Local Marketing Non-profit Asks for Design Community’s Support

Central VA AMA marketing awards EMMAs

Call for a designer to develop the theme for the 2015 Excellence in Marketing Awards (EMMAs)

The “Excellence in Marketing Awards” (EMMAs) is the region’s annual competition and awards gala that recognizes and celebrates the work of local marketers. The competition, hosted by Central Virginia AMA, welcomes competition submissions from all marketing professionals, including businesses, non-profits, advertising agencies, consultants, and freelancers. Submission details will be posted on in January 2015.

Central VA AMA is seeking a designer to donate their time to develop the design theme for the upcoming awards competition. The organization’s 2014-2015 programming year has a focus on the “Digital Revolution,” the concept of which should be incorporated into the EMMAs design in a way that increases interest and excitement for the competition.

After collaborating with the EMMAs committee, the selected professional designer will be expected to present the 2015 EMMAs design in a 11x17” poster promoting the event, a 700x350 pixel image for, and the Gala’s program cover. Working files, including font and image files, will be submitted alongside the press pdfs and jpgs.

The selection of the designer will be based on the following factors: locality, availability, and portfolio.

Student participation is also requested. Any interested student is encouraged to present their take on the Digital Revolution theme for the EMMAs. Participing students will be expected to submitted their 11x17” posters by January 30.

Interested professional designers should contact Franziska Matiuk at by Friday December 12; Interested students must respond by January 2.

Perks for the selected professional designer:

  • A complimentary award entry, any subsequent entries at a 50% discount
  • A 600x250 banner ad included in 6 email communications
  • Mentions in social media posts, including sponsored Facebook posts
  • Logo on the poster
  • Logo and recognition on the website ( and in the awards program
  • 2 tickets to the EMMAs Gala in May
  • Space to display a booth or table at the Gala
  • Speaking opportunity at the Gala

Perks for participating students:

  • Opportunity to have poster design critiqued by a panel of professional designers
  • Mentions in social media posts
  • Free ticket to the EMMAs Gala in May
  • Display of poster and select portfolio pieces at the Gala

Central VA AMA is a 501(c)(3) organization. For event sponsorship opportunities, email Larry Miles

Franziska Matiuk
Communications Chair
Central VA Chapter of the American Marketing Association
(434) 979-2678