The IPM COGS 2014 Rules of Entry
The closing date for entries is Friday 18th July 2014. No entry received after this date will be
All entries must be
made via the online entry form on the IPM website. No paper entries will be considered.
No entry will be
considered until the entry fee has been paid in full. All entry fees must be paid in full by 18:00
on Wednesday 23rd July 2014.
All entries received
before midday on Friday 11th July 2014 will be charged an early bird
rate of £120 + VAT (IPM member companies only) or £150 + VAT (non-IPM member
All entries received
between 12:01 on Friday 11th July and midday on Friday 18th
July 2014 will be charged the standard entry fee of £170 + VAT (IPM member
companies only) or £200 + VAT (non-IPM member companies).
No refunds will be
made under any circumstances.
are to be submitted using our online entry form and must not exceed the stated word limit. If the
word count is exceeded the entry will be void.
for each winner will be published online, and available for public download, to
promote best practice. 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 and which can be published should that entry win once
the Awards ceremony has concluded.
Companies may enter
more than one category (note the entry requirements stated in the category
criteria), but each entry must be submitted individually and will each incur an
entry fee. There is no discount for multiple
Companies may put more than one entry into each category (note the entry requirements stated in the
category criteria), but each entry must be submitted individually and will each
incur an entry fee. There is no discount
for multiple entries.
At the time
and date of entry the entrant agrees that the information provided is truthful,
accurate and any marketing activity described is legal and conforms to the CAP
Code and any other relevant codes of regulation. Breach of the law or of the
CAP Code or other regulations is grounds for disqualification.
It is the
responsibility of the entrant to have the written permission of all third
parties involved in prior to submitting the entry. Failure to do so will lead to
The judges’ decision
is final. No feedback will be given regarding the selection of the shortlist, highly commended awards, or
The IPM reserves the
right to not announce a shortlist in one or more categories, should the
standard of entries received not reach a minimum standard as determined by the
In the event of
disqualification or voided entries, entrants will be contacted to inform them of why. As in point 13, the judges’ decision is final.
In the event of a
complaint against any shortlisted, highly commended or winning entry, the IPM
will conduct an investigation and will request evidence and documentation from
all parties concerned. The Chairs of
Judges will make the final decision. If
the complaint is upheld, the award will be withdrawn.