TERMS AND CONDITIONS


ENTERING THE 2020 PERSONNEL TODAY AWARDS


Entries will open 1 April 2020.


1. The awards are open to any company, agency or individual, from the HR sector. All entries will be judged against the criteria indicated for each category. Entries must be from UK-based HR teams/individuals only. 


2. For many categories, we also invite suppliers of products and services to the HR sector to enter on behalf of an HR client. Such suppliers submitting an entry can only do so if they agree that:

  • Their entry can only relate to one client;
  • They must have prior written permission from the client to submit the entry on its behalf;
  • They will provide contact details of the individual at their client with whom Personnel Today should liaise;
  • While we will recognise the supplier’s contribution in our coverage of the shortlists, it is the client who will be named as winner.


3. Entries must fulfill the definitions of the category in which they are entering (see categories for details). 

Entrants should provide clear responses under 3 headings: 

  • The challenge – An outline of what the organisation hoped to achieve.
  • The solution – Describe what the organisation/individual did to achieve this
  • Benefits to the organisation – Highlight the benefits for the company – financial, motivational, etc.

Entry statement should be no more than 1200 words

The entry should show examples of the following criteria:

  • Innovation and achievement;
  • Teamwork;
  • Leadership;
  • Effective use of resources;
  • HR’s contribution to the business.


4. All work should be entered using our online entry system. Video files should not be uploaded but hosted and links provided. A high resolution version of your company logo and a supporting picture should be uploaded at the point of submission that will be used in the awards presentation if your entry is shortlisted.


5. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure they have (written) permission from any owner of the supporting material they are wishing to upload. This includes:

  • Literary works such as articles, stories, journals, or computer programs;
  • Pictures and graphics;
  • Blueprints of architecture;
  • Plays and screenplays;
  • Audio-visual recordings such as movies;
  • Sound recordings;
  • PowerPoint presentations.


6. Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of experts drawn from the HR industry selected by Personnel Today. Decisions of the judges will be final. No correspondence will be entered into. Entries will remain strictly confidential between the entrant and Personnel Today Awards. 


7. There is an entry fee of £210 + VAT per entry per category, which must be paid for at the time of submission via creditcard or by invoice. If you are not paying online, cheques should be made payable to DVV Media International Ltd. and mailed to Heather Austin-Olsen Personnel Today Awards, DVV Media International Ltd, 1st Floor, Chancery House, St Nicholas Way, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 1JB, UK. Please include your full contact details plus categories/entry ID that the payment represents. Please note, if payment has not been received by the judging day, your entry will be disqualified. Please note we do not accept American Express payments.


8. If an entry is deemed more appropriate for another category, Personnel Today Awards reserve the right to move this without notifying the entrant in advance.


9. The closing date for entries is midnight on 5 June 2020.


10. Entries arriving after the closing date will be disqualified. Any entries received incomplete, illegible or not complying with the rules will be disqualified subject to the discretion of the Chair of the judging panel.


11. Entrants should disclose all relevant information in their submission. Any entries found to have omitted details that may have influenced the judges’ decision could be disqualified subject to the discretion of the chair of the judging panel. 


12. If you have not received confirmation that your entry has been received please contact Heather Austin-Olsen on +44 (0) 20 8652 5211. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost during the online submission, Personnel Today Awards recommend that you keep a copy of the submission as a word document and then paste the appropriate information into the text fields.


13. You will be informed via email if your entry has been shortlisted. 


14. The announcement of the winners will be made at the Personnel Today Awards, taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday 26 November 2020.  

The Personnel Today Awards is a paid for event and all attendees, including shortlisted entrants, will need to purchase tickets.

Each winner will receive an engraved trophy. No cash alternative will be provided.


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