ANA Welcomes Entries for 12th Annual Multicultural Excellence Awards

New York, NY – July 2, 2012 – The ANA (Association of National Advertisers) is now accepting entries for its 12th annual Multicultural Excellence Awards. The awardsrecognize marketers and their agencies for their work in producing outstanding multicultural advertising and marketing campaigns.

Winners will be announced at the ANA’s 14th Annual Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, October 28-30 in Miami Beach, Fla. For a campaign to be eligible, it must have appeared between June 2011 and June 2012.

“The ANA's Multicultural Excellence Awards have become the highest industry recognition bestowed upon client and agency partners for exceptional creativity and results in multicultural marketing,” said Bob Liodice, president and CEO, ANA. “The Excellence Awards provide an unprecedented opportunity for industry leaders to showcase their break-through branding and promotional campaigns in various platforms.”

This year, the ANA will review submissions that reflect excellence in key multicultural and media categories, as well as overall business performance.


  • African-American
  • Asian
  • General Market
  • Hispanic
  • LGBT


  • Digital Media
  • Radio
  • Print

Significant Business Results

Companies and agencies are encouraged to submit multiple entries within a category or across multiple categories. For additional rules, fees, and submission guidelines, interested parties can go to The deadline for submissions is August 27, 2012.

A portion of the proceeds collected from the awards submission fees fund scholarships for high-potential multicultural students planning to pursue careers in advertising and marketing.

For questions about the Multicultural Excellence Awards, entrants should contact Yasmin Melendez at 212-455-8084. Additional information about the ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference is available at


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