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What is the cost to enter the 2018 Cleanie Awards?

$300 – Early Bird (Through May 15, 2018)

$350 – Submissions 

$150 – Additional Entries

What are the deadlines for submissions?

Early Bird –  May 15, 2018

Submissions – June 30, 2018 NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 13, 2018!

All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Are there eligibility guidelines?

The eligibility period for 2018 entries extends from January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017. All entries should describe achievements during this time period.  Individual categories may have specific eligibility requirements.

The competition is open to all individuals, companies and organizations involved in producing any marketing and communication materials for external or internal audiences. 

Are you accepting submissions globally?

At this time, we are solely focused on accomplishments for U.S. based companies. Check back next year, as we look to expand and help recognize the cleantech community across the globe.

What information will I need to enter? 

  • Contact information – If you are an agency, please also provide contact information for the client you are submitting on behalf of
  • Official project name, location and brief description
  • Supporting documentation such as press release, plans, media clips, photos and images. videos, social content, copies of reports and anything else you deem necessary for us to judge the category you are submitting for
  • A hi-res logo and/or headshot, depending on the category, for promotion purposes

Is there a limit to how many entries I can submit for? 

You may submit your work for as many categories as you would like.

Can I start my entry and then return to it later?

Absolutely!  After registration, you can go back into “My Account” at any time and add entries, pay and upload files. You can stop at any point and all changes will be saved automatically.

Can vendors and/or agencies submit on behalf of clients?

Yes! Once a brand representative has signed up and created an account, they can create submissions on behalf of clients. Each submission requires both an agency point of contact as well as a client contact.  

Can I change my entry once is has been submitted?

If you need to make a vital change to a submitted entry, please email info@thecleanieawards.com

What is accepted as a statement of revenue for relevant categories?

Several categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year and Startup of the Year, require a statement of revenue.

We will accept a letter stating your company’s sales in 2017 signed by both your president/CEO and your accountant OR a signed investor letter. DO NOT submit a tax return – contact us with questions.

Is the data that I provide held confidential?

All materials submitted are kept confidential. However, please DO NOT submit any information that is considered sensitive.

We started the company or organization in 2017 – can I still submit?

Yes! You should still apply. Be sure to address this issue in your application and describe your business plan for the coming year by outlining your strategies for growth. 

How will I know if I am a finalist?

You will receive an email if your submission is chosen as a winner no later than September 30, 2018. This email will be sent to the contact email address or addresses used on the entry form. 

How are The Cleanie Awards being funded?

We are a scrappy bootstrapped startup! So far, we have an owner/investor, but…we are looking for others to invest and make this program bigger and even better in the years to follow. If you have an interest in investing or partnerships, please drop a line to Dara@thecleanieawards.com.