CorpComms Awards 2019

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Enter the CorpComms Awards - whether you have a creative video, a stellar in-house team, or a campaign to knock our socks off, make sure you're in it to win it! 

Deadline: 9 August 2019

Download the entry form below:

Information

Judges



Key Dates

Open For Entry
29/05/2019
Early Bird Submission
19/07/2019
Final Submission
09/08/2019
Event Date
20/11/2019

Previous Winners

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To Enter

  • Entry form 

It is only necessary to complete one form, even if multiple entries are being submitted. Simply tick the relevant boxes, but specify if several entries are being submitted to a single category. Please include a contact number that is regularly monitored. But if entries are being sent in batches, then each batch will require a separate entry form.

  • Executive summary

Summarise your campaign in up to 600 words. Do not exceed two pages of A4. This is the only part of the entry seen by the judges prior to judging day: make it count. It is advisable, but not compulsory, to structure your entry under the following headings - which do not form part of the word count.

1) Category entered
2) Title of project
3) Company name
4) Agency (if relevant)
5) Budget of project (please make clear if this must remain confidential)
6) Objective or brief, including a definition of success
7) Target audience
8) Strategy and implementation
9) Creativity
10) Results

Please note: It is possible to submit the same entry to multiple categories, but each category will require a separate submission and entry fee.

  • Supporting materials

Two copies of supporting materials are required. These can make or break an entry. Choose them wisely. If the entry states that a campaign achieved 300 pieces of media coverage, it is not necessary to send each cutting. Instead, choose one or two key pieces. If online links are provided, please ensure passwords are included and that these do not have a short expiry date as judging takes place in September. Each item of supporting material should be clearly labelled with the name of the entry and category to which it relates.

Please note: If an entry is submitted into multiple categories, include additional copies of supporting materials.

  • Submission

Each individual entry plus related supporting materials should be placed in a single A4 plastic folder, which can be securely closed. If a folder proves insufficient, a box file may be used.

  • Delivery

Please deliver entries to

CorpComms Awards 2019
Hardy Media
123 Blackstock Road
London N4 2JW

If you are sending by courier, please ensure deliveries are made between 10am and 5pm.

Additional Information

Young achiever

Entries must include a short biography, photograph and a supporting statement of up to 500 words submitted by the candidate’s senior manager.

In-house professional of the year

This category cannot be entered directly, although suggestions (and reasons why a candidate deserves such an accolade) can be made FREE OF CHARGE for the consideration of the judging panel. Please note: The in-house professional of the year must be director level or above.

Payment details

If a PO needs to be raised, this must be done before entries are submitted. Similarly, all details necessary for Hardy Media to achieve ‘approved supplier status’ must be submitted as soon as possible. We accept credit or debit cards.

If invoices need to be raised, these will be addressed to the contact details quoted on the form, unless otherwise instructed. If invoices need to be sent to an alternative address, please notify events@corpcommsmagazine.co.uk.

Please note: Entries submitted for the early bird deadline must arrive by this date. It is not possible to ‘book in’ for the early bird. Any entry with fees outstanding on 2 September will be withdrawn and payment still required.

Not-for-profit rate

The not-for-profit rate only applies to not-for-profit organisations entering on their own behalf, and not for agencies or companies submitting applications involving charities. Overseas entries The CorpComms Awards are designed for UK-based organisations. However, entries from overseas organisation will be considered if the work has been conducted on behalf of UK-based clients or has a British element.

Confidentiality 

Our judges will act with discretion regarding the information they view. However, CorpComms Magazine does use information from the executive summary to promote the winners, and shortlisted candidates, both in the publication and online. All winning entries will be written up for the Book of the Night. If aspects must remain within the confines of the judging room, please make this clear on the executive summary.

Deadlines

Early bird deadline: 19 July
Final entry deadline: 9 August


Download the entry form below

Categories

Best annual report - FTSE 100

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A report for a FTSE 100 company that clearly articulates the company’s strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way.

Best annual report - FTSE 250

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A report from a FTSE 250 company that clearly articulates the company’s strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way.

Best annual report - unlisted organisation

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A report for an unlisted organisation clearly articulating the company’s strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way

Best annual report - listed organisation

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A report for a listed organisation clearly articulating the company’s strategy and/or investment case in an engaging and inventive way.

Best sustainability report

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A report that clearly articulates an organisation’s sustainability goals, reflects its corporate strategy and demonstrates progress

Best corporate website

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A well-designed, responsive website that reflects the needs of its stakeholders with emphasis on its user journey and corporate narrative

Best corporate publication - external

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A printed publication that demonstrates its understanding of its audience both through its design and content

Best corporate publication - internal

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A staff magazine that engages that most discerning of audiences in a creative and informative manner

Most creative use of content

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A one-off or ongoing initiative, such as an online publication or social media channel, enlivened through the creative use of content

Best crisis or issues management

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A well-executed strategy that served to mitigate the potential fall-out from a major issue or crisis

Best corporate responsibility initiative

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A campaign or strategy that demonstrates an organisation’s role as a responsible corporate citizen

Best corporate partnership

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A partnership between a corporate and a charity, non-profit organisation or local community in which both sides benefit

Best internal communications strategy

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A strategy that was created to resolve or improve a specific issue with evidence of its progress or success

Best employee engagement programme

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A specific initiative or project that has increased employee engagement and boosted two-way dialogue within an organisation

Best City communications

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An ongoing programme of investor and financial media engagement or a specific one-off project or campaign, such as an IPO

Best campaign - digital or social media

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A highly creative and effective digital/social media campaign designed to meet a specific objective

Best campaign - media relations

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A highly creative and effective media relations campaign, designed to meet a specific objective

Best campaign - corporate

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A highly creative and effective corporate campaign designed to meet a specific objective

Best campaign - consumer

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A highly creative and effective consumer campaign designed to meet a specific objective

Best campaign - international

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A highly creative and effective international campaign designed to meet a specific objective

Best campaign - public affairs

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A highly creative and effective public affairs campaign designed to meet a specific objective

Best campaign - low budget

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A highly creative and effective low-budget campaign designed to meet a specific objective, costing less than £20,000

Best live event - internal

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A creative and innovative event that captures the attention of employees

Best live event - external

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A one-off or a programme of creative and innovative events that engage specific external stakeholder audiences

Best use of video

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A campaign in which video has played an integral part, whether shot on a smartphone or produced to Hollywood standards

Best in-house team - corporate communications

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An in-house team that works well together, where each member plays an essential role, and has demonstrated the value of their input

Best in-house team - media relations

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An in-house team that works well together, where each member plays an essential role, and has demonstrated the value of their input

Best in-house team - internal communications

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An in-house team that works well together, where each member plays an essential role, and has demonstrated the value of their input

Young Achiever

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Open to outstanding communications professionals working in-house or within a consultancy who are aged 30 or under as at 1 July 2019.

In-house professional of the year

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Not open for submission directly

Costs

Early bird submissions before 19 July
Private and public sector £280+VAT = £336
Not-for-profit £220+VAT = £264
Helping hand* £220+VAT = £264
*‘Helping hand’ is for start up agencies less than 18 months old or one-person operations

Entries submitted after 19 July
Private and public sector £350+VAT = £420
Not-for-profit £250+VAT = £300
Helping hand* £250+VAT* = £300

FINAL DEADLINE: 9 August 2019

Ceremony prices
Table of 10 @ £2,750+VAT = £3300
Table of 12 @ £3,225+VAT = £3870
Space[s] @ £275+VAT = £330
Charity space[s] @ £200+VAT = £240


Judging

Judging will take place in mid-September by a panel of communications experts.