Entering the Awards

How much does it cost to enter?
It costs £95 +VAT to enter a single product. 

If you are a retailer, it is free of charge to enter.

How do I enter a product?
You will find all the details on entering a product here.

Where do I send my product sample?
Once you have submitted your entry form you will be sent details on where to send your product. If you have not received this information within 48 hours of submission please contact Sallie Payne on 01622 699151.

How many products can I enter?
You can enter as many products as you like providing they meet the launch date criteria. Please note that the entry form allows you to enter multiple products with one submission.

What is the product entry deadline?
The product entry deadline is Friday, December 14, 2018. Upon entry, you will be given details of where to send your product. Your product sample will not be required until January 2019.

What happens to my product after judging?
You can choose to donate your product to a charity sale. All proceeds will be donated to the industry charity – The Rainy Day Trust. If you would prefer to have your product returned you can notify us of this on your entry form.

My product sample is quite large, is this ok to send?
We welcome entries of all shapes and sizes – remember though, if you would prefer to not donate your product to the chosen charity sale you will need to cover the cost of return postage. If you have any specific concerns regarding the delivery of your product please contact Sallie Payne on 01622 699151.

When will I know if I have made it onto the shortlist?
Judging will take place in January/February 2019 and we will announce the shortlist via the magazine in March 2019. We will notify shortlisted retailers and suppliers prior to this official announcement.

Attending the Awards

What is the dress code for The DIY Week Awards?
The dress code for the awards luncheon is lounge suits and cocktail dresses.

I have a special dietary requirement, can this be catered for?
Of course. Before the awards we will ask for your guest names, there will be an option for you to enter your dietary requirements as part of this process. If you change guests after submitting this information, please contact Keith Shilson at kshilson@datateam.co.uk as soon as possible.

What time do the awards start?
The drinks reception will begin at 12:00pm and call for lunch at 1pm. We expect the awards ceremony to end around 4:30pm.

I am interested in supporting the chosen charity, how do I do that?
If you would like more details on how your company can support the work of the Rainy Day Trust please visit their website by clicking here.

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