CorpComms Awards 2018
Location: The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX
The CorpComms Awards are now closed to entries.
Head of communications, Schillings
Managing director, Birchwood Knight
Managing director, Electric Airwaves
Co-founder & director, The Storytellers
Senior corporate communications manager, Vodafone
Managing partner, Finn Partners
Senior director, public and corporate affairs, Burson-Marsteller
Head of social - digital, TSB
Chief corporate affairs officer, Velcro
Partner, Ithaca Partners
Head of financial communications, Church of England
Founder and managing director, Message House
Founder, Cecil Associates
Director of global communications, N Brown Group
Founder, The Agency Partnership
Early Bird Submission
Previous WinnersView roll call
Entries are acceptable from both agencies and in-house teams. With the exception of some categories, such as Best Corporate Partnership, Best Corporate Website and Best Corporate Responsibility Programme, which are ongoing, projects being entered should have been running at any time between July 2017 and June 2018.
1) Complete one entry form per entry, even if the same scheme is being entered across several categories. However, payment details for multiple entries need only be completed on one form.
2) Write an executive summary. This must not exceed 600 words or two pages of A4. It is advisable, though not compulsory, to include information under the following headings. Please note: headings do not count as part of the word count.
- Category entered
- Title of project
- Company name
- Budget of project
- Target audience
- Implementation methods
- Definition and measurement of success
3) To enter the young achiever category, include a biography and a supporting statement, up to a maximum of 300 words, from a senior line manager. Entrants must be available for telephone interviews.
4) Provide two copies of supporting materials for each entry (even if the entry is entered multiple times, as the entries are likely to be judged by different teams). The supporting materials, which can range from media coverage, photography to marketing collateral, will be presented to the judges when they meet to discuss the executive summaries, which are provided ahead of judging day. Links to videos or websites should be provided. Supporting materials can be provided on USB sticks, but please note that the judges may not experience the complete look and feel in this format. Please label each item of supporting material clearly, with campaign name and category being entered.
5) Each individual entry must be sent in a single A4 plastic folder with clips that securely close. The award organisers do not accept any liability for materials that may have been lost because their folders are faulty. If a folder is not sufficient, box files are acceptable.
6) Please deliver entries to :
CorpComms Awards 2018
123 Blackstock Road
London N4 2JW
Courier entries are ONLY accepted between the hours of 10am and 5pm.
No refunds are made on entries withdrawn from entry. All entries MUST be paid for by 1 September. If an entry's fee remains outstanding at the date of judging, it WILL be withdrawn. If purchase orders need to be raised, please do so BEFORE sending entries so that all information is available for invoicing.
ENTRIES SUBMITTED AFTER 20 JULY 2018
Private and public sector entries: £300+VAT per entry. Total cost £360 per entry.
Not-for-profit and charitable organisations: £200+VAT per entry. Total cost £240 per entry.
Paying subscribers to CorpComms Magazine are entitled to a discount of £100 off their total entry fees.
Paying subscribers entering more than eight categories are entitled to a discount of £200 off their total entry fees.
Discounts will be automatically applied for paying subscribers.
The judging will take place in mid-September. Shortlisted entrants will be notified by email as soon as the comments, scores and decisions have been collated. Further information on judging dates will be available shortly.
The judges, who have a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, comprise a mix of agency and in-house. They are divided into groups and allocated categories which match their experience. Prior to the judging session, they receive the supporting materials of the categories they will be considering plus judging sheets on which to make notes. However, while they will have studied the entries, we ask them to make no final decisions until they meet with their contemporaries in mid-September. Each category is then robustly discussed and debated and a final shortlist created. If an absolute winner in a category does not emerge, the majority decision of the judges will prevail as to the recipient of the award.
It goes without saying that judges are not able to audit their own work. Judges are asked to excuse themselves from the room if they identify a potential conflict.