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AWM Trailblazer & Awards of Excellence 2020

April 30, 2020
5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
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Westin at the Domain
11301 Domain Dr
Austin, TX 78758
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The Austin Affiliate of the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is preparing for the 2020 Trailblazer and Excellence in Media Awards at The Westin at The Domain on Thursday, April 30th 2020.

This premier dinner and awards presentation is AWM’s opportunity to commend industry professionals for their contributions to the Austin media community.

The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception, silent auction benefiting AWM’s Scholarship Program, and we will close out the evening with a sensational After Party.

And most importantly, thank you for your continued support of Austin’s Alliance for Women in Media.

The Voting Process

To be eligible to vote, your company email address must be a registered subscriber of the AWM Newsletter. To subscribe, please visit our website www.awmaustin.org and click “NEWSLETTER.”  Use the Newsletter Signup link to become a subscriber.
Deadline to subscribe is January 31st.

Company nominations will be limited to 2 names per category per submission.
Please
also note that past Trailblazer winners are not eligible for voting categories.

This first round, as in past years, will occur using Survey Monkey. Newsletter subscribers will receive an email containing the link to take the survey. Only ONE voting opportunity is available per email. Please note that once the voting link has been launched, we are unable to add additional voters. Nomination deadline is February 1st.

Round Two (aka Essay Round) may include up to 5 finalists in each category. There must be at least 2 finalists to qualify for an award. These finalists will be contacted and will receive 3 brief questions to answer.  To avoid any conflicts of interest, answers will be judged by AWM board members outside of the Austin market. It is the Finalists responsibility to submit their completed questions to [email protected] with FINALISTS in the subject line. 

Trailblazer Nominations will remain consistent with what has been expected from several years past. Trailblazer nominations will be accepted until  March 1, 2020. Entries should be submitted to [email protected]   Nominations will be reviewed and voted on during the March AWM Board meeting.

Reminder, a Trailblazer is an individual of distinction that has at least
20
years of service in Austin’s media industry. 

TIMELINE*

  • Nomination Deadline: February 1
  • Trailblazer Nominees Accepted: February 1 – March 1 
  • Creative Submissions Accepted: February 2 – 12
  • Round One Nominee Voting: February 7 - 14
  • Nominee & Creative Finalists Announced: February 19
  • Round Two Nominee Essay: February 19 – March 5
  • Scholarship Applications Deadline: March 1
  • Nominee & Creative Out of Market Review: March 9 – March 20
  • Trailblazer Announced: March 5
  • Scholarship Recipient Announced: March 5
    Trailblazer & Excellence in Media Awards Gala: April 30

*may be subject to change

2020 Media Categories

AGENCY

  • Local Agency of the Year
  • Local Agency Marketing & Promotions Employee of the Year
  • Local Agency Buyer/Planner of the Year
  • Local Agency Media Director/Manager
  • Local Agency Support Staff of the Year
  • Local Agency Production Staff of the Year
  • Local Agency Rookie of the Year*  
  • Local Agency Unsung Hero

RADIO

  • Radio Marketing & Promotions  Employee of the Year
  • Radio Sales Manager of the Year
  • Radio On-Air Personality of the Year
  • Radio AE of the Year
  • Radio Rookie of the Year *
    Radio Traffic Dept Employee of the Year
  • Radio Support Staff of the Year
  • Radio Production Staff of the Year
  • Radio Unsung Hero

DIGITAL

  • Digital Sales Manager of the Year
  • Digital AE of the Year
  • Digital Rookie of the Year*
  • Digital Support Staff of the Year
  • Digital Production Staff of the Year
  • Digital Unsung Hero

SOCIAL-NEW FOR 2020!

  • Local Instagrammer of the Year
  • Local YouTuber of the Year
    Local Podcast
  • Local Vlogger of the Year
  • Local Blogger of the Year
    Local Influencer of the Year

OUT OF HOME

  • OOH Sales Manager of the Year
  • OOH AE of the Year
  • OOH Rookie of the Year*
    OOH Support Staff of the Year
  • OOH Production Staff of the Year
  • OOH Unsung Hero

PRINT

  • Print Marketing & Promotions Employee of the Year
  • Print Sales Manager of the Year
  • Print AE of the Year
  • Print Rookie of the Year*
    Print Support Staff of the Year
  • Print Production Staff of the Year
  • Print Unsung Hero

TELEVISION

  • TV Marketing & Promotions Employee of the Year
  • TV Sales Manager of the Year
  • TV On-Air Personality of the Year
  • TV AE of the Year
  • TV Rookie of the Year *
    TV Traffic Dept Employee of the Year
  • TV Support Staff of the Year
  • TV Production Staff of the Year
  • TV Unsung Hero

JOURNALISM

  • Local Journalist of the Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Employed 1 Year or Less in the Industry

2020 Creative Categories

Please provide submission links that were created between May 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020. Your submission’s link can be sent to [email protected] no later the February 12th. Only TWO company submission links per category will be accepted.

AUDIO

  • Best Promotional Commercial
  • Best Commercial
  • Best PSA/Community Affairs Commercial

DISPLAY/VISUAL

  • Best Ad
  • Best Promotional Ad
  • Best PSA/Community Affairs Ad

VIDEO

  • Best Commercial
  • Best Promotional Commercial
  • Best PSA/Community Affairs Commercial

Important Links:

 

#AWMATXGala2020

Tickets

$100.00 Single Ticket
$90.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

$950.00 Table (10 Tickets)
$850.00 Earlybird rate before March 1

Documents

Trailblazer Nomination Form 2020

Gala 2020 Sponsorships

Gala 2020 Submission Forms

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