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CELEBRATING CREATIVE TALENT

For the past 54 years, the Jersey Awards has celebrated creative excellence across communication platforms throughout New Jersey. We seek to recognize the most creative, most innovative, and most compelling work produced every year. Work that gets attention...gets results...and inspires.



Highlights from our 53rd annual Jersey Awards - Produced by: Grey Sky Films

New This Year
TheBestofNewJersey

MORE CATEGORIES & MORE WAYS TO WIN

PHARMA: We're seeking the best life sciences and pharmaceutical industry advertising from 2021. The new category aims to highlight the creativity of the pharma industry from small to large companies and brands.

CREATIVE EFFECTIVENESS:The advertising community is increasingly recognizing the importance of creative effectiveness as brands are demanding to know whether campaigns are producing results. Through the effective use of media, creativity and analytics, agencies and brands are using a more comprehensive approach to determine success on a broad range of metrics. Based on this increased focus, we are introducing this new category for the Jersey Awards. 

To submit an entry, choose from a list of potential metrics, found on the entry form for Creative Effectiveness, and show proof that your entry was effective.

TheBestofNewJersey

HONORING THE BEST OF JERSEY

The Annual Jersey Awards presents First and Second Place trophies and an Award of Excellence Certificate in the sub-categories. In addition, Best of Category Trophies and a one-of-a-kind Best in Show Award will be presented. The Outfront Edge award sponsored by Outfront Media, will be awarded to the company whose overall work has been deemed the most creative and innovative.

Jersey Awards has 10 Categories (see Categories Tab) covering Public Relations, Social Media, Digital Media, Television, Video, Radio, Music, Out-of-Home, Newspaper, Magazine, Collateral / All Printed Materials.

Entries will be judged by out-of-state advertising professionals. Winners will be notified by mid-July as to which entry has won an award. Awards will be announced at the 54th Annual Jersey Awards Exhibition and Ceremony on September 14th 2022.

OnlineEntryPlatform

ONLINE ENTRY PLATFORM

Vital to the continuation and relevancy of both the Jersey Awards and the NJ Ad Club, you will now be able to upload your entries, fill out your entry forms and pay the entry fee ALL ONLINE. No more freight charges. No more preparing printed and hard copy submissions, no more mounting of entries on board, no need for a DVD burner or flash drives when submitting entries! And, it’s simple to use.


Any questions or assistance needed with your entries, please call Pat Hanley at 201-998-5133 or email: JerseyAwards@njadclub.org

Committee

JERSEY AWARDS SHOW COMMITEE MEMBERS

Herb Barry
Interstate Outdoor

Gary Denburg
GarDen Printing Consultant

Grace DePaola
Advertising & Marketing Consultant

Ed Efchak
Customers by Design

Nancy Fischer
NCF Design

Robin Kantor
Newark Trade Digital Graphics

Eric Ortiz
O2 Advertising

Allegra Sandelli
Allegra Sandelli Consulting
Sandra Schler
Non-Profit Professional

Rob Schnapp

Chris Vaglio
Rock It Growth Agency

Jersey Awards Chair

Gary Denburg

Concept & Design

O2 Advertising

Printing

Newark Trade Digital Graphics

NJ Ad Club President

Chris Vaglio

PROCESS

1. Register

Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form.

2. Login

Login to the awards platform with your email and password.

3. Create

Create your online entry. You will be required to upload submission materials or links to your materials during the creation process. Please look through the categories and sponsorship opportunities prior to getting started on your entries.

4. Save

During the entry period, your entry can be saved as DRAFT until all the required information is completed and attachments uploaded. As each section is complete, you will see a appear in the entry form tab when the application is saved.

5. Submit

On completion, save your entry as FINAL. Once it is submitted as FINAL, you will be unable to make further updates to your entry, so please ensure you read through your submission and check that all uploaded materials are correct.

6. Payment

After completing your entry, easily pay through our PayPal integration. If you are submitting more than one entry, you can pay for them all at the same time with a single payment action.

