How to Enter


The Process

To submit an entry, please download the entry form, complete and upload (as a word or PDF document) when prompted via the online entry portal.

Download Entry Form

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 entries.

You can submit an unlimited number of entries – please ensure each category you enter has a separate entry form submitted.

Once an entry has been uploaded, you will be able to edit this entry and add further entries to your awards submissions.

Please read the rules below, and if you need any further assistance, contact Lucy Benyon on 01706 828855 or email lucy.benyon@dontpanicprojects.com.

15 November 2019

Extended Entry Deadline

4 December 2019

Judging Session

5 December 2019

Shortlist Announcement

30 January 2020

Awards Ceremony

Entry Fees

Each entry will be charged an administration fee of £125 + VAT* per entry which must be paid online when submitting your entry or entries. Please click on the link on your confirmation page to download your receipt.

*Entries submitted after the first closing date of 8 November 2019 will be charged a late submission fee, the cost per entry after midnight on 8 November (until 15 November 2019) will be £160 + VAT.

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/Tool Name" or just "Agency/Team Name" for agency/team awards e.g. "Creative Moment & Don't Panic - Awards Campaign"

  • Entries should relate to work undertaken between October 2018 – October 2019.

  • 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.

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.

Judging Process

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form, as listed in the bullet points below. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges pre-scores will then 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 judging session will take place on Wednesday 30 October, with the shortlist being announced the following day on the 31 October 2019.

The awards will be judged by some of the biggest names in digital marketing for our judging panel.

File Upload Formats & Supporting Documents

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’.

If appropriate, you may upload up to 3 pieces of supporting materials along with your entry. These could include items such as:

• Audited accounts
• Team CV's
• Training and development records
• Copies of media coverage
• Media evaluation
• Client references
• RAJAR / ABC circulation figures
• Website analytics
• Testimonials
• DVDs / CDs
• Publications
• Marketing materials
• Photography
• Weblinks
• Market research findings

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.