Award deadline is approaching quickly

By Suzanne Haggerty, Research Manager —

We’re at T-minus two weeks until the 2018 Chartwell’s Best Practices Awards deadline.

I predict that Wednesday, June 13 will be one of the busiest days of the year for me (deadline day always is) as I answer urgent awards-related phone calls and try to help utility staffers and their IT overlords negotiate company firewalls to transmit key campaign data and collateral for Chartwell’s judges. As I meander off to yoga at 7 p.m. EST, I’ll keep one eye on my cell phone for last-minute entreaties from the West Coast.

While the deadline is technically close of business on June 13, as long as I have your submission when I get to the office the next morning, it’s on time. That way, we avoid timezone heartburn.

The competition is already heating up. I have quite a few early entries, as well as several submissions from utilities that haven’t entered in several years. The People’s Choice – Video competition is once again proving to be a popular category, which is exciting because it’s also such a fun category. It recognizes outstanding creative achievement in short video marketing/communications efforts, such as TV spots or digital pre-roll. Chartwell judges select the Top 5 entries, and the recipients of the People’s Choice Award are chosen by EMACS attendees.

Chartwell’s other 2018 Best Practices Awards categories include:

Three utilities for each category will be awarded with gold, silver and bronze recognition at EMACS – The Customer Experience Conference, Oct. 22-25 at the Tampa Marriott Waterside.

For more information on EMACS or Chartwell’s Best Practices Awards, please email me. I’ll be happy to talk to you about entry guidelines and potential submissions.

Good luck!

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