Communications Contest Deadline is Friday

The deadline for submission of entries for the 2011 Excellence in Airport Marketing & Communications Contest is this Friday, July 1. All contest entries and payment must be received via the online portal by 5:00 PM EDT. The entry fee remains at $80 per entry and we have maintained the same 17 categories as last year.

We will again have online judging of the contest. Last year, one-third of the judges were from outside the Washington area, this year we would like to have less than one-third from inside the Washington Beltway. To do so, we need your help.

If each participating airport could forward five potential judging candidates to ACI-NA, we should be able to build up a judges’ pool from coast-to-coast, both U.S and Canadian! All we ask is that you forward the names and contact information from pr professionals from your area that you would consider as quality, informed and fair judges. However, please don’t send us the names of those that you have an on-going business relationship. You don’t need to pre-clear with them as we will be approaching these potential judges with an outline of the requirements and time commitments. We will note that we are extending the invitation based on your recommendation. Thank you to all of the airports that have already sent potential judging candidates.

I have begun the judges’ recruitment and would like to finalize the master judge list in the coming week. Should you have any questions please feel free to ring me in the office or shoot me an email.

Thank you and best of luck on the Contest!

Morgan Dye
Senior Manager, Communications & Marketing