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Professional Entries

Here’s how to enter your work :

STEP 1: Create Entry

Before creating an entry, you should have your work plan and any work sample documents assembled. Make sure that you have identified the divisions and categories that you want to enter.

Only the following file types can be submitted:

  •  Work plans can only be PDF (Portable Document Format AKA Adobe Acrobat) files
  •  Work samples can only be the following file types: Portable Document Format: PDF
  •  Image Files: JPG, JPEG, GIF, PNG
  •  Audio Files: MP3 – Audacity can be used to convert most audio formats to MP3 files.
  •  Video Files: MP4, M4V, MPG, MPEG, MOV

STEP 2: Complete the Entry Form

1. Entrant Contact Information – Review your information for accuracy and make the necessary updates. Attach the Entry Form with your submission and create a single PDF file.

2. The entrant is project lead who has worked on the project and is submitting for him/herself or for the project team. The entrant named must:

  •  Match the entrant named on the work plan.
  •  Be the primary lead on the project.

3. Categories – Please indicate the category or categories to which you are submitting this entry. For each category selected, you will need to submit a separate work plan and all appropriate work samples.

  •  Enter the title of your entry.
  •  Enter the name of client organization if you are submitting as a consultant.
  •  Enter the name of outside agency if you are submitting as an agency that has worked with a consultant.
  •  Select the category or categories that you wish to enter. A single entry should not be submitted twice in the same category.

STEP 3: Set up an Award Force account and enter your work online at:

Should you have any questions, please contact Jane Hall – Director, Pinnacle Awards at subject line: Pinnacle Awards | Jane, or Kathy Dicks-Peyton, ABC – Judging Coordinator at: (709) 730-8549 or email:

Entry Fees

Members: $120
Non-Members: $180
Charitable organizations: $90
Organizational Leader / Communications: Free
Students: Free

To pay entry fees, visit:

Tips and Tools

Make sure your entry meets the basic criteria accepted for judging. For more details see Eligibility.

  • Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase the great work developed by you and your team. Both the professional and student Pinnacle Awards submission deadline is April 5th, 2024.
  •  The full payment must be received for all entries you submit.
  •  If your entry depends mainly on syndicated, borrowed, reprinted or stock material, it won’t be considered original and may be disqualified.
  •  Ensure your work plan stays within the required length of no more than four pages.
  •  We want to be able to read your work. Please use a font size no smaller than 11-point for your work plan.