2014 Awards & Criteria

BOOK AWARDS

For new hardback or paperback books, published during the period October 1 2013 and September 30 2014, singly or within a series.

Revised, updated or republished book are also eligible, providing they have not previously won Garden Media or Garden Writers’ Guild awards.

A. PRACTICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

Criteria: This award is for the practical book that most clearly demonstrates overall excellence in its market. The winning practical book will cover the nuts and bolts of a particular aspect of gardening or a plant group and will include proven tips and useful methods. It may also include illustrated step-by-step techniques.

The Guild is looking for books that are useful for amateur gardeners. The book’s concept should be a good one, its subject matter must be horticulturally accurate and timely and the writing engaging. The winning book’s layout will be well presented; it will have a good cover and well-organised index. Every aspect of its content must be helpful and practical, including photos and their captions as well as the main text; jargon should be well-explained and techniques made clear. Taken as a whole, the winning book should represent excellent value for money.

Requirements:
Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain a high quality scan (300 dpi jpeg) of the book cover and the following:
• Three copies of the completed entry form
• Three copies of the nominated title
• Payment of £44
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

B. REFERENCE BOOK OF THE YEAR

Criteria: This award is for the reference book that most clearly demonstrates overall excellence in its market. The winning reference book will be a garden or gardening book that includes factual information and is not usually read all the way through, or chapter by chapter. It can include plant monographs, encyclopaedias, directories and garden guides in a one-off or annual publication.

The Guild is looking for excellent books that will be useful for amateur gardeners. The book’s concept should be a good one, its subject matter must be horticulturally accurate and timely and the writing engaging and factually correct. The winning book’s layout will be well presented; it will have a good cover and a well-organised index to help readers easily find the information they need. Every aspect of its content must be informative, including photos and their captions as well as the main text. Taken as a whole, the winning book should represent excellent value for money and help its readers learn something new about the subject.

Requirements:
Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain a high quality scan (300 dpi jpeg) of the book cover and the following:

• Three copies of the completed entry form
• Three copies of the nominated title
• Payment of £44
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

C. INSPIRATIONAL BOOK OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
This award is for the inspirational book that most clearly demonstrates overall excellence in its market. Entries for Inspirational Book of the Year may include travel tales, biographies, inspirational plant journeys, diaries, stories or beautiful ‘coffee table’ tomes that inspire the gardener to something new.

The book’s concept should be a good one (not ‘more of the same’), its horticultural subject matter must be accurate and the writing engaging and making it hard to put the book down. The winning book’s layout will be well presented; it will have a good cover and a well-organised index if appropriate to the content. Every aspect of the book (photos, captions, main text) should ooze inspiration and personality. The book’s photography must be well-executed and relevant. Taken as a whole, the winning book should represent excellent value for money.

Requirements:
Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain a high quality scan (300 dpi jpeg) of the book cover and the following:

• Three copies of the completed entry form
• Three copies of the nominated title
• Payment of £44
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

PRESS AWARDS

The awards will be made to the contributor, section editor or editor as appropriate for material published between October 1 2013 and September 30 2014.

D. GARDEN PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
This award is for the national or regional gardening magazine, newspaper or gardening supplement that most clearly demonstrates overall excellence, judged from three consecutive issues.

The winning publication will have a foundation of outstanding editorial and design, together with a sure understanding of the needs of its target audience. It will demonstrate audience retention or growth, robust market share and competitive positioning, as well as sound commercial results. Although the judges will note how effectively a brand has been developed across other secondary platforms, the focus for this entry is on the magazine’s excellence in its core area.

The judges will consider the creativity and innovation of the publication, as well as overall performance during 2013/14, such as circulation and readership figures and achievement within the magazine’s competitive set.

The winning publication’s subject matter will be topical, seasonal and horticulturally accurate. The writing will be engaging and the layouts will be well presented and easily navigable. Every aspect of the winning publication will be well executed, including its headlines and standfirsts, photography and picture captions as well as text. It will inspire and inform, reflect and keep abreast of trends and developments in the market and represent excellent value for money.

Requirements:
Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• Three separate, consecutive issues of the publication
• A high quality scan (300 dpi jpeg) of each issue’s cover
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS
• Supplementary information e.g. the most recent ABC/BPA certificate.

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

E. David Hessayon Garden Writer of the Year

Criteria:
This award recognises excellence in style and content from garden writers who lead opinion in print and/or online, judged from three features or columns.

Whatever the channel – national, regional or specialist newspaper, consumer or trade magazine or website – judges will be looking for high quality writing in a versatile style appropriate to the audience, along with interesting and informative content, also appropriate to the audience.

The winning entry will show evidence of the writer's technical and horticultural accuracy, readability, originality, imagination and flair, together with their ability to captivate the reader. This category is not judged on the design of the page or any accompanying photography but purely the quality of the writing.

