AMA San Antonio presents…


Submit entries for your favorite marketing campaigns from 2016 and 2017! The only rule is, there are no rules….Just kidding.

See contest information below.


How to Enter

  • The Marketing Excellence Awards (MEAs) is an annual awards competition for San Antonio-area marketers.
  • To submit an entry, you must complete an online form. One form per entry.
  • The complete form, supporting documents, and payment must be received by the deadline to be considered. See “Payment” section for link to pay.
  • No refunds will be issued.


  • The MEAs are open to all San Antonio-area marketing professionals. AMA membership is not required in order to participate.
  • There is no limit to the number of campaigns that can be submitted; however, each campaign can only be entered into one category. See categories below.
  • The campaign must have been executed within the 2016 or 2017 calendar years. (Campaigns that began in 2015 are not eligible.)
  • The work/campaign must be completed by a San Antonio-area firm, business, agency or organization.


There are eight categories:

  1. Banking/Financial Services
  2. Food/Beverage/Hospitality
  3. Healthcare/Medical Services
  4. Higher Education/K-12
  5. Non-Profit/Governmental
  6. Retail
  7. Tourism/Entertainment
  8. Wildcard

Should any category receive less than three submissions, the submissions will be merged into the “Wildcard” category.

Cost Per Entry

  Early Bird

due Feb 28th

Last Chance

due Mar 9th

AMA Member $40 $60
Non-Member $60 $80



To pay for your entries, click here.


The contest will officially open on Thursday, February 1st.

  • The Early Bird deadline is Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.
  • The Last Chance deadline is Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.


Judging Process

  • AMA San Antonio will recruit volunteer judges from other AMA chapters.
  • The judges will consist of professional marketers and will be assigned to at least one category.
  • Judges will select the finalists and winners based on the information provided on the entry form with emphasis on the creative execution and campaign results.
  • Each category will have three finalists. Finalists will be notified in early May 2018.
  • The 1st place winners will be announced at the Marketing Excellence Awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 6th.
  • First place winners will receive a trophy (or similar award) at the awards ceremony.
  • If there are a considerable number of submissions in a given category, the judges may opt to award second place, third place and/or honorable mention awards.
  • Finalists, second place, third place and/or Honorable Mention winners, if applicable, will receive a certificate at the awards ceremony.


Awards Ceremony

  • Tickets and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon. For now, please save the date to attend the Marketing Excellence Awards (MEAs) ceremony.
  • Date: Wednesday, June 6, 2018
  • Time: Cocktails 6:30-7pm / Dinner and Ceremony 7-8:30pm
  • Location: Magnolia Halle, 10319 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78240