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The IPM COGS 2014 Rules of Entry

1.          The closing date for entries is Friday 18th July 2014.  No entry received after this date will be judged. 

2.          All entries must be made via the online entry form on the IPM website.  No paper entries will be considered. 

3.          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. 

4.          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 companies). 

5.          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). 

 6.          No refunds will be made under any circumstances. 

7.          All entries 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. 

8.          The entry 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. 

9.          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 entries. 

10.      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. 

11.      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. 

12.      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 disqualification. 

13.      The judges’ decision is final. No feedback will be given regarding the selection of the shortlist, highly commended awards, or winners. 

14.      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 judges. 

15.      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. 

16.      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.