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Terms and conditions

  • Your entry and full entry fee must be received by 16:30 on 29 September 2017. To be eligible for the other entry fee options, your entry must be received by close of business on the indicated date. No entry will be accepted after the closing date or time.
  • Evaluation is based on a seven-point scale of excellence.
    • Entries must have a score of 5.25 to receive an award of merit.
    • Entries scoring 5.75 or higher, receive an award of excellence.
  • Entries must comprise a work plan and a work sample. The work plan provides the strategic overview of the programme or medium, while the work sample provides examples of the actual work completed.
  • The work plan for Divisions 1 and 2 is limited to 4 pages. For Division 3, it is limited to ± 250 words. Exceeding this limitation may result in disqualification.
  • For entries in Division 1: Campaigns, 60% of the score is based on the work plan and 40% on the work sample.
  • In Division 2: Media, 50% is based on the work plan and 50% on the work sample.
  • In Division 3: Skills, 40% is based on the work plan and 60% on the work sample.
  • Work plans for Divisions 1 and 2 are limited to four pages, using a font size no smaller than 10 point and standard margins.
  • For Division 3: Skills, you only need to submit a short work plan of one page, using the same headings throughout, supported by the work sample.
  • Projects and other initiatives that mainly used syndicated or reprinted material should not be entered.
  • Entrants will receive the feedback from the evaluators on their scoresheets within four weeks after the Mace Excellence Awards Event. If you have not received feedback after five weeks, please send an email requesting your feedback to
  • Only entries that have submitted the Proof of Payment will be evaluated.
  • The permission and declaration section on the entry form must be completed and signed.

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If you have any questions about the divisions, categories, preparing your entry, submitting your entry, or administrative issues regarding the entry process please contact Dr Amanda Hamilton-Attwell on 012 346 2600 or or