What is the time frame for eligible work? Can I enter work from last year?
The time frame for eligible work is ordinarily 18 months previous to the final deadline. Please refer to the eligibility and rules section on the Transform magazine website for more details and specific dates.
The project I am entering was completed in-house. Can I still enter?
My client is based outside of the awards region. Am I still eligible to participate?
Yes – providing you have an office or are based in the region in which the awards are being held, the location of the project’s focus can be anywhere in the world.
Can I enter more than one category? If so, do I need to submit more than one PDF?
There is no limit to the number of categories that can be entered. If multiple categories are being entered, multiple PDFs must be submitted. As our entry form only allows one PDF to be entered at a time, you will need to go back and resubmit the form, making sure to change the category field. Although not compulsory, we strongly recommend tailoring each submission according to the category being entered.
I’m not sure which category to enter. How shall I decide?
If you struggling to categorise your project, please contact the events team on +44 (0)20 3950 5356, or
email Melanie on firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I ensure that budgets disclosed on the entry will remain confidential?
Don’t worry – as long as you clearly mark the entry where relevant letting us know that you do not wish information on certain budgets (or any other information) to be shared, we will ensure that all such information is kept strictly confidential. Our judges also sign a NDA to ensure all materials they review are kept private.
Is it ok if the word count is exceeded?
The word count is set as a guide – exceeding it slightly will not be penalised. However, considering the volume of material read by the judges, a more concise and collected approach to ensure your entry stands out is advised.
How should I include my supporting materials?
All supporting materials should be included within the document. If you wish to include videos, please add a hyperlink to it in your PDF entry, rather than embedding the video itself. Embedded videos can often increase the size of your entry so that it is over the 10mb limit.
Besides the supporting materials included within your PDF entry, no other separate materials are required.
Can I only include images in the supporting materials section?
Your submission can be designed and branded as you wish. Previous submissions have included imagery alongside the entry summary and statement to add to the entry narrative. At the end of the entry, further imagery can be included in the supporting materials section to showcase the project. We ask that you limit the pages of images, as our judges have a large number of submissions to go through, so be concise, clear and make sure what you are sharing is relevant.
On the ‘Enter now’ section of the website, what is the difference between the fields ‘company’ and ‘entering company?’
Often, agencies enter their clients into our awards (i.e. company = agency, entering company = client). If this does not apply to you and you are entering independently, simply fill in both fields with your company name.
Can previous entries be sent to potential entrants?
As per our rules section on the Transform magazine website, we cannot send out previous entries as they may contain sensitive and/or confidential material and figures that cannot be disclosed.
Is there a cost to enter?
Yes. Rates are available on the 'Fees and payments' page on the Transform magazine website. There are also discount rates available for charities/not-for-profits and an early entry discount offer for those who enter before a certain date.
Why won’t my entry send?
If you are receiving an error message telling you that supporting materials are required, you have exceeded the 10mb size limit or perhaps your file is not a pdf. If your entry is within the size limit but you are still receiving that error message, contact our office on +44 (0)20 3950 5356.
How do I pay for my entries?
After you submit your entry, you will be prompted to pay via PayPal (owning an account is not necessary to complete payment). If an alternative payment method is preferred, please contact our office on +44 (0)20 3950 5356, where one of our team can explain other payment options.
I want to enter more entries at a later date, how do I get the reduced entry cost?
Entries submitted at a later date are charged at the additional entry cost, however, please note that our payment gateway will not bring up this rate for payment. Please call the team on +44 (0)20 3950 5356 to pay by card over the phone (we do not accept AMEX over the phone) or let us know if you'd like to be invoiced.
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