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Multicultural Excellence Awards Overview

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Participate in the 2014 Multicultural Excellence Awards program!

Entry deadline: August 15, 2014

The ANA Multicultural Excellence Awards celebrate the year's best multicultural advertising campaigns. The awards, sponsored by the ANA Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Committee, raise awareness and exposure of the outstanding work being done in the areas of African-American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBT, People with Disabilities, and Total Market advertising. 

ANA member and non-member companies, or agencies and media companies submitting on behalf of their clients may enter the awards. Winners will be announced at the ANA's 16th Annual Multicultural Marketing & Diversity Conference, which takes place November 9–11 in Miami, Fla. at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. A portion of the proceeds collected from the awards submission fees will help 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:

  • Complete and submit the entry form at www.ana.net/multiawards/entryform
  • Receive a confirmation email with your completed entry information and upload instructions
    • SAVE THIS CONFIRMATION EMAIL AS A TEXT FILE. You will need this information when you submit your entries*
  • Collect your files for submission and put them into a folder named MCE-xxx (where "xxx" is the three-digit entry ID number provided in your confirmation email.) Please include in this folder:
    • Confirmation email as a text file. Files submitted without the confirmation email will not be accepted!
    • Your content (in Quicktime [.mov/.m4v/.mp4], Shockwave/Flash [.swf], or PDF format)
    • Any additional support files
    • Your completed media plan (an example can be reviewed and downloaded here)
    • Significant Results Summary (only if you are submitting for this award). Example of a properly formatted summary can be downloaded here.
  • Compress the folder into a zip file
  • To upload your entry, go here
    • Fill out the form with the following information:
      • "Email" - This is the email address that we can use to contact if there are any issues with the submission
      • "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" should contain your contact information and the name of the company that you are representing.
      • Attach and upload your zip file. Please note that upload time varies with submission size. Typical time is 15-30 minutes, depending on your internet connection.

*All submissions due by August 15, 2014 to receive the discounted rate.
No submissions accepted after August 22, 2014.

Prior Years

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