Are you a seller? Do you want to be crowned the best? Then come get your competitive juices flowing with our Money Makers Competition and 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 Toppers/finalists that receive the honor of presenting their entries onsite throughout the conference. Exchange attendees vote live onsite to select the Best-of-the-Best from among these finalists.
2017 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!
How do I submit an idea?
Small Market Television broadcasters (DMAs 75+) enter written descriptions of promotional ideas using the online competition entry form.
Do I have to submit a video with my initial written entry?
NO, a video is not required at this time. Only a written entry is required using the online form. Those moving on to "Toppers" status will be contacted regarding video requirements. Up to 25 Toppers will be selected by the Judging Committee. Toppers will be asked to produce a short video presentation to be shown at the Small Market Television Exchange. If a station declines the opportunity to provide a video, the promotion will be disqualified as a Topper.
How many ideas can I submit?
Stations may contribute as many ideas as they wish.
What types of ideas should I submit?
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||Friday, July 21|
|Final Entries Due||Friday, August 11|
|Toppers Notified by NAB||Thursday, August 24|
|Toppers Videos Due||Thursday, September 7|
|Early Competition Winner||
|Best of Category||
|Best of the Best||
KTAL-TV in Stavenport, LA (DMA 83) won top honors with the "Salute the Badge.”