Terms and Conditions

The closing date for entries is 16 February 2018. Please ensure you complete your entries by this date. Please complete all sections of the form, entries that are incomplete or exceed the stated word limit of 1000 words will not be accepted.

All entries (apart from Young Search Professional and Search Personality entries) made before 23:59 on 16 February 2018 will be charged an administration fee of £125 + VAT per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries. All entries from within the EU will be charged 20% VAT.

Entries submitted after the first closing date of 16 February will be charged a late submission fee. The cost per entry after 16 February will be £175 +VAT and the last deadline for submission is 23 February 2018.

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

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

We are defining Europe geographically and not by membership of the European Union. Companies based in the UK, USA & elsewhere in the world are welcome to enter the awards providing they are delivering campaigns in Europe.

Please ensure you read the criteria for the awards you are entering. Remember to use evidence such as quotes, statistics etc. And include as much information as possible into your entry form.

We ask all entrants to supply at least one company and / or client logo. Please supply this in JPEG format, and upload it with your entry or email to sarah.belcher@dontpanicprojects.com when entering.

All completed and returned entries will be acknowledged online at the time of submission. If you do not see this confirmation message please contact Sarah Belcher on 00 44 (0)1706 828855 to confirm receipt of your entry.

The organisers do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of any entry.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into or feedback given regarding the selection of short-listed nominations or winners.

We reserve the right to shorten entry titles for the purpose of the awards brochure and winners trophies. Please try and keep your entry title concise and to the point.

Judges can nominate individuals in the European Search Personality of the Year and the Young Search Personality of the Year categories.

We will not publish your entries without first seeking approval, winners are sometimes asked following the awards if they are willing to allow their entries to be made public for future marketing and promotion.

Don’t Panic reserve the right to extend the closing deadline, amend categories or not award categories should the standard of entries received not reach the required standard.

Please do call for help if you need further advice.

To withdraw an entry please contact Sarah Belcher Tel: 00 44 (0)1706 828855 or e-mail sarah.belcher@dontpanicprojects.com.

16 FEBRUARY
Entry Deadline
21 MARCH
Judging Session
23 MARCH
Shortlist Announced
16 MAY
Awards Ceremony
27 JUNE
European Search Conference