Entry prices

Entries are open to all in-house, agency and freelance communicators across the World – you don’t have to be an Institute member but there's a discounted entry fee if you are.

To ensure you secure your entry, you will need to purchase your award entries before you can submit. Each entry purchased entitles you to enter one class, if you would like to enter multiple classes (even for the same piece of work) you will need to purchase an entry for each submission.

Entry Type Member Price Non Member Price  
Early Bird Entry* £195 + VAT £250 + VAT
Early Bird Entry* - People Category £135 + VAT £190 + VAT
Standard Entry £225 + VAT £280 + VAT Will open on 16 March
Standard Entry - People Category £150 + VAT £205 + VAT Will open on 16 March
Enter 3 times (this must be under the same company name, submitted at the same time, but doesn’t need to be for the same work) and we will discount all entries by 10%.

We are offering all freelancers, not for profit and public sector a 10% discount, to apply for this please complete this form before purchasing your entries.

*Early Bird entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on Friday 15 March.
Standard entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on Friday 10 May.

Summary of rules

  • All entries must have been produced between 1 January 2023 and 31 December 2023
  • Each entry purchased entitles you to enter one class, if you would like to enter multiple classes (even for the same piece of work) you will need to purchase an entry for each submission.
  • Entries will be accepted at the discretion of the IoIC and may be switched to another class (without reference to the entrant) if the Awards Chair and or Judging Panel feels the criteria are more suitable and the entry will fare better in that class
  • The IoIC reserves the right to not refund if the entrant decides not to enter as many entries as purchased
  • Once entered, no refunds will be given if entrants decide to withdraw from the Awards
  • All entries must be paid for within 30 days
  • The IoIC reserves the right to not include entries on the shortlist if that entry has not been paid for
  • Under no circumstances will refunds be issued after Judging has taken place
  • No liability for undelivered or lost entries will be accepted by the Awards organisers
  • Judging will be completed in June 2024
  • Entrants will be told of the shortlist in July 2024
  • Queries or appeals must be directed to the Chairman of the Awards Committee Panel by 15 August 2024
  • Rights of final arbitration rest with the Institute’s Chief Executive. Entry fees will not be refunded for any disqualified entry
  • Class and Award of Excellence winners will be presented with their trophies at the IoIC Awards Dinner on the evening of 26 September at The Natural History Museum in London
  • Entries are non-returnable and become the property of the IoIC unless otherwise agreed with a written acknowledgement from IoIC