Excellence Awards 2015

The documentation you need for the 2015 Excellence Awards entries. Please note, the closing date for entries is 28 August.

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This year MACE will again recognise and celebrate excellence and the achievements of universities, universities of technology and TVET college specialists and practitioners in marketing, communication and advancement at the MACE Excellence Gala Dinner on 8 October 2015.

As before, entries will be judged by a panel of internal and external experts. Similar to the 2014 competition, the revised point rating system, as well as new categories reflected below, replaces the previous one. Feedback received over the past few years has led to the evaluators being flexible in assessing the criteria.

We have moved away from the fixed and direct-response submissions received in the past. Consequently, we are giving those who submit entries, a greater responsibility of looking at their work holistically rather than from a ‘tick box’ approach of previous years.

No two categories are the same, which has led to us applying different weightings to the various categories.

All entries scoring an average of between 70% and 79% (score of 3.5 to 3.99 out of 5) will receive a Merit Award and entries scoring 80% or more will receive an Excellence Award and the evaluators may award only one first prize per sub-category. Various overall top achievers will also be recognised with a certificate/or prize.

NOTE: The Merit Awards will be mentioned but will not be called to the stage during the gala event. Only Excellence Awards winners will be called to the stage during the ceremony at the Gala Dinner. We have extended the deadline for submissions so that all the entries can be finalised after the regional workshops being held. Submissions must reach us before the 9th of September 2015.

Please note that the competition form and only the competition form, needs to reach Jandre Bakker as soon as possible. Arrangements need to be made for the adjudication weekend. Therefore we request that the competition form be sent in advance. All entries can be sent later than the competition form, but before the deadline of 09 September.