On February 22, twenty judges ventured to Kansas City on a balmy 60 degree day to judge the National Best of NAMA entries. The national entries consist of the first and merit winners from each region. Regional judging was held in Kansas City in November.
National judges awarded a first and a merit award in 60 categories and also awarded three Best of Show awards for advertising; public relations and specialty categories. The results of the national judging will be announced at the Best of NAMA Awards Ceremony, April 11, in Dallas.
Special thanks to all the national judges:
Carol Anderson, Anderson/Fallon
Sally Behringer, Nicholson Kovac
Linda Bumgarner, VML
Leigh Ann Cleaver, Blasdel Cleaver Schwalbe Communications
Mike Dowling, Paulsen Marketing
John Dutcher, Dutcher & Associates LLC
Mike Gustafson, John Deere
Lou Ireland, Pioneer Hi-Bred International
Burke Johnson, Martin Williams
Phil Johnson, Colle+McVoy
Lani Jordan, CHS
Les Kahl, AdFarm
Boo Larsen, Osborn & Barr Communications
Greg Leaf, Group Leaf
Wes Meador, archer>malmo
Jim Myers, Rhea & Kaiser
Colleen Parr, Fleishman Hillard
Brittany Steuer, Charleston|Orwig
Eric Walker, McCormick Company
Catherine Wang, Gibbs & Soell
Winners in the 60 categories will be featured in the April issue of AgriMarketing Magazine. Best of Show winners won’t be featured until the June issue of Agri Marketing magazine. So you’ll have to attend the April 11 ceremony to find out if you’re the “Big” winner.
To register for the 2007 Agri-Marketing Conference visit http://www.nama.org/amc/register.html.