T&Cs


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

The closing date for entries is 11 September 2020. 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 (made before 23:59 on 11 September 2020) will be charged an administration fee of £165 (+ VAT if applicable) per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries).

Entries submitted after the first closing date of 11 September will be charged a late submission fee. The cost per entry after 11 September will be £215 (+ VAT if applicable) and the last deadline for submission is 18 September 2020.

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

We ask all entrants to supply at least one company and/or client logo. Please supply this in JPEG or PDF format and upload it with your entry under 2MB.

All completed and returned entries will be acknowledged online at the time of submission after payment has been made.

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 shortlisted 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, and following the entry format stated in The Rules here.

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.

Payment Terms

If your payment is successful, you will receive an automatic email confirmation from Don’t Panic to the email address you specified when placing your entry detailing your purchase. You will be redirected back to this website when the transaction is complete, where you can also download your invoice receipt.

Full payment for award entries is required by the date and time of the entry deadline, should payment not be received by this time, it could result in your entry being removed and not judged.

To withdraw an entry please contact 01706 828855 or e-mail awards@dontpanicprojects.com.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF JUDGING

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

Shortlisted entrants will be contacted by email (on the address provided in the application) on the shortlist announcement date.

In the interest of transparency, judges are ineligible to enter any categories they are judging.

Judges will not allow personal relationships or experiences to influence judging marks or decisions and their judging will be impartial and based on the standard of entry, campaign, organisation or product.

Judges will declare any perceived conflict of interest to the event organisers ahead of reading any entries.

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 Don’t Panic team who will manage this.

Judges can only access entries that they have been provided to score.

Judges will not notify anyone that they have won or that they are shortlisted ahead of the official announcements.

Judges will not provide any feedback to entrants as to why they have not won or were not shortlisted – all requests for feedback must be directed to the awards organiser, Don’t Panic.

Software / Tool Categories – judging is based on the application form and the judges’ industry knowledge of the tools. They are a highly experienced judging panel with in-depth industry knowledge. The tool logins requested are for any judges who feel that want to delve deeper into any claims/functionality detailed in the entry.

Should a judge break the rules of conduct and the code is not adhered to, they will be asked to leave the panel and not invited to judge any future awards.

The judging panel for the awards can be found here and the criteria to be applied by the judges are set out here.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF EVENT

The winners will be announced on Thursday 22 October 2020 at 19:00 BST via a virtual presentation that will be free to watch.

Trophies

You will be able to purchase a winners trophy from the trophy shop post winners announcement.

Once these trophies have been handed over, you are responsible for the trophy from thereon. Don’t Panic Projects Ltd will not cover the cost of a replacement due to damages during or after the award ceremony. Should you require a replacement trophy, please contact awards@dontpanicprojects.com.

PRIVACY POLICY

You can view the full privacy policy here.