Contest Entry: 33rd Educational Advertising Awards


As an educational marketing professional, the 33rd Annual Educational Advertising Awards is your opportunity to test your programs and campaigns against the best in the country. A national panel of industry specialists will review each piece; judging creativity, marketing execution and message impact.


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High Quality Screen Resolution Preferred. Please use meaningful file name such as myagency_myinstitution_entrytitle.pdf. We accept .jpg, .png, .pdf, .pdf. (Please do not send native files such as .ai, .psd, etc) *If you have multiple files please submit a zip file or link to dropbox.

SKU: EduAdAwards33rd-ENTRY


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If you prefer to enter by mail, you can find a printable entry form here.

Entry Instructions:

  1. All qualified entries must relate to educational marketing and advertising and comply with the competition’s requirements. Entries must have been run or produced during the 2017 calendar year.
  2. There is no limit to the number of entries an institution or agency may submit.
  3. ONLINE ENTRIES: Please go to and follow the easy to enter instructions. You may attach any creative using a PDF, electronic attachment, Dropbox, Hightail, or any other digital transfer application. If you have a very large file, please compress the file before transferring.
  4. Multiple entries can be entered all at once. Once you have completed all your entries, you will be asked to check out. Then, you will be asked to either pay online using PayPal or to be invoiced. Paying by PayPal is easy, as PayPal accepts any credit cards. Should you choose the invoice option, you will receive an invoice via email.
  5. Deadline Dates/Fees: $30 Early Bird Special must be received by November 17, 2017. ($65 for Categories 26-33) $40 Regular Rate must be received by December 8, 2017. ($75 for Categories 26-33) $50 Late Entry must be received by January 26, 2018. ($85 for Categories 26-33)
  6. PHYSICAL ENTRIES: You may enter your entries directly to us via US Mail, FedEX, UPS or any other carrier. TWO COPIES of the registration form must be attached to each entry. Registration form may be photocopied. Please place all your entries and payment in a shipping package or packages. One payment for all your entries should also be included in an envelope marked
    • ENTRY PAYMENT. You may pay with check or credit card (To pay by Credit Card: Photocopy a registration form and fill out the Credit Card information section at the bottom right-hand portion. Make Checks Payable to: Higher Education Marketing Report.
    • FEI #58-1581819
    • For W-9 call our office at 770-457-6106
    • Address entry package to: Educational Advertising Awards, 1225 Johnson Ferry Road, Suite 560A, Marietta, GA 30068
  7. Entries cannot be returned and become the property of Higher Education Marketing Report.

Format Requirements:

PRINT MATERIALS: (Including newspaper, magazine, logo/letterhead, posters, and outdoor transiVbillboard.)

  • Mount all single entries on display board (do not exceed 2-inch border) with 2 copies of the registration form attached securely to the back. Originals or reproductions may be submitted.
  • Digital Option: Submit entries on flash drive as PDF.
  • Online Option: Submit entries online at

COLLATERAL MATERIALS: (including student viewbook, search piece, brochure, direct mail, annual report, newsletter, publications, imprinted materials, calendar, and other.)

  • Place materials in an envelope and staple 2 copies of the registration form to the outside of the envelope.
  • Digital Option: Submit materials on a flash drive as PDF.
  • Online Option: Submit entries online at


  • If your website is not complex, a URL printout may be submitted.
  • If it is complex, please put the URL on a flash drive so the judges may link to the website.
  • Online Option: Submit entries online at

NEW MEDIA/SOCIAL MEDIA: New Media includes: podcasts, pop-up advertising, E-mail blasts, and flash media. Social Media includes: Facebook, Twitter, lnstagram, blog sites, and other social media.

  • May be submitted as a URL printout, if not too complex.
  • If it is complex, may be submitted as a screen shot print or links on a flash drive.
  • Online Option: Submit entries online at

ELECTRONIC ENTRIES: (including radio, television and special video production.)

  • Radio:
    • Submit entries on a flash drive. Wrap two copies of the registration form around the ads.
    • Multiple entries of the same type may be put on one format as long as two copies of the registration form are attached for each entry.
    • Please attach registration forms in the order spots will be heard.
    • Online Option: Submit entries online at
  • Television and Special Video Production:
    • Submit entries on a standard DVD or flash drive, in MP4 or MOV format. Wrap two copies of the registration form around the entry.
    • If more than one commercial or video production of the same type is to be submitted, please attach two copies of the registration form for each entry and put in viewing order. Do not mix single, series and special production on same DVD.
    • You may enter a YouTube or video address, simply enter the YouTube or video address on a flash drive.
    • Online Option: Submit entries online at

MULTI-MEDIA CAMPAIGNS: (including total public relations campaign, total advertising campaign and integrated marketing campaign.)

  • Multi-media campaigns should use at least two mediums. Refer to the appropriate entry format instructions for mounting and submission requirements.
  • Place all components in a large envelope and attach two copies of the registration form to the outside of the envelope.
  • Early Bird Campaign Entry Fee is $65. (Received by November 18, 2017.) Regular Campaign Entry Fee is $75. (Received by December 8, 2017.) Late Campaign Entry Fee is $85. (Received by January 26, 2018.)
  • Online Option: Submit entries online at


  • Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit winners will receive certificates.
  • Copies of the certificates will be sent to BOTH the winning institution and the advertising agency.


  • Winners in the 33rd Annual Educational Advertising Awards will be posted on our website on March 1, 2017.
  • Web address is
  • For Questions Call 770-457-6106