Any questions or assistance needed with your entries, please call Pat Hanley at 201-998-5133 or email: jerseyawards@njadclub.org

Awards Entry Categories

Deadline for Entries is April 24th, 2022

ALL MULTIMEDIA CAMPAIGN ENTRIES TO BE SUBMITTED UNDER CATEGORY #84

Creative Effectiveness
New This Year

CREATIVE EFFECTIVENESS

  1. Creative Effectiveness
PublicRelations

PUBLIC RELATIONS

  1. Feature Media Placement
  2. Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  3. Special Event/Client Celebration
  4. Media Relations, Consumer or Trade
  5. Consumer Product or Service Launch
  6. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
SocialMedia

SOCIAL MEDIA

  1. Facebook Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  2. Single Platform (FB, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, TikTok, etc.)
  3. Multi-Platform Campaign
  4. Social Media for Brand Building
  5. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Digital Media

DIGITAL MEDIA

  1. Website Design: B2B
  2. Website Design: Consumer
  3. Website Design: eCommerce
  4. Website Design: Internal or Self- Promotion
  5. Microsite Design
  6. Content Marketing (Videos, Blogs, Social Media and White Papers)
  7. Email Campaign
  8. Holiday Card
  9. Landing Page
  10. Display (Banner) Ad
  11. Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  12. Digital Publication (e.g., Annual Report, Newsletter, Magazine, etc.)
  13. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Television

TELEVISION

  1. Single Spot: Any Length
  2. Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  3. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Video

VIDEO

  1. Non-Broadcast (Training, Educational, Sales, Institutional, or Trade Show)
  2. Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  3. Animation/Motion Graphics
  4. YouTube Video
  5. Social Media Video
  6. Online Commercial, Any Length
  7. Explainer Video
  8. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Radio

RADIO

  1. Single Spot: Any Length
  2. Podcast
  3. Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  4. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Music

MUSIC

  1. Jingle
  2. Original Music Composition, Any Length
Out of Home

OUT OF HOME

  1. Outdoor Billboard
  2. Outdoor Poster
  3. Transit-Bus: Internal & External
  4. Transit-Rail
  5. Transit Shelter
  6. Kiosk
  7. Banners
  8. Vehicle Wraps
  9. Inventive Use of Out-of-Home (Building Wrap, etc.)
  10. Environmental Design: Interior or Exterior
  11. Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  12. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Newspaper

NEWSPAPER

  1. Any Size, Any Number of Colors
  2. Special Advertising Insert/Supplement
  3. Campaign: 3 or More Elements, Any Size, Any Number of Colors
  4. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Magazine

MAGAZINE / CONSUMER OR TRADE

  1. Any Size, Any Number of Colors
  2. Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  3. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Collateral All Printed Material

COLLATERAL / ALL PRINTED MATERIAL

  1. Sell Sheets, Any Number of Colors
  2. Rack Brochure, Any Number of Colors
  3. Corporate/Product Brochure, Any Number of Pages
  4. Catalog, Any Number of Pages
  5. Pocket Folder
  6. Annual Report
  7. Poster, Single Piece or Campaign
  8. Point-of-Sale
  9. Invitations/Announcements
  10. Holiday Card
  11. Holiday Promo/ Dimensional Piece
  12. Calendar
  13. Product Launch or Relaunch, Any Number of Elements
  14. Advertising for the Arts
  15. Magazine Design
  16. Miscellaneous
  17. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Collateral Direct Marketing

COLLATERAL / DIRECT MARKETING

  1. Self-Mailer, Single Piece, Any Number of Colors
  2. Package Design, Any Number of Colors
  3. Packaging Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  4. Direct Marketing Campaign: 3 or More Elements
  5. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Multimedia Campaign

MULTIMEDIA CAMPAIGN

  1. Multimedia Campaign: 3 or More Elements, Any Media
Collateral Identity

IDENTITY

  1. Logo, Consumer
  2. Logo, B2B
  3. Brand Identity Package
  4. Newsletter(s), Print Version Only
  5. Self-Promotion, Agency or Client
  6. Advertising Specialties
  7. Not for Profit/Pro Bono Work
Photography and Illustration

PHOTOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATION

  1. Advertising Photography: Lifestyle/People
  2. Advertising Photography: Still Life/Miscellaneous
  3. Advertising Illustration
  4. Campaign: 3 or More Elements
Trade Shows

TRADE SHOWS

  1. Exhibit Booth, Any Square Footage
  2. Exhibit Booth Graphics
Pharma
New This Year

PHARMA

  1. Journal Print Ad, Any Size
  2. Pharma Print Ad, Consumer
  3. Pharma Print Ad, HCP
  4. Visual Aid, Any Size
  5. Website, Consumer
  6. Website, HCP
  7. Trade Show, Exhibit Booth/Installation
Student Entries

