Q: Is EVCOM going to have one awards scheme from now?

A: That’s right! The new EVCOM Industry Awards are built on the success of the Screen Awards, the Clarion Awards and the Live Awards. As of 2018, EVCOM has put the three award schemes into one EVCOM Industry Awards to create a truly remarkable showcase for the best of the best in the industry.

Q: When is the deadline for the EVCOM Industry Awards 2018?

A: The call for entries deadline is EOP on 5th June. This is the actual deadline and there will be no extension – we want to give you the real deadline straight away to help you plan your submissions.

Q: How much does it cost to enter?

A: Rate for EVCOM Members – £ 150 + VAT per entry, per category.

Rate for Non-Members – £ 290 + VAT per entry, per category.

Q: What are the benefits of entering the awards?

A: You will have your work reviewed and judged by commissioning clients. If you become one of the winners, your projects will be recognised as industry’s best practice. And of course, you will benefit from social media and press coverage for your project, clients, company and teams.

Q: What is your confidential policy on the entries?

A: All material will remain confidential to the judges. Unless stated otherwise by the entrant, material for award-winning entries will also be kept by EVCOM for potential use at our events, screenings and online channels.

Q: When will the judging take place?

A: The screen, live and communications category judging takes place in June 2018 and the agency judging in September.

Q: When will the shortlist be announced?

A: The 2018 shortlist will be announced at the Summer Shortlist Party in July 2018. Venue to be announced soon!

Q: If I enter the awards, will I be able to get a ticket to the Summer Shortlist Party?

A: We can guarantee 1 free ticket per entrant company. Any additional tickets will be £ 50 plus vat, subject to availability.

Q: When will the EVCOM Industry Awards ceremony be?

A: The 2018 EVCOM Industry Awards Autumn Lunch ceremony will take place in the autumn 2018. The exact date and venue will be announced soon!

Q: Do I need to be a member of EVCOM to enter the awards?

A: You don’t –  anybody with a relevant project which meets the criteria can enter, although members of EVCOM receive discounts on their entries, so if you would like to find out more about membership please call the team on 0207 287 1002 and we will be happy to tell you more about the benefits of being part of our community.

Q: Do I need to submit a paper copy of my admission?

A: No, all the content should be submitted digitally via our online entry platform.

Q: Can I enter the same project into more than one category?

A: Yes, absolutely – projects can be entered and are often likely to fit into more than one category.

Q: What is the qualifying period for a project?

A: All projects must have been delivered in the 18 months prior to the closing date on 5th June 2018.

Q: Can I attach supporting documents and if so, how many?

A: Absolutely! You can attach up to three files which can be Word documents, JPEG images, PDF documents or Power Point presentations.

Q: What is the maximum file size for my submission?

A: The easiest and quickest option is to paste a link from YouTube / Vimeo. If you prefer to upload a video we recommend you do not upload extremely large video files as judges may have difficulty in viewing them.

Q: What should I do if my attachments aren’t uploading?

A: Any problems with uploading your entry or any other queries regarding your entry please email Kasia Moleda or call 020 7287 1002. The platform gets a lot of traffic just before the cut – off date so if you are entering quite a few categories and you think you might need technical support with your entry, please submit early – this way we will be able to give you more time and support.

Q: Which category should I enter? How do I know it is the right one for me?

A: If you are not 100% sure which category your event fits then please submit it anyway with a note to that effect and we will review it. The judges have the right to move a project to a different category if they believe it is better suited elsewhere. You can also contact one of the team to discuss which category you should enter by calling 020 7287 1002.

Q: If I win, will I be able to get more than one trophy?

A: Duplicate trophies can be ordered, a form will be sent to you post ceremony.

Q: Are there any sponsorship or partnership opportunities?

A: Yes, for details on 2018 opportunities please call Kasia Moleda on 0207 287 1002 or email kasia@evcom.org.uk

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