounts will be applied as refunds after we receive your entries. Non-members who join during submission process will receive discounts as refunds after purchases are processed.






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Subject

All entries must be submitted in digital form as Microsoft Word documents, Adobe PDF files, or JPG images. Files also may be submitted as web URLs. Please enter URLs for entries in the Message area below. File attachments may be submitted at the bottom of this entry form.

You may submit all of your entries with this form, but be sure that you attach all the necessary documentation for each entry. Check all the entry categories that apply to your entries, but make sure that your entry attachments each mention the category in which you are entering them.

If you are submitting more than five entries, you will need to use a second form.

Your Message

PRINT CATEGORIES
1. CATALOG2. MENU3. STATIONERY PACKAGE4A. ANNUAL REPORT For-Profit Organization4B. ANNUAL REPORT Non-Profit Organization5A. BROCHURE: NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Less than 8 pages5B. BROCHURE: NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION More than 8 pages6A. BROCHURE: FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Less than 8 pages6B. BROCHURE: FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION More than 8 pages7. NEWSLETTER8A. Magazine8B. MAGAZINE Cover only8C. Book Jacket9A. POSTER Single9B. POSTER Campaign10. SALES KIT/FOLDER11A. DIRECT MARKETING B to B less than $5,00011B. DIRECT MARKETING B to B more than $5,00011C. DIRECT MARKETING B to C less than $5,00011D. DIRECT MARKETING B to C more than $5,000

OUT-OF-HOME

12. OUTDOOR BILLBOARD13A. MASS TRANSIT Vehicle13B. MASS TRANSIT Shelter14. OUT-OF-HOME CAMPAIGN

BUSINESS/TRADE PUBLICATION ADVERTISING

16A. FULL PAGE Less than Four-Color16B. FULL PAGE Four-Color17. SPREAD/MULTI-PAGE18. CAMPAIGN

CONSUMER ADVERTISING-MAGAZINE

19. FRACTIONAL PAGE20A. FULL PAGE Less than Four-Color20B. FULL PAGE Four-Color21. SPREAD/MULTI-PAGE22. CAMPAIGN

CONSUMER ADVERTISING-NEWSPAPER

23. HALF PAGE OR LESS24A. MORE THAN HALF PAGE Less than Four-Color24B. MORE THAN HALF PAGE Four-Color25A. SPREAD/MULTI-PAGE Less than Four-Color25B. SPREAD/MULTI-PAGE Four-Color26A. CAMPAIGN Less than Four-Color26B. CAMPAIGN Four-Color27. INSERT/SUPPLEMENT

ELECTRONIC/DIGITAL

28. WEB BANNER ADS29A. WEB DESIGN Budget under $15,00029B. WEB DESIGN Budget $15,000 – $50,00029C. WEB DESIGN Budget $50,000+30. ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTERS OR BROCHURES31A. E-MARKETING Paid search programs31B. E-MARKETING Integrated search programs31C. E-MARKETING SEO program32. WEBINARS33A. MOBILE MEDIA Flash Games/Advergames (games designed to promote a product/service)33B. MOBILE MEDIA Ringtones/Screensavers/Backgrounds for cell phones/ iPhone/Blackberry33C. MOBILE MEDIA Applications

RADIO

34. LOCAL SINGLE35. LOCAL CAMPAIGN36. REGIONAL/NATIONAL SINGLE37. REGIONAL/NATIONAL CAMPAIGN

TELEVISION

38. LOCAL SINGLE39. LOCAL CAMPAIGN40. REGIONAL/NATIONAL SINGLE41. REGIONAL/NATIONAL CAMPAIGN42. CABLE TELEVISION ADVERTISING