STUDENT ENTRIES

  1. Any Discipline, Single or Campaign

PRE-EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


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EMAIL BLAST SPONSOR $1,000

  • Get recognition by having your logo, a one-line description of your business and a link to your site, in all Jersey Awards email blasts
  • Sent to over 2700 recipients in weekly emails starting in mid-February and running through mid-September – estimated over 75,000 impressions
  • Recognition in the Event Journal as Sponsor
  • One complimentary dinner ticket
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SOCIAL MEDIA SPONSOR $1,000 (Maximum two sponsors)

  • Have your company logo included in all Jersey Awards social media posts (Facebook, Linked-In & Twitter – over 2800 followers) starting in mid-February and running through mid-September – estimated 30+ posts
  • Recognition in the Event Journal as Sponsor
  • One complimentary dinner ticket
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WEBSITE SPONSOR $1,000

ROTATING LEADERBOARD BANNER AD ON JERSEY AWARD WEBSITE (approximate size: 1280px X 200px)
  • Create your own banner ad to be included on the Jersey Awards landing page and Entry Platform starting in mid-February and running through mid-September – estimated 40,000 impressions
  • Recognition in the Event Journal as Sponsor
  • Link to your website
  • One complimentary dinner ticket
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WEBSITE SPONSOR $500

SQUARE BANNER AD ON JERSEY AWARD WEBSITE (approximate size: 300px X 250px)
  • Create your own banner ad to be included on the Jersey Awards landing page and Entry Platform starting in mid-February and running through mid-September – estimated 40,000 impressions
  • Recognition in the Event Journal as Sponsor
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LOGO MARKETPLACE $250

  • Be part of this virtual marketplace which includes your logo and link to your website on the home page of the Online Entry Registration Platform and the Jersey Awards landing page, which will remain live through the date of the Jersey Awards in mid-September
  • Your logo will also be included in the Event Journal in the NJ Ad Club Marketplace section
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FRIEND OF THE JERSEY AWARDS $100

  • “Friends” will be listed in the Event Journal and on the Jersey Awards landing page




EVENT NIGHT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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PREMIUM TABLE SPONSOR $2,000

  • Premium Seating
  • Recognition as an Event Night Sponsor
  • Full Page Ad in the Event Journal ($400 value)
  • Logo Recognition on all Jersey Awards communications
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CENTERPIECE SPONSOR $1,500
$1,500 Solo Sponsor or $750 each for two co-sponsors

  • Signage at each table including your logo
  • Recognition as the Centerpiece Sponsor in the Event Journal and the Jersey Awards landing page
  • Full Page Ad in the Event Journal for solo sponsor ($400 value)
  • Half Page Ad in the Event Journal for co-sponsors ($250 value)
  • Two complimentary dinner tickets for solo sponsor; One complimentary dinner ticket for each co-sponsor
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SIGNATURE DRINK/COCKTAIL HOUR SPONSOR $1,200

  • Signage at the entrance to the Cocktail Hour including your company’s logo
  • Signature drink named for the sponsor, including signage at all bars
  • Cocktail napkins will include your company’s logo
  • Recognition as the Cocktail Hour Sponsor in the Event Journal and on the Jersey Awards landing page
  • Full Page Ad in the Event Journal ($400 value)
  • One complimentary dinner ticket
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CATEGORY SPONSOR $1,000

One sponsor per category: Public Relations, Social Media, Digital Media, TV/Radio, Radio/Music, Newspaper/Magazine, Out-of-home and Collateral

  • Logo/Company name displayed on screen during the category presentation
  • Option to have spokesperson introduce selected Category with a :30 prerecorded video or in person at the Jersey Awards
  • Recognition/logo in the Jersey Awards Event Journal and logo on the Entry Platform landing page and the Jersey Awards landing page on the Club’s website.
  • Full Page Ad in the Event Journal
  • One complimentary dinner ticket
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PHOTOGRAPHY SPONSOR $1,000
($1,000 Solo Sponsor or $500 each for two co-sponsors)

*For Corporations and Vendors Only - Agencies will not be eligible for this sponsorship

