FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Who can win an award?

The awards are split into two sections: one for financial journalists and the titles they work for, the other for PR and communications professionals supporting the financial media sector.

 

PR Categories

 

Who can take part?

Entries are welcomed in our PR categories from financial services communications professionals, press teams and expert commentators. Whether you’re doing a great job as an individual, or as part of a team, there’s a category for you to showcase your achievements.

How do I enter and what do I need to submit?

Make your entry via our online entry forms.

Please include a relevant image with your entry. For example:

• If you are entering the PR professional, rising star, or expert categories, provide a headshot. 
• If you’re entering the press team or PR agency category, include a relevant team photo or corporate image.
• If you’re entering the thought leadership category, provide a relevant illustration of the campaign that’s being submitted.

When is the entry deadline?

All PR entries must be submitted by Friday 8 November 2019.

How much does it cost to enter?

All categories are FREE to enter.

What is the eligibility period?

Items of work must have appeared in the calendar year 2019.

Can I nominate someone else?

Yes, but ONLY in the ‘Expert of the Year’ category, where we’re happy to receive entries from third parties making a nomination on an individual’s behalf as well as direct from commentators themselves. (For example, a press officer making a nomination on behalf of an expert from the same company for whom they’ve achieved airtime).

Who will judge my submission?

Entries in each category will be scrutinised by a panel of judges from the financial services media. The judges will compile shortlists for each of the six PR categories and the winners will ultimately be decided by the financial press via an online vote.

What will the judges be looking for?

There are no hard-and-fast rules about what makes a great entry in each of these categories. But bear in mind that it’s the financial press that has the final say in the decision-making. Ultimately, the aim is to impress on the judges your communications expertise when it comes to working with the financial press.

Evidence of dedication, professionalism, reputation for efficiency, quality of story/campaign, ability to deploy experts at short notice, and an understanding of a journalist’s particular audience, are some of the factors that will doubtless contribute to the final decisions.

This is your chance to tell journalists about your media relations strengths and achievements over the past year!

When will the shortlist be announced?

There will be two formal shortlist announcements made online and via Twitter. The PR shortlist will be announced in December 2019.

 

Journalism Categories

 

Who can take part?

The Awards comprise categories both for individual journalists (consumer and B2B) as well as media outlets covering different aspects of the financial market place.

How do I enter and what do I need to submit?

The journalism categories will open for entry in December 2019. Please note: you will need to register on our online entry forms in order to submit. Please contact Anna Gillingham with any queries.

For each entry, you will be asked to submit a 250-word supporting statement, as well as up to three examples of work. Please note, if you are entering one of the ‘Story of the Year’ categories, only one story example is required.

Please include a headshot with your entry.

When is the entry deadline?

All journalism entries must be submitted by Friday 17 January 2020.

How much does it cost to enter?

All categories are FREE to enter.

What is the eligibility period?

Items of work must have appeared in the calendar year 2019.

When will the shortlist be announced?

There will be two formal shortlist announcements made online and via Twitter. The journalism shortlist will be announced in March 2020.

Who will judge my submissions?

The process to decide all the category winners is carried out by more than a hundred judges comprising senior financial journalists, editors and PRs drawn from around the UK’s financial media, during an extensive phase of judging in Spring 2020.

 

The Awards Ceremony

 

When is the Awards Ceremony?

The Headlinemoney Awards will take place on Wednesday 6 May at The Brewery, London.

What are the timings for the Awards Ceremony?

The Headlinemoney Awards will take place on Wednesday 6 May at The Brewery, London.

Approximate timings are as below – full timings will be sent with your tickets, approximately 4 weeks prior to the event.

18.15: Drinks reception
19.15: Awards and Dinner
23.00: Entertainment
02.00: Carriages

What is the dress code for the Awards Ceremony?

The dress code for the event is cocktail dresses & lounge suits.

How do I book a table?

Table bookings will open in November. Please contact Bruce on the below details if you have any queries:

BRUCE ALLMAND-SMITH
T: +44 (0) 208 075 8161
Bruce.Allmand-smith@emap.com

How is the table plan decided?

Priority seating is allocated initially to VIPs and Sponsors; this is then followed by paid platinum table bookings, gold table bookings and then silver table bookings in booking date order.

Are there any discounted hotel rates available on the night?

Discounted hotel rates will be made available nearer the time.

When will my tickets be sent out?

Tickets will be sent out approximately 4 weeks prior to the event, providing payment has been received.

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