About the EXCEL Awards



The EXCEL Awards recognize excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing and communications. The competition is open to nonprofit and for-profit associations, as well as industry service partners submitting on behalf of association clients, regardless of whether they are members of AM&P.

By nominating your work for an EXCEL Award, you are making the case, to your organization and to the communities you serve, that it's worth investing in.

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 6 entry forms, one for each item. Attach one ticket to each item and then attach the two sets together with an elastic band. All mail-in entries must be mailed to:

Mail the entries to:

SIIA
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.

Fees

Note: All entry fees are non-refundable.

Early Bird – November 18 – January 17, 2020 
Member: $125
Nonmember: $325 

Regular Deadline: January 18 – February 14, 2020 
Member: $160
Nonmember: $350 


2020 Timeline

AWARD CYCLE PHASE DEADLINES
Nomination Period November 18, 2019 – March 2, 2020
Early Nominations November 18, 2019 – January 17, 2020
Regular Nominations January 18, 2020 – February 14, 2020
Judge Sign Up
[For virtual & in-person]
November 18, 2019 – March 6, 2020
Virtual Judging [digital entries] March 25, 2020 – April 17, 2020
In-Person Judging [print entries] April 22, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. – National Restaurant Association
2055 L St NW #700, Washington, DC 20036
Finalists Announced May 8, 2020
Winners Announced at EXCEL Awards Gala June 24, 2020
Congratulatory Ads for Signature Magazine July 10, 2020