  • Solo sponsor will get company logo on the Step & Repeat Photo backdrop
  • Recognition as the Photography Sponsor in the Event Journal and the Jersey Awards landing page
  • Signage on each dinner table
  • Full Page Ad in the Event Journal for solo sponsor ($400 value)
  • Half Page Ad in the Event Journal for co-sponsors ($250 value)
  • One complimentary dinner ticket for solo sponsor
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STEP & REPEAT SPONSOR $500 EACH
(up to 3 Sponsors)

*For Corporations and Vendors Only - Agencies will not be eligible for this sponsorship

  • Have your company logo included on the step and repeat banner used as the backdrop of all Jersey Awards photos. Up to three corporate sponsors/vendors.
  • Recognition in the Event Journal as a Sponsor
  • Half Page Ad in the Event Journal ($250 value)
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VALET PARKING SPONSOR $500

  • Signage at the Valet at entry and departure site including company name and logo
  • Half Page Ad in the Event Journal ($400 value)
  • Recognition as the Valet Sponsor in the Event Journal
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TABLETOP EXHIBIT SPONSOR $500

Market your company at the Jersey Awards with a tabletop display in the entrance lobby. Great for vendors and freelancers.

  • Exhibit sponsors will be provided with a high-top cocktail table to market your company. Take advantage of this targeted opportunity to promote your company services to over 200 marketers and agencies with face-to-face contact at the Jersey Awards
  • Recognition in the Event Journal as an Exhibit Sponsor
  • Half Page Ad in the Event Journal ($250 value)




MEMBERSHIP

The NJ Ad Club is here for everyone who uses creativity, innovation, and strategic thinking to capture the imagination and inspire action. Our mission is to shine a light on all the great work being done across the communications spectrum throughout New Jersey.

Membership bring together individuals and companies working in the fields of advertising, marketing, and communications.

These include:
  • all types of agencies
  • the media
  • corporate marketing departments
  • public relations
  • printers
  • online service suppliers
  • event and promotional providers
  • educators and students

If you are part of an agency, or looking for an agency, or providing services to agencies or the professionals who use them, give your networking and career a boost by joining the NJAdClub!

There are three Membership categories from which to choose:
Individual, Corporate, and Student. These provide affordable membership categories for you and your company.



For more Membership options, visit NJ Ad Club Membership to see other packages you can take advantage of!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I begin?
Review the information on the seven tabs above (54th Jersey Awards, How to Enter, Categories, Pre-Event Sponsorship, Event Night Sponsorship, Membership, FAQs).
Then click REGISTER (top right) to setup your account and begin the submission process.

Do I have to be a NJ Ad Club member to enter?
No. You do not have to be a member of the NJ Ad Club to enter.

Do I get a discount on entries if I join the NJ Ad Club?
Yes. One of the benefits of membership is discounts on entries and all other activities produced by the NJ Ad Club.

How do I join the NJ Ad Club?
It's simple. Click on the MEMBERSHIP tab and choose the type of membership you desire - Individual Membership at $150 or Corporate Group Membership at $550 for up to four representatives. Then click on PAY NOW to complete payment. You will then be returned to the entry system. Go to the DASHBOARD to enter your work.

You can also become a member on the DASHBOARD - widget on the right once you register and log in.

As a student, can I enter my work into the NJ Ad Club Jersey Awards?
Yes, Full-time students are encouraged to enter the competition via sub-category 105. You should upload a sampling of your best work!

ENTERING


Do I mail in samples of my work to the NJ Ad Club Office?
No. All entries into the 54th NJ Ad Club Jersey Awards must be uploaded digitally. For certain sub-categories, you can provide the URL which must remain live through December 31, 2022.

What is the deadline for entries?
The NJ Ad Club Jersey Awards has different submission periods. To view the different pricing deadlines, please see the Pricing Schedule on the right side of this page.

What are the categories?
The NJ Ad Club Jersey Awards categories vary by Ten Disciplines. View the Categories tab to see the available list.

Do I need to complete all my entries in one session?
No. All work that you "SAVE AS DRAFT" will remain in your folder so you can sign back in and continue the submission process.

Can I edit or add new uploads to my entry after I have submitted my materials as Final and completed checkout?No. Once a submission is finalized, it can no longer be changed. If there are any questions regarding a finalized entry, please contact jerseyawards@njadclub.org.

