Publication and Project Awards

First and second place awards will be given for each of the five divisions. The Print Media Division and the Multimedia Division are divided into further categories — awards will be given in each of the categories. In any of the divisions if there is not at least two submissions in a track area, the Publications and Projects Competition Committee reserves the right to combine track areas for the respective division. Publications, projects, and events produced/held between March 2019 and February 2020 are eligible for the 2020 Competition.

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Division: Multimedia


  • Websites
  • Electronic Newsletter
  • Videos (DVD, YouTube, etc.)
  • Social Media

The Multimedia division includes media such as websites, electronic newsletters, DVDs, animation, podcasts, and social media. Materials will be evaluated based on (1) information design, (2) graphics/photography, (3) adaptability, (4) interactivity, (5) accessibility, (6) innovation/creativity, and (7) budget. Password protected or confidential websites cannot be submitted. Multimedia submissions must be sent on DVD or CD, and URLs (if applicable) provided to the associated sites.

Division: Print Media


  • Alumni Engagement Materials
  • Annual Reports/Strategic Plans
  • Donor Engagement Materials
  • Magazine produced by college/outside agency
  • Magazine produced by students
  • Student Engagement Materials

The Print Media Competition includes publications such as newsletters, brochures, reports and informational materials. Print Media submissions will be evaluated based on: (1) concept, (2) writing, (3) design, (4) photos/graphics, (5) print quality, and (6) budget.

Division: Campaign/Series

The Campaign/Series division includes publications/projects involving two or more collateral pieces in various formats. Submissions will be evaluated based on (1) coherent identity and message, (2) design and content synergy, (3) creativity and originality, (4) distribution strategy, (5) impact/effectiveness of communicating the mission of the publication/project, and (6) budget. Items submitted as part of a campaign/series should not be submitted individually in the Print and Multimedia divisions.

Division: Events/Programs

The Events/Programs division is specific to a single alumni, development, college or organization event and the planning, execution and evaluation associated with the event. Events will be evaluated based on their (1) scope, (2) impact, (3) participation, (4) outcomes, (5) uniqueness of concept, and (6) budget.

Division: Society Programming

The Society Programming division includes programs within a college or organization that build pride and spirit involving societies, boards and associations between students and alumni. The Society Programming will be evaluated based upon: (1) scope, (2) impact, (3) participation, (4) representation, (5) effectiveness and (6) uniqueness of concept.