Is there a charge for entering the awards?
The Construction Marketing Awards are £60 + VAT per entry.
For any of your entries to progress to the shortlist we will require payment of the outstanding entry fee + VAT immediately after your entry has been submitted.
How do I enter?
There is an online entry form. You can start your entry, save and come back to it. You can create more than one entry for more than one category in parallel and upload multiple files to support your entry.
When should projects have been completed to be valid for entry?
Projects entered should have been completed between June 2019 and August 2020.
For category 12. Best Branding & Positioning, any projects entered should have been completed between June 2018 and August 2020.
Who should enter?
Entries are invited from any team or individual responsible for marketing and / or business development strategy within the Construction and Built Environment supply chain. This includes companies involved in materials supply or manufacture, building or infrastructure design, build, maintenance, engineering, consulting service or solutions provider in the Built Environment sector.
What must be included in an entry?
- A high resolution, 300 dpi, version of your company logo
- Your 1000 word entry
- Your 200 word entry
- A one pager that summarises/illustrates your entry. This one pager is to be A4 portrait, saved as a pdf. To be reproduced, for the winners, in the awards brochure.
- Cost details and ROI
- Supporting material: photographs and/ or other graphic images that illustrate your entry in any way is encouraged
- At least one photo or image provided should be in high resolution, 300 dpi, for potential reproduction in the awards brochure
- For Young Marketer of the Year category a photograph portrait
Am I allowed to enter more than one award category?
There are 28 categories and you can enter as many categories as you wish. View the categories
And if you are entering the Small Agency of the Year, Agency of the Year or PR Agency of the Year categories be prepared to present your entry to judges, in London, if you are shortlisted. The date of this is TBC. Full details will be sent to all those shortlisted.
Once you have set up an entry for one category in the online entry form it is possible to duplicate the entry and edit it for an alternative category. When doing this make sure to check the entry criteria for each category.
How easy is it to use the online entry system? What if I need technical support?
The online entry system uses software specifically designed for awards entries and has been tailored for the Construction Marketing Awards. It is intuitive, with entrants able to save and come back to complete their online entry form in stages. There are guidance notes to help you complete your entry and the system allows you to upload supporting material in multiple file formats.
The software provides some help for entrants. If you’re having difficulty with the entry submission process, please get in touch with us on 01252 378053
Is there any guidance for completing an entry for the Construction Marketing Awards?
First and foremost please ensure you have read the Rules of Entry
Under the how to enter section on our website we have a number of further sources of information to help:
- Writing your winning entry
- Why you should enter the construction marketing awards
- What the judges will look for
- Terms and conditions of entry
Also make sure to check the entry criteria for each category. View the categories
What age do you have to be to enter the Young Marketer of the Year award?
The entrant must be under the age of 35 on July 31, 2020. You can enter yourself, or be entered by your company or line manager. Entries should be countersigned by the individual’s manager.
When do the entries close?
Deadline for receipt of entries is 18th September 2020
Will there be an extension to the entry deadline?
Entrants often ask for more time to finalise their entry. Deadline extensions are given at the discretion of the organisers, as ample time needs to be given to the judges to review all entries thoroughly prior to our judging day.
It is best to ensure you have started all your entries online, so the organisers can have sight of what is in progress. Please contact us to ensure you have notified us of your request for an extension.
Who Judges the awards?
Our Judging panel are made up of industry experts who have a wealth of marketing experience. They know the construction sector and also what is best practice when it comes to marketing expertise.
How are the awards judged?
Judging is a two-step process. With Judges reviewing entries online, and assessing against a set criteria, scoring accordingly. The next step is a formal judging meeting where this assessment is reviewed for fairness. This meeting is overseen by the Chair of Judges to ensure impartiality. During all stages judges are only able to view entries for their allocated category. At no point are they able to view entries from other categories. This ensures judging remains impartial. Learn more here
What if one of the judges is working for a competitor company?
A lot of care is taken when selecting our judging panel. We work hard to ensure the judging of the Construction Marketing Awards remains impartial.
We take care when allocating judging responsibilities for award categories, ensuring there is no conflict of interest with the judges for those entries. As part of the online entry form you can also raise any issues, so flagging this to the organisers.
Part of our award entry will contain confidential information. Will this be kept secure?
Your full entry will only be shared with the judges for the category entered. We take care when allocating judging responsibilities for award categories, ensuring there is no conflict of interest with the judges for those entries.
As part of your entry we ask you to provide a one pager summarising your entry information. As well as acting as a useful reference tool for the judges the awards organisers use this, for all shortlisted entrants, for reproduction in the awards brochure and as part of the presentation on the evening of the Gala Awards dinner. This information therefore should not contain any commercially sensitive information.
Your award entry summary
Please be aware that all winning entry summary’s will be displayed at the awards ceremony and in the winners book.
When is the shortlist announced?
Judging will take place mid October and shortlisted entries will be notified and published on this website at the end of October.
When are the winners announced?
Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner being held at the Hilton, London Bankside on Thursday 26th November 2020.
How much is a Gala Dinner ticket?
2019 prices were:
Table of 10 £2500 + VAT
Table of 12 £3000 + VAT
Individual £275 + VAT
Individual CIMCIG member rate £250+ VAT.
What are the details of the Gala Dinner?
The 2020 Gala Dinner programme has yet to be confirmed but will follow previous agendas:
- 7.00 PM Drinks reception
- 7.45 PM Sit down for dinner
- 7.55 PM Welcome speech
- 8.00 PM Dinner served
- 9.30 PM Awards presentation
- 10.30 PM Dancing
- 1.00 AM Carriages
Dress code is black tie and evening wear. Ticket price includes, drinks reception, three course dinner, half a bottle wine per person, and entertainment!
What does the dinner ticket price include?
Ticket price includes, drinks reception, three course dinner, half a bottle wine per person, and entertainment
What if I have a special dietary requirement?
On purchasing your ticket you will be directed to an online form, where you can provide any special dietary requirements. The event organisers work closely with the venue catering staff to ensure all special dietary requirements are catered for.
Is there a special bedroom rate at the hotel?
Special bedroom rates with the venue for the 2020 awards have yet to be negotiated. Information will be posted closer to the 2020 Gala Awards date.