How to Enter


Enter in 3 easy steps:

  1. Download the entry form
  2. Complete form with all relevant information and supporting documentation (word or PDF document). 
  3. Register via our online entry portal, where you will complete your company profile and upload your completed documentation.

You will need to register via our online entry portal to make a submission. Once you have registered and filled out your company profile, you will be able to access your account and submit and edit entries.

Remember you can enter more than one category using the same project or enter one category with multiple projects. Our judges want to see the best of the best and that might be you across different categories and areas. Just make sure you submit a separate form for each entry and tweak the information so that you ensure you match the criteria.

Download Entry Form

 

How to Win a Search Award Webinar

17 SEPTEMBER

Early Bird Close

24 SEPTEMBER

Entry Deadline

13 OCTOBER

Judging Session

15 OCTOBER

Shortlist Announced

16 NOVEMBER

Awards Ceremony

THE RULES

  • All entries must not exceed 1000 words. The word count does not include the company information at the start of the form or the questions already within the form.
  • When creating a title for your entry, please structure your title in the following format:
    “Agency Name & Client Name – Campaign/Product Name” or just “Agency/Team Name” for agency/team awards e.g. “Don’t Panic & Apple – iPad Campaign”
  • Entries should relate to work undertaken between May 2020 — September 2021.
  • Please ensure you fill out a separate Word Doc/PDF entry form each entry submission. For example, if you submit 5 different entries, you will need to complete 5 individual entry forms and upload these separately on each submission.
  • If you are uploading the same entry into another category, you will need to edit your entry form and make sure the correct category is checked. If the correct category is not checked, your entry may be classed as void and therefore not judged.
  • Entry questions are dependent on your chosen category, so please take care when filling out each entry form. If your entry form does not match your online submission and category selection, your entry may be classed as a duplication error and may not be judged.
  • Entry forms can be designed to your company branding, as long as they contain the appropriate questions/headings in which the judges mark upon.
  • All entries must be paid for at the time of submission.
  • Please ensure you read the terms and conditions before submitting an entry.

Entry Fees

All entries (made before 23:59 on Friday 17 September 2021) will be charged an early bird administration fee of £195 + VAT per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries.

Entries submitted after the early bird close will be charged the standard administration fee of £245 + VAT, with the deadline for submissions being Friday 24 September.

Any entries after 24 September 2021 will only be accepted at the discretion of the Awards Team and will be charged a late administration fee of £265 + VAT per entry. To discuss entry submission after the deadline on 24 September, please contact ashley.parkinson@dontpanicprojects.com

 

Exclusive Multiple Entry Offer

Any organisation submitting 10 entries will receive an additional 2 FREE entries. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Remember to submit all 12 entries in one session to receive your free submissions!

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’.

Hints & Tips

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

If you need any tips on how best to complete your awards submission, please download The Don’t Panic Guide to Entering Awards.

If you don’t have the time to write your entry or you need help writing an entry, you may want to consider Boost Awards who specialise in writing award entries.

Confidentiality

All material will remain confidential to the judges. All judging discussions are confidential and will not be shared or discussed with anyone outside of the judging panel ahead of the ceremony or thereafter. Judges will not share confidential material, judging papers or entries with anyone. Judges will securely delete all judging materials immediately after the judging period or give materials to the We Are Search team who will manage this. Judges can only access entries that they have been provided to score.

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