Terms and conditions of entry


The Newsworks Planning Awards are free to enter and open to media agencies and brand owners. Agencies may be based anywhere worldwide, provided the work entered has run in the UK in one or more of the national newbrands listed below*. Publishers cannot enter the Awards themselves (apart from the one-off 2018 PAMCo award) but they are welcome to help write an entry.

To be eligible work must have been commercially released between 1 August 2017 and 31 August 2018, although it can also run either side of that period.

By entering the Awards you confirm that Newsworks can use your entry as a case study in any media.


Entries must take the form of a written paper not exceeding 1,000 words. It must contain a 200-word executive summary, an entry headline and a person to contact.

Your entry should include all visual or printed material relating to the campaign, plus any video footage you would like included. 


There are nine prizes available to be won, one per category, apart from the 2018 PAMCo award where there are two up for grabs – an agency award and a newsbrand sales team award. A list of categories can be found here. Each prize consists of a trophy and certificate and no cash alternative will be offered.

All prizes shall be awarded at the discretion of Newsworks. If in the opinion of the judges no entry in a category is worthy of a prize, none may be awarded. In the event of any dispute regarding these Awards, the judges' decision is final.


Newsworks reserves the right to cancel, amend, terminate or temporarily suspend this competition at any time with no liability to any entrant or any third party.

By entering the Awards the entrant agrees to indemnify Newsworks, its licensees, successors and assignees for any losses (direct or indirect) howsoever arising in relation to the entrant's failure to comply with these terms and conditions.

Newsworks and its associated agencies and companies accept no liability for any loss, expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person's negligence) in connection with the Newsworks Planning Awards 2017, other than such liability that cannot be excluded by law.

No entry that is unlawful or been the subject of an upheld complaint by the ASA may be entered.

These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of England and Wales.

If there are reasonable grounds to believe that an entrant has breached these terms and conditions, Newsworks may invalidate the relevant entry and disqualify the entrant, irrespective of the stage reached.

The Awards promoter is Newsworks, 120 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JR. Tel 020 7839 8935.

*Newsbrand titles:

  • The Guardian
  • The Observer
  • The Independent
  • Evening Standard
  • Daily Mail
  • The Mail on Sunday
  • Metro
  • Daily Mirror
  • Sunday Mirror
  • Sunday People
  • Daily Express
  • Sunday Express
  • Daily Star 
  • i
  • The Sun
  • The Times
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • The Sunday Telegraph

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120 Charing Cross Road

020 7839 8935


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