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Call for Entries for 2013 IMCA Showcase Awards

Posted on 17 Jan 2013 by Neilson

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Insurance  Marketing & Communication Association awardsThe Insurance Marketing and Communications Associationsm (IMCA) is pleased to announce a worldwide invitation for entries into the prestigious IMCA ShowcaseTM Awards, the longest-running creative awards competition for insurance marketing and communications professionals.

The 2013 IMCA Showcase Awards competition, now in its 55th year, offers awards in 35 categories, spanning electronic, print, social and broadcast media, as well as internal and external communications, corporate communications, and marketing communications. Entries are electronically accepted from IMCA members and nonmembers alike, and all submissions are eligible for Best of Show and Award of Excellence awards.

IMCA's top Showcase recognition, the coveted SAMMYsm award, is presented to the overall best submission as voted on by attendees during the IMCA Annual Conference. Last year's top winners included Safeco, Liberty Mutual, The Hartford, and Farmers Insurance. For more information about last year's Showcase Awards please visit:

This year's Showcase Awards will be presented at the Showcase Awards Gala on June 25. The gala is part of IMCA's 2013 Annual Conference, taking place June 23-26 at the Ritz Carlton in Philadelphia.

The deadline for Showcase entries is March 29, 2013. Insurance marketing and communications professionals can electronically enter at For more information, contact IMCA Executive Director Tom Wetzel at 708-524-4944 or

In addition, formally judged marketing campaign competitions. The same IMCA Showcase Award judges will judge entries for the NAPSLO Marketing Campaign Award and TMPAA Program Marketing Campaign Award. Awards are presented at each association's respective event.

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 leading international and domestic multi-line insurance companies and brokerage firms, regional and specialty companies, general agencies, and prominent industry suppliers. The organization represents over 120 companies, including the top five property/casualty writers. Members include senior level management and professional staff working in the areas of corporate communications, advertising, public relations, marketing communications, marketing and sales promotion, marketing research and technology.