Requirements:
This category may be entered by the writer themselves, their section editor or editor. Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form and your three best pieces of work published between October 1 2013 and September 30 2014.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• Three separate features or columns (PDFs or original hard copies). Screen grabs/URLs and passwords for websites must be provided where applicable.
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

JOURNALISM AWARDS

The awards will be made to the journalist for material published between October 1 2013 and September 30 2014.

The published works need not necessarily be from the same publication.

F. NEWS STORY OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
This award will be made to the writer of the best gardening news story published in any national, regional or specialist newspaper or in any consumer or trade magazine or on any website.

The winning story will be well written and get straight to the heart of the story in a concise and pithy way. The reader will be able to quickly grasp the facts and consequences of the story. The writer of the winning story will be able to demonstrate the impact that the story created in its market, its timeliness and exclusivity (if appropriate) and how they outwitted the competition to get the scoop. Entrants are encouraged to submit evidence of how the story was researched and subsequently developed.

Requirements:
This category may be entered by the writer themselves, their section editor or editor. Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• A PDF or original hard copy of the news story. Screen grabs/URLs and passwords for websites must be provided where applicable.
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS
• Supplementary information where appropriate.

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

G. Journalist of the Year

There’s a difference between reporting on a story, and really touching the reader. This individual will regularly produce vivid copy with a stunning intro, great use of words and phrasing and a sound structure to their stories.

The judges are looking for memorable, distinctive writing that’s original, entertaining and relevant to the reader as well as insight and new ideas. The winner will have the capacity to avoid clichés and recycling to break new ground and be able to demonstrate that their writing has made an impact beyond the bounds of their publication.

This award will be made to a writer published in magazines, newspapers or on a website or in a horticultural or trade journal and is judged from three pieces of work. This category is not judged on the design of the page or any accompanying photography but purely the quality of the writing.

Requirements:
This category may be entered by the writer themselves, their section editor or editor. Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form and your three best pieces of work published between October 1 2013 and September 30 2014.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• Three separate features or columns (PDFs or original hard copies). Screen grabs/URLs and passwords for websites must be provided where applicable.
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

H. PRACTICAL JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
The winning practical journalist will be able to clearly and accurately explain or describe horticultural techniques. They’ll have the ability to make cyclical, seasonal, instructional content fresh, avoiding ennui and repetitiveness. Their writing style will be as engaging as it is informative and make readers want to go straight out into their gardens to give it a try.

This award will be made to the writer of the best practical gardening column, single article or article from a feature or series, published in a magazine or newspaper or website and is judged from three pieces of work. Although the judges will primarily be looking at the quality of the writing, where photography has been used to accompany the practical advice (e.g. step by step photos), the accuracy and relevance of photos and captions will also be taken into account.

Requirements:
This category may be entered by the writer themselves, their section editor or editor. Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form and your three best pieces of work published between October 1 2013 and September 30 2014.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• Three separate features or columns (PDFs or original hard copies). Screen grabs/URLs and passwords for websites must be provided where applicable.
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

I. TRADE JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
There’s a difference between reporting on a story, and really engaging with the reader. This individual will regularly produce vivid copy with a stunning intro, great use of words and phrasing and a sound structure to their stories.

The judges are looking for memorable, distinctive writing that’s original, entertaining and relevant to the reader as well as insight and new ideas. The winner will have the capacity to avoid clichés and recycling to break new ground and be able to demonstrate that their writing has made an impact beyond the bounds of their publication.

This award will be made to the writer of the best trade column or article from a feature or series, published in a professional horticulture or trade journal or website and is judged from three pieces of work. This category is not judged on the design of the page or any accompanying photography but purely the quality of the writing.

Requirements:
This category may be entered by the writer themselves, their section editor or editor. Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form and your three best pieces of work published between October 1 2013 and September 30 2014.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• Three separate features or columns (PDFs or original hard copies). Screen grabs/URLs and passwords for websites must be provided where applicable.
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

PHOTOGRAPHY

These awards will be made for photographic work that has been in the public domain between October 1 2103 and September 1 2014. ‘Public domain’ includes print media, online media, public exhibition space and publication via stock agency. Each image must be accompanied by a verifiable reference, e.g. publication name and date, URL, exhibition ref, stock usage ref etc.

J. PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
This award will be given to the photographer who submits a portfolio of eight published garden and/or plant images that celebrate current standards of excellence in professional garden photography.

The winning photographer will demonstrate the diversity and range of their work and their images will stand out from the pack for their skill and brilliance. Their plant images will showcase spot-on technique and original artistic views of the subject and their garden images will celebrate everything that is special about that particular garden. Judges will consider composition, use of light, depth of field and seasonality.

