For the past 55 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. North, South, East and West, spreading across the state of New Jersey, all Agencies, Production Companies and Media Properties are eligible to enter.
For more information, click on the tab for FAQ’s.
Highlights from our 54th annual Jersey Awards - Produced by: Grey Sky Films
PHARMA: We're seeking the best life sciences and pharmaceutical industry advertising from 2022. This category, which was launched last year to much fanfare, 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.
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 Major 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 55th Annual Jersey Awards Exhibition and Ceremony on September 20th 2023.
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
SGW Integrated Marketing
GarDen Printing Consultant
Advertising & Marketing Consultant
Newark Trade Digital Graphics
Allegra Sandelli Consulting
Rock It Growth Agency
Click on the "Register" link and complete and submit the registration form.
Login to the awards platform with your email and password.
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.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com
Take advantage of maximum visibility with these sponsorships running February 13 through September 20, 2023
Sponsorship also includes
LEADERBOARD ROTATING BANNER AD - $1000
ENTRY PLATFORM SIDEBAR AD - $500
Show your support for the New Jersey Ad Club and the Jersey Awards. Friends will be listed in the Event Journal and on the Jersey Awards landing page
One sponsor per category: Public Relations, Social Media, Digital Media, TV/Radio, Radio/Music, Newspaper/Magazine, Out-of-home and Collateral
Option to have spokesperson introduce Category in person or with a :30 prerecorded video message at the Awards
For Corporations and Vendors Only – Agencies will not be eligible for this sponsorship
Market your company at the Jersey Awards with a tabletop display in the entrance lobby. Great for vendors and freelancers. 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.
For more information on sponsorships:
Call the NJ Ad Club at 201.998.5133 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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!
How do I begin?
Review the information on the seven tabs above (55th 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!
Do I mail in samples of my work to the NJ Ad Club Office?
No. All entries into the 55th 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, 2023.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 #89 Miscellaneous. For all other categories, you should select the best option.
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:
NOTE: Some categories require additional written information and context.
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 110) 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 23rd, 2023.
Is my entry eligible to be entered?
Your work must have been published, displayed, or aired between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022 AND meet one of the following criteria:
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
(March 6 - April 2)
$110 for Single Entry categories
$145 for Campaign Entry categories
$130 for Single Entry categories
$165 for Campaign Entry categories
Creative Effectiveness: $145
(April 3- April 16)
$120 for Single Entry categories
$155 for Campaign Entry categories
$140 for Single Entry categories
$175 for Campaign Entry categories
Creative Effectiveness: $155