Campaigns & Elections’ Politics magazine is accepting entries for the 2010 Reed Awards, recognizing excellence among the political and public affairs community.
 
Entries may be sent through the Politics magazine contest portal. The deadline for submissions to the Reed Awards is December 18, 2009. 

Categories for the Reed Awards include:
                                     
Print and Direct Mail

  • Best Mail that Never Saw the Light of Day
  • Best Non-US campaign (International)
  • Best Villain
  • County, Local and Judicial Candidate
  • Democratic State Legislative Candidate
  • Independent Expenditure Campaign/Issue Advocacy                                     
  • National Public Affairs Advocacy
  • Republican State Legislative Candidate                                     
  • Statewide Candidate
  • Toughest Direct Mail Piece
  • Best Overall Biographical Mail
Radio Spots
  • Best use of Voice Over Talent
  • Best Radio Ad (Political)
  • Best Radio Ad (Public Affairs)
  • Toughest Radio Ad
Signage and Logo Material
  • Billboard/Bus Signs
  • Most Original/Innovative Collateral Item
  • Yard/Outdoor Signs
Special Categories
  • Best Bare-Knuckled Street Fight Victory
  • Best Campaign Comeback
  • Best Earned Media Around a Single Event
  • Best GOTV Plan and Execution
  • Best International Campaign
  • Best Public Affairs Campaign
  • Best Special Election Campaign
  • Best Use of Printed Communication (non-mailed)                                    
  • Best use of Targeting Technology                                     
  • Most Daring (and Successful) Tactic
  • Most Innovative Product of the Year
Television Advertisements
  • Best Ad that Never Saw the Light of Day
  • Best Non-US campaign (International)                                    
  • Best use of Voice Over Talent
  • Best Villain
  • Democratic State Legislative Candidate
  • Independent Expenditure Campaign/Issue Advocacy/Ballot Initiative
  • Local, County or Judicial Candidate
  • Most Effective Comparative Television Advertisement
  • National Public Affairs Advocacy
  • Republican State Legislative Candidate
  • Statewide Candidate
  • Toughest Television Advertisement
Automated Phone Calls                                     
  • County, Local and Judicial Candidate
  • Independent Expenditure or Public Affairs Advocacy
  • Statewide and State Legislative Candidate
Live Phone Calls
  • Best Overall Use of a Telephone Town Hall                                     
  • County, Local and Judicial Candidate                  
  • Independent Expenditure or Public Affairs Advocacy                                     
  • Statewide and State Legislative Candidate
Mobile Campaign (SMS)
  • County and Local Public Affairs Advocacy
  • Statewide, Statehouse, County, Local or Judicial Campaign
  • Statewide Public Affairs Advocacy
Newspaper
  • Statewide Newspaper Ad
  • Local, County, Statehouse or Judicial Newspaper Ad
  • Other Newspaper Ads
  • Toughest Newspaper Ad
Political Technology
  • Best Online Fundraising Tool
  • Best Use of Social Networking Technology
  • National Public Affairs Advocacy Website
  • Web Video: Best Spot That Could Never Appear on Our Public Airwaves
  • Web Video: Candidate, Ballot Initiative and IE
  • Website: Independent Expenditure Campaign/Issue Advocacy
  • Website: State Legislative and Local Races
Judges for the prestigious awards include political and public affairs professionals at the height of their careers, as well as political analysts from across the ideological spectrum. They include James Carville, Eleanor Clift, Adam Conner, Ben Dworkin, Ron Faucheux, Julie Germany, Taegan Goddard, Peter Greenberger, Shane Greer, Mike Hennessy, David Keene, Kevin Madden, Mark McKinnon, Bernie Morton, Terry Nelson, Grover Norquist, Christine Pelosi, Mark Penn, James Pindell, Tom Rath, Larry Sabato, Santo Santoro, Bill Schneider, Con Sciacca, Steve Scully, Bob Shrum, Michael Smerconish, Princella Smith, George Stephanopoulos, Roger Stone, Chuck Todd, Christine Todd Whitman, Robert Traynham, Joe Trippi, Mike Turk, Suzanne Turner, Amy Walter, Juan Williams and Judy Woodruff.
 
Winners will be announced at the Reed Awards and Seminar on January 29, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The winners will represent the latest techniques and talent in the business.  The awards, named after Politics magazine's founder Stanley Foster Reed, embody his mission to strive for excellence in political campaigning.