Requirements:
Entrants are invited to submit a body of work which best demonstrates the diversity of work commissioned over the year. No more than two images can be entered from publicity/PR websites (e.g. a photographer’s own website or the PGPA image of the month). Enter photos only.

Photographic entries should be submitted as digital files on a CD. Images should be no larger than 800 pixels on the longest side and the metadata must include the following information:

• Category name
• Photographer’s name
• Photo title
• Photo number, out of total entry
• Verification reference
• Publication date

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• CD of eight images, with detailed metadata as above
• Completed entry form
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

K. FEATURES PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
This award is for the photographer who best illustrates an editorial feature, in print or online. The themed portfolio of five or more images will be relevant to the feature, tell the story without necessarily needing captions and represent at least 80% of all the photographic illustrations published in the context.

The winning photographer’s images will stand out from the pack for their skill and brilliance. The images will bring the story to life while celebrating current standards of excellence in professional garden photography. Judges will consider composition, use of light, depth of field and relevance of the images to the story.

Requirements:
Enter photos and copies of the published feature. Each image must be accompanied by a verifiable reference of the publication name and date or URL (website address) and date.

Photographic entries should be submitted as digital files on a CD. Images should be no larger than 800 pixels on the longest side and the metadata must include the following information:

• Category name
• Photographer’s name
• Photo title
• Photo number, out of total entry
• Verification reference
• Publication date

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• CD of eight images, with detailed metadata as above
• Completed entry form
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

L. BOOK PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
This award will be made for photographic work that has been published in books published between October 1 2013 and September 30 2014.

The entries must come from a book where the photographer’s contribution comprises 80% or more of the total photographic content. The winning images will celebrate current standards of excellence in professional garden photography.

The winning photographer’s images will stand out from the pack for their skill and brilliance. Their plant images will showcase spot-on technique and original artistic views of the subject and their garden images will celebrate everything that is special about that particular garden. Judges will consider composition, use of light, depth of field and seasonality.

Requirements:
Enter a selection of eight to ten photos from the book plus a hard copy of the book. Each image must be accompanied by a verifiable reference of the publication name and date or URL (website address), exhibition reference, stock usage ref etc.

Photographic entries should be submitted as digital files on a CD. Images should be no larger than 800 pixels on the longest side and the metadata must include the following information:

• Category name
• Photographer’s name
• Photo title
• Photo number, out of total entry
• Verification reference
• Publication date

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• CD of eight images, with detailed metadata as above
• Completed entry form
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

BROADCASTING

M. TV BROADCAST OF THE YEAR

This award will go to the best national or regional TV gardening broadcast of three minutes or more, including ‘red button’ broadcast, broadcast for the first time between October 1 2013 and September 1 2014. This may be a freestanding item or part of another TV programme.

The winning broadcast will be topical, seasonally relevant and interesting as well as horticulturally accurate. It will have a fresh approach, with engaging and interesting presentation that keeps viewers watching until the end credits roll. It will be well targeted at its chosen audience and well crafted as a piece of television with good use of trailing, music and pacing of editing. Camera work, sound effects and recording levels will be technically brilliant. Any on-screen captioning should be relevant and helpful. Guests and experts will be top quality and add to the programme. Overall it should deliver value to the viewer and most importantly, make for entertaining viewing.

Requirements:
The award will be made to the programme as an entity and presented to the producer, director or presenter whose name/s appears on the entry form.

Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Please provide a short, edited highlight of up to one minute for trailing/awards presentation purposes. Each submission should also contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• DVD containing the entire programme, strand or segment. Please ensure that titles and credits, as broadcast, are included. Please label each DVD with the programme/item name, the production company (if relevant), the host TV station, the broadcast date and a contact name and telephone number.
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

N. RADIO BROADCAST OF THE YEAR

This award will go to the best national or regional radio gardening broadcast, whether a single programme or selected programmes from a series or strand. Entries can include features, documentaries, interviews or phone-ins first broadcast between October 1 2013 and September 1 2104.

The winning radio broadcast will be topical, seasonally relevant and interesting. Its presentation will be engaging and interesting to keep listeners tuned in until the end. It will be well targeted at its chosen audience and well crafted as piece of radio, with good use of trailing, music and pacing of editing. Recording levels, sound effects and audibility will all be technically brilliant. Guests and experts will be top-quality and well chosen for the target audience. It will entertain, inform and inspire in equal measure.

Requirements:
The award will be made to the broadcast as an entity and presented to the producer, director or presenter whose name/s appears on the entry form.

Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Please provide a short, edited highlight of up to one minute for trailing/awards presentation purposes. Each submission should also contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• CD containing the entire programme, strand or segment. Please ensure that titles and credits, as broadcast, are included. Please label each CD with the programme/item name, the production company (if relevant), the host radio station, the broadcast date and a contact name and telephone number. • Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

MULTIMEDIA

P. ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

Criteria:
This award will be made to the writer, photographer or broadcaster who best identifies and chronicles a project that has had a positive benefit on the environment and our guardianship of it.