VIDEO

43. UP TO 3 MINUTES44. 3 MINUTES AND ABOVE45. INFOMERCIAL46. CORPORATE VIDEO (business/employee)47. INTERNET PROMO

DISPLAY

48. POINT OF PURCHASE DISPLAY49. TRADESHOW EXHIBIT50. KIOSK51. PRODUCT PACKAGING

SPECIALTY ADVERTISING

52. EVENT INVITATION53. CARD/ANNOUNCEMENT54. APPAREL/MERCHANDISE (T-shirts, Hats, Pens, Mouse Pads, etc.)

ECO-FRIENDLY

55. DESIGNS56. GREEN CAMPAIGNS

MULTI-MEDIA CAMPAIGN

57A. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS Budget under $15,00057B. BUSINESS-TO-BUSINESS Budget $15,000+58A. BUSINESS-TO-CONSUMER Budget under $15,00058B. BUSINESS-TO-CONSUMER Budget $15,000+

SELF-PROMOTION MEDIA

59. SELF-PROMOTION

DESIGN/ADVERTISING ARTS

61. ILLUSTRATION-FLAT OR DIMENSIONAL62. STILL PHOTOGRAPHY63. VIDEO/FILM/ANIMATION/SPECIAL EFFECTS

PUBLIC SERVICE

64A. PUBLIC SERVICE Budget under $5,00064B. PUBLIC SERVICE Budget $5,000+

MARKETING

65. MARKETING – Budget under $50,00066. MARKETING – Budget $50,000+67. SALES/MARKETING ALIGNMENT

PUBLIC RELATIONS

68. PUBLIC PROGRAMS69. SPECIAL EVENTS AND OBSERVATIONS70. COMMUNITY RELATIONS71. PUBLIC AFFAIRS72. BLOGS73. SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNS74A. PODCASTS B-to-B – 30 minutes or less74B. PODCASTS B-to-B – 30+ minutes74C. PODCASTS B-to-C – 30 minutes or less74D. PODCASTS B-to-C – 30+ minutes75A. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS Newsletter or eNewsletter75B. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS Brochure75C. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS Annual Report

EXCELLENCE IN WRITING

76. EXCELLENCE IN WRITING – Feature Story77. EXCELLENCE IN WRITING – Speech78. EXCELLENCE IN WRITING – Websites

DASHED DREAMS

79. PRINT80. RADIO81. TV82. OTHER

If your entry requires file attachments, please upload them here.

Acceptable files: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe PDF. For audio and video files, please submit web URLs where the files can either be played or downloaded.

First Entry

Second Entry

Third Entry

Fourth Entry

Fifth Entry

 

You may use the entry form again for additional entries. Be sure to click SEND after you complete the form and any attachments for EACH entry.

After you have finished submitting entries, you now must pay for your entries.

ENTRY FEES
NJ CAMA Members – $60 per entry
Non-members – $90 per entry

Join NJ CAMA when you submit your entries on-line and take advantage of
the membership discount!

Discount incentives for NJ CAMA members
Enter 5 for $300 and your 6th entry is FREE
Enter 10 for $600 and your 11th and 12th entries are FREE

Discounts will be applied as refunds after we receive your entries. Non-members who join during submission process will receive discounts as refunds after purchases are processed.

Payment Options:

Pay Online: Please choose the member or non-member entry rate below, by clicking on the appropriate “add to cart” button.

On the PayPal page that will appear, you can indicate the quantity of entries you are submitting. If you are submitting five or more at the NJCAMA member rate, we will refund the discount amount after your payment has been processed.

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2015 NJ CAMA Membership Fees

Individual Membership $50 / Company Membership $125

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Corporate NJCAMA Membership




To pay by check: Make checks payable to ASTRA AWARDS – NJ CAMA.
Mail checks to:
NJ CAMA ASTRA Entries
c/o Erin Klebaur, Creative Marketing Alliance
191 Clarksville Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550
609-297-2221
Entry fee must accompany entry. Entries without payment will be
disqualified.
Winners will be notified prior and will be honored on Wednesday,
September 17, 2014 at Jasna Polana in Princeton, NJ.