Can I delete my entries after I have completed checkout?
No, you will not be able to delete your entries once you have completed checkout.
If there are any questions regarding a finalized entry, please contact jerseyawards@njadclub.org.
NOTE: All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

How can I add new work after I completed checkout?
To add new work to your existing submission, log back into your account then go to the DASHBOARD to CREATE a new entry.

What do I do if I cannot find my exact category?
The Category "Collateral/All Printed Materials has a sub-category #78 Miscellaneous. For all other categories, you should select the best option.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS


What media is accepted?
Each category will require specific media. Files will need to be uploaded into the Online Entry Platform. For submission materials hosted online, there will be an opportunity to provide URLs for access.

What information is needed to create an entry?
All NJ Ad Club Jersey Awards entries require the following information on the project, regardless of category. Individual categories may have additional requirements.
General Project Information:

  • Entry Title: Give your entry a name. The judges will see this, and it will be used to reference your entry (required)
  • Agency/Entrant: Who was the Agency/Entrant involved in the project? (required)
  • Advertiser: Who was the advertiser involved in the project (required)
  • Media Links / URLs: For submission materials hosted online, there will be an opportunity to provide URLs for access. (optional)
  • Uploaded Submission Materials: Each category will require specific media. Files will need to be uploaded into the Online Entry Platform.


NOTE: Some categories require additional written information and context.

ENTRY FEES

How much does it cost to enter?
There are two types of fees for each entry that you submit - Single Element Entries or Campaign Entries (3 elements or more). Student Entries (Sub-Category 105) are free-of-charge.
NOTE: All fees listed are in U.S. Dollars (USD).

Is there a registration fee?
There is no registration fee to enter.

How do I pay for my entries?
All entries can be paid for via PayPal or a Major Debit/Credit Card once you have submitted them as Final within the system.
NJ Ad Club members can request an invoice to be created. It will be emailed to you within 48 hours. Payment is due by April 24th, 2022.

ELIGIBILITY

Is my entry eligible to be entered?
Your work must have been published, displayed, or aired between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 AND meet one of the following criteria:

  • Be produced for a company or client headquartered in New Jersey.
  • Be produced by a New Jersey based agency, production company or media property.
  • Be produced by an NJ Ad Club member residing in New Jersey.
  • Be produced by a Full-Time Student attending an accredited institution in New Jersey as part of a class assignment (limited to Sub-Category 105 - All Student Work).

PAYMENT

All entries can be paid for via PayPal or a Major Debit/Credit Card, once you have submitted them as Final within the system. Only NJ Ad Club members can request an invoice to be created.

Do you accept payment in foreign currency?
No. All payments must be made in U.S. Dollars (USD).

Can I receive a refund for my entry fees?
No. All entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. By submitting entries into the competition, entrants are committing to pay for all entry fees in full.

NOTE: For any payment questions, please contact jerseyawards@njadclub.org.

SPONSORSHIPS

What are NJ Ad Club Jersey Awards sponsorships?
A fantastic opportunity to be the star at the 54th Annual Jersey Awards Exhibition + Ceremony. This event will be held in-person if permitted by NJ law or produced virtually on September 14th, 2022. Click on the SPONSORSHIP tab for details.

How do I become a Jersey Awards Sponsor?
On the Home Page or DASHBOARD, select your sponsorship then click Pay Now to proceed to pay. You will be returned to the entry system after you pay.

If you are an NJ Ad Club member, you can choose to contact Pat Hanley at jerseyawards@njadclub.org to reserve a sponsorship and request an invoice.

How do I choose more than one sponsorship?
You would need to process each one separately. If you are on the Home Page or DASHBOARD, select your sponsorship then click Pay Now to proceed to pay. You will be returned to the entry system after each time you pay.

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Pricing

FINAL WEEK
Extended Deadline Pricing
(April 18 - April 24)

Member:
$135 for Single Entry categories
$170 for Campaign Entry categories

Non-Member:
$150 for Single Entry categories
$185 for Campaign Entry categories

Creative Effectiveness: $170

Student: Free

Contact Us

NJ Ad Club
199 Prospect Avenue PO Box 7250
North Arlington, NJ 07031
Phone: (201) 998-5133
Email: JerseyAwards@njadclub.org
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