Entry Process

Entry Process & Tips

ENTRY PROCESS

All entries must be submitted online by no later than 4 May 2018. Please note that these awards are FREE to enter. Don’t forget to read the Top Tips before submitting you entry!

 

Getting started
The first stage on the entry process is to fill in a form with you contact information, so that we can create an account for you.

Your submission
From there, you will be asked to select the category that you would like to enter from a list of drop down options. You will then be automatically be taken through to the entry questions for that category. Please note: all entry questions must be answered in order for your entry to be considered.

 

You do not have to complete your entry in one session - once you have registered you can save your work as you go along. To return to a saved entry, click on ‘In Progress’ in the box on the left hand side of the page.

 

Multiple Entries
There is no limit to the number of entries that you can submit. However, one or two powerful entries in categories in which you have excelled stand a better chance of success than across the board entries in every category.

 

To submit additional entries, click on ‘Make Another Application’ in the box on the left hand side of the page and repeat the submission process.

 

Finished entry
When your entry has been successfully submitted you will receive an email confirmation; if you do not receive this email, please contact our events team. Please note: once you have pressed this button, your entry cannot be amended.

 

All entries are confidential; only judges will view your submission, and they cannot see your login details.

 

 

JUDGING PROCESS

Our aim is to provide a robust and transparent judging process that provides clarity and confidence to all involved.

 

What happens to your entry?

 

STEP 1: Entries are submitted. In order to be in with a chance of being shortlisted, you must answer all of the questions on the entry form.

 

STEP 2: Entries are checked by an independent awards team to ensure they have met all the entry criteria, all questions have been answered and images submitted. After this secret shopper checks may be used to ensure factual information given in the entry is correct.

 

STEP 3: All entries that pass stages 1 and 2 will be open for review by category judges. All judging is carried out independently and confidentially via our online portal. Judges will review and select up to six finalist within their category, awarding entries one to six points and detailed reasoning for their top three choices.

 

STEP 4: Once all judges have completed reviewing entries, scores across all categories are collated to conclude a set of finalists per category.

 

STEP 5: Finalists will be notified by email, and the winners are announced at the Bridal Buyer Awards ceremony on the 10th September

 

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