Our Awards Formula
The Don’t Panic collective has a cool, calm, and unique approach to creating a memorable awards programme. An awards night is a fantastic opportunity to create champions in your industry, raise awareness of your organisation, and increase your membership.
Whether we are working with you to revitalize an existing awards scheme or create a new competition from scratch, the process is tried and tested but never fixed. It keeps on improving.
Your Awards, Step-by-step
A no obligation kick-off conversation to identify your objectives and propose a financially viable solution.
|Categories & Criteria
We become an investigative extension of your in-house team, the better to identify the correct number of categories, agree both the entry criteria and judging process.
Our dedicated design studio works with you to develop a creative strategy, with concepts and themes that can be applied across all details of the event.
|Award Website Development
Using our website template, we build a cost-effective and fully customised awards portal with a user-intuitive online entry process, revenue collection, judging, and scoring functionalities.
|Robust Judging Process
Who will make up the judges panel? How many are needed? Will the judges confer face-to-face or remotely via pre-scoring? We help you make the right decision for your awards event and manage the whole process.
|Promote Your Awards
Of course, an award event needs entries so we devise and implement a bespoke marketing and social media plan to ensure that your message is amplified at every touchpoint, both online and offline.
Sponsorship is a vital revenue stream for an awards event and we support you in identifying targets, make approaches and close those deals.
|Ticket Sales and Guest Liaison
Our sales team will proactively campaign to maximise ticket sales and deal with all administration down to the dietary requirements of your guests.
From audio, visual and lighting to staging and table plans, we take care of every detail of your awards show, be it auditorium-style with drinks and canapés or a lavish gala dinner.
We invite ourselves to your awards event. We hope that you won’t mind! It is our way to reassure you, to remove all trace of stress so that you can concentrate on enjoying the awards and the networking opportunities.
The party is over. But not for the Don’t Panic collective. We provide a detailed event evaluation and manage the financials, paying you the profits at the conclusion of the project lifecycle.
A guide to a successful entry by David Edmundson-Bird
Are you considering entering into one of our award schemes but aren't sure what it takes to complete a winning entry? David Edmundson-Bird, a renowned judge of multiple awards, has put together his top tips on what the panel looks for during the judging process.