Tech Specs


Note: ALL Entries require digital files to be submitted

Please refer to Materials for details on the entry requirements for each category and the specific items to be submitted with each entry.

  1. Video Files (video showcases, online video, etc.)

    Videoss are to be supplied in standard definition H264 Quicktime. Specifications are as follows:

    • Quicktime H.264
    • .mov
    • 4:3 NTSC (640x480) or 16:9 NTSC (720x404)
    • 8 Mbps
    • Audio: 16 bit, stereo, 48 000 khz

    Maximum size for any upload is 2GB.

    *Note files must be QuickTime compatible and have the .mov file extension, if your file is not .mov do not just change the file extension manually, you must convert the file to the above specifications or it will not play in the online judging environment.

  2. Audio Files:

    • Audio-only spots are to be supplied in .mp3 format:
    • stereo
    • 128 kbps
  3. Images:

    • Single Page .pdf - 11 x 17 maximum size, without crop marks
    • JPG - 11 x 17 maximum size, without crop marks
    • PHOTO - JPG Must be 300 DPI; size 8" x 10", NOT to exceed file size of 4 MB per image.
    • Company Logo: EPS (full colour logo in EPS format, must be true vector file, not converted)
  4. Interactive:

    Any category where your entry is or contains interactive content, you will need to provide a URL link to the live web site.

    Password information must be provided for password protected sites.

    Remember the site must be live at the time of judging.

Important Dates:

Developer / Renovator Awards
Entry Deadline: November 4, 2016 @ 4pm

Advertising & Marketing / Sales Achievement /
Partner Awards
Entry Deadline: November 4, 2016 @ 4pm

New Home / Multi Family / Sales & Information Centers / Industry Achievement Awards
Entry Deadline: January 13, 2017 @ 4pm

SAM Awards Gala: Saturday April 8, 2017, 5pm
Telus Calgary Convention Centre

Contact Information:

Entry, eligibility and payment questions:
David Bears

Sam Awards information:
David Bears
Director of Programs

Technical inquires, or problems
using the online entry system:

Grand SAM Awards

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Platinum Sponsors:

Event Sponsors:

Grand SAM Awards Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsors:

For sponsorship inquiries, please e-mail David Bears, Director of Programs.