HOW TO ENTER

DCA2022

DCA2022

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION

Entries should relate to work undertaken between January 2021 and January 2022 and are open to companies irrespective of location. Each individual entry must not exceed 1,000 words.

Within the portal, you can add two pieces of supporting evidence per entry (each attachment must be under 2MB). Please ensure all key information is included in the entry itself; supporting evidence should be additional. You can submit the same work into multiple categories if relevant — duplicating entries within the portal is simple.

Admin fees

Early Bird entries: Early Bird entries (submitted by 23:59 on December 10th 2021) will be charged an administration fee of £150 + VAT per entry.

Standard entries: Entries made after this date will be charged an administration fee of £200 + VAT per entry. The final entry deadline is February 13th 2022. To discuss further extensions, contact Stephen on stephenk@prolificnorth.co.uk.

Discounts for multiple entries: All organisations who submit three paid-for entries will receive an additional free entry. To qualify for this discount, ensure you submit all four entries within the same session - the discount will be automatically applied at checkout. 

Free entries: All entries submitted for the Best Use of Technology — Not-for-Profit Award are free of charge. Use discount code NFP in the awards portal. Nominations for Digital Leader of the Year and Young Digital Leader of the Year are also free of charge, use discount code DIGITALLEADER

JUDGING CRITERIA

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted if needed. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the Entry Information tab, as listed in the bullet points below. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges’ pre-scores will then be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.

Judges will meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and then agree the winner for each category. 

The winners of the individual awards will be decided by a combination of judges' scores and a public vote.

INNOVATION / PROJECT / PLATFORM AWARDS 

The judges will be looking for a clear description of an outstanding project, innovation or platform. Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Overview of the project, innovation or event;
  • Objectives;
  • Target audience and strategy;
  • Implementation;
  • Results and evaluation;
  • Why you think your entry should win.

TEAM / BUSINESS AWARDS 

Judges will be looking for teams and businesses that can demonstrate an ongoing and sustained commitment to delivering best practice while showing a creative and innovative approach to digital. Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. 

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Team/business summary;
  • Objectives;
  • Recent work examples;
  • Achievements
  • Challenges;
  • Why you think your entry should win.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Summary of career;
  • Objectives;
  • Recent achievements;
  • Challenges;
  • Why you think your entry should win;
  • Headshot.

The winners of the individual awards will be decided by a combination of judges' scores and a public vote.

Early Bird entry deadline

10 DECEMBER 2021 


Final entry deadline 

13 JANUARY 2022

Shortlist announcement 

3 FEBRUARY 2022

Awards ceremony

10 MARCH 2022