How to Enter

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION 

  • Entries should relate to work undertaken in the twelve months preceding the entry deadline (e.g. March 2021 - March 2022 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: 31 January 2022
  • Final Deadline: 17 March 2022

Prolific North Marketing Awards

  • Early Bird Deadline: 31 July 2022
  • Final Deadline: 9 September 2022

Prolific North Tech Awards

  • Early Bird Deadline: 31 July 2022
  • Final Deadline: 30 September 2022

 

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 2 (paid-for) entries will receive an additional free entry. To qualify for this discount, ensure you submit all 3 entries within the same session - the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. 

Free-to-enter Categories: 

  • Outstanding Contributor to the North at the Prolific North Champions Awards - use discount code CHAMPION2022.
  • Young Outstanding Contributor to the North at the Prolific North Champions Awards - use discount code CHAMPION2022.

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 - either the agency OR client needs to have a presence in the North to be eligible.

A transparent and fair judging process is at the heart of all Prolific North Awards. Our carefully selected panel of judges will be split into subgroups depending on their expertise and assigned categories to score. Judges will read and 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 then meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and 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. We are happy to provide an overview of judges comments on your entry, please contact us on hello@prolificnorth.co.uk to arrange.

AGENCY / TEAM / COMPANY / BUSINESS AWARDS

Judges will be looking for teams and businesses that can demonstrate an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering outstanding work with a focus on creativity and innovation.

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:

  • A summary of your business or team in a maximum of 150 words; Judges will love to learn about your specialism, your set-up, the sectors you activate in or what needs you seek to fulfil. 

  • An outline of your objectives and how you measure them within 100 words; Judges pay specific attention to this section and love to read objectives that are clear, specific and measurable. 

  • Examples of recent work or campaigns; Judges love to learn about objectives, market research, strategy and how you implemented your plan. Don’t forget to include relevant information about your results and how you evaluated performance. Please keep within 250 words.

  • A recent outstanding achievement you’d like to highlight in no more than 200 words.

  • Examples of recent challenges you’ve faced and how you overcame them in no more than 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.

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • A summary of your entry and why it should win this award in a maximum of 100 words; Please note this information might appear on relevant marketing materials should you win.

  • An outline of objectives and budget. Judges pay specific attention to this section and love to read objectives that are clear, specific and measurable. 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 other entries! Please keep within 100 words.

  • A summary that illustrates your understanding of the target audience and how to engage it in no more than 250 words.

  • Details on implementation; Judges will want to learn more about the steps you took to make your vision into reality, highlighting your creativity or innovation. Please keep within 250 words. 

  • Results and evaluation - looking back at the objectives you previously outlined, were these met? Can you provide any evidence? What evaluation tools/techniques did you use? Please keep within 250 words.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Entries will be scored by the judging panel as well as by a public vote. You may nominate yourself or a colleague for all individual awards. Your entry will be limited to 400 words. 

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

  • Tell us a bit about the person you're nominating, their career path so far or what they're setting out to achieve. What are some contributions, particularly to the North, you’d like to highlight? What is a recent achievement you’d like to point out?

  • Why should you /they win? Please note this information may be used on your profile for the public vote.

  • Please upload a headshot of the person you'd like to nominate. Please note this may be used for the public vote. We're looking for a good, high-quality headshot, ideally of both head and shoulders. You can upload .GIF .JPG and .JPEG with a max file size of 5MB.