The Corporate & Financial Awards are the only true benchmark of companies’ communication with the City and its influencers. They provide an opportunity for staff, companies, agencies and beneficiaries alike, to see their efforts recognised and to celebrate excellence in all aspects of city communication.
- All winners’ projects will be showcased at www.communicatemagazine.co.uk/corporateandfinancial - each category will have its own dedicated, and search optimised, page.
- Agencies that feature amongst the winners will be included in a list of consultants we recommend when organisations are seeking partners for their work
- The Corporate & Financial Awards will launch a media campaign in the spring of 2012 to announce the winners and publicise the display showcase
- Winners will each receive a certificate/trophy
- Winners are given a press release template by Communicate magazine for their own media efforts
- Any organisation can enter the Corporate & Financial Awards, as long as the strategy or execution was developed, launched or carried out between April 2010 and December 2011.
- We welcome entries from in-house communication professionals and their counsel.
- A single organisation can enter multiple projects for multiple awards.
- The early entry deadline is 20 January 2012 and the late deadline with a £100 late fee (waived to subscribers to Communicate magazine) is 20 February 2012.
You will need to have the following ready, in digital format, before you start the online entry process:
Please provide a short description of your entry in no more than 400 words.
Write a project summary statement of no more than 800 words; bullet points are fine. We advise that your entry statement should cover four sections: industry context; challenge; strategy; and result.
- Industry context - describe the market or industry context and where your organisation or client’s organisation fits in that environment.
- Challenge – what were the challenges? What prompted the project or communications project? What need did it fulfill? What other factors and issues led to it?
- Strategy - explain the strategy driving the communications solution. What was the target audience? What research did you conduct and incorporate? What led to the approach?
- Result - indicate how the results met the business objectives. What was the outcome? Were there quantifiable results? Anecdotal results? Unexpected outcomes?
Supporting materials may be submitted to help us evaluate your entry. These could include research documents, media coverage and additional information about your entry, organisation, project credits or third party organisations that contributed. Written materials may not exceed 3 pages. Please supply 2 copies of supporting materials if you are submitting hard copies.
Digital files, links or URLs
If applicable, supply any relevant URLs (ensure passwords are provided if necessary).Please note that the organisers cannot be held liable to changes in entrants' site architecture or changes that may take place between submission and judging.
If entering online, you can also send supporting materials in hard copy should you wish. Please also enclose a copy of your entry statement and entry description when submitting hard copy material. Please include 2 copies of all documents when submitting hard copies: content list, entry description, entry statement, project credits, and supporting materials. Hard copy material should be sent to Corporate & Financial Awards, Cravenhill Publishing, Unit 2A, 26-32 Voltaire Road, London SW4 6DH
Alternatively, please submit 2 sets of a digital file on either a USB storage device or on a CD/DVD. Please allow for varied operating systems. Post your completed entry on or before the following dates:
Early entry deadline: 20 January 2012
Late deadline with £100 late fee (waived to Communicate magazine subscribers): 20 February 2012
Post entries to:
Corporate & Financial Awards,
26-32 Voltaire Road,
London SW4 6DH
For queries call: +44 20 7498 7008
For help writing your award submission, please feel free to contact the award entry writing specialists at Boost Marketing.
- A single organisation can enter multiple projects, and in multiple categories.
- Final entry deadline is20 February 2012.
- Where a juror’s organisation enters the Corporate & Financial Awards, that juror will not review the submission. Where possible, jurors are not made aware of the identity of any third-party organisation that carried out the work until after decisions have been made, to eliminate bias.
- All entry materials will be retained by Communicate magazine, the organisers of the Corporate & Financial Awards. Please do not send us materials for which you do not have a duplicate, as we will not return entered materials.
- Ensure you have secured the appropriate rights and clearances for all materials and images submitted.
- The Corporate & Financial Awards will not be liable for any copyright, trademark, patent infringement, or for non-payment grievances held against entrants.
- By submitting your entry, you agree that the materials may be published for the promotion of the awards including any media efforts.
- Please translate all non-English text into English to facilitate the judging process.
- Decisions by the jury are final.
By uploading your entry for the Corporate & Financial Awards 2012, you are understood to have read and accepted the complete entry guidelines and rules.
You are also understood to have secured appropriate permissions to submit all materials included in all your entries, and to have ensured that they are free of copyright infringement.
If you have any questions, please contact Liz Foggitt by email or call +44 20 7498 7008.
Fees and Payments
Companies will be invoiced once entries are received. Entries will not be considered complete until payment has been received.
If submitting hard copy material you may enclose a cheque.
Cheques and money orders must be in Sterling or Euros, and made payable to Cravenhill Publishing.
One payment may be used to cover multiple entries.
Alternatively you can pay online, or by phone on +44 20 7498 7008.
£150 for the first entry from each organisation/submitting body.
£100 for each subsequent entry from each organisation/submitting body.
£100 for any entry from or on behalf of a charity, NGO, pressure group or otherwise NFP organisation. Please call if you think you are eligible.
Every fifth entry is free.