The Judging Process

It is essential that you download the correct form for the category you wish to enter. There is a bespoke entry form for each category, please use the one assigned to it.

Our panel of judges carefully review each submission against given criteria. Criteria differ between categories and these will be included on the entry forms. Scores are collated and discussed with groups of judges moderated by our content team at our Judging Day, which takes place in central London each year.

After much deliberation a winner and highly commended entry is chosen. Not all categories will attract a highly commended entrant, though some may be given multiple commendations based on merit.

Avoid penalties

  • Your entry must be a maximum of 2 pages
  • Do not use a font smaller than 10px
  • Designing your own template is accepted, however please keep to the structure and 2 pages maximum
  • Ensure you provide clear evidence of commercial success and ROI

We reserve the right to re-allocate your entry if we feel an alternative category is more suitable.

Commercial Confidence

It is very important that entry forms are completed in their entirety. One of the biggest reasons for point deduction by judges is not including clear evidence of commercial success and ROI. Especially problematic for an awards ceremony that is geared around measureable marketing. More information and greater transparency will enable the judges to score you fairly.

For the purpose of judging all information will be supplied only to the judges under a Non Disclosure Agreement. However for editorial write-ups and to portray why you've won on the night some information may be garnered from your entry.

Anything that is therefore commercially sensitive that you wish not to be disclosed must be highlighted for judges eyes only.

Dates for your calendar

  • 27.01.17 Entries are closed
  • 01.03.17 Shortlist unveiled
  • 07.04.17 Voting is closed
  • 25.04.17 The Performance Marketing Awards Ceremony

Industry testimonial

“We see The Performance Marketing Awards as the most important evening in the awards calendar and as a result continue to support the event. Aside from the high level of care and attention the team give us they also ensure that the night is perfectly executed and an enjoyable environment within which to host our clients.”

Sam Behar, Client Services Director, Crave & Lamb