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11 November 2013
launch, call for entries open
24 January 2014
Closing date for entries
14 February 2014
Judging
17 February 2014
Shortlist announced

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11 November 2013 launch, call for entries open
24 January 2014 Closing date for entries
14 February 2014 Judging
17 February 2014 Shortlist announced

how to enter

Entries can be submitted by either the client company or organisation, or their search agency.

To enter please download the online entry form and complete this. Please then submit your entry on the ‘Enter Now’ page by completing the online section and uploading your entry form.

Please also upload your company and / or client’s logo, this should be in Jpeg format and not exceed 2MB

All entries* will be charged an administration fee of €60 (+ VAT if applicable) per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries. If you are based in the UK you will be charged VAT, if you are based in Europe and wish not to pay VAT you must provide your EU VAT number at the time of entry.

Please ensure you upload your entry into each category you wish to enter, please note a charge is made for each entry.

If you are submitting a large number of entries, please call Sarah Collis on 00 44 1706 828855 before making your entries, for instructions on how to make one payment for all entries. Please ensure you read the Terms and Conditions before submitting an entry.

*Entries in the Young Search Professional and European Search Personality will not be charged an admin fee.

*Entries submitted after the first closing date of 17 January 2014 will be charged a late submission fee, the cost per entry after 17 January 2014 will be €95 (+VAT if applicable). Please Note: Final Deadline is 24th January 2014 with late submission fee.

The Judging Process

All entries received will be recorded and collated. The panel of judges will be sent entry forms only for pre-scoring. Please note if there is a high volume of entries received we reserve the right to split the entries and judging panels to reduce the time constraints on individual judges. The shortlists will be determined by judges pre-scores. These will be announced on 17 February.

 Judges will meet to discuss the highest scoring entries, consider any supporting materials and agree the winner for each category. The winners will be announced on the evening of 28 March 2014 in Reykjavik 

Judging Criteria (Campaign Awards 1 – 14) The judges will be looking for clear objectives, creative and effective implementation and tangible and demonstrable results in the campaign award categories. They will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should relate to work undertaken between January 2013 - January 2014.

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

•   Total budget

•   Objectives

•   Strategy & target audience

•   Creativity & implementation

•   Results & evaluation

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down. If appropriate you may include one set of supporting materials.

Judging Criteria (Innovation / Software Awards 15 - 17)

The judges will be looking for a clear description of an outstanding innovation or software product, with indication of budget. Judges will be looking for new features / tools added in the last twelve months for the software awards. They will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should relate to work undertaken between January 2013 – January 2014. 

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

•   Total Budget

•   Overview of the innovation or software

•   Why you think your entry should win

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down. Please do ensure your entry or supporting material includes a demonstration of the innovation / software either in the form or a short video or link to an online video. 

Judging Criteria (Team / Agency / Individual Awards 18 - 21)

Judges will be looking for teams, agencies and individuals that can demonstrate an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice while showing a creative and innovative approach to search. 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 January 2013 –January 2014

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

•   Details of the team / agency / individual

•   Team / agency / individual objectives

•   Recent campaign example

•   Recent achievements

•   Challenges

•   Why you think your entry should win

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down. If appropriate you may include one set of supporting materials.

Entries for the Young Search Professional category must include the nominees date of birth and their age must be 25 or under on the date of the awards ceremony of 28 March 2014.

Entries can be submitted in English, French, German or Spanish.

Please upload your company and / or client’s logo, and any supporting materials along with your entry form. Please note that these documents must not exceed 2MB each. Alternatively please send these by email to sarah@dontpanicprojects.com .

Supporting material will not be kept for collection, and will be securely destroyed following the awards ceremony. 

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For further information on the awards please contact Don't Panic Projects on (+44) 01706 828855 or e-mail sarah@dontpanicprojects.com