Who is eligible to enter the INMA Global Media Awards competition?

The competition is open to newspapers, magazines, TV and radio stations and networks, news Web sites, online classified Web sites, and others broadly in the “news media” field. We are seeking best practices in audience, revenue, and brand growth at news media companies regardless the platform. Further questions about eligibility may be directed at


How many words am I allowed to enter in the objectives and results fields?

There is a 330-word limit for each field.


How many files can we upload per entry?

The database allows 6 files per entry. However, compiling one PDF with all files is a bonus in the judges' eyes as a better way to review and judge the entries. Please bear in mind the 20MB size limit.


How do you distinguish between a “National” brand and a “Regional” brand?

National brands serve an entire country and not just a few geographic regions within a country. In smaller countries, virtually all news brands are national. Regional brands serve cities, communities, and regions — a fixed geography within a country.


My brand is owned by a media group. Should I submit in the National Segment or the Regional Segment?

From where did the work emanate? If it was created at your corporate office or a shared-services operation, then it is a “National” entry. If it was created by your Regional brand team, then it is “Regional” entry.


Does INMA accept entries from non-media companies like news industry suppliers, press associations, or consultants?

INMA takes an open-minded view of what a “media company” is. Generally, we would suggest press associations or consultants submit entries in the segment they serve (national or regional). If you are a supplier or consultant representing a media company, we suggest submitting the entry under the media company's name.


Are we able to set up multiple accounts, each representing a different department within my company where each department would have a different contact person?

Yes, each department can submit their own entries separately and would have a unique login and password. The contact person for that specific department is listed under that unique login and password.


What time frame is involved for the initiative being submitted?

All entries submitted must have been executed during the 2022 calendar year.


Is it required that both the creative and content is new from a previous year's entry?

The initiative must have been executed during the 2022 calendar year.


Can one PDF file have numerous pages contained within it?

Yes, one file can have numerous PDF pages representing various creative elements for the campaign. Make certain the size of the file does not exceed 20MB and the sections do not exceed the 300-word limit. Consider your submission as a story consisting of an introduction, an explanatory section with the “why's” (the challenge to overcome) and its outcome. Please don't forget to include how you solved your challenge, which helps judges get a better picture of the internal creative process. Avoid long texts, be explicit, and to the point. Photos, videos, and audiovisual material also contribute to get the spirit of your initiative at a glance.


Once my files are uploaded, am I able to confirm the image has been uploaded and see the actual image?

Once you have uploaded all your files, click “Review and Submit” on your screen. You will be able to review content you have entered for each entry. If you click on the hyperlink associated with your files, you will be able to view the image.


When attaching files with an online entry, do we need to attach the whole page or screen or palette on which the advertisement or initiative ran, or can we just attach the artwork?

You can submit the whole page, just the artwork, or both if you prefer. Submit the creative that best represents your campaign.


I was able to upload a file that is not supported in the database. Will it still be judged?

The system will allow certain files to be uploaded, but not all judges have the software that is capable of viewing files other than (JPG, PDF, MP4, WMV, MOV, GIF, PNG). Please convert your files to the supported formats, or your campaign might not be judged in its entirety.


Do I need to include login details for the judges to may access my site?

Yes. Judges will have access to your Web site to properly evaluate your entry and therefore you need to provide a special login. There's a special box in your Awards Account foreseen for this purpose. This login will be only available for judges to judge entries. It won't be made public.


For entries that require the objectives and results to be translated into English, how do we ensure INMA receives these translations for each campaign?

Please document your objectives and results in English and send them by e-mail to You must reference your company name, entry name, and entry number(s) in the document.


Do I have to be a member of INMA to submit entries in the awards competition?

No, anyone can submit entries in the competition.


What is the cut-off time on the deadline date? Can I still submit my entries on the deadline date or must I submit my entries by close of business the day before?

Entries must be submitted by your close of business on the deadline date of Friday, January 27, 2023, regardless of your time zone.


What is the cost to submit an entry?

The per-entry price is US$150.


The “Bill To” information on my invoice is not correct. How do I ensure the proper “Bill To” company information is listed?

When submitting your entry, you will automatically receive your Global Media Awards participation invoice per e-mail. This invoice is also available in your Awards account. To receive an updated invoice, please e-mail INMA at and provide the correct “Bill To” information (company name, address, and tax ID). You will then receive a corrected invoice by e-mail.