Mercury 2017 | 2018 CFE

Entry Information

WHO SHOULD ENTER
Professionals from agencies, associations, corporations, government agencies, nonprofit groups, and organizations from countries worldwide, are invited to compete.

WHAT TO SUBMIT
The following must be included in order to process your entry:

  • Completed Entry Form
  • 3 Copies* of Entry Submitted
  • Entry Fee

NOTE: Video, DVD, CD, and audio entries must state the running time and format of the piece. Please provide English translations.

* Send 3 sets of originals if at all possible. An original printed hard copy certainly has a better impact on the judges! A photocopy or a PDF does not always convey the quality of the project. Give your work the best chance!

**Web-site submissions need only provide URL.

For Promotion, Publicity, Special Events & Campaigns Categories (R, S, T, U & V) send accompanying materials - brochures, t-shirts, banners, videos, images, on-line screens, press releases, press kits, and any other collateral material - along with coverage.

WHEN TO ENTER
All entries postmarked by November 17, 2017 are eligible. The nominator will be notified upon receipt. Any material produced or dated from November 11, 2016 to November 17, 2017 is eligible to be entered.

WHERE TO SEND
Send the fee, entry form, and entry submission to: MerComm Inc., 500 Executive Boulevard, Ossining, NY 10562. Make checks payable to MerComm/MRA, Inc. Fees must be payable in U.S. Dollars and drawn on a U.S. based bank. Our bank no longer accepts checks or international money orders drawn on banks based outside the U.S. Please contact us for details concerning bank transfers. Credit card payment is also accepted via telephone: 914-923-9400 or FAX: 914-923-9484.

WHY MERCURY?
The annual award is named for the Roman god who was the messenger of the other gods. The MERCURY Award symbolizes the spirit of the message communicated. It is the creativity, originality, and talent of the individuals involved to whom the program is dedicated.

CATEGORIES / CLASSIFICATIONS
Nominators may enter their work in any combination of categories and classification. A completed entry form must be sent for each entry. You must send payment for each entry and each category classification entered. You may send one check for all entries submitted.

ENTRY FEES
The fee for each individual entry in Categories A-T is $290. The fee is $375 for Categories R-V. Fees include shipping and handling during the judging rounds, preparation costs for winners’ book, display during the awards ceremony, website presentations, award certificate, plaque or trophy (according to level of win), plus the judges’ evaluation forms and comments.

MULTIPLE ENTRY DISCOUNTS

  • For five to nine entries, in any set of classifications or combination of categories, the discount is 5% less that standard entry fee.
  • For ten to nineteen entries, the discount is 10% less the standard entry fee.
  • For twenty entries or more, the discount is 20% less the standard entry fee.

REFUND POLICY
Once the entry has been sent out for judging, there can be no refund for any reason.

NOMINATOR
The person submitting the entry is our permanent contact throughout the course of the competition and will receive all information, announcements and award certificates.

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS
Mailing/shipping costs, insurance, and handling fees for all entries are at the entrant’s expense. Duties and taxes must be paid by entrant. Send entry materials along with entry forms and fees. For foreign entries, we suggest you send your material either by airmail or courier service which will deliver them directly to our offices. To hasten your package through customs, please affix or mark in bold lettering outside the package, “Contest Material. No Commercial Value.”

RETURN OF MATERIAL
If you must send irreplaceable material, every effort will be made to have your entry carefully returned. We will contact you of the costs for shipping. We cannot be held liable for the replacement costs of the entry(ies). Please contact our offices if you have special concerns. All entries may be used by the MERCURY Awards for display and promotional purposes.

! IMPORTANT !
AWARD CERTIFICATES

Should your entry place as an award winner, your certificate will be personalized in the following format:

To: Nominating Company
For: Client Company
“Title of Entry”

If you would prefer any variation of the official format, kindly let us know, in writing, attached to the Entry Form.

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