Call for Entries for 2013 IMCA Showcase™ Awards

Entries now being accepted for the insurance industry’s longest running creative awards for marketing and communications professionals

Oak Park, Illinois – January 15, 2013 – The Insurance Marketing and Communications Association℠ (IMCA) is pleased to announce a worldwide invitation for entries into the prestigious IMCA Showcase™ Awards, the longest running creative awards competition for insurance marketing and communications professionals.

The 2013 IMCA Showcase Awards competition, now in its 55th year, offers awards in 35 categories spanning electronic, print, social and broadcast media, as well as internal and external communications, corporate communications, and marketing communications. Entries are electronically accepted from IMCA members and nonmembers alike, and all submissions are eligible for Best of Show and Award of Excellence awards.

IMCA’s top Showcase recognition, the coveted SAMMY℠ award, is presented to the overall best submission as voted on by attendees during the IMCA Annual Conference. Last year’s top winners included Safeco, Liberty Mutual, The Hartford, and Farmers Insurance. More information about last year’s Showcase Awards.

This year’s Showcase Awards will be presented at the Showcase Awards Gala on June 25. The gala is part of IMCA’s 2013 Annual Conference, taking place June 23-26 at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia.

The deadline for Showcase entries is March 29, 2013. Insurance marketing and communications professionals can electronically enter at www.imcanet.com. For more information, contact IMCA Executive Director Gloria Grove at (952) 928-4644 or info@imcanet.com.

In addition, for the third consecutive year, IMCA has teamed up with the National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO) and the Target Markets Program Administrators Association (TMPAA) to offer members of the associations formally judged marketing campaign competitions. The same IMCA Showcase Award judges will judge entries for the NAPSLO Marketing Campaign Award and TMPAA Program Marketing Campaign Award. Awards are presented at each association’s respective event.

About the Insurance Marketing and Communications Association
IMCA (www.imcanet.com) is the oldest insurance marketing association in North America with roots tracing back to 1921. Membership includes leading international and domestic multi-line insurance companies and brokerage firms, regional and specialty companies, general agencies, and prominent industry suppliers. The organization represents over 120 companies, including the top five property/casualty writers. Members include senior level management and professional staff working in the areas of corporate communications, advertising, public relations, marketing communications, marketing and sales promotion, marketing research and technology.