How It Works

How to Enter

Each category has its own customized entry form. To ensure a level playing field, most awards have four tiers based on circulation.

Every entry must be submitted and paid for online. Many categories also require materials to be mailed to AM&P.

To enter:

  • Create or log in to your account
  • Select the category for the entry you are submitting.
  • Fill in the requested details about your entry.
  • Upload the requested materials.
  • After you have submitted your first entry, you will be able to submit additional entries in any of the categories.
  • Pay the fee.

If you mail materials to AM&P:

Some categories require printed materials to be mailed to us. After you’ve completed the online portion of your entry, print a copy of the entry form for each item you will be sending us by mail. For example, if a category requires two copies of three consecutive issues of a magazine, print 3 entry forms, one for each item. Attach one ticket to each item and then attach the two sets together with an elastic band.

Mail the entries to:

Attn: AM&P Excel Awards
1090 Vermont Ave, NW, Sixth Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Entries submitted incorrectly may not be accepted for the competition. Please read the instructions carefully for each category to avoid errors.


Note: All entry fees are non-refundable.

Early Bird – November 12 – December 31, 2018

Member: $125
Nonmember: $325

Regular Deadline: January 1 – February 15, 2019

Member: $160
Nonmember: $350

Extended Deadline: February 16 – March 1, 2019

Member: $210
Nonmember: $395

How to Volunteer as a Judge

EXCEL judges play a critical in the success of the Awards.  The peer-review judging process ensures the high quality and caliber of the work selected to win an award. Judging can take place online (for all digital award entries) and onsite (for all physical print entries). In either case, you will play a valuable role in maintaining the integrity and authenticity of the EXCEL Awards.