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AAPC POLLIE CONTEST
|AAPC MEMBERS||EARLY BIRD|
|Platinum||1st Entry Free – then $100 per entry|
|Gold||1st Entry Free – then $115 per entry|
|Individual||1st Entry Free – then $125 per entry|
|Academic/Associate/ Young Professional||$125 per entry|
|Student||$25 per entry|
|All non-members||$249 per entry|
OUR MISSION IS NOT TO SELL TROPHIES. The Pollie Contest is hosted by the only bipartisan, nonprofit organization for political consultants and public affairs professionals. AAPC uses your entry fees to fund its operations to put on events around the country, develop and share resources, host webinars and advocate for political free speech (and we also provide you the trophy free of charge).
OUR “BEST OF THE BEST” IS NOT A BEAUTY CONTEST. Each entry is scored against its own campaign’s goals and budget — how effectively (and measurably) did a piece meet its objective? Creativity and production value are taken into proper account, but political effectiveness is primary (worth 50% of
WE ARE THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL. AAPC takes significant steps to ensure fairness in the judging process, including blind judging (firm names cannot be visible), random assignment of judges (no gaming the pool), and equal representation by party affiliation (Republicans and Democrats in equal proportion). Pulling from a judge pool of more than 250 also minimizes the insider bias that is present in some awards programs.