Rules & Fees

UK DATING AWARDS 2016 - RULES

The UK Dating Awards are designed to recognize excellence in the Dating Industry – both professional, and amateur.

The Rules of Entry are as follows
Individuals –
1. All individual applicants must either hold British Citizenship, be a citizen of Northern Ireland, or be Resident in Great Britain or Northern Ireland
2. All individual applicants must be aged over 18 years of age
3. Multiple categories may be entered
Companies & Organisations -
1. All companies or organisations must have customers or members in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland).
2. All companies or organisations must be currently active.

All submissions must be legal – any infringements of the law, including copyright law, by an applicant in relation to the award nomination, will result in disqualification.
All entries must be received by 11.59pm on October 14th. Any entries submitted after that time will be disregarded, unless previously agreed with the Awards Founder in exceptional circumstances.
Nominees will be shortlisted and announced via Twitter on October 17th. The awards will be judged by a panel of respected, impartial individuals from within the Dating Industry. All affiliations will be declared by these judges prior to the shortlist process, and any panelists with affiliations to nominees will not be involved in judging that particular category.
The winners will be announced at the UK Dating Awards on November 17th, 2016. To maintain the integrity of the awards, we hope all shortlisted individuals and organisations attend the Awards Ceremony on the 17th.
The UKDA Team and judges’ decision is final.
The UK Dating Awards reserve the right to publish excerpts, and showcase screen shots from entered websites or blogs, in relation to the awards.
If an individual or organization is deemed ineligible, or disqualified from an award, the UKDA will not refund the administration fees.
Specific Awards Rules –
Events Awards – Companies may only enter the UKDA 2016 if they have held a Dating Event in the UK between May 2015 and October 2016.
Best Dating Marketing Campaign – By entering the Award, companies give the UKDA permission to display the advert on voting platforms and during the Awards Ceremony.
Dating Writer of the Year 2016, Blogger of the Year 2016 and Best Commercial Dating Blog 2016 – A dating related article must have been written between May 2015 and October 2016 in order to be eligible for this category.

Entry Fees and Deadlines

Entry to each Award is subject to an Entry Fee. This is standard practice in national-level Industry Awards. In addition to funding the administration and organization of the Awards, this fee includes a license to use the registered UKDA 2016 trademark on your website. All entry fees are subject to VAT. Please email admin@thedatingawards.com for a VAT receipt.

There are two tiers of fees, Standard (from June 27th to August 31st) and Last Minute (from September 1st to October 14th). Invoices are available by request to nominations@thedatingawards.com ».

Entry Fee (£)
Award Standard Last Minute
Online Dating Brand of the Year 350 400
Daters' Favourite Dating Site 400 450
Dating App of the Year 250 300
Best New Dating App 150 180
Dating Expert of the Year 150 180
Matchmaking Agency of the Year 250 300
Dating Writer of the Year 50 60
Dating Entrepreneur of the Year 150 180
Innovation within the Dating Industry 150 180
Best Customer Service 150 180
Best Dating-Related Marketing Campaign 250 300
Safer Dating Award 80 100
Best Niche Dating Brand 150 180
Best New Dating Site 150 180
Best Use of Social Media 150 180
Best New Dating Individual 80 100
Dating Events Brand of the Year 200 250
Most Original Dating Event 120 150
Dating Blogger of the Year 30 30
Best Commercial Dating Blog 80 100

Dates

Entries open on June 27th, and will close on October 14th at 11.59pm.

Standard entries run from June 27th to August 31st, and Last Minute from September 1st to October 14th.

Finalists for each category will be announced via Twitter on October 17th.

The Award Winners will be announced on November 17th 2016, at the UK Dating Awards 2016 at Honourable Artillery Company, London.

Fees & Trademark

Please submit payment (as detailed above) at the same time as your nomination form. Nominations will only be considered complete once both the form and payment have been received. All entry fees are subject to VAT. Please email admin@thedatingawards.com for a VAT receipt.

The Awards logo is a registered trademark. Included in the entry fee is the license to display the UKDA 2016 Awards logo on your website, as an entrant, finalist or winner.

UKDA 2016 will provide invoices on request so that these fees can be reclaimed as expenses.

Other information

ALL ENTRANTS will receive a customised ‘UK Dating Awards 2016’ badge for display your website. This badge will be emailed to you together with confirmation of your nomination.

Finalists and Winners will also be sent customised badges.

The Awards logo is a registered trademark. Included in the administrative fee is the license to display the UKDA 2016 Awards logo on your website, as an entrant, finalist or winner.

For any queries related to Nominations, please contact nominations@thedatingawards.com »