Who can enter the awards?
The awards is open to all media measurement, research & insights companies; digital and online teams; communications and media agencies; PR consultancies; software companies; private and public sector and not-for-profit in-house communication teams and software companies.
How do I enter?
Look at our five steps to entering guide here.
How much does it cost to enter?
See our Entry fees page for the cost of your entry
VAT receipts (where applicable) will be sent out after the entry deadline.
Do I have to pay UK VAT @ 20% if I am not a UK registered company?
If you buy goods or services for your business in the UK that are VAT chargeable, you may be able to reclaim the VAT you paid in the UK if you’re VAT-registered in your own EU country, and bought the goods or services to use in your business.
For Non EU businesses: If you are registered as a business in your own country, and bought the goods or services to use in your business. Please follow this link for further information on the international trade refunds scheme: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/vat/managing/international/index.htm
How do I obtain an invoice in order to raise a payment from my organisation?
Please complete the online entry form and select the invoice option on the payment page. Invoices need to be paid in full by 5pm on Friday 26 February 2016 or your entry will be removed.
Can I enter the same campaign in more than one category?
We welcome this for great entries. However you need to email each entry separately showing which category it is for with the supporting materials. Please ensure your entry is relevant to the category you are entering. There is no discount for entering more than one category.
When is the closing date?
The first closing date for entries is 1700 hours GMT on 12 February 2016. The final entry deadline is 1700 hours GMT on 26 February 2016.
What if I miss the entry deadline?
Please contact Nicola Gardiner at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss late entries. Our start point is ….we will try to work with you!
I’m not sure which category to enter?
You can enter your campaign in more than one category. If you want to enter just one category and you are not sure where to place your campaign, you can contact Nicola Gardiner at email@example.com or 07971 813677 to discuss.
When will I know if I am shortlisted with my entry?
You will be notified if your entry is shortlisted by mid-March 2016. The shortlist will also be published on the AMEC website.
Who judges the entries?
A panel of international independent judges from consultancy, in-house, academic and media backgrounds, chosen for their experience and expertise, will assess all entries.
If someone in our organisation is a judge, can we still enter the awards?
Yes, but the judge will not be allowed to score your entry.
Can I enter an on-going campaign for an Award, or does it have to be one that has been completed in the past year?
Campaigns that span a long period of time are fine, as long as the main focus of the entry is on the one year period from 1 June 2014 to 28 January 2016.
Can my entry remain confidential?
AMEC reserves the right to publish details from award winners and shortlisted entries. Supporting materials may be supplied in confidence and the responsibility for advising AMEC of any confidentiality restraints imposed by clients shall lie with the company submitting the entry. AMEC shall not be held liable for any failure by the company or agency submitting the entry to supply such confidentiality details.
Do all entries receive feedback?
No, we do not provide feedback for all entries, only those that are shortlisted.
When will the winners be announced?
There will be a special AMEC Awards ceremony at the Summit Dinner as part of the AMEC International Summit in London on Thursday 16 June 2016.
How do I book a ticket for the awards ceremony?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your interest.