Open for entries: 

15 March 2021

Super early entry deadline:*

23 April 2021

Early entry deadline:**

23 July 2021

Last chance to save:***

20 August 2021

Entry deadline:

22 October 2021

Late deadline:****

5 November 2021

Extended deadline: 4 February 2022
Judging March 2022
Shortlist announced March 2022

Awards luncheon

May 2022, Central London

Due to the ongoing challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, the judging stage and awards ceremony has been postponed until later in 2022. The dates above are correct as of December 2021. (The awards luncheon will be preceded by a morning conference. Details of this event, will be announced in January 2022.)


* Super early entry deadline. If you enter 3 entries before 23 April 2021 you will receive a thought leadership piece that runs on

** Early entry deadline. If you enter before 23 July 2021, you will receive £100 off your total entry cost as well as your fifth entry free.

*** Last chance to save deadline. 20 August 2021 is your last chance to get your fifth entry free.

**** Each entry submitted after 22 October 2021 will be subject to £125 late entry surcharge. Entries will not be accepted after 5 November 2021.


Costs to enter:

For more information on entry fees, visit the Fees and payments section.


Terms and Conditions:

When an organisation submits multiple entries, the early entry discount is applicable on the total entries made in a working day. The discount will only be applied once.

The early bird discount, does not apply to charity, NGO, pressure group or other NFP organisation entries as a discount is already applied. 

Please review the eligibility and rules, for further terms and conditions


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Andrew Thomas

Publisher of Communicate magazine and founder of the DataComms Awards


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