How to enter

Who can enter?
Any worldwide organisation in the IT industry who qualifies for the chosen category is allowed to enter. PR agencies or individuals may submit entries only if on behalf of their client and with appropriate sign-off.

Verification of Claims Made in Nominations
Entrant attests that all claims made in this nomination are factual and correct. Nominations that are found to contain misleading or untrue information will be disqualified. Finalist nominations may be audited to verify claims.

How much does it cost to enter?
Nomination is free of charge.
Administration Fee
Please ensure your entry is entirely correct at time of submission and that all permissions for use have been given. Any changes requested after submission will incur a £25 administration charge.
Nomination Form
One nomination per category. You may submit your same project or product in multiple categories but it must be adapted to the Entry Criteria for each category you wish to enter.

What is the eligibility period?

  • The Project awards are open to end use implementations of Datacentre technologies and services before 31st December 2017.
  • The Product awards are open to products and solutions that have been available, i.e. shipping in Europe, before 31st December 2017.
  • The Company awards nominees must have been present in the EMEA market prior to 1st June 2017.
  • The Innovation awards nominees must have been introduced in the EMEA market between 1st January 2017 and 31st December 2017.
  • The Individual awards nominees must have been present in the EMEA market prior to 1st June 2017.

Closing date
The closing date for entries isFriday 9th March 2018 at 17:30 GMT. All dates for submission as set down on the website are final and no initial entry will be accepted after the stated closing date.

What do I need to do to enter?

  • Choose which categories you want to enter
  • Download the appropriate form on the nomination page and collect all relevant information
  • Put together any further supporting material following the guidelines below
  • Enter your submission online - only online submissions will be accepted

Online Support Material
You can also upload testimonials, press clippings, copies of printed material, images, case studies, etc. Pictures supplied can be of an individual at the installation, the installation itself or a general photo of the organisation's premises.
Confidentiality
If you are short listed the full nomination submission plus any supporting material that you have submitted will ALL go live on the website for voting by the public. If you have confidential information please do not write this information in your submission.
Administration fee
Please ensure your entry is entirely correct at time of submission and that all permissions for use have been given. Any changes requested after submission will incur a £25 administration charge.
Disposition of Submissions
No corporate media materials submitted to the Awards will be returned.

Further instructions

  • If you wish to enter more than one category, please ensure that you are answering the Entry Criteria for each category. Entries into multiple categories that do not appear to have been adapted to the different criteria of each category will be entered only into the category that in the opinion of the judges they best match or will be dropped.
  • The independent panel of judges will validate all entries and forward for voting by the general public.
  • No organisation will be allowed more than one finalist within a category.
  • Entry must be submitted in English.
  • Entry to the Awards constitutes recognition that the stable of publications from Angel Business Communications retains the right to editorial coverage of the entry via printed, electronic or other media before and after the awards.

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Key Dates

Nominations Open 9 January
Nominations Close 9 March
Shortlist Announcement 6 April
Voting Starts 9 April
Voting Closes 11 May
Awards Ceremony 24 May

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