William Rice
Web Marketing Association

Earlier this month, the Web Marketing Association announces the launched of it's 7th annual Internet Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards. The IAC Awards are the first and only industry-based advertising award competition dedicated exclusively to online advertising. The Competition Web site is located at www.iacaward.org and the deadline for entry is January 31, 2009.

The end of the year is a great time to evaluate the creative work that has been developed throughout the year and get it ready to be entered into the IAC Awards. As the difficult economy continues, earning third party accolades such as winning awards, generate credibility that may make a difference.

If you have an existing IAC Award Nominator Account, you can log in and start submitting your entries (Remember, a WebAward Nominator Account can not be used for the IAC Awards). If you don't yet have an IAC Award Nominator Account, you can create one here.

Awards will be presented within each of the industry categories and advertising formats such as online ad (including banner, pop-up or interstitial), rich media online ad, email message, online newsletter campaign, Website and integrated ad campaign and ads the client did not choose. Best of show award for each medium will be selected from among the industry winners. Ads eligible for entry in the competition must have run during the period from January 1, 2006 through January 31, 2009, except for "Ads the Client did not pick, which do not need to have run..

Call for IAC Judges

If you would like to be considered for the 2009 IAC Award Judging Panel, please complete the Judges Nomination Form.

Past IAC Award Judges should have received an email inviting them back to judge the 2009 awards. There is no need to complete the form again, just reply to the email or wait for another email that will be sent later this week.

WebAward Surveys

We always end the WebAwards with a survey of participants and judges and this year is no exception. We have just sent out our survey requests by email and will follow up again later this week. Completing the survey does not take much time and we do really use them to make the WebAwards better. So please take a moment and help us to improve the WebAwards.

Bill Rice
Web Marketing Association


Interactive Advertising Competition (IAC) Awards - --The 2009 IAC Awards Call For Entry is now open! Now is the time to enter your best work. Deadline for entry is January 30th

WebAward Competition - -- The 2008 WebAward winner have been announced and are posted on the competition Web site. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to all of our winners.

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