Frequently Asked Questions


Awards FAQ:

When and where is the event?

The event will be hosted at The Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre (1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON) on November 18th, 2022.

Where can I go to purchase a ticket and/or table?

Please purchase a ticket here.

What is the cost to attend this event?

Prices below do not include tax or Eventbrite fees.

Member pricing:

  • Table of 10 - $3,950.00
  • Individual ticket - $440.00

Non-member pricing:

  • Table of 10 - $5,200.00
  • Individual ticket - $580.00

How can more than one table be purchased?

Please purchase tables separately. You can only buy one table of 10 guests at a time.

Is my company a member?

See a full list of CMA Members here.

Can unused CMA credits be used to purchase tickets?

Yes. If credits are being used for tickets, please contact awards@theCMA.ca.

What is the flow of the event?

Cocktail hour begins at 5:30pm. The awards show and dinner service begins at 6:30pm. The post-awards celebration begins by 10:00pm.

Do tickets need to be presented at the event?

No. Only your name is required to enter.

What is the dress code?

Dress to impress! This year's theme is The Rise. No jeans please.

How to find my table at the event?

We will have staff at the event to remind you of your table number and help you find your table.

Are dietary restrictions accommodated?

Yes. If you have indicated a dietary request for your dinner you will find a tent card at your seat to identify your needs to the wait staff.

What's the refund policy?

To be eligible for a refund, all requests must be made in writing to awards@theCMA.ca before October 19, 2022 at 12:00pm ET. Please note that an administration fee of $150 per ticket or $1000 per table will be deducted from the refund. No refunds will be provided for cancellations made after this date.

When do ticket sales close?

Ticket sales close November 15, 2022 at 12:00pm ET or when sold out.

Is there assigned seating?

Yes, seating and tables are assigned for all attendees. Staff will be available to help you find your seat.




Entries FAQ:

Where do I submit entries and how do I create an account?

All submissions will be entered on Awards Force. Create an account to submit your entries.

What is the cost and entry deadline?

CMA encourages submitting entries early by offering multiple deadlines with increasing entry fee rates. The early–bird deadline offers the lowest entry fee. Entry fees are increased for the final deadline with pricing surcharge for non–member taking effect in the last few days.

CMA Awards Entry Deadlines 2022

Early-Bird Deadline | June 17, 2022 @ 12PM ET
Member Pricing: $300
Non-Member Pricing: $450

Regular Deadline | July 8, 2022 @ 12PM ET
Member Pricing: $450
Non-Member Pricing: $600

Final Deadline | July 22, 2022 @ 12PM ET
Member Pricing: $450
Non-Member Pricing: $700

Deadline Extension Fees

The final deadline to submit is July 26th at 12PM ET.  If you require an extension below is a list of the fees. To request an extension please contact awards@thecma.ca prior to July 22nd.

Member - $100
Non-Member - $200

Why are there multiple deadline dates?

CMA encourages submitting entries early by offering multiple deadlines with increasing entry fee rates. The early–bird deadline offers the lowest entry fee. Entry fees are increased for the final deadline with pricing surcharge for non–member taking effect in the last few days.

When does Early Bird Pricing End?

Early bird pricing will end on June 17th at 12PM ET.

How do I know if I’m a CMA member?

CMA membership is assigned to companies. Therefore, if your organization is a CMA member, you are a CMA member. Find out if you/your organization is a CMA member by viewing the member directory.

What is the cancellation/refund policy for entries submitted?

Refunds can be made only if written notification of the entrant’s wish to withdraw their entries reaches the CMA office before June 24. Refunds made up until this date will be subject to a $95 administrative cancellation fee. No refunds will be considered by the CMA after June 24, regardless of any extension to the entries deadline. Entries can only be cancelled by the CMA and cannot be cancelled or removed from the CMA Awards in any way after June 24.

What are the dates for campaign eligibility for 2022?

Your campaign must have results tabulated between December 1, 2020 and June 1, 2022. We have extended the campaign eligibility period to allow companies to enter campaigns that they could not submit last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Entries containing results tabulated after June 1, 2022 may be disqualified at the discretion of the judging committee and CMA. CMA is not responsible for any entrant submission error. The decision of the judging committee and CMA is final.

What is the criteria for submitting an entry?

Criteria for different disciplines and categories can be accessed through the entry form in Awards Force. Please note that there is a character limit (that includes spaces).

How many creative files will be accepted?

A maximum of 6 supporting files will be accepted. Attachments are optional (including videos) and the maximum file size for any upload is 1GB and no longer than 2 minutes in duration. If a PDF is submitted with multiple creative elements, each creative element is counted as 1 attachment.  The following file formats accepted are mpg, mov, mp3, pdf, jpeg, and the website URL.

My campaign ran in the US, is it still eligible?

Campaigns that ran in Canada or campaigns that ran in other markets but were developed by Canadian marketers for Canadian clients are eligible for entry. CMA reserves the right to reassign the entry discipline or category at any time.

Who can help me decide which category my campaign should be submitted into?

Contact awards@thecma.ca for assistance in determining into which category(s) your campaign should be entered. We are happy to help!

Why is my text cut off in one or more of the boxes for campaign details?

Each section contains a maximum character count.

When will I find out if my submission has been shortlisted?

Notifications will be emailed to the individual listed as the contact person for each entry that is shortlisted by early October.

PayPal won’t accept or process my credit card. Who do I contact for assistance?

If you are having difficulties processing payment through our PayPal account online, please contact awards@thecma.ca

I can’t upload my supporting documents. Who do I contact?

Please contact Award Force technical support at support@awardforce.com.

How do I enter the Special Awards? What is the entry fee?

The Special Awards are free to enter. Please review the requirements carefully to ensure your entry is eligible.

How do I nominate someone for the Marketer of the Year Award or Lifetime Achievement Award? What is the entry fee?

The Marketer of the Year or Lifetime Achievement Award is free to enter. Please review the requirements carefully to ensure your entry is eligible.



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