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?

Click here to go to the How to Submit an Awards Entry

Click here for the online Awards entry system

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

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 14 February 2018. The final entry deadline is 1700 hours GMT on 28 February 2018.

What if I miss the entry deadline?

Please contact Nicola Gardiner at nicolagardiner@amecorg.com 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 nicolagardiner@amecorg.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 in April 2018. 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?

The majority of the work carried out for each entry must have taken place in the period between 1 June 2016 to 13 February 2018 and cannot have been entered into the AMEC Awards 2017.

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?

The 16th annual AMEC Awards will take place in Barcelona on Thursday 14 June 2018. It is a showpiece event which will take place alongside the AMEC Global Summit on Measurement, the world’s biggest conference on PR measurement. The Awards is one of the major business networking events which celebrates the best of communications research and analytics from around the world.

As a delegate at the International Summit you will receive a ticket to the Awards but you can book a place just at the Awards.

How do I book a ticket for the awards ceremony?

Email nicolagardiner@amecorg.com expressing your interest.