HOW IT WORKS

THE ENTRY STAGE

January 18, 2021 – April 30, 2021

  • Suppliers are invited to submit their innovative products or cases for any of the categories via the simple online form.
  • The online entry form allows you to save progress. To do so, first register for an account and then log in to continue with the application or complete at a later date.
  • Each separate entry in a supplier category costs £110 +VAT, which can be paid via the online form.
  • Retailers are invited to enter their business into any relevant category via the simple online form, free-of-charge.
  • The online entry form allows you to save progress. To do so, first register for an account and then log in to continue with the application or complete at a later date.

THE JUDGING

April, 2021

Subject to meeting the necessary criteria, each entry will proceed to the decision-making stage.

  • Two independent panels of specially selected industry experts will serve as the DIY Week Awards judges, with each panel being responsible for judging either the retailer or supplier entries. 
  • The judges will be tasked with reviewing each entry and application, in line with a strict set of criteria, to determine a shortlist and ultimately a winner in each category. 
  • The shortlists determined by the judges will be announced in May 2021.

THE WINNERS REVEAL

June, 2021

With the shortlists announced, all sights will be set on the winners reveal.

  • The DIY Week Awards 2021 winners will be announced in June, 2021.
  • Full details of the winners reveal will be announced shortly.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How much does it cost to enter?

For suppliers, it costs £110 +VAT to enter a single product.

If you are a retailer, it is free of charge to enter.

Do I need to send a product sample?

Due to this year’s judging taking place on a virtual platform, sending a product is not compulsory. However, if you feel a physical product will help demonstrate why you deserve to win you can still send a sample which will be showcased during the judging.

How will I know if I have made the shortlist?

Judging will take place in April 2021 and we will announce the shortlist in May. We will also personally notify shortlisted retailers and suppliers.

How do i submit an entry?

You will find all the details on submitting an entry here.

How many products can I enter?

You can enter as many products as you like providing they meet the launch date criteria. Please note that the entry form allows you to enter multiple products with one submission.

What is the entry deadline?

The entry deadline is Wednesday 31st March 2021.

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