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Champions Awards – FAQs

THE ORIGINAL PROLIFIC NORTH AWARDS. RECOGNISING THE INDIVIDUALS, COMPANIES & TEAMS PUTTING THE NORTH ON THE MAP ACROSS DIGITAL, TECH, CREATIVE AND MARKETING SECTORS

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

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team on ellie@prolificnorth.co.uk

who is eligible to enter the prolific north champions awards?

  • You are eligible to enter the Prolific North Champions Awards Awards your organisation is headquartered / has an operational base in the North of England or Scotland, or your campaign covers the North of England / Scotland.
  • 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 of England or Scotland to be eligible.
  • Entries should relate to work undertaken between March 2023 – March 2024. Submit your entry on our dedicated portal.

You can submit you entry via our dedicated portal 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. 

what are the entry criteria?

Entries should relate to work undertaken in the twelve months preceding the final entry deadline (e.g. March 2023 – March 2024 for the Prolific North Champions Awards).  If you have any doubts on your work’s eligibility we’re happy to help, please contact us on ellie@prolificnorth.co.uk  

You can submit the same work into multiple categories if relevant – duplicating entries within the portal is simple.

If your organisation is headquartered or has an operational base in the North of England or Scotland – you’re eligible to enter. Please note: 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 of England or Scotland to be eligible.

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 (1-10) for each of the following areas:

  • Effectiveness (measurable impact and results)
  • Innovation
  • Evidence of growth or potential for growth
  • Social & environmental impact where applicable

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 hello@prolificnorth.co.uk to arrange.

We’ve also 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: 2 February 2024 –  Fee: £150 + VAT
  • Final entry deadline: 11 March 2024 – Fee: £200 + VAT

are there any free-to-enter categories?

 Our free-to-enter categories for 2024 include;

  • Prolific Leader of the Year
  • Prolific Rising Star of the Year
  • Tech for Good Award
  • Not-for-profit campaign of the year

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

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. You can view the full lineup of judges here.

Judges will read and score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted if needed. Judges will be asked to give a score (1-10) for each of the following areas:

  • Effectiveness (measurable impact and results)
  • Innovation
  • Evidence of growth or potential for growth
  • Social & environmental impact where applicable

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 hello@prolificnorth.co.uk to arrange.

when will the shortlist re released?

  • The shortlist for the 2024 Prolific North Champions Awards will be released on 4 April 2024.

when and where are the 2024 champions awards?

how can I buy tickets?

  • Tickets to the 2024 Champions Awards will be available to purchase via our website on 4 April 2024.
  • Further details on prices and packages will be released nearer the time,

can I sponsor the 2024 champions awards?

  • We have a number of different sponsorship packages available this year – from category sponsorship to headline partnership.
  • Get in touch with our team on hello@prolificnorth.co.uk to have a chat with the team!

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