Everything you need to know about the Prolific North Awards 2020

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by Charlie Spargo

UPDATE: This year's event is now going to be held virtually

The Prolific North Awards, it was recently announced, have been postponed until later in the year - giving you until June 26th to enter the popular annual awards.

This year’s ceremony will be hosted on September 8th at The Point, Lancashire Cricket Club, and is set to unite the North’s marketers, PRs, creatives and business leaders in an even bigger and better way. This will mark the eighth annual Prolific North Awards, which have for many years been a highlight for the creative community in the region.

Find out all you need to know about the much-anticipated awards right here:

The Awards

The Prolific North Awards were launched in 2013 to recognise a wide range of talent in the industries Prolific North represents. The 2013 awards were also hosted at The Point, and even then brought together more than 600 in celebration.

On the night, the biggest success was Macclesfield’s Stein IAS, who took home three prizes, with a wide selection of Northern businesses winning that evening.

Since then the Prolific North Awards have continued to grow as the publication’s flagship night of awards, bringing together very influential judges to assess the best of the region’s entries.

Last year’s Prolific North Awards included a total of 27 categories, and were hosted by BBC Radio 5 live’s Will Perry at the striking Victoria Warehouse. It succeeded in showing off the wealth of excellence and talent in the thriving creative, digital and marketing sectors of the North.

2020’s awards are sponsored by YouGov, and promise to be even bigger and better than ever. Returning to The Point in Trafford, the sector comes out in force to celebrate peers and colleagues, and network with influential figures.


Judging for 2020 will be conducted on July 22nd by our illustrious panel. As ever, this involves a rigorous and independent two-stage process to refine the best shortlist.

We recently revealed the full judging panel, which is made up of influential figures from companies as diverse as Microsoft and Media Agency Group.

The list includes names from Social Chain, JLL, Said Business School, The Landing, Revolution Viewing, One Brand Magic, Harry Hall, GMCA, Everton FC, Endless Gain, the PRCA, dock10, One Day Agency, Now Healthcare Group, and Space 48. Find the full up-to-date list here.

How to enter

Entries can be made at prolificnorthawards.co.uk, where you can register via the online entry portal to make a submission. Just fill out your company profile to access your account and submit entries.

An unlimited number of entries can be made by any user, by separating each one as a separate entry form. Visit this page to find all the necessary rules for submitting an entry into the Prolific North Awards.

Judges are looking for companies or organisations who can clearly demonstrate their success over the past 12 months - whether that’s through market share growth, having faced and overcome adversities, or created new opportunities for themselves.

Each entry needs to include evidence to substantiate all entries - this could be new business wins, client retention, financial statistics, or other industry awards.

Why enter the Prolific North Awards?

There are many reasons why companies in the region will want to take home a Prolific North Award and competition can be fierce. It provides the opportunity to really show off your objectives and ambitions, while comparing yourselves with competitors.

More importantly, the awards will help you celebrate the efforts of your team and reward them for their hard work. Attending the event in September is a great way to come together and raise a glass together with your colleagues and show them your appreciation. It's also an unmissable opportunity for networking and socialising with the best in the industry.

You’ll get your work put in front of some of the most influential decisionmakers in the North, both in the form of the judging panel as well as the hundreds-strong audience at the awards ceremony in September. What’s more, each shortlisted entrant gets space in front of Prolific North’s 130,000 or more monthly online readers.

The Prolific North Awards provide an unmissable opportunity to showcase the quality of your work and show off the talent of your team.

The team at Wash Studio, winners in 2019, said: “It’s what these awards are about, they celebrate ‘all’ that’s North. The media landscape is changing and it's exciting that brands are looking further afield in some instances for something a little different and winning awards helps us on that quest to prove we are a viable option."

Attending the Awards

The stylish awards ceremony will kick off at 6:30pm on September 8th at The Point, and tickets are available now. Early bird tickets are available all the way until August 8th with options for whole-table tickets.

The event is always a highlight of the creative calendar - offering a place to socialise and network, and celebrate with your team. Tickets include a drink on arrival and three-course meal, before we kick off the awards presentation and end the night with entertainment.

Book your tickets now to mix with the teams nominated for the competitive awards, as well as decisionmakers from across the board. Every year, the Prolific North Awards gets bigger and more exciting - and the night itself is unmissable.

How else can I be involved with the Prolific North Awards?

There are a range of ways you can take part in the Prolific North Awards - as well as entering and attending the event.

With hundreds expected to be in attendance from a wide range of specialisms in the region, sponsorship options are available now. Please contact Jill Taylor on jill@prolificnorth.co.uk to learn more, or fill out the contact form below to get started.

There are a range of options for getting your brand in front of the finest talent in the region, and make your impression on the great and good of the North's creative, marketing and digital sectors. You'll also be able to align yourself with some of the most influential awards in the region and the talent involved.

Prolific North awards sponsorship opportunities

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