Questions & Answers
  • General information

    What is Mi:t&Links Baltic Communication awards?

    “Mi:t&links. Baltic Communication Awards” is the most important communications event in the Baltic Sea region and its neighbouring countries for over 10 years. It offers the greatest challenges for industry professionals.

  • Application process

    Who can apply?

    The Competition is open to all parties involved in communication management (such as private
    company’s and public sector in-house PR/Communication departments, PR and communication agencies,
    digital, event, creative agencies, freelancers, etc.) from the from all countries of the world.

    When are the deadlines?

    During the submission period, there are three deadlines
    - Early Birds 20.12.2019
    - Regular 15.01.2020
    - Late 31.01.2020
    Keep in mind, submitting your cases later means you will have to pay extra for submitting the applications.

    What is the coast and payment method?


    Applications

    • The first and the second entry submitted or changed during the early bird application period is subject to a fee of 175 euro + VAT 21% per entry. If three or more entries are submitted the price is 130 euro + VAT 21% per entry.
    • The first and the second entry submitted or changed during regular application period is subject to a fee of 230 euro + VAT 21% per entry. If three or more entries are submitted the price is 175 euro + VAT 21% per entry.
    • The first and the second entry submitted or changed during the late application period subject to a fee of 285 euro + VAT 21% per entry. If three or more entries are submitted the price is 225 euro + VAT 21% per entry.
    • The exception is “No budget” category where no fee will be applied to the entries. However, these entries will not be included in the total count of the entries where charges are applied.
    • The entries should be made in full as described above. For amending incomplete entries or making changes, the entrant will be charged by addition 50 euro + VAT 21% per entry.
    • Tickets for shortlisted presentations, conference and awards ceremony are sold separately or could be bought as a Full Package (all three events for one lower price).
    All payments must be made with the bank card.

    What period is relevant for the campaigns?

    All campaigns submitted for the Competition must be intended for implementation, and the campaign must have been predominantly implemented between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2019. The only exemption is “Issue and Crisis” category where submitted campaigns can be implemented between January 1, 2015, till December 31, 2019 (however, only entries previously not submitted to the Competition will be accepted).

    How many categories can I apply for?

    One Project can be entered in up to a maximum of three different categories. The Entrant must supply a separate entry form and set of materials for each entry and pay for all submitted entries. You must also tailor each entry to suit the category you are entering rather than submit the same entry in multiple categories.

    What formats are accepted for the upload materials?

    For each entry, you must supply a visual presentation board on one page as a summary of the entry in the following formats:

    • 297 mm x 420 mm, *jpg or *png, with maximum file size 1,5 Mb (horizontal orientation).
    • A print quality PDF file of the same presentation board (horizontal orientation), with maximum file size 45 Mb (horizontal orientation).
    • Presentation slides – in *.pdf and *.ppt format (keynote or any other “iOS” specific formats are not accepted)
    • Video presentations – in mp4 format as separate video files not as Youtube, Vimeo etc. links;
    • Images – in *.jpg or *.png format.

    What do I need for the final presentation?

    • Every finalist has the right to choose the most an effective way of their presentation (products, interactive installations, etc. can be used in the process).
    • Total time for presentation is 10 minutes, which include 4 minutes of entrants’ presentation and 6 minutes Q&A session with the jury.
    • Every finalist must inform the Contest Organisers about the chosen presentation form 1 week before the set presentation date.
    • Presentation slides – in *.pdf and *.ppt format (keynote or any other “iOS” specific formats are not accepted)
    • Video presentations – in mp4 format as separate video files not as Youtube, Vimeo etc. links;
    • Images – in *.jpg or *.png format.

  • Judging process

    Who is in the jury?

    There are 20 members in the Competition's jury - four from Latvia, four from Estonia, 4 from Lithuania, and four international members - from business, state administration, academical environment, creative industries and non-governmental organizations.

    How are the applications/cases evaluated?

    • In the first evaluation stage, an online Jury of experts will assess the projects and announce four shortlisted entries in 15 categories.
    • The entry is shortlisted if it receives at least 25 points.
    • In the second evaluation stage, the Jury will publicly assess the shortlisted projects based on the presentations given by the Entrants and select the winner in each of the categories.