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Neptune Awards Judging

Apply today to submit your name as a candidate for judging in the next Neptune Awards.

Marine Marketers of America (MMA), the exclusive association for those engaged in marine industry marketing activities, has opened a call for creative professionals to serve as 2023 Neptune Award judges. The award program, now in its 16th year, honors creative concepts, campaigns, and initiatives from across all sectors of the marine industry ecosystem. 

Each judge will be responsible for vetting 1-2 categories of the Neptune Awards based on set criteria. They will be assigned based on areas of expertise and in accordance with any conflict of interest. This year, the program is seeking submissions for different categories, ranging from video, integrated marketing campaign, social media and more. The number of entries will vary by category. 

For their participation, each judge will have access to the full creative assets submitted to their category, which is propriety and not shared with further audiences. In addition, a special digital badge will be available demonstrating the professional’s prestigious role as a Neptune Award judge. 

“The aim is for judges to leverage their marketing and communications expertise to identify entries that are excelling in originality and serving as a benchmark to others in the industry,” said Victor Gonzalez, chair of the Neptune Awards. “As a previous judge myself, I can speak to the value of this experience as a true source of inspiration and opportunity to collaborate with some of the most innovative minds in marine marketing.” 

The judging period will take place December 21, 2023 – January 17, 2024. Judges will have three weeks to review entries when it is most convenient for their schedules. Winners will be announced in February 2024. 

Creative professionals interested in judging the 2023 Neptune Awards, or learning more about the judging process, can sign up here and a member of the awards committee will reach out. 

If you are interested in submitting an entry for the awards, please visit the Neptune Awards portal here: The call for submissions is currently open until December 9, 2023.

Submit Your Application Today!

So we can avoid a conflict of interest, if you are from an agency, please list any of your marine clients.  Or, if your company owns more than one brand / company please list all associated brands/companies.

Applications to Judge 2023 Neptune Awards has finished. Thank you to all who applied.

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