Terms and Conditions

The closing date for entries is Friday September 8 2017. Please ensure you complete your entries by this date. Please complete all sections of the form, entries that are incomplete or exceed the stated word limit of 1000 words will not be accepted.

Entries are welcome from organisations, agencies and individuals based in the United States of America as well as from those based elsewhere but who wish to submit entries relating to work they have conducted in the American market. 

Please ensure you read the criteria for the awards you are entering. Remember to use evidence such as quotes, statistics etc. And include as much information as possible into your entry form.

All entries (apart from Young Search Professional and Search Personality entries) made before 23:59 on September 8 will be charged an administration fee of $175 (+ VAT if applicable) per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries. Entries after September 8 and up until September 14 will be charged an extension administration fee of $225 (+ VAT if applicable). If you are based in the UK you will be charged VAT, if you are based in Europe and wish not to pay VAT you must provide your EU VAT number at the time of entry.

Entries in the Young Search Professional and US Search Personality will not be charged an admin fee.

We ask all entrants to supply at least one company and / or client logo. Please supply this in JPEG format, and upload it with your entry or email to becky.mellor@dontpanicprojects.com when entering.

All completed and returned entries will be acknowledged online at the time of submission. If you do not see this confirmation message please contact Becky Mellor on 00 44 (0)1706 828855 to confirm receipt of your entry.

The organisers do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of any entry.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into or feedback given regarding the selection of short-listed nominations or winners.

Judges can nominate individuals in the US Search Personality of the Year and the Young Search Personality of the Year categories.

We reserve the right to shorten entry titles for the purpose of the awards brochure and winners trophies. Please try and keep your entry title concise and to the point!

Winning case studies may be used in post-event materials to promote best practice or as part of future marketing and promotion for the awards. We will not publish any part of your entry without first seeking approval. Entrants have the right to mark any information or sensitive parts of their entry as ‘not for publication’. This will be respected by the organisers and their media partners.

Don’t Panic reserve the right to extend the closing deadline, amend categories or not award categories should the standard of entries received not reach the required standard.

Please do call for help if you need further advice.

For further information or to withdraw an entry please contact Becky Mellor, Tel: 00 44 (0)1706 828855 or e-mail becky.mellor@dontpanicprojects.com.

Awards Launch
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Judging Session
Shortlist Announced
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