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Tech Awards 2023 – FAQs


From entry criteria, to deadlines, fees and the live ceremony – we’ve put together everything you need to know about this year’s awards below.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team on

who is eligible to enter the prolific north tech awards?

  • You are eligible to enter the Prolific North Tech Awards Awards your organisation is headquartered / has an operational base in the North of England or your campaign covers the North of England.
  • If you’re entering work done in partnership with another organisation (for example, an agency submitting a campaign delivered for a client) either the agency OR client needs to have a presence in the North to be eligible.
  • Entries are now closed, view the winners here

how do I submit an entry?

  • You’ll need to register on our dedicated portal. It’s quick an easy – you can view entry criteria, upload up to 5 supporting documents and files and save your progress at any time. 
  • Entries are now closed for 2023, view the winners here.

what are the entry criteria?

  • Entry criteria vary depending on the category you wish to enter. We’ve put together some detailed information on each category, along with tips on supporting information, word count and what our judges will be looking for. Click here to see the categories

what are the entry deadlines and fees?

  • Early bird offer deadline: 10 August 2023 –  Fee: £150 + VAT
  • Final entry deadline: 8 September 2023 – Fee: £200 + VAT

For any 3 paid for entries you will receive a 4th entry free. Discount will be applied at checkout.

  • Entries are now closed, check out the winners here
  • Please ensure you read the Terms & Conditions before submitting an entry.

are there any free-to-enter categories?

 Our free-to-enter categories for 2023 include;

  • Tech Start-Up of the Year
  • Tech for Good Award
  • Tech Incubator or Accelerator of the Year
  • Tech Rising Star Award
  • Tech Leader of the Year

Free-to-enter categories will have discount applied at checkout.

Entries are now closed, view the winners here.

who judges the prolific north awards?

  • A transparent and fair judging process is at the heart of all Prolific North Awards. Our carefully selected panel of judges will be split into subgroups depending on their expertise and assigned categories to score.
  • Judges will read and score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted if needed. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the Entry Information tab. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges’ pre-scores will then be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.
  • Judges then meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and agree the winner for each category.
  • The winners of the individual awards will be decided by a combination of judges’ scores and a public vote. We are happy to provide an overview of judges comments on your entry, please contact us on to arrange.

when will the shortlist re released?

  • The shortlist for the 2023 Prolific North Tech Awards is here
  • The winners of the 2023 Prolific North Tech Awards is here.

when and where are the 2023 tech awards?

  • The live awards ceremony took place on 9 November at Manchester United Football Club.
  • Check out the winners here

how can I buy tickets?

  • Tickets for the Tech Awards are closed. 
  • Early Bird Packages: 28 Sept – 13 Oct (limited number available on a first come first served basis)
  • Standard Ticket Packages: 16 – 30 Oct

can I sponsor the 2023 tech awards?

  • We have a number of different sponsorship packages available this year. Click here to complete our short enquiry form and download our media pack.

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