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Terms and conditions

  • Only paid-up Ordinary Institutional Members (as defined by the MOI) may enter the Excellence Awards. When entering, your institutional membership payment must already reflect in MACE’s bank account.
  • Your entry must be received by 23:59 on the deadline days indicated to be eligible for the Super Saver or Early Bird fees. If your entry reaches us after 23:59 on the special fee deadlines, it will be considered for the next deadline. No entry will be accepted after 9 September 2024 at 23:59.
  • Our proof of payment must reach us by close of day on 23 September 2024. If we haven’t received the proof of payment for your entries by 16:30, your entries will be disqualified.
  • Incomplete entries will be disqualified. “Incomplete” constitutes the Work plan, or the Work sample is not submitted.
  • Entries must be submitted using the entry form template. If you do not use the template, your entry will be disqualified
  • Entries exceeding the page limits will be penalised. 100 words – 0,5 deducted from your score; 101 – 200 words – 1,0 deducted from your score; 201 – 250 words – 1,5% deducted; more than 250 – disqualified.
  • Work samples will not be evaluated if the evaluator struggles to open or understand the role of the sample according to the work plan. Make sure that you label your work samples, that all links in your entry work, and that the evaluator has easy access to everything they need to evaluate.
  • Projects and initiatives with more than 51% syndicated or reprinted material will be disqualified.
  • Projects planned, created, and executed by agencies may not be entered. The communication team must have completed at least 51% of the conceptualisation and the creative process. The institutions must show that they were consistently involved and approved the process.
  • If the permission and declaration section on the entry form is not completed and signed, your entry will be disqualified
  • Entrants will receive feedback from the evaluators within four weeks after the results of the MACE Excellence Awards have been shared. If you have not received feedback after five weeks, please email

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If you have any questions about the divisions, categories, or preparing your entry, please feel free to contact Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell at

If you have any questions about administrative issues regarding the entry process or submitting your entry, please contact Mari Steenkamp at