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Comments for Beacon Award Blog http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org Honoring Excellence in Communications and Public Affairs Throughout the Cable Industry Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:04:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.2.1 Comment on Tips for Putting Together a Beacon Award Entry by candace gibson http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=60&cpage=1#comment-38134 candace gibson Thu, 30 Apr 2009 18:04:42 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=60#comment-38134 Thanks Kim for the great tips! Thanks Kim for the great tips!

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Comment on Creativity Counts-Make Your Entry Stand Out! by Walter http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16&cpage=1#comment-21 Walter Thu, 15 Nov 2007 16:44:08 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16#comment-21 That makes a lot of sense. And it shows good spirit. Thanks for explaining. I'm glad you are not in the disqualification business, because some of us are not in the packaging business! That makes a lot of sense. And it shows good spirit. Thanks for explaining. I’m glad you are not in the disqualification business, because some of us are not in the packaging business!

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Comment on Creativity Counts-Make Your Entry Stand Out! by Michelle Butler http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16&cpage=1#comment-20 Michelle Butler Thu, 15 Nov 2007 15:19:25 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16#comment-20 Walter, The majority of entries are submitted in binders. The most creative use of binders I've seen are the decorations affixed to them. For example, an entrant has made a binder look like a laptop. Another glued lots of mini-ceramic shoes to the binder when the event entered centered around a walk. The second most common type of entry we see are poster or board entries. Some entrants really use that space to tell the story of their entries. We're really not in the disqualification business. Since I've worked for ACC, we've never disqualified an entry for packaging purposes. I can actually only think of two entries we asked be withdrawn and that was because they were projects with satellite companies. -Michelle Walter,

The majority of entries are submitted in binders. The most creative use of binders I’ve seen are the decorations affixed to them. For example, an entrant has made a binder look like a laptop. Another glued lots of mini-ceramic shoes to the binder when the event entered centered around a walk.

The second most common type of entry we see are poster or board entries. Some entrants really use that space to tell the story of their entries.

We’re really not in the disqualification business. Since I’ve worked for ACC, we’ve never disqualified an entry for packaging purposes. I can actually only think of two entries we asked be withdrawn and that was because they were projects with satellite companies.

-Michelle

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Comment on Creativity Counts-Make Your Entry Stand Out! by Walter http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16&cpage=1#comment-19 Walter Wed, 14 Nov 2007 23:06:55 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16#comment-19 I absolutely love the idea of the creativity expressed here, so don't get me wrong ... but the PDF that sets out the rules says "Package the entry, including all (8) summaries and all relevant support materials, in a binder ..." There is a rather ominous note at the end of the text saying "Don't Disqualify Yourself! Submissions must adhere to the rules as described..." I may have missed some creative disclaimer, but all that language does not seem to allow for anything other than packing eight entries into a binder. The entry forms seems to suggest that something else would not be accepted. Maybe it is common knowledge among judges that someone can do something other than what is in the instructions. But if you really do want creative entries, whoever writes the rules next year should also be a little more creative! I absolutely love the idea of the creativity expressed here, so don’t get me wrong … but the PDF that sets out the rules says “Package the entry, including all (8) summaries and all relevant support materials, in a binder …” There is a rather ominous note at the end of the text saying “Don’t Disqualify Yourself! Submissions must adhere to the rules as described…”

I may have missed some creative disclaimer, but all that language does not seem to allow for anything other than packing eight entries into a binder. The entry forms seems to suggest that something else would not be accepted. Maybe it is common knowledge among judges that someone can do something other than what is in the instructions. But if you really do want creative entries, whoever writes the rules next year should also be a little more creative!

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Comment on Creativity Counts-Make Your Entry Stand Out! by Kimberly Gilmore http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16&cpage=1#comment-18 Kimberly Gilmore Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:22:21 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16#comment-18 Hi Jasmine- Having a creative design always make a Beacon entry interesting, even if you have a traditional binder, a creative case or outer packaging is great. Also, if you can make your entry colorful and include photos, it will definitely catch a judges eye. Best of luck with your Beacons! Kim Gilmore Hi Jasmine-
Having a creative design always make a Beacon entry interesting,
even if you have a traditional binder, a creative case or outer
packaging is great. Also, if you can make your entry colorful and
include photos, it will definitely catch a judges eye. Best of luck with
your Beacons! Kim Gilmore

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Comment on Creativity Counts-Make Your Entry Stand Out! by Jasmine http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16&cpage=1#comment-17 Jasmine Tue, 13 Nov 2007 17:17:15 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=16#comment-17 My team and I are putting together an entry for the first time and are curious to know what the most creative entry is that judges have seen. What exactly made it stand out in your mind? My team and I are putting together an entry for the first time and are curious to know what the most creative entry is that judges have seen. What exactly made it stand out in your mind?

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Comment on My First Year with the Beacon Awards by Michelle Butler http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=14&cpage=1#comment-16 Michelle Butler Mon, 12 Nov 2007 16:17:37 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=14#comment-16 Walter, Sometimes judges use their own personal laptops to view the CD, but we do try to have the latest version of Internet Explorer on the computers that are used. -Michelle Walter,

Sometimes judges use their own personal laptops to view the CD, but we do try to have the latest version of Internet Explorer on the computers that are used.

-Michelle

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Comment on My First Year with the Beacon Awards by Walter http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=14&cpage=1#comment-15 Walter Sat, 10 Nov 2007 05:06:33 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=14#comment-15 I'm planning to submit a web site, and I can get its contents onto a CD so most of the links work without an Internet connection - but some versions of Internet Explorer don't seem to open it. Is there any way of knowing what web browsers are available to the judges when they review the entries? I’m planning to submit a web site, and I can get its contents onto a CD so most of the links work without an Internet connection – but some versions of Internet Explorer don’t seem to open it. Is there any way of knowing what web browsers are available to the judges when they review the entries?

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Comment on My First Year with the Beacon Awards by Michelle Butler http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=14&cpage=1#comment-14 Michelle Butler Fri, 09 Nov 2007 19:34:51 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=14#comment-14 As Stu mentioned in his post, the majority of the categories in the Beacon Awards do not require a public service component. In any of those categories, you do not have to address the fact that your campaign does not include one. ACC also plans to stress to the judges during their orientation that many of the Beacon Award categories do not require a public service component. As Stu mentioned in his post, the majority of the categories in the Beacon Awards do not require a public service component. In any of those categories, you do not have to address the fact that your campaign does not include one.

ACC also plans to stress to the judges during their orientation that many of the Beacon Award categories do not require a public service component.

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Comment on My First Year with the Beacon Awards by Lauren http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=14&cpage=1#comment-13 Lauren Fri, 09 Nov 2007 15:17:41 +0000 http://www.blog.cablecommunicators.org/?p=14#comment-13 As a network publicist, I am planning on submitting an entry into the Programming Publicity category. Stu mentioned that most categories do not require a public service component. Should we address the fact that we do not have a public service component to our entry somewhere in our three-page project summary, or will the judges know that from our category choice? As a network publicist, I am planning on submitting an entry into the Programming Publicity category. Stu mentioned that most categories do not require a public service component. Should we address the fact that we do not have a public service component to our entry somewhere in our three-page project summary, or will the judges know that from our category choice?

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