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2018 TAMI Award Submissions Will Open in Late January

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All entries must be submitted through the online portal.  If it is your first time, you will need to create an account.  (NOTE:  This is not your TAMIO account.  You must setup a new one.) Once your start your submission(s), you can edit it as many times as you want until you hit the “Submit” button.  Once the submit button is pressed, you will not be able to make changes. You will not be able to edit or post new submissions after the deadline.  Video submissions must be posted on YouTube or Vimeo. You will need to provide a link to your video. For entries that involve print or promotional items, feel free to include pdfs, photographs, videos, or other electronic presentations that best present your entry.Multiple entries are accepted in any category, however an entry may only place once (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) in a given category.When you are filling out the entry form online, you will have two text boxes to fill in…Description and Summary.  The following information is good to cover in either of those text boxes:  any goals, impacts or outcomes; project budget; and the role of outside resources, including any paid or unpaid professional services.

Submission Deadline

The TAMI Award submission deadline is 11:59 p.m. on March 26, 2017.


Procedures

  • Eligibility — Both TAMIO members and non-members are eligible to submit entries. Entries may be submitted by any city/county government/division, or any government support agency involved in providing local services (for example, transportation authorities, public utilities, and regional councils of government). Entries produced on or after January 1, 2015, are eligible for submission. Current TAMIO members are eligible for the member rate entry fees.  Entries must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on March 26, 2017.
  • Judging Process/Criteria — Judging will be conducted by non-member communications professionals and coordinated by TAMIO member volunteers throughout the state. Judges have the right to disqualify any entry that does not comply with guidelines, including submissions with unpaid entries. Judges reserve the right to reassign entries to other categories if they believe that this will result in a fairer evaluation.  All judging comments will be posted on this website on the 2017 TAMI Award Winners page by July 7, 2017. View sample judging sheets on the “Categories” page of this website.
  • Finalist Notification — Finalists will be notified via email the week of May 8.  Award entries will be divided into multiple divisions based on city population if sufficient entries are received in a specific category to warrant multiple awards.
  • Awards Presentation — The TAMI Award winners will be announced Thursday, June 8, during a dinner at the 2017 TAMIO Annual Conference in Lakeway. Finalists will be asked to confirm their attendance at the dinner. Those not attending the TAMIO Annual Conference can purchase individual dinner tickets for the awards presentation.  Award winners not able to attend the dinner or have a co-worker attend in their absence must arrange for shipping of the award at their expense.