Rules of entry
- All entries must be made by 18:00 on Tuesday 26 February 2013. This deadline has now passed.
Late entries will be accepted until 18:00 on Monday 4 March 2013 (Late entry fee applies) This deadline has now passed.
- No entry will be considered unless the entry fee has been paid in full by the closing date.
- All entries must be submitted online in PDF format and cannot be submitted in hard copy.
- Entry submissions which exceed 1,000 words may be disqualified.
- Any confidential information which has been included in the 1,000-word PDF entry summary can subsequently be removed from submissions which are shortlisted, prior to them appearing on the CIPR website.
- Your 1,000 word summary will be published online if you are a winner to promote the Excellence Awards. If it contains confidential information, you may provide an amended summary in PDF format to replace it.
- Your 100 word Executive Summary should not contain any confidential information, as it will be published online after the Awards.
- If the fee payer is not a charity, Not-for-Profit, local government or public sector organisation, the concessionary discount does not apply.
- You may submit the same entry in more than one category, but each entry must be submitted separately and paid for accordingly.
- There is no discount for submitting more than one entry.
- The decision of the judges is final and numerical scores only will be provided on request to any non-shortlisted entrant.
- Entrants associated with a CIPR Excellence Awards 2013 judge may still enter the awards, but the judge concerned will not take part in the judging process for the categories involved.
- Entrants must have the written permission of any third party involved in the entry, or with whom they have worked on the project, prior to its submission in these awards.
- In the event of a complaint against any winning or shortlisted entry, the CIPR will conduct a full investigation into each case and will request detailed documentation from all parties concerned, including the complainant, the entrant and the client. The Chairs of Judges will make the final decision and if the complaint is upheld, the award will be withdrawn.
- No refunds will be made under any circumstances.