Share your Southern Accent on Fresh Ideas with 2019 CCA Communications Contest. It’s time to submit your best examples of writing, photography, programs, projects and publications to the annual contest.
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 Communications Contest Awards Program in Savannah, Georgia, at the annual CCA Institute in June. 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 others work in an online “Winners Showcase” on the CCA website.
It’s Peachy to Enter
The 2018 CCA contest sent 66 different winners — representing 42 cooperatives —home with awards. Twenty-seven of those winners submitted less than five entries. Enter a little or enter a lot, we’d love to see what Fresh Ideas you’ve been nurturing all year long.
Early-Bird: February 1, 2019
If you’d like to save your cooperative a little money, shoot for the discounted Early-Bird Deadline of February 1. All entries must be received by February 1, not postmarked by that date, and should be mailed to the address listed in each category’s online brochure.
Please note that all entries must be received by February 8, 2019, not postmarked by that deadline date – and should be mailed to the address listed in the online brochures. An Early-Bird Discount Fee applies only to those entries received by February 1, 2019.
Final Deadline: February 8, 2019
All entries must be received by February 8, not postmarked by that date, and should be mailed to the address listed for category.
An Early-Bird discount of $5 off each entry applies to all entries received by February 1, 2019.
Any CCA Member who has obtained their Master Cooperative Communicator certificate ALSO qualifies for a discount of $5 off each contest entry. (Double the discount: A MCC who submits entries by February 1 can apply both discounts.)
Review the categories and entry guidelines inside the online brochures, select your best work and get your entries prepared, packed and shipped.
RETURN OF ENTRIES:
CCA will only return entries if you include a prepaid shipping label with your entry.
Be sure to review the Do’s and Don’ts video to ensure your entries are completed properly. Failure to do so could result in disqualification.
Contest Do’s and Don’ts Video 2019
Please save files to your computer prior to inputting information. CCA has placed required fields into the forms to ensure all areas of the entry and payment forms are completed; saving first allows these fields to be utilized to help make the submission process more efficient.
- Open the form on the Contest Web page by selecting “Download”.
- If the file opens in your internet browser window, please click the save icon located in the rectangle task bar near the top of the form and save to your computer prior to inputting any data. (If you do not see a task bar, single click anywhere on the page and it should appear.)
- Locate the file on your computer and the file will open to a fillable document.
- Continue with completing the forms, if you have left any required fields blank, upon pressing print, a box will pop up and instruct you as to what is missing.
Please use the form that best fits the mailing date of your entries and if you are an MCC.