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Can only Members of the IPM enter the COGS
The IPM COGS Awards are open to any UK-based
provider of marketing services and you don't have to be a Member to enter. IPM Members receive a Member discount with their entries. There is a set fee for entry for non-Members. Please see the section relating to entry fees for more information.
If you would like to talk to us about Membership, please get in touch to discuss the advantages of IPM Membership.
Who can enter the COGS Awards?
The IPM COGS Awards are open to any
UK-based company which provides services that support the delivery of
promotional marketing campaigns. Agencies are not eligible to enter.
What Industry Sector categories can we
Companies are only eligible to enter a
particular industry category if they provide relevant services themselves
in-house. They must also be able to demonstrate a reasonable level of expertise
in a particular category to be eligible to enter it. Companies which buy in
services in a particular industry category are not eligible to enter that
How much does it cost to enter the IPM COGS Awards?
1-2 entries £180.00 + VAT
3-6 entries 5% discount
7-9 entries 10% discount
10+ entries 15% discount
Non IPM- members
Each entry is priced at £210.00 +VAT.
When do entries need to be received by?
The entry deadline is 12:00pm Monday 11th July 2016. All entries must be fully submitted and complete to be eligible for judging.
How can we enter?
All entries must be made via the online entry submission on
the IPM website. No paper entries will
be considered. If you are an IPM Member, you will need to log in to submit and process your entries to take advantage of your reduced Member rates. If you have not registered before, please register (free of charge) to complete your entries.
What approvals, if any, are required?
At the time and date of entry the entrant agrees
that the information provided is truthful, accurate and adheres to the CAP Code. It is the responsibility of the
entrant to have the written permission of all third parties involved in the
project, prior to submitting the entry.
Failure to do so will lead to disqualification. Please note that the IPM Legal Team vets all entries after submission.
What is the COGS Awards confidentiality policy?
All judges are required to sign a Non-Disclosure
Agreement before they have sight of any entries. All information contained in the entries
remains confidential up to the point the winning entry is added to the IPM
website and thereby available for download.
The entry may also be used in future marketing of the IPM COGS
Awards. If an entry is shortlisted, the
entrant will be given the option to provide an amended version that does not
contain client confidential information in the event the entry is published
online once the Awards ceremony has concluded.
Is there an advised format/structure for the
written entry to adhere to?
Yes. Each IPM COGS category criteria clearly states the
headings relating to the information the judges want to see. If information is not provided in relation to
one of these headings then the entry will score zero points for that area which
will make it difficult for the entry to reach the minimum standard required for
being shortlisted. All entries are to be
submitted using our online entry form. You will be asked to upload relevant images and a company where appropriate. No points are given for the design of the
written entry so it is advised that each entry is clear and easy for the judges
10. Is feedback
given on entries?
judges’ decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered
into, or feedback given, regarding the selection of the shortlist, awards, or winners.
11. What happens
when an entry is shortlisted?
The contact, as listed on the entry form, will
receive an email when the COGS 2016 Shortlist
is announced in August 2016, the exact date will be published after the entry deadline. The IPM reserves the right to not announce a
shortlist should the standard of entries received not reach a minimum standard
as determined by the judges.
12. How are the
results of the COGS Awards publicised?
At a minimum, each shortlisted company is tweeted
about (using the Twitter name provided on the entry
form). This is repeated on
the day of the Awards ceremony as each winner is announced. Hashtags will be adopted. The winners will feature on the IPM website
and in IPM media activity.
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