It is open to all media and the judges will look for work that clearly demonstrates the environmental benefits of the subject matter, which could include topics such as increasing biodiversity, conservation, recycling, the value of locking up carbon, ways to lessen the threat of climate change.

These topics will be tackled with flair and imagination as well as clarity. The quality of the writing, photography or broadcasting will be excellent and display technical and factual accuracy. Written articles will not be judged on the design of the page or any accompanying photography but purely the quality of the writing.

Requirements:
This cross media category will be judged on both the environmental benefits of the subject matter and the degree of excellence with which it is communicated.

The project must have been started, developed or completed and the coverage must have appeared in the public domain in the period October 1 2013 and September 1 2014.

Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• Published piece of work (PDFs or original hard copies) if in print. Screen grabs/URLs and passwords for websites must be provided for online entries, digital photos (800 pixels wide on the longest side) or DVD/CD if broadcast
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS
• Supplementary information where appropriate.

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

R. THE ALAN TITCHMARSH NEW TALENT AWARD

Criteria:
This award will be made to people who have made brilliant first steps in the world of garden media, print, broadcast, photography and/or online between October 1 2013 and September 1 2014.

The winning person will be new to garden media but will demonstrate the best talent and most potential in his or her field of communication(s). Regardless of role or age, their career will be on a steeply upward trajectory, earning the respect of their peers through their achievements. They will demonstrate an inherent skill for communication, imagination and flair for what they do as well as technical and horticultural accuracy.

Requirements:
Entry in this category is FREE.

Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• Published piece of work (PDFs or original hard copies) if in print. Screen grabs/URLs and passwords for websites must be provided for online entries, digital photos (800 pixels wide on the longest side) or DVD/CD if broadcast
• Supplementary information where appropriate.

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

DIGITAL MEDIA AWARDS

These awards will be made for online media that was live between October 1 2013 and September 1 2014.

S(a). BLOG OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
This is award is for the best blog that showcases excellent and engaging content, judged from viewing the live blog plus supporting entry details.

The winning blog will be entertaining and friendly, giving the reader a real sense of the human behind it and their personality. It will be well written and informative with clear and relevant information about gardening and/or plants. It will be up to date and consistent with good photos to help tell the story. The winning blogger will be able to demonstrate that their blog has a good following and the blog as a whole will be visually appealing.

Requirements:
Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• URLs and passwords for websites must be provided
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

S(b). WEBSITE OF THE YEAR

Criteria:
This award will be given to the best gardening website, judged from viewing the live website plus supporting entry details.

The winning website will demonstrate success in growing the number of impressions, original users and revenue, as well as the impact the site has achieved, including links from other sites and media coverage.

The judges will look for creativity and good, original ideas, particularly innovation in the online medium. The winning website will make the most of the unique qualities of online and not just be a print magazine on screen. Its content will be horticulturally accurate and informative, plus relevant to its target audience.

It will be regularly updated, well designed and visually appealing with good use of colour. Its layout will be clear, not confusing and it will be easily navigable and searchable. All of its pages will work, it will load quickly and interactive features will be sound and intuitive. Advanced features such as slide shows and video must work and add value.

Requirements:
Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• URLs and passwords for websites must be provided
• Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

T. NEW MEDIA AWARD (APP OF THE YEAR)

Criteria:
This award recognises excellence in the development of digital products. It will be given to the best software application (app) designed to be downloaded to a device operating system such as iPhone and iPad or the Android equivalent and flip book effect e-magazines/online magazines that have been launched/published between October 1 2013 and September 1 2014.

Applications will be judged on the quality of content, innovation and user-experience. Key criteria will be evidence of user value and competitive market performance, measured by pages accessed per user, site traffic, average time spent with the product, interactivity, user research, response for advertisers, revenue growth, and strong performance at the bottom line. Judges will also expect to see evidence of innovation, creative flair, strong design values, excellent product development, and robust usability.

Requirements:
Please read the entry form and the entry criteria very carefully, as criteria and submission requirements have changed from previous years. Remember that the core part of your submission is your entry form.

The central part of the form is the 500-word citation which is your chance to make your case for winning the award. Judges will only consider performance against the relevant category criteria when assessing entries. Entries must contain specific commercial data where requested.

Each submission should contain three sets of the following:

• Completed entry form
• Screen grabs, URLs and passwords for websites must be provided. Submit three consecutive issues of e-magazines/online magazines on DVD together with subscription access to a monthly or quarterly edition. • Payment of £12
• A payment form if you are paying for more than one entry and/or paying by card or BACS
• Supplementary information where appropriate.

Please do not submit any other material as it will not be sent to the judges.

2013 Winners and Finalists Click here

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