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Entries are open for the annual Cynopsis Social Good Awards. We encourage all civic-minded professionals who are using the media industry as a tool for social good to enter. All submissions will be judged by a panel of industry experts, and finalists will be announced in late February with an awards event this August in NYC. 

Early Bird Deadline: 12/13 ($399/entry)

Regular Deadline: 12/20 ($549/entry)

Late Deadline: 1/4 ($649/entry)

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Categories

Anti-Bullying Campaign/Initiative

Awareness Campaign/Initiative - Children's Sector

Awareness Campaign/Initiative - Disaster Relief

Awareness Campaign/Initiative – Health and Safety

Awareness Campaign/Initiative – Human Rights

Awareness Campaign/Initiative - Sports Sector

Awareness Campaign/Initiative – Sustainability/environment

Branded Campaign for Broadcast and/or Cable TV

Branded Social Media Campaign

Corporate-Media Partnership

Nonprofit-Community Partnership

Corporate Partnership

Diversity Campaign/Initiative

Education Awareness

Episode with a Social Good Theme

Awareness Campaign/Initiative - Female Empowerment

Informational Spot

Awareness Campaign/Initiative - Mental Health Awareness

Multiplatform Branded Campaign

Philanthropic Campaign

Awareness Campaign/Initiative - Political Awareness

Prenatal/Children Awareness

Public Service Announcement

Social Good Influencers

Social Good Integration Via Social Media

Social Good Partnership – Local

Social Good Partnership – National/International

Social Good Shining Star - Company

Social Good Shining Star - Executive

Social Good TV Series or Special Programming

Use of Talent to Promote Social Good

Use of Technology to Promote a Social Good

Rules of Entry

Overview

The Cynopsis Social Good Awards are open to all individuals and teams worldwide—corporate, agency, association, governmental agency or nonprofit—of any size is eligible to enter. Vendors are also eligible to compete on behalf of client. The program is open to national and international entrants. Multiple entries are accepted, and a single entry can be entered into more than one category.

Entries are open to Radio and OOH companies as warranted.

Eligibility Period

To be eligible, the entry/campaign initiative must have taken place (either in part or full) between January 2018 and January 2019. The program or initiative must have been initiated during this time but it’s not necessary for it to be completed during the eligibility period.

Deadlines

Entry Deadline: Thursday, December 13, 2018 by 11:59pm ET ($399/entry)

Regular Deadline: Thursday, December 20, 2018 by 11:59pm ET ($549/entry)

Late Entry Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019 by 11:59pm ET ($649/entry)

Rates

The price of each primary entry is $399. If you are submitting a secondary entry for the same campaign into two or more categories, the price drops by $200 for each additional entry.

Early Bird Deadline: 12/13 ($399/entry)

Regular Deadline: 12/20 ($549/entry)

Late Deadline: 1/4 ($649/entry)

Compiling Your Entry

The entry process is quick and easy and is completed solely online: First, you will be guided through the registration process, and then the entry (synopsis + supporting materials) and payment process. Click here to get started.

FAQs

I need clarification on the categories or payment process, who can I contact?
Please email Cathy Pearson (cathyp@cynopsis.com) for assistance.

I need technical help during the online submission process, who can I contact?
Please email for any of your technical needs.

How are the entries judged?
Entries are judged by a blue chip panel of corporate, agency, nonprofit and academic executives, as well as by the staff of Cynopsis Media. We evaluate your entry based on creativity, innovation, sound planning implementation and results. Our most important criterion is proven success in aligning your strategic objectives with your end goals.

Who is eligible to win an award?
The awards are open to all individuals and teams worldwide—corporate, agency, association, governmental agency or nonprofit—of any size are eligible to enter. Vendors are also eligible to compete on behalf of client. The program is open to both national and international entrants.

When are the deadlines?
All entries must be submitted online by January 4, 2019 at 11:59pm EST. Finalists will be notified in late February 2019. 

How do I increase my chances of winning an award?
Provide as many concrete and specific examples of success as possible. Also, supporting materials like video, screenshots and graphs are very helpful.

When will I be notified about the status of my entry?
Cynopsis Media staff will contact you only if you are named a finalist in the awards program. Finalists are notified via email at least 30-40 days in advance of the Awards Event.

Must we include our campaign budget?
It’s not a requirement, but it helps the judges to better compare your campaign against other entries. Include at least a reasonable budget range. The judges always take into account the campaign budget relative to the goals and outcome. All information is confidential and will not be published.

What is Cynopsis Media/Access Intelligence’s tax ID number?
52-2270063

Contact

Questions

For award entries and event registration questions, contact:

Cathy Pearson

Cathy Pearson
Marketing Coordinator
Cynopsis Media
cathyp@cynopsis.com
203.899.8470

Sponsorship

For award event sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Mike Farina
VP, Sales & Marketing
Cynopsis Media
mike@cynopsis.com
203.218.6480

Programming

For information on programming at the awards gala, contact:

Cathy Applefeld Olson
Awards Producer
Cynopsis
cathy@cynopsis.com