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2019 Savvy Awards | Reaching the Summit
3CMA Savvy AwardsYou are committed to public service, engaging residents in the work of their government and finding creative, inspiring and outcome-based communication strategies. Now, it’s time to submit your work and reach for highest of heights – The 3CMA 2019 Savvy Awards Competition. Government communication professionals from across the nation annually have the opportunity to be honored with the nation’s top professional recognition through the Savvy Awards. And this year, we’ve made it easier and more customer-focused than ever before.

Entire Process Now Online
For the first time in the Savvy Award Competition’s 31-year history, you will enter the contest entirely online. We’ve moved to an all online entry system where you can:

  • Save your in-process entries and finish them later
  • Duplicate an entry and easily submit it in a second category
  • Pay for multiple entries at once with ease
  • Submit all your supporting photos, clips, documents, videos, etc. in one easy step
  • Reopen an entry (anytime before the final entry deadline) and add a finishing touch
  • Access your entries after submitting them

No more notebooks, photocopies, or shipping your entries, as for 2019 we are completely digital. In fact, if you’ve been looking for the perfect time to jump into the nation’s most respected competition for communications excellence, this is it.

Why Enter?
Winning a Savvy award tells your residents, and your elected and appointed leaders, that your work to increase engagement, communicate effectively and infuse creativity is among the best in the nation. It’s also a matter of personal pride – you’ve seen the results of your work and having it judged by your peers and named among the best brings a great sense of team and personal satisfaction. It is the highest peak, a dizzying sense of accomplishment and the very essence of success.

To top it off, the highest of awards will be presented in the Mile-High City during the 3CMA Annual Conference in Denver, September 4 - 6.

The Savvy Awards competition covers every aspect of your work from social media and special events, to graphic design and photography, to community branding, video, and much more. We also love recognizing new communication heights and vitality with awards for creative projects with little to no budget and those that are most innovative. 

The early entry deadline is April 5 and the regular deadline is May 13. The cost to enter remains at $85 for members for the early entry deadline and $95 for members for the regular entry deadline.

Who Can Enter?
The 2019 Savvy Awards competition is open to all local government jurisdictions (City, County, Town, Village, District, etc.). In addition, public relations firms, consultants and/or advertising agencies may submit entries on behalf of their local government clients, provided they are submitted under the client’s name and jurisdiction.

Creating a Solution Source
When you submit your Savvy Award entry, your work becomes part of the nation’s most useful database of local government solutions from across the country. We create a Guidebook for 3CMA members to have easy access to Savvy entries from years past with cutting-edge information and ideas from the most creative professionals in the business. This searchable database provides a solution to nearly every municipal challenge you may face at the touch of your fingertips. 

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