Communications Contest

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2016

You started from seed… then watered and cultivated your work over the past year and now it’s time for you to submit your best-grown examples of writing, photography, programs, projects and publications.

 DEADLINES: Please note that all entries must be received by February 12, 2016, not postmarked by that deadline date – and should be mailed to the address listed in the online brochures. An Early Bird Discount Fee applies to all entries received by February 5, 2016. 

 

The Cooperative Communicators Association Contest is one way you can expand your communication skills as well as demonstrate your knowledge and expertise. Outstanding communicators and their work will be recognized during the annual Communications Contest Awards Program June 6 in Omaha, Nebraska, at the CCA Institute. Working professionals will critique your entries and select winners in a blind judging process. Contest participants receive valuable feedback and benefit from the chance to view their peer work in an online “Winners Showcase” on the CCA website and in person at the Institute.

Reach for the sun!

During the 2015 CCA contest, 73 unique winners representing 39 cooperatives took home awards as well as 13 winners who only submitted one entry. Enter a little or enter a lot!

Review the categories and entry guidelines inside the online brochures, select your best work and get your entries prepared, packed and shipped.

Be sure to review the Tips & Checklist and video to ensure your entries are completed properly. Failure to do so could result in disqualification.

 
Contest Tips & Checklist

GET UP AND GROW IN THE BIG O

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb... That’s where the fruit is!

Brochures

 
Writing Brochure

Writing entries will be evaluated on writing clarity, impact, human interest or other value, focus on objectives, originality, and grammar/ mechanics. The committee reserves the right to reassign entries to different categories.

 
Photography Brochure

Photography entries will be evaluated on composition, content, technical qualities and image quality. The committee reserves the right to reassign entries to different categories.

 
Programs & Projects Brochure

Programs & Projects will be evaluated on overall concept, writing, design, editing, delivery phase and focus on stated goals. The committee reserves the right to reassign entries to different categories.

 
Publications Brochure

Publication entries will be evaluated on writing clarity, effective design, aesthetic appeal, appropriateness for audience, originality, grammar/mechanics and focus on stated objectives. The committee reserves the right to reassign entries to different categories.

 
Combined Category Brochure

Full Entry Brochure for Each Entry Category

    Entry Forms

     
    Writing Entry Form

    Complete and Submit This Entry Form for Each Individual Entry

     
    Photography Entry Form

    Complete and Submit This Entry Form for Each Individual Entry

     
    Programs & Projects Entry Form

    Complete and Submit This Entry Form for Each Individual Entry

     
    Publications Entry Form

    Complete and Submit This Entry Form for Each Individual Entry

      Payment Forms

       
      Early Bird Contest Payment Form

      For entries received on or before February 5, 2016.

       
      MCC Early Bird Contest Payment Form

      For entries received on or before February 5, 2016.

       
      Contest Payment Form

      For entries received February 6-12, 2016.

       
      MCC Contest Payment Form

      Fo entries received February 6-12, 2016.