Excellence in Marketing Awards

About the Awards

The Excellence in Marketing Awards (EMMAs) is our chapter's annual signature competition and awards gala. The competition recognizes and celebrates the work of marketing professionals, including businesses, non-profits, advertising agencies, consultants, and freelancers in the Central Virginia region. The evaluation of submissions and the presentation of awards inspires the continued pursuit of marketing excellence.

Rules for Entry

The EMMAs competition is open to all marketers in Central Virginia, including businesses, non-profits, advertising agencies, consultants, and freelancers. The Central Virginia region includes the areas in and around Albermarle, Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Staunton, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Roanoke, and Blacksburg. Clients and agencies must have a primary office in the Central VA region. All entries must be unique, first-time campaigns.

Judging Process

The entries are judged by a distinguished panel of independent judges. The judges have had no direct or indirect involvement in the production of an entry, nor have they had a personal relationship with any member of an entry’s production staff. Entries are blind judged against an evaluation rubric. Submissions are evaluated against the rubric criteria, not judged against each other. To that end, there may be one award, more than one award, or no award given in each category.

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