Win big bucks in Las Vegas by entering the annual SMTE Money Makers Competition. Compete against other television stations to win money, prizes and top recognition for your station!
Are you confident that your station has the best sales promotion idea this year? Enter your most creative sales promotion ideas now. This is your chance to share and gain new creative sales promotion ideas for the year. In 2018 and 2019, SMTE attendees walked away with up to $7 million in sales promotion ideas.
At the heart of the SMTE is the annual Money Makers Competition.
Television stations DMAS 40+ submit their best sales promotion ideas in the months leading up to SMTE. Through several rounds of voting, the SMTE Committee selects the Money Makers finalists, who will present their entries onsite and compete for top honors in each round. The Money Makers finalists will be required to give a :30 elevator pitch to the audience at SMTE about their creative sales promotion idea.
Just by submitting an idea you will also receive a compilation of ALL the entries at the end of the exchange. The compilation is ONLY available to stations that contribute ideas.
Conference attendees are also eligible to receive access to the vieos of the Money Makers presented at conference by completing the SMTE 2021 attendee survey.
Please Do Not Submit the Following:
Note that members of the Judging Committee are required to abstain from voting on any entries submitted by their station.
How do I submit an idea?
Television stations DMAs 40+ enter written descriptions of revenue-generating promotional ideas, along with a :30 promo from the campaign or :30 video explaining the campaign using the online competition entry form.
Do I have to submit a video with my initial written entry?
Yes. A :30 spot is required to enter the competition, along with a written description of the promotional idea. If selected as a finalist, you will be required to submit an additional two minute video of your creative to participate in the competition at the conference.
How many ideas can I submit?
Stations may contribute as many ideas as they wish. The more ideas submitted, the better chances of becoming a Money Maker and winning BIG!
What types of ideas should I submit?
Entries are accepted in a broad variety of categories, including:
Open Entry: Monday, May 17
*Early Bird Deadline: Friday, June 14
Final Entries Due: Friday, August 6
Finalists Notified: Friday, August 9
Finalist Videos Due: Friday, August 23
The Best of Category winners will be selected by the judging committee and announced onsite, prior to their presentation for each of the following areas:
For questions regarding the 2021 SMTE Money Makers Competition, please contact Tobi Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org.