Entries Have Been Received & Judging Is In Progress.

If you have any questions, call us toll free (800) 254-6789 ext 102

Deadlines

EARLY DEADLINE: February 28, 2017 – All entries must be postmarked on or before 02/28/17

LATE DEADLINE: April 3, 2017

Eligibility

All marketing/advertising materials developed, produced and/or distributed during the calendar year 2016 are eligible.

Entry Forms

For entries that are mailed in, enclose two copies of the Entry Form per entry. One form with actual entry and one with payment. There is no limit on the number of entries that may be submitted.

Entries

Entries will not be returned and will become the property of Creative Images, Inc. Aster Award entrants agree that all entries may be reprinted non-exclusively in Marketing Healthcare Today magazine, and other promotional materials affiliated with Creative Images, Inc. Entrants hold or will secure the necessary licenses for use of all creative content embodied in any of the entries.

Online Entries – Submission Requirements and Instructions

Entries can now be submitted and paid for online! Simply choose the “Enter Online” button and fill out the entry form. You will be able to drag and drop your artwork/radio/video files into the gray box in section 8. There is no limit to the number of entries submitted. You will receive a confirmation email once the files have been downloaded. CLICK HERE TO ENTER ONLINE.

ACCEPTED FILE FORMATS: PDF, JPEG, MP3 as well as all digital video formats. If you have a video file over 20mb and are concerned about upload time, we suggest that you provide a word document or pdf with a hyperlink to where the video can be viewed or contact us at (800) 254-6789 ext. 102 for other options.

PAYMENT: When you finish submitting your entries, choose the black “Finish and Pay” button at the bottom where you will be taken to our TLS-secured payment page. A payment receipt will be emailed to you. The charge will appear on your credit card statement as “Awards Program Services.”

Mailed Entries – Submission Requirements and Instructions

MOUNTED ITEMS: Mount all one sided materials… newspaper ads, magazine ads, posters, billboards, outdoor transit, logos, letterhead, etc., on a display board with the Entry Form attached to the back of the board. Photos of billboards or outdoor transit are acceptable. No specific size requirements in mounting. PDF Files are accepted.

PRINTED MATERIALS: For multiple sided entries, (brochures, annual reports, direct mail, magazines, handbooks, etc.) place the entry in an envelope or box along with the Entry Form. PDF Files are accepted.

RADIO SPOTS: Submit as a mp3 file on a CD or Flash Drive in an envelope with an Entry Form attached.

VIDEO/TV: Submit television and special video productions in digital format on DVD or flash drive or as a hyperlink in a word document or pdf. Video entries should be submitted in an envelope with an Entry Form attached.

CAMPAIGNS/SERIES: Submit total advertising campaigns and series entries in a large envelope or box. Make sure an Entry Form is attached securely to outside of envelope or box. All media including TV & Radio should be included for campaigns. PDF Files are accepted.

WEBSITE: Write the url as the Name of Entry (See #1 on the Entry Form).

MOBILE & APPS: Mobile website/app entries must be accessible via iTunes or placed on media with appropriate download instructions. They will be judged on a mobile device.

Payment

Payments can be made on our secure site when entering online. If sending a check by mail, please enclose one check for the total amount of all entries with a copy of the Entry Form.

SINGLE ENTRIES: $45.00/each
TOTAL AD CAMPAIGNS: $70.00/each
SERIES ENTRIES: $70.00/each

Make checks payable to: Creative Images, Inc.
Visa, Mastercard and AMEX are also accepted. (See Entry Form)

Shipping

Ship entries to:

Creative Images, Inc.
“Aster Awards Competition”
141 Willets Road
Sylva, NC 28779

Awards For Winners

Entries will be judged on: Creativity, Layout/Design, Typography, Production, Knowledge Transfer & Overall Quality.

Beautiful Gold, Silver, and Bronze certificates will be issued by both Group and Category. Judge’s Choice trophies will be presented to Division winners receiving a perfect score. An overall Best of Show will be awarded to the top entry in the competition.

Winners will be announced in Marketing Healthcare Today, as well as posted on the Aster Awards’ website, www.AsterAwards.com. All awards will be sent to the organization designated on the Entry Form (#6). Duplicate awards may be purchased.