How to Enter

ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED ACROSS THE PROLIFIC NORTH AWARDS 2021 PROGRAMME. MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE 2022 PROGRAMME COMING SOON.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION 

  • Entries should relate to work undertaken in the twelve months preceding the entry deadline (e.g. July 2020 - July 2021 for the Prolific North Champions Awards). 
  • Each entry must not exceed 1,000 words - with the exception of individual awards entries, which should not exceed 500 words.

  • Within the portal, you can add up to five pieces of supporting evidence per entry (each attachment must be under 5MB). Please ensure all key information is included in the entry itself; supporting evidence should be additional.

  • You can submit the same work into multiple categories if relevant - duplicating entries within the portal is simple.

  • For individual awards, the winners will be decided by a combination of judges' scores and a public vote.

ENTRY DEADLINES

Prolific North Champions Awards

  • Early Bird Deadline: 2 July 2021
  • Final Deadline: 23 July 2021

Prolific North Tech Awards

  • Early Bird Deadline: 13 August 2021
  • Final Deadline: 10 September 2021

Prolific North Marketing Awards

  • Early Bird Deadline: 17 September 2021
  • Final Deadline: 8 October 2021
 

To discuss further extensions, contact the team on hello@prolificnorth.co.uk

Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions before submitting an entry.

ADMIN FEES

Early Bird Entries will be charged an administration fee of £150 + VAT per entry.

Standard Entries will be charged an administration fee of £200 + VAT per entry. 

Multiple Entry Discount: for each awards event, any organisation submitting 3 (paid-for) entries will receive an additional free entry. To qualify for this discount, ensure you submit all 4 entries within the same session - the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. 

Free-to-enter Categories: 

  • Young Outstanding Contributor to the North at the Prolific North Champions Awards - use discount code CELEBRATE2021.
  • Outstanding Contributor to the North at the Prolific North Champions Awards - use discount code CELEBRATE2021.
  • Tech Entrepreneur of the Year at the Prolific North Tech Awards - use discount code CELEBRATE2021.
  • Best Not-for-Profit Campaign at the Prolific North Marketing Awards - use discount code NFP.
  • Best Use of Twitter in a Campaign at the Prolific North Marketing awards - use discount code TWITTER.

ENTRY CRITERIA

If your organisation is headquartered or has an operational base in the North of England - you're eligible to enter.

Please note: if you're entering work done in partnership with another organisation, for example, an agency submitting a campaign delivered for a client - only the agency OR client needs to have a presence in the North to be eligible.

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted if needed. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the Entry Information tab, 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 winners of the individual awards will be decided by a combination of judges' scores and a public vote.

AGENCY / TEAM / COMPANY / BUSINESS AWARDS

Judges will be looking for teams and businesses that can demonstrate an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice while showing a creative and innovative approach.

Entries should be a maximum of 1000 words. Judges will score 1-10 points for the below criteria. This will give a total score for each entry out of a possible 50.

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Agency/team/business/company summary: tell us about you. Judges will love to learn about your strengths, your vision, and what’s important to you, as well as a bit about your team make-up, how many staff and what their roles are. Please keep within 150 words.

  • What are your objectives and how do you measure them? Please keep within 100 words.

  • Please outline some recent campaigns/ work examples. Judges love to learn about objectives, strategy, how you implemented your plan and don’t forget to include relevant information about your results and how you evaluated performance. Please keep within 250 words.

  • What is a recent achievement you’d like to highlight in no more than 200 words?

  • What are some recent challenges you’ve faced? How did you overcome them? Please keep within 250 words.

CAMPAIGN / INNOVATION / PROJECT AWARDS

The judges will be looking for a clear description of an outstanding campaign, innovation or platform. Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

Entries should be a maximum of 1000 words. Judges will score 1-10 points for the below criteria. This will give a total score for each entry out of a possible 50.

Judges will score:

  • Entry summary - please provide us with a summary up to 100 words about your campaign/innovation or project and what it would mean to win an award. This information will appear on relevant marketing materials post awards should you win. Please keep within 100 words.

  • What were your objectives and what was your budget? If you are unable to provide exact budget figures, please include at least an indication of the budget - this can be what differentiates your entry from others! Please keep within 100 words.

  • Please outline information about your target audience and/or strategy in no more than 250 words.

  • Please outline information about the implementation of this project. The judges will want to learn more about the steps you took to make your vision into reality. Please keep within 250 words. 

  • Results and evaluation - looking back at the objectives you previously outlined, how did this project perform? Judges will also like to know about your evaluation tools and techniques in no more than 250 words.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

These include:

  • Tech Entrepreneur of the Year (Prolific North Tech Awards)

  • Young Outstanding Contributor to the North Under 30 (Prolific North Champions Awards) 

  • Outstanding Contributor to the North (Prolific North Champions Awards)

Entries will be scored by the judging panel as well as by a public vote. Word count is a maximum of 500 words. You may nominate yourself or a colleague for all individual awards. 

The submission will ask for standard information about the person, a headshot if available, as well as the following questions:

  • Tell us a bit about yourself and your career path so far in no more than 100 words.*

  • What are some of your individual objectives, aspirations and/or vision? Please keep within 100 words.

  • What is a recent achievement you’d like to highlight in no more than 100 words?

  • What are some recent challenges you’ve faced? How did you overcome them? Please keep within 100 words.

  • Why should you win? Max 100 words.*

*The answer you provide here may also be used on your profile for the public vote. 

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