Economic Development Marketing Award

This award honors organizations achieving significant results from an overall campaign, including economic development advertising, marketing, and public relations. The emphasis is on effective business development and/or community revitalization campaigns. The strategic approach, quality of technical work, and results achieved are important determinants.

Nomination Guidelines:
  1. Select a project that has added value to your community.
  2. Make sure you have details to support your nomination.
  3. Complete the online form (below) and upload up to five examples to supplement your marketing nomination.

Please direct all submission questions to Sandy Sponaugle at or call 301-358-9255

Entry Fee:

$100.00 (include copy of online entry form with entry fee)
Make check payable to MEDA
Mail check to MEDA, P.O. Box 27039, Baltimore, MD 21230

Deadline:

December 9, 2016

General Information:

You may submit the same entry in more than one category as long as the entry fees are submitted for all categories. Public relations and advertising agencies may submit entries on behalf of their clients (who are MEDA members) if the entry is submitted under the client’s name and address.

Awards will be announced and winning entries will be displayed during the MEDA Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland on May 1, 2017. All entries become the property of MEDA, which is not responsible for the loss, damage, or return of entries.

Awards judges are economic development, marketing, and/or business professionals. As such, they have demonstrated expertise in site selection, economic development, and marketing initiatives.

Rules:

To be eligible for the 2017 competition, Economic Development Program, or Project entries must have been completed during the previous three years, or a major phase must have been completed and functioning during the previous three years.

All entries must adhere to these additional rules:

  • This is an open competition, but submissions must be made by MEDA members.
  • You may submit the same entry in more than one category as long as the entry fees are submitted for all categories entered and all category criterion are met.
  • Public relations and advertising agencies may submit entries on behalf of their clients (who are MEDA members) if the entry is submitted under the client’s name and address. Public relations and advertising agencies that are MEDA members may also submit.
  • Marketing and Program Awards will be presented to the MEDA member who made the nomination.  The Economic Development / Redevelopment Project award will be given to the private-sector company.