Help & FAQs

Need advice?

If you need further advice, please contact or call +44 (0)1706 828 855 and one of the team will be able to help with your enquiry.

How do I enter?

To submit an entry, please download the entry form, complete and upload (as a word or PDF document) when prompted via the online entry portal.

Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?

No – you can submit an unlimited amount of entries in multiple categories. We even offer discounts for multiple entries. Please get in touch to find out more about multiple entry discounts on

Is there a word limit?

All entries must not exceed 1000 words. The word count does not include the company information at the start of the form or the questions already within the form.

How much does it cost to enter?

Each entry will be charged an administration fee of £130 + VAT per entry which must be paid when submitting your entries. Entries submitted after the first closing date of 4 September 2020 will be charged a late submission fee. The cost per entry after 4 September, 23:59 will be £170 + VAT. Late submissions will be accepted until 11 September 2020.

What supporting materials can I provide?

Supporting materials can be provided in Word, PDF or JPEG formats. Zip Files and videos cannot be accepted. If you wish to use video evidence as supporting material, please include a link to the file online in your entry form under ‘supporting documents’.

Is there a file upload limit?

All files must not exceed 2MB each. You can upload up to three supporting documents, along with your entry form.

When is the entry deadline?

The extended deadline for entries is Friday 18 September 2020.

Who is judging the awards?

The awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, the judging is a rigorous two-stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.

When and where will the winners be announced?

The Northern Marketing Awards will be different this year. Judging sessions will happen virtually, and then winners will be revealed via an online ceremony on 3rd November 2020. The ceremony will be free to attend; everyone is welcome to join to see the winners revealed, hear insights from the judging panel and catch up with friends. We were really excited to all be together again for this big celebration, but after careful consideration, this looks like the best way for our whole community to be able to enjoy the Awards this year.