Call for Entries in the 2011 IMCA Showcase™ Awards

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

Gig Harbor, Wash. – February 28, 2011 – The Insurance Marketing Communications Associationsm (IMCA) is pleased to announce a worldwide call for entries for its prestigious IMCA Showcase™ Awards. These are the insurance industry’s longest-running creative awards for marketing and communications professionals.

The 2011 IMCA Showcase offers awards in 35 categories, recognizing outstanding work across internal corporate, external corporate and marketing communications, and electronic, print, social and broadcast media. The contest is open to IMCA members and nonmembers alike, and all submissions are eligible for Best of Show and Awards of Excellence awards. IMCA’s top recognition, the coveted SAMMY℠ prize, is awarded to the overall best submission and voted on by attendees at the IMCA Annual meeting.

Last year’s top winners included Liberty Mutual, PEMCO Insurance, The Allied World Insurance Company, State Farm Insurance and The Great American Insurance Group. PEMCO Insurance garnered the SAMMY℠ for its “Four Way Stop” entry, part of its “Northwest Profiles” campaign.

This year’s Showcase Awards – the 53rd annual – will be presented at the Showcase Gala on June 28th. This event will take place as part of IMCA’s 2011 Annual Meeting, June 26-29 at the Hilton Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

Deadline for entries is April 1, 2011.

Insurance marketing and communications professionals can enter at www.imcanet.com. For more information, contact IMCA Executive Director Temie Seibert at 206-219-9811, or tseibert@imcanet.com. All materials must be received by no later than Friday, April 1st, 2011.

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