Announcing the 2016 Excellence in Marketing Awards

Awards ceremony recognizes marketing achievements throughout Central Virginia

The EMMAs (Excellence in Marketing Awards) recognize outstanding achievement in multi-media content for marketing campaigns. This call for content encompasses digital media, video production, print, and campaigns using a combination of media. The EMMAs celebrate the exceptional work produced in Central Virginia’s marketing field; the evaluation of submissions and the presentation of awards inspires the continued pursuit of marketing excellence.

To be eligible, entries must have been created, produced and implemented in a marketing/advertising or public awareness campaign in the 2015 or 2016 calendar years.

Categories for entry include:

  • Broadcast – for campaigns in which the primary vehicle of distribution is traditional video and radio channels
  • Cross-Platform – for campaigns with 2+ mediums
  • Experiential Graphic Design - for billboards, wayfinding signage, tradeshow booths, etc. 
  • Logo Identity
  • NEW! Marketer of the Year - to recognize outstanding marketers
  • Online Marketing – for digital-oriented campaigns including components such as emails, search + display, social media, online videos, etc.
  • Print Collateral – for print-oriented campaigns, including direct mail, brochures, etc. 
  • Website

Entries are judged against an evaluation rubric. An explanation of the judging criteria can be found in the submission application. 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.

The 2016 EMMAs Gala will be held on November 10 at The Local in Belmont. Mark your calendar and plan to attend.

Entries must be received on or before October 17 October 24, 2016.

Please direct any questions to the 2016 EMMAs Chair Julia Prince at

More information about the EMMAs is available at