Nomination and Award Guidance


Who can make a nomination, and who can be nominated?
Nominations can be made by the prospective nominee themselves, by a third party or by the event organisers. Practices, employers, institutes, clients, suppliers and colleagues who have had positive contact with the marketing profession are encouraged to make nominations to ensure the fullest range of candidates are put forward. Marketing professionals who meet the criteria for a category can also make their own entry. (As this is the first North East Marketing Awards the period for work referred to runs from 1st January 2017 to 16th July 2018, other than for awards such as Outstanding Achievement which is assessed over a longer period).

Entries are open to all individuals, teams and agencies from all industry sectors operating within the following areas: Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Teeside and Redcar & Cleveland

Criteria for each award can be viewed on the categories page. Please note nominations can only be accepted for one category per individual in the following categories: Rising Star of the Year, Marketer of the Year and Marketing Director of the Year.

How are nominations made?
Making a nomination is very straightforward and is designed to be targeted and not overly time consuming. You simply need to fill in the online form for the relevant category and this will be submitted automatically to us once completed. Each category has a list of criteria which should be referred to in your nomination. We suggest a max of 200 words per criteria item however some criteria will require a longer response than others!

Following the nomination deadline the Judges will review all submitted nominations and successful nominations will progress to the judging day.

What is the Judging Process?
A “Meet the Judges” event will take place for all successful nominees, who will be invited to attend on 6th September 2018. This will be an opportunity for the Judging Panel to discuss the nomination with the nominee in a dedicated interview slot. Please note all shortlisted nominees should be present for this event, non-attendance may significantly affect any nomination.

When are the winners announced?
The winners of the Awards will then be announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 18th October 2018 at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne.