The ADP Directory Excellence Awards Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can enter The ADP Directory Excellence Awards competition?

ADP’s annual competition is open to all its Publisher members that believe their company’s directory products and marketing concepts are among the best the Directory Publishing industry had to offer in the past year. Association Publishers can submit one entry in each category in both the Directory and the Marketing Divisions. To increase their chances of being named Publisher of the Year, members are encouraged to submit an entry in each category.

How does my company decide which categories to enter?

Publisher members need to assess each Division’s categories to determine which ones their company should enter. There are six categories in the Directory Division and six in the Marketing Division. Both Divisions’ Criteria for Judging, Entry Requirements and Submission Information can be viewed by clicking on the CATEGORIES tab.

How much does it cost to enter the Competition and when are my entry submissions due?

The ADP Directory Excellence Awards fee is $50 per entry with a maximum of $350 paid for the total number of entries. This means instead of paying $600, you’ll get a savings of $250. Please submit your registration form by March 10, 2023.

How will ADP Directory Excellence Award winners be announced?

Winners will be announced at The ADP Directory Excellence Awards Celebration, a fun-filled evening and a highlight of the Annual Convention. Winners receive a ADP Directory Excellence Awards certificate and a 2023 ADP Directory Excellence Awards Winner digital image to be used to promote their prestigious win in their communities.

How do I submit my entries?

For 2023 all entries must be prepared and shipped to the hotel, except for D3 and M3 which should be emailed to with the entry description form. Please see the category instructions for criteria and entry requirements.

How do the Publisher members vote on The ADP Directory Excellence Awards entries?
Principle Publisher members vote onsite at the Convention hotel for the Directory and Marketing Division entries during the Annual Convention.

Thank you for entering the 2023 ADP Directory Excellence Awards!