Is there a charge for entering the awards?
The Construction Marketing Awards are free to enter.
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 2016 and August 2017.
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 categ a photograph portrait
Am I allowed to enter more than one award category?
There are 21 categories and you can enter as many categories as you wish. View the categories
And if you are entering the Agency of the Year or PR Agency of the Year categories be prepared to present your entry to judges on Thursday 26th October, in London, if you are 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. Download the rules of entry here.
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, 2017. 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 22nd September 2017.
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.
When is the shortlist announced?
Judging will take place on Thursday 14th October and shortlisted entries will be notified and published on this website
When are the winners announced?
Winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner being held in London on the 30th November 2017, at the Raddison Blu Portman Square hotel, London
How much is a Gala Dinner ticket?
2017 ticket prices are: Table of 10 £2140 + VAT Individual £230 + VAT CIMCIG member rate £215+ VAT
What are the details of the Gala Dinner?
The programme for the evening will be:
- 7.00 PM Drinks reception
- 7.45 PM Sit down for dinner
- 7.55 PM Welcome speech by our host Shappi Khorsandi
- 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!
Venue details are: Radisson Blu Portman Hotel London 22 Portman Square London, Greater London W1H 7BG, United Kingdom
Web Site: www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-london Phone 0207 208 600
What does the dinner ticket price include?
Ticket price includes, drinks reception, three course dinner, half a bottle wine per person, and entertainment.
For 2017, we are delighted to be able to announce that we have secured Shappi Khorsandi as our host for the Gala Dinner Presentation Evening!
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?
There are a limited number of bedrooms available at a discounted rate for dinner guests. These are to be booked and paid for directly with the hotel. Please mention you are attending the Construction Marketing Awards to redeem the special rate.
The room rate is £210 GBP single occupancy or £225 GBP double occupancy per night and includes VAT
This rate is available until 30th October 2017.
Web Site: www.radissonblu.co.uk/hotel-london Phone 0207 208 6000
Is there parking at the hotel?
Car parking is available at the NCP car park located underneath the Hotel, with over 400 spaces available. Prices start from £10.00 per hour or £44.00 for 4 to 24 hours.