Early Entry Deadline - Friday, April 7th
The early-bird deadline for submitting your 2017 Savvy Awards entry is fast approaching! The Savvy Awards competition recognizes outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing and citizen-government relationships. The Savvies salute skilled and effective city, county, agency or district professionals who have creatively planned and carried out successful innovations in communications and marketing. 3CMA accommodates local government organizations of all sizes and budget classes by judging entries in several different population groups.
The Savvy Awards program also serves as an increasingly important forum for exchanging cutting-edge information and ideas among government professionals. Local governments are in the spotlight now, more than ever. Local government officials must react with innovative, creative approaches and programs. In the Savvy competition, you can share with others how you have risen to the new financial challenges. Other local government professionals would like to learn from your experience and exchange ideas that may help you in the future.
By entering the Savvy Awards, you have the opportunity of gaining national recognition and appreciation for how effective local government communications can be. The Savvies are evidence as to the high standards that 3CMA Members are achieving.
Please Note: All Departments, Divisions and Agencies in your organization are eligible to submit Savvy entries at your Member rate!
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.
Complete details on the 2017 Savvy Awards can be found on the 3CMA Website