ENTRY GUIDELINES

ENTRY DEADLINES

Journalism Awards: CLOSED
PR Award entries: CLOSED

For the 2021 Awards, Headlinemoney invites journalists, editors and PRs to showcase their best work from the calendar year 2020 by submitting entries to us direct. Please view the ‘How to Enter’ details below for information on submitting via our online forms and our ‘Entry Tips & Guidelines’ for what to include in your entry.

 

HOW TO ENTER

To start your entry, you will first need to register for our online entry system.

  • If you entered the Awards in 2020, you will already have an account on the system so can ‘log in’ with your email address or use the 'Forgot password' link.
     
  • If you have an account with Headlinemoney.co.uk but did not enter the Awards in 2020, you will still need to register with your details and create a password to gain access to the entry forms. Please hit the ‘Proceed to registration’ button to register and gain access to the entry forms.

Completing your entry form/s:

  • Select the relevant category/ies and click the ‘+Create entry’ button at the bottom of the page. NB. you can view the category criteria by clicking the ‘Category descriptions’ link at the top of the page.
     
  • Complete the relevant entry form. Please note: we suggest you create your entry offline in a word document and then copy into the entry form when it is ready for submission.
     
  • Please remember to SAVE your work - click on the 'Save as draft’ button at the bottom of the page. You will be able to log in and out of your form as many times as required prior to submission.
  • Once you have completed the form, click on 'Proceed to submit’.
     
  • Please ensure you tick the box to the left-hand side of your entry and click 'Submit'.
     
  • Your entry/ies will now be submitted and you should receive an automatic confirmation email within two hours.
     

ENTRY TIPS & GUIDELINES

  • We advise drafting your entry in word before copying and pasting it into the entry form.
  • When you are completing your entry please remember to save every few minutes using the SAVE button to ensure you do not lose any of your information. You are also able to begin your entry and then save it to complete later.
     
  • Items of work must have appeared in the calendar year 2020.

 

​JOURNALISM AWARDS - ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

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 is required.

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  • Please include a relevant high-resolution image with your entry. This will be used on relevant Awards collateral should your entry be shortlisted. For example:
    • If you are entering an individual or Story of the Year award, please provide a headshot
    • If you are entering Blog of the Year or a Title of the Year category, please provide a screenshot of your website or a PDF of one front cover
       
  • If you are entering a 'Title of the Year' category and would like to supply physical copies, please send 5 x copies of each example to the address below by Wednesday 3 March 2021 at the latest, to ensure that they can be passed on to our judges. PDF and web examples can be added to your entry form.

FAO Charlotte Covey-Crump, Headlinemoney Awards
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10th Floor, Southern House
Wellesley Grove
Croydon
CR0 1XG

  • In addition to reviewing your examples of work, judges will be looking for evidence that you were the best in your area in 2020. Make your case in your supporting statement (max. 250 words) to explain why your submission deserves to win. Judges refer extensively to supporting statements during their deliberations.

 

PR AWARDS - ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED

  • You will be asked to submit both a supporting statement of up to 300 words and a 50-word summary of your entry. This summary will be used on the Awards website during the journalist vote, should your entry be shortlisted.
     
  • Please include a relevant image with your entry. This will be used on Awards collateral should your entry be shortlisted. For example:
    • If you are entering the PR Professional, Rising Star, or Expert categories, provide a headshot.
    • If you are entering the Press Team or PR Agency category, include a relevant team photo or corporate image.
    • If you are entering the Thought Leadership category, provide a relevant illustration of the campaign being submitted.
       
  • 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!

 

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