After careful consideration with all parties involved in the organising of the Educate North Awards 2020, we have taken the decision to postpone this event to Wednesday 3rd March 2021. The awards will now be taking place at the Midland Hotel in Manchester and any investment made will be transferred to the new date. It is vital we protect our teams and all guests at this time and we place no further burden on the brilliant NHS and other services. We know you will all understand and support this decision. We are in the process of informing all participants via email of this change. If you have any questions, please get in touch with please get in touch with Becky Mellor via email at becky.mellor@dontpanicprojects.com.

T&Cs


TERMS & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

All entries are to be submitted by 23:59 on 24 January 2020.

The submitting company must be based within the North of England. Entries can be submitted by organisations or their representatives as long as full approval is sought from all parties before submission.

Please ensure you read the criteria for the awards you are entering. Remember to use evidence such as quotes, figures, statistics and include as much information as possible on your entry form.

We ask all entrants to supply at least one organisation logo. Please supply this in JPEG or PDF format and upload it with your entry under 2MB.

All completed and returned entries will be acknowledged online at the time of submission after payment has been made.

The organisers do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of any entry.

The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into or feedback given regarding the selection of shortlisted nominations or winners.

We reserve the right to shorten entry titles for the purpose of the awards brochure and winners’ trophies. Please try and keep your entry title concise and to the point, and following the entry format stated in The Rules here.

We will not publish your entries without first seeking approval, winners are sometimes asked following the awards if they are willing to allow their entries to be made public for future marketing and promotion.

Don’t Panic reserve the right to extend the closing deadline, amend categories or not award categories should the standard of entries received not reach the required standard.

Please do call for help if you need further advice.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF JUDGING

The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into or feedback given regarding the selection of shortlisted nominations or winners.

Shortlisted entrants will be contacted by email (on the address provided in the application) on the shortlist announcement date.

In the interest of transparency, judges are ineligible to enter any categories they are judging.

Judges will not allow personal relationships or experiences to influence judging marks or decisions and their judging will be impartial and based on the standard of entry, campaign, organisation or product.

Judges will declare any perceived conflict of interest to the event organisers ahead of reading any entries.

All judging discussions are confidential and will not be shared or discussed with anyone outside of the judging panel ahead of the ceremony or thereafter.

Judges will not share confidential material, judging papers or entries with anyone. Judges will securely delete all judging materials immediately after the judging period or give materials to the Don’t Panic team who will manage this.

Judges can only access entries that they have been provided to score.

Judges will not notify anyone that they have won or that they are shortlisted ahead of the official announcements.

Judges will not provide any feedback to entrants as to why they have not won or were not shortlisted – all requests for feedback must be directed to the awards organiser, Don’t Panic.

Should a judge break the rules of conduct and the code is not adhered to, they will be asked to leave the panel and not invited to judge any future awards.

The judging panel for the awards can be found here and the criteria to be applied by the judges are set out here.

TERMS & CONDITIONS OF TICKET PURCHASES/EVENT

Cancellations are permitted 28 days or more in advance of any event. Don’t Panic Project Ltd regrets that no cancellations are acceptable after 28 days prior to the event date, and therefore no refunds are payable after this point. However, a substitute delegate or guest can be nominated in replacement.

All requests for cancellations or substitutions must be made in writing to awards@dontpanicprojects.com.

Where circumstances force cancellation of the event in its entirety, Don’t Panic Projects Ltd will offer a full refund to each paying delegate / guest within 14 days of the cancellation.

Force Majeure

Don’t Panic will not be liable for any failure or delay in performing their obligations where such failure or delay results from any cause that is beyond the reasonable control of that party.

Such causes include, but are not limited to: power failure, Internet Service Provider failure, acts of God, epidemic, pandemic, civil unrest, fire, flood, droughts, storms, earthquakes, collapse of buildings, explosion or accident, acts of terrorism, acts of war, governmental action, any law or any action taken by a government or public authority, including without limitation imposing an export or import restriction, quota or prohibition, or any other event that is beyond the control of the party in question.

Where an event can be postponed, this will be taken into account and any investment already made will be transferred to the new date. Should a physical event not be possible due to causes out of our control, this event may be transferred to a virtual online event.

Payment Terms

If your payment is successful, you will receive an automatic email confirmation to the email address you specified when placing your order detailing your purchase. If you do not receive this email, please contact awards@dontpanicprojects.com.

Full payment for event ticket sales are strictly 14 days from invoice date or 7 days in advance of the event date, whichever is sooner.

Filming & Photography

There may be a professional photographer and video production taking place during the event. Attendees consent to filming and sound recording as members of the audience. Photographs taken at the event are the intellectual property of Don’t Panic and its event partners and will be such used in promotion and marketing post event.

Trophies

All trophies are inspected prior to the awards ceremony. Once these trophies have been handed over, you are responsible for the trophy from thereon. Don’t Panic Projects Ltd will not cover the cost of a replacement due to damages during or post award ceremony. Should you require a replacement trophy, please contact awards@dontpanicprojects.com.

PRIVACY POLICY

You can view the full privacy policy here.