How to 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.

Download Entry Form

You will need to register via our online entry portal to make a submission. Once you have registered and filled out your company profile, you will be able to access your account and submit entries.

You can submit an unlimited number of entries – please ensure each category you enter has a separate entry form submitted.

Once an entry has been uploaded, you will be able to edit this entry and add further entries to your awards submissions.

January 29, 2021

Early Bird Close

February 5, 2021

Entry Deadline

February 24, 2021

Judging Session

February 26, 2021

Shortlist Announced

March 25, 2021

Winners Announcement

The Rules


  • 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.

  • When creating a title for your entry, please structure your title in the following format:
    “Agency Name & Client Name – Campaign Name” or just “Agency/Team Name” for agency/team awards e.g. “Don’t Panic & Social Media Awards – #AwardsCampaign”

  • Entries should relate to work undertaken between June 2019 - January 2021.

  • Please ensure you fill out a separate Word Doc/PDF entry form each entry submission. For example, if you submit 5 different entries, you will need to complete 5 individual entry forms and upload these separately on each submission.

  • If you are uploading the same entry into another category, you will need to edit your entry form and make sure the correct category is checked. If the correct category is not checked, your entry may be classed as void and therefore not judged.

  • Entry questions are dependent on your chosen category, so please take care when filling out each entry form. If your entry form does not match your online submission and category selection, your entry may be classed as a duplication error and may not be judged.

  • Entry forms can be designed to your company branding, as long as they contain the appropriate questions/headings in which the judges mark upon.

  • All entries must be paid for at the time of submission.

  • Please ensure you read the terms and conditions before submitting an entry.

Entry Fees

All entries (made before 23:59 on January 29, 2021) will be charged an early bird administration fee of £165 (+ VAT if applicable) per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries.

Entries submitted after the early bird close will be charged the standard administration fee of £215 (+ VAT if applicable), with the deadline for submissions being February 5, 2021.

No entries will be accepted after the deadline on February 5, 2021.

EXCLUSIVE MULTIPLE ENTRY OFFER


Any organization submitting three entries will receive an additional FREE entry. Discount will be applied automatically at checkout.

Remember to submit all four entries in one session to receive your free submission!

File Upload Formats

All files must not exceed 2MB each.

When creating your online portal profile, please make sure your company logo is of high quality as this will appear on the awards presentation should you be shortlisted.

Please ensure your entry form is uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, no other formats will be accepted.

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 your supporting material, please include a link to the file online in your entry form under ‘supporting documents’.

Hints & Tips

To see what the judges are looking for in a winning entry, take a look at our judging process and criteria here.

If you need any tips on how best to complete your awards submission, please download The Don’t Panic Guide to Entering Awards.

If you don’t have the time to write your entry or you need help writing an entry, you may want to consider Boost Awards who specialize in writing award entries.

Confidentiality

The Global Social Media Awards prides itself on it’s ethical and transparent process and confidentiality is taken extremely seriously.


Judges are not allowed to enter any of the categories.


All judging discussions are confidential, and material will not be shared with anyone outside of the judging panel before or after the ceremony. Judging papers will not be shared with any third parties and will be deleted immediately after the judging period. Judges can only access entries they have been asked to score.


Permission to use any material for winning case studies post-event will be sought from entrants.