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Multicultural Excellence Awards Overview

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Participate in the 2013 Multicultural Excellence Awards program! Extended entry deadline: August 30

The ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards celebrate the year's preeminent multicultural advertising campaigns. The awards, sponsored by the ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Committee, were created 13 years ago to help raise awareness and recognition for the outstanding work being done in the areas of African-American, Asian, Hispanic, and LGBT advertising. Nominations are open to both client-side marketers, agencies, and media companies, including ANA members and nonmembers.

This year's award recipients will be announced at the ANA's 15th Annual Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference and will take place November 3-5, 2013 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, Calif. A portion of the proceeds collected from the awards submission fees will help to fund scholarships for high-potential multicultural students who plan to pursue careers in advertising and/or marketing.

To review the list of the 2013 ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards winners, click here.

How to Submit

We have new guidelines and instructions this year. Please read carefully before submitting!

Please complete the following steps:

  1. Please complete the following steps:
  2. Review the guidelines (either online or download the PDF).
  3. Complete the online entry form (ana.net/multiawards/entry)
  4. Submit your form.
  5. You will receive a confirmation email with your completed entry information and upload instructions. Save this email as a text file.
  6. Create a single zip file for uploading. This should include your confirmation email text file, your content (in Quicktime [.mov/.m4v], Shockwave/Flash [.swf], or PDF format), and any support files. Files submitted without confirmation email will not be accepted.
  7. Go to the ANA File Dropbox in a browser window.
  8. Fill out the form with the following information:
    • Email is your email.
    • Subject is MCE-xxx where “xxx” is the three-digit entry ID number provided in your confirmation email. This is extremely important. Without your ID number your entry risks being lost.
    • Message is your contact information and the name of the company which you are representing.
  9. Attach and upload your zip file.

Your advertising agency or media company may enter on behalf of your company. An example of a media flow chart follows.

Prior Years

The following lists provide the winners and honorable mentions from the 2001–2013 ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards competitions:

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