Rules & Fees

UK DATING AWARDS 2017 - 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 23rd. 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 26th. 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 23rd, 2017. To maintain the integrity of the awards, we hope all shortlisted individuals and organisations attend the Awards Ceremony.
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 2017 if they have held a Dating Event in the UK between November 2016 and October 2017.
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 2017, Blogger of the Year 2017 and Best Commercial Dating Blog 2017 – A dating related article must have been written between November 2016 and October 2017 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 2017 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 July 1st to September 17th) and Last Minute (from September 18th to October 23rd). 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
Up-and-Coming 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
Dating Blogger of the Year 30 30
Best Commercial Dating Blog 80 100

Dates

Entries open on July 1st, and will close on October 23rd at 11.59pm.

Standard entries run from July 1st to September 17th, and Last Minute from September 18th to October 23rd.

Finalists for each category will be announced via Twitter on October 26th.

The Award Winners will be announced on November 23rd 2017, at the UK Dating Awards 2017 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 2017 Awards logo on your website, as an entrant, finalist or winner.

UKDA 2017 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 2017’ 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 2017 Awards logo on your website, as an entrant, finalist or winner.

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