How to Enter


To enter, please download the entry form, complete this for each category you wish to enter, and upload when prompted during the online entry portal.

Supporting documents should be in either Word, PDF or JPEG format and not exceed 2MB. Video files cannot be uploaded and should be hosted online with the url added to your entry form. Files larger than 2MB will not be captured by the online system.

Please ensure you upload a separate entry form for every category you wish to enter, and supply a 100 word summary of your campaign or team along with your entry. This will be used on the website should you be shortlisted.

Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should relate to work undertaken between December 2018 – January 2020.

Please ensure you read the terms and conditions on this website before submitting an entry. Entries can be submitted by organisations or their representatives, as long as full approval is sought from all parties before submission.

To see what the judges are looking for in a winning entry, take a look at the judging process and criteria below.

 

Entry Guidance

Here you will find some guidance notes to take you through the entry forms for both team and campaign entries.

Awards Entry Guidance Notes – Team
Awards Entry Guidance Notes – Campaign

16 December 2019

First Entry Deadline

10 January 2020

Final Entry Deadline

7 February 2020

Shortlist Announced

18 March 2020

Manchester Awards Ceremony

26 March 2020

London Awards Ceremony

Entry Fees

All entries made before 23:59 on 16 December 2019 will be charged an administration fee of £160 + VAT per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries. Please click on the button on the confirmation page to download your receipt.

Discounts are offered for multiple entries. Any organisation submitting 10 entries will receive 2 additional free entries upon submission. Remember to have all 12 entries ready to upload in one session to receive your free submissions!

Entries submitted after the first closing date of 16 December will be charged a late submission fee. The cost per entry after 16 December 2019 will be £205 + VAT and the last deadline for submission is 10 January 2020.

The Judging Process

Judges will be split into panels and will read and pre-score all allocated entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges pre-scores will be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.

Judges will meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and then agree the winner for each category. The shortlists will be announced on 8 February and the winners in each region will be announced at the relevant awards ceremony in March.

Please note that judges will not be involved in the judging of any categories their organisation has entered, and will not have access to any competing entries.

Judging Criteria

CAMPAIGN CATEGORIES

The judges will be looking for clear objectives, creative and effective implementation, with tangible and demonstrable results in the campaign award categories. They will alsoconsider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should relate to work undertaken between December 2018 - January 2020.

Please consider your entry title carefully as we will use your exact wording on the trophy should you win. Concise and to the point is always best!

The submitting company, agency or their client must be headquartered or have an operational base within the region you are entering.

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

 

Objective & Budget

Entries should clearly identify the objectives of the campaign or project

Target Audience & Strategy

Judges will look at the quality of the strategy that was implemented considering the budget, objective and target audience stated

Implementation & Creativity

The level of creativity employed and quality of implementation when delivering the campaign or project will be assessed. We are looking for fresh, innovative thinking, best practice examples, partnership working where appropriate, and resourcefulness

Results & Evaluation

Please ensure these relate directly to your objectives. We are looking for tangible results and evaluation that can be quantified, qualified and substantiated.

Why your entry should win

You should provide information on what makes your entry stand out from others.

 

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down.

Please upload a company logo and / or campaign image along with your entry and up to 3 pieces of supporting materials.

 

YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR


Judges will be looking for individuals under 30 years old (on 10.01.2020) that can demonstrate an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice while showing a creative and innovative approach to PR. Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words.

The nominee must be based within the region you are entering.

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

 
Details of the nominee

Please provide a brief outline of the nominee and their role - this will not be scored and is for background information only.

Recent work example

Entries should provide details of a recent work examples to include objectives, implementation, results and evaluation. The quality of the execution of the campaigns will also be judged.

Recent achievements

Entries should include details of any recent achievements, the success and achievements of the individual will be scored

Why your nominee should win

We are looking for a young individual who demonstrates exceptional commitment to delivering the very best in communications, demonstrates best practice and shows an innovative and creative approach to the work they deliver. Entries should detail the contribution they make to their organisation and the wider communications industry.

 

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down.

Please upload a company logo and / or photograph of the nominee along with your entry and up to 3 pieces of supporting materials.

 

TEAM / AGENCY CATEGORIES


Judges will be looking for teams and agencies that can demonstrate an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice while showing a creative and innovative approach to PR. Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should focus on work completed between December 2018 - January 2020.

The submitting company / agency must be headquartered or have an operational base within the region you are entering.

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

 
Details of the team  / agency

Please provide a brief outline of the team / agency - this will not be scored and is for background information only.

Team / agency objectives

Entries should clearly identify the objectives of the team

Recent campaign / work examples

Entries should provide details of a recent work examples to include objectives, implementation, results and evaluation. The quality of the execution of the campaigns will also be judged.

Recent achievements

Entries should include details of any recent achievements, the success and achievements of the team will be scored

Challenges

Entries should contain details of any challenges the team faced and how they overcame these. The teams ability to respond to challenging situations and the resourcefulness they show will be scored.

Why your team / agency should win

We are looking for a team who demonstrate exceptional commitment to delivering the very best in communications, demonstrate best practice and show an innovative and creative approach to the work they deliver

 

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down.

Please upload a company logo along with your entry and up to 3 pieces of supporting materials.

FILE UPLOAD FORMATS

All files must not exceed 2MB each.

When creating your online portal profile, please make sure your company logo is of high quality as this will appear on the awards presentation should you be shortlisted.

Please ensure your entry form is uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, no other formats will be accepted.

Supporting materials can be provided in Word, PDF or JPEG formats. Zip Files and videos cannot be accepted. If you wish to use video evidence as your supporting material, please include a link to the file online in your entry form under ‘supporting documents’.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All material will remain confidential to the judges. Winning case studies may be used in post-event materials to promote best practice and permission will be sought from entrants before publishing these.