Show us your best sales promotion ideas and we’ll show you the MONEY!
Enter the Money Makers Competition and compete against other stations to win money, prizes 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 Money Makers finalists who wil lpresent their entries onsite throughout the conference. SMTE attendees vote live onsite to select the Best of Round from among these finalists.
The top 25 Money Makers 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! There is no downside!
Think you have the best sales promotion idea? Submit your entry by June 14 for a chance to win an additional $250 and more!
Small market broadcasters (DMAs 75+) enter written descriptions of promotional ideas, along with a :30 spot, using the online competition entry form.
Yes. A :30 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. The more ideas submitted, the better chances of becoming a Money Maker and winning BIG!
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.
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||Friday, June 14|
|Final Entries Due||Friday, July 26|
|Finalists Notified by NAB||Friday, August 9|
|Finalist Videos Due||Friday, August 23|
|Early Competition Winner||
|Money Makers Finalists||
|Best of Category||
Every station that submits at least one entry in the Money Makers Competition will receive a compilation containing all the ideas received. This compilation is only available to stations that contribute ideas.
Conference attendees are also eligible to receive access to the videos of the 25 Money Makers Finalists presented at SMTE by completing the SMTE 2019 attendee survey.
Each week starting June 24, you will have a chance to win a monetary prize just by entering the Money Makers Competition! Submit your money-making ideas and every Monday we will select one person from the Money Makers submissions at random to win a $50 VISA gift card.