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  • Can I save my nomination draft and come back to it?
    Yes! You can access your draft via a link in the initial e-mail you receive after creating a nomination. For more information on accessing drafts, watch this video.
  • Why do some awards have a nomination fee?
    We are charging a nomination fee on certain awards to discourage frivolous entries. Also, the fee helps ensure that people do not stuff the nomination box with as many nominations as possible. Lastly, the judging software is robust but also very expensive. The administration fee helps offset the cost of the software as well as the time our editors incur to set up and manage the awards. ​ FEES TO NOMINATE Best Client-Side Team category: Early-bird entry fee: $0 Standard entry fee: $0 Late entry fee: $149 ​ ALL other categories: Company, team, individual, project and collaboration: Early-bird entry fee: $79 Standard entry fee: $149 Late entry fee: $229
  • Do nominees need to be present to win the award?
    No. Finalists will be provided with information regarding the virtual awards ceremony in the coming months.
  • Who can nominate?
    You can nominate yourself, your co-worker(s), your company or your clients so long as they meet the judging criteria for the category.
  • Do winners get to/have to speak?
    No. No time is allotted for winners to make remarks.
  • What are the deadlines and important dates of the awards?
    April 22, 2024 – Early entry period opens May 22, 2024 – Early entry pricing ends 11:59 p.m. ET May 23 through June 25, 2024 – Standard entry pricing period June 26, 2024 – Late entry pricing period begins July 11, 2024 – Nomination portal closes at 11:59 p.m. ET September 2024 – Finalists announced November 2024 – Virtual awards celebration - winners announced
  • Do you have to be based in the United States to participate?
    No. The awards are open to all researchers worldwide.
  • Do you have information on how to submit a nomination?
    Yes! You can watch our instructional video. Or, download the information packet!
  • Can I submit more than one nomination?
    Yes! If you are submitting more than one nomination, please create a new registration for each nomination. This is the only way the planform will ensure you receive all applicable price discounts. For more details, watch the instructional video. If you put multiple nominations within one registration, you will be required to pay and submit all at the same time, and you are not guaranteed to receive all applicable early bird and standard pricing discounts. This is the only way the planform will ensure you receive all applicable price discounts. For step-by-step instructions, watch this video.
  • How do I attend the awards ceremony?
    The 2024 awards ceremony will be held virtually in November.
  • How can I sponsor the awards?
    If you are interested in being considered as a sponsor of The Marketing Research and Insight Excellence Awards, contact Steve Quirk.
  • Why an awards program?
    Marketing research sits at the center of the goal of integrating the customer’s voice into every aspect of an organization. Yet even as customer-centricity grows in importance as a business best practice, the marketing research and insights function still doesn’t get all the acclaim it deserves. The Marketing Research and Insight Excellence Awards are here to change that. Powered by Quirk’s Media – the industry’s most respected provider of content, events and resources for marketing researchers – the awards shine a much-deserved spotlight on the researchers, vendors and products and services that are adding value and impact to marketing research.
  • Do projects nominated for awards need to be recent?
    For the following categories, it is required that projects must have been completed within the last three years: B2B Research Project; Global Marketing Research Project; Nonprofit/Social Enterprise Project; Groundbreaking Research Project; Health Care/Pharmaceutical Research Project. This timeframe ensures that the projects are relevant and reflect recent trends and innovations. Exceptions to this rule may apply for specific categories with their own judging criteria, such as "Best New Product/Service Innovation." In such cases, the category-specific criteria will take precedence. However, we generally recommend submitting projects completed within the last calendar year to ensure relevance and impact are accurately assessed.
  • Is it possible to receive the judges’ ratings and comments for my entry?
    Due to the volume of entries, we will not offer individual comments to entrants. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them.
  • When will I hear if my nomination is a finalist?
    Finalists will be announced and contacted in September.
  • Can I withdraw my entry? Will I get a refund?
    You may withdraw your entry up to July 12, 2024. After that, nominations cannot be withdrawn. Once submitted, nominations cannot be refunded for any reason.
  • Where can I find the rules of entry?
    The rules of entry can be found at
  • Who is judging the awards? How can I be sure about the integrity of the awards?
    To avoid a popularity contest or the issuing of awards that are not based on merit, the Marketing Research and Insight Excellence Awards will be judged by either the Quirk’s editorial staff or end-client and/or vendor researchers. All judges must sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to judging awards. Judges will not be allowed to judge categories in which they are nominated. And all attempts will be made to ensure judges do not know the name or company they are evaluating.
  • Why should I enter the awards?
    Whether you’re an agency or a client-side researcher, if you win, you’ll bask in the adulation and approval of your peers and receive a beautiful award as proof of your achievement.
  • How can I change my entry?
    No changes can be made to your entry after you have submitted your nomination as final.
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