The third annual American Legion Media Alliance (TALMA) contest is now underway. Contest entries are for websites, publications, visual media, social media, editorial and public relations.
Please visit legion.org/talma/contest to review the contest rules and submit your entries electronically before the deadline of April 15. All entries must have been published during the 2021 calendar year.
The contest is free to all members of TALMA.
Membership in TALMA is open to anyone who is a current member of the American Legion Family. It is intended for those producing media at the post, district and/or department level, including but not limited to public relations, website, social media, newsletters, etc. Membership benefits include the annual awards contest, training by subject matter experts, resources for promoting Legion programs, and more. Membership fee is $15 annually. Join now at legion.org/talma.
For this year’s contest, the Innovation Award and Chairman’s Award will once again be presented.
Innovation Award: This rewards innovation in media. Nominees may submit for this but don't have to for consideration. Judges will consider the award winners and other nominees to select a winner that demonstrated true innovation.
Chairman's Award: A “Best in Show” award. Nominees don't submit specifically for this. The commission considers the award winners and selects one that goes above and beyond the others.
Winners of those categories get a plaque, $50 Emblem Sales credit and a seat on the TALMA task force for the coming year.
The TALMA task force will select the winners and submit their selections to the National Media & Communications Commission for final approval during Spring Meetings.