When is the 2017 STAR Awards deadline?
June 1st
Can I enter materials from previous years?
Yes, if you have not won a STAR Award with these materials previously.
When should my materials have been used?
There is not a set time frame on when the communication materials were used. However, the materials must not have won a STAR Award previously unless they have been significantly revised (i.e. website).
Can I submit materials I previously entered in STAR Awards?
Yes, if the communication materials have not won a STAR Awards previously.
How do I pay for a STAR Award entry?
After your entry has been submitted, you will receive an invoice via email. When you view this invoice in your browser, you will have the option to pay online. You can also mail a check or submit an ACH payment.
Can I enter STAR Awards if I am not a mutual fund company?
Companies that are not mutual fund companies can submit entries on behalf of a mutual fund company.
How do you enter for an overall award?
To be considered for these awards, companies must meet the highest standards for consistency and integration in five key areas: Design, Messaging, Brand, Education and Digital. Please submit an entry consisting of at least three samples that showcase different efforts from the firm in the area of Retail, Advisor and/or Retirement. Submissions must include more than a single campaign in a given category.
Do you need to make a separate entry to be considered for the overall award?
Yes. Like the prestigious Community Investment award, to qualify for an Overall, Retail, Advisor and/or Retirement award, entrants must submit a separate entry for consideration in the overall category of the their choosing. Please submit an entry consisting of at least three samples showcasing multiple efforts from the firm. *See above question for more information on entry guidelines.
Can I enter materials used outside the US?
No, communication materials must be used in the US.