2017 Blacksmith Awards

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Deadlines & Fees

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Deadlines

Discounts & Entry Fees

Judging


Deadlines

 

This year our entry fees will be tied to early, regular and late deadlines. You can pay by credit card on the Omni platform, or you can arrange to pay offline and be invoiced later.

Early deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 1

Regular deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, September 8

Late deadline [Extended]: 5:00 p.m., Monday September 18

Deadlines are applied based on the last time an entry was edited. Clicking the edit pencil next to an entry from the view/edit entries menu after a deadline will change the price to that for the next deadline.


Discounts & Entry Fees

 

Multiple Entry Discount: Entrants submitting 3 or more awards will receive a 10% discount, beginning with the third entry. Entries one and two, determined by the order in which entries are created, will not receive the discount. Note the discount will be automatically applied and is based on regular deadline pricing, no matter when the entry is submitted.

Entry/Org. Type
Early Deadline Fee
Regular Fee
Late Deadline Fee
Campaigns - Member
$75
$80
$90
Campaigns - Member/Nonprofit
$65
$70
$80
Campaigns - Non-Member
$95
$100
$110
Campaigns - Non-Member/Nonprofit
$85
$90
$100
Campaigns - PRSSA Students
$25
$25
$25
Tactics - Member
$55
$60
$70
Tactics - Member/ Nonprofit
$45
$50
$60
Tactics - Non-Member
$75
$80
$90
Tactics - Non-Member/Nonprofit
$65
$70
$80
Tactics - PRSSA Student
$25
$25
$25
Professional & Team Recognition - Member
$25
$25
$25
Professional & Team Recognition -
Member/Nonprofit
$25
$25
$25
Professional & Team Recognition - Non-Member
$35
$35
$35

Professional & Team Recognition -
Non-Member/Nonprofit

$35
$35
$35
Professional & Team Recognition - PRSSA Student
$25
$25
$25

Judging

 

Blacksmith entries will be judged by public relations professionals from PRSA Colorado. Each entry will have two judges, and scores will be averaged. Scoring guidelines:

Campaigns: Blacksmith winner(s) will be the highest scorer at 90 or above. We will allow a tie of up to two Blacksmith winners in a single category. Awards of Merit will be given to entries that score at 80 or above.

Tactics: Blacksmith winner(s) will be the highest scorer at 90 or above. We will allow a tie of up to two Blacksmith winners in a single category. Awards of Merit will be given to entries that score at 80 or above. 

Professional: Professional and team recognition is awarded on the basis of 50 maximum points.