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Posted on: March 1, 2017

2017 Savvy Awards Competition

3CMA Savvy Awards

You’ve stood in the wings waiting for your cue. The work is done and it’s time to move to center stage as the house lights are lowered, the curtains are drawn back and the spotlight is focused solely on you.

You’re ready for Prime Time as you step forward to accept your 2017 3CMA Savvy Award.

In this production, the critics you’re looking to impress are judges seeking the best examples of communications excellence in the nation. The Savvy Awards competition recognizes outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing, and citizen-government relationships. They salute skilled and effective city, county, agency or district professionals who have creatively planned and carried out successful innovations in communications and marketing.

Why Enter?
Winning a Savvy Award tells citizens and elected and appointed leaders that your work to increase engagement, communicate effectively and infuse creativity is among the best in the nation. You have the opportunity to demonstrate the success your communication efforts have brought to your community. What’s more, your entry can become a benchmark that other government communicators can emulate in their own communities. It’s also a matter of personal pride – having your work judged by your peers and named among the best brings a great sense of team and personal satisfaction. We know you don’t live for the limelight, but a few headlines and rave reviews don’t hurt!

In addition, you have time for several dress rehearsals in getting your entry completed, as the early entry deadline date is April 7, and the regular entry deadline is May 15. And submitting a Savvy entry is affordable: $85 for members for the early entry deadline and $95 for members for the regular entry deadline.

Who Can Enter?
The stage doors are wide open! The competition is available to all local government jurisdictions (City, County, Town, Village, District, etc.). In addition, public relations firms, consultants and/or advertising agencies may submit entries on behalf of their local government clients, provided they are submitted under the client’s name and jurisdiction.

What Sets Savvy Awards Apart from Other Competitions?
The greatest benefit of the Savvy Award competition is the incredible database of problem-solving solutions gathered from governments across the country. It’s literally like having every prime time show available to you at the touch of your fingertips! 3CMA members have easy access to savvy entries from years past with cutting-edge information and ideas from the most creative professionals in the business. When you face a challenge in your community, chances are you’ll find a Savvy Entry with details of how another government has tackled the same type of challenge.
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