Are you ready for the spotlight? Showcase your big ideas by entering the Money Makers Competition and compete against other stations to win some cash and top recognition for your station!
At the heart of the Small Market Television Exchange (SMTE) is the annual Money Makers Competition.
Small market stations (DMAs 75+) submit their best sales promotion ideas in the months leading up to SMTE. Through several rounds of voting, the Small Market Television Advisory Committee selects up to 25 finalists who receive the honor of presenting their entries onsite throughout the conference. SMTE attendees vote live onsite to select the Best of Round from among these finalists. There will be FOUR final winners.
2018 Money Makers Competition participants will have the chance to win more than $2,000 in cash prizes.
Just by submitting an idea you will also receive a compilation of ALL the entries at the end of the exchange! There is no downside!
Check out the video to learn about the exciting changes to the competition, starting this year.
Small market television broadcasters (DMAs 75+) enter written descriptions of promotional ideas, along with a 30-second spot of the creative, using the online competition entry form.
Yes. A 30-second spot is required to enter the competition, along with a written description of the promotional ideas. If selected as a finalist, you will be required to submit a two-minute video of your creative to participate in the competition at the exchange.
Stations may contribute as many ideas as they wish.
Entries are accepted in a broad variety of categories, including:
Additional details are provided on the entry form.
As a general rule, if the idea generated sales revenue for your station, it is eligible for the competition. However, keep in mind that the judging committee is looking for new, fresh and innovative ideas!
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.
|Early Competition (eligible for additional prize)||Friday, June 15|
|Final Entries Due||Friday, August 3|
|Finalists Notified by NAB||Friday, August 10|
|Finalist Videos Due||Friday, August 24|
|Early Competition Winner||
|Money Maker Finalists||
|Best of Category||
Every station that submits at least one entry in the Money Makers Competition will receive a compilation containing all of the ideas received (the compilation is ONLY available to stations that contribute ideas).
Conference attendees are also eligible to receive a not-for-sale compilation video of the 25 Money Makers Competition finalists presented at SMTE.
KHSL-TV in Chico, Calif., (DMA 132) won top honors with the "Scared of Santa Contest.”
KARD-TV WISC-TV KOMU-TV KOLN-TV KTBS-TV KQTV KTBS-TV KEZI-TV
WLIO-TV KQDS-TV WEVV-TV KDRV-TV WTHI-TV KTBS-TV KOBI-TV WABI-TV
WSTM-TV KRTV/KXLH/KTVH-TV KNVN/KHSL-TV KXLY-TV KOMU-TV WPSD-TV