Submit — Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the schedule to submit content or award entries?
The entry schedule for 2023 is different for each event, project or award program. Here’s the current schedule for 2023 (subject to change):
Thought Leadership Submissions have a rolling call for content throughout the year.
- Open in early January through the end of 2023.
- Deadlines for event consideration occur at the end of each quarter after thorough review by the ARF research team for remaining events/on-demand opportunities:
- January 1 – March 31: Q1–Q4 event/on-demand consideration
- April 1 – June 30: Q2–Q4 event/on-demand consideration
- July 1 – September 30: Q3–Q4 event/on-demand consideration
- October 1 – December 16: Q4–Q1 2022 event/on-demand consideration
- See the ARF event calendar for specific event details.
- IMPORTANT: Thought Leadership Submissions will not be considered for ARF’s AUDIENCExSCIENCE, award programs or other specific calls for entry. For questions on this, contact Sara Serpe at email@example.com.
- Open for entry March 2023
- Closed for entry June 2023
2. Is there a limit to the amount of submissions I can enter?
No, there is no limit on the number of submissions you can enter for any program.
3. Is there a limit to the amount of submissions my company can enter?
No, there is no limit to the number of submissions from your company for any program.
4. Is there a fee to enter my research/award entries?
At this time, the only program application that has a fee attached is the ARF David Ogilvy Awards – $695 for members and $895 for non-members, per campaign.
5. Can I make edits to my submission in the submission portal?
You can only make edits to your submission when you SAVE & CONTINUE LATER. Your submission is not considered final (and will not be reviewed) until you SAVE & SUBMIT. You cannot edit anything once you SAVE & SUBMIT, as judges will have access to the paper immediately after you submit.
6. Can I include a full paper/presentation?
There are specific criteria for each call for content and award application. Be sure to reference this before applying. For each application, we ask that you submit what is required and nothing outside of this scope. Additional materials may not be considered.
7. Will I receive a confirmation email?
When you create a submission or award application for AUDIENCExSCIENCE, the Great Mind Awards, or the ARF David Ogilvy Awards, you will receive a confirmation email.
8. Do I use myARF credentials to access the submission portals? What if I don’t have a MyARF account?
The submission portals connected to your MyARF account include AUDIENCExSCIENCE, the Great Mind Awards and the ARF David Ogilvy Awards. When starting an entry or submission, you will be prompted to enter your MyARF credentials (unless you are already logged in). If you don’t have a MyARF account, you can create one by going to the top right-hand corner of our website and choose the “person” icon. You can still create an account even if you are not a member of the ARF.
If entering content for a Thought Leadership Submission, JAR article or RCT21 Call for Participation, you do not need to be logged in to your MyARF account.
9. I keep getting errors when trying to submit a proposal to AUDIENCExSCIENCE, Great Mind Awards or the ARF David Ogilvy Awards. What could be the problem?
Errors often occur if you are not using a compatible browser. Make sure you are using one of the below:
- Chrome version 22.x (November 2012 ) or higher
- Firefox version 16.x (November 2012) or higher
- Internet Explorer Version 9.x (March 2011) or higher
Errors can also occur if you are logged into multiple browsers. Make sure you are not signed in in multiple windows or tabs.
10. When will I know the status of my submission?
The ARF and the assigned committees/juries review content on different schedules. The review schedule for 2023 is still being determined and will be announced soon.
11. How is my submission scored?
Each content platform has separate criteria for their assigned committees. Go to their webpages to learn more or contact Sara Serpe at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific questions.
12. Is there a maximum number of presenters I can include in the Call for Content application?
For a typical presentation, one to two presenters are preferred and client presenters are highly encouraged. If you’re proposing a panel, workshop, or other alternative session, we suggest no more than four to five presenters.
13. What happens after I get selected?
The ARF will reach out with details including all deadlines and deliverables beginning at the selection process to the date of your final presentation. Stay tuned!
14. Who do I contact if I have any questions?
You can reach out to Sara Serpe at email@example.com.