Awards 2015 AWARDS

THE MEN’S RUNNING MAGAZINE
AND WOMEN’S RUNNING
MAGAZINE AWARDS 2015
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AWARDS
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➝ SETTING
STANDARDS,
DEFINING
EXCELLENCE
2015
2015
AWARDS
Awards
THE PRODUCT CATEGORIES WILL ALL BE TESTED AND PRIZE WINNERS WILL BE
CHOSEN ON THE BASIS THAT THE PRODUCT FULFILS THE MAIN ENTRY CRITERIA:
1. Practical
3. Value for money
2. Easy to use/fit for purpose
4. Quality
The categories open for entry in both the Men’s Running and Women’s Running Awards this year are listed below:
Nutrition products
• Pre-race (snack, gel, drink etc)
• Mid-race (snack, gel, drink etc)
• Post-race (snack, gel, drink etc)
Shoes
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Neutral
Support
Minimalist
Trail
Entry level
Newcomer
Best update
Apparel
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Hi-vis apparel
Shower-proof jacket
Waterproof jacket
Technical top
Capri pants/shorts/skort
Tights (Men’s Running Only)
Shorts (Men’s Running Only)
Socks
Sports bra
Ancillary kit and gadgets
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Running backpack
GPS watch
Fitness tracker
Running accessories
Earphones
Running app
Running pram/buggy
Recovery (injury/maintenance)
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Compression clothing
Compression sock
Best innovation
Injury prevention products
AWARDS 2015: ENTRY GUIDELINES AND RULES
1. Men’s Running's and Women’s Running's awards are separate
awards and will be judged as such.
2. You many enter any number of products into each or both of
the awards.
3. A single product can be entered into multiple categories and
into one or both of the Men’s Running and Women’s Running
Awards. If entering a product into more than one category a
separate entry form will need to be completed for each
category entered. Each entry will incur a separate fee
(entering the same product in the same category for both Men’s
and Women’s Awards counts as two entries). If you are not sure
which category your product should be entered under, please
contact us for assistance.
4. A single entry fee is £120 per entry, exclusive of VAT. All fees
must be payable inclusive of VAT (£144 per entry). In addition,
there is a special promotion offer: enter any three products into
either or across both the Men’s Running and Women’s Running
Awards and get a fourth entry free. We reserve the right to limit
this offer and withdraw it at any time.
5. Only individual products can be entered into categories. It
is not permitted to enter an entire range of clothing or nutritional products, however if the one product entered has multiple
colourways or flavours these can be mentioned in the entry text
and/or in any supplementary information submitted.
6. Payment for your entry fees can be made by credit card, bank
transfer or cheque. Please email [email protected]
at the time of entering and state which method you prefer and
we will forward you the relevant details on how to pay.
7. The online entry form is generic for both awards. You must
clearly state on the form which awards you are entering, Men’s
Running, Women’s Running or both.
8. The entry form should be completed online and this will be
submitted directly to us. If you encounter any problems completing or submitting the form, please contact us at
[email protected]
9. If you wish, you can send additional supporting information
with your entry (i.e. press release or online brochure of the product). Please email this to [email protected], clearly
naming the email subject and any files you send with the name
of the product it is related to.
10. You are required to complete all sections of the entry form.
11. Incomplete or incorrect entry forms will be disqualified from
entry and entry fees will not be refunded.
12. Products entered must be available for purchase in the UK on
or before Monday 27 July 2015 (when all products samples need
to have been received for testing).
13. Entries received after the closing date of Friday 5 June 2015
will not be entered into the awards unless an official extension
to the awards deadline is announced.
14. The judges reserve the right to move entries into relevant
categories or merge and sub-divide categories dependant on
entry numbers. You will be informed of any change.
15. The product/entry name on the entry form will be how the
product is referred to in any awards feature in the magazines
and on the websites. Any images used for awards features will
be taken from those you provide, therefore please ensure all
image files are clearly titled.
16. All entry fees are non-refundable.
PRODUCT TESTING/JUDGING
1. Do not send any products at the time of entering.
2. You will be advised, via email, when and where to send
samples and, where applicable, sizes of samples required.
Please note larger products may need to be sent
ready-assembled.
3. All product entrants will be required to provide five of their
products for testing (with the exception of Nutrition, where we
will require ten, and some larger products i.e. running buggies,
where we will require only one).
4. Samples of products will need to be supplied for testing
during the week commencing Monday 27 July 2015. You must
ensure that samples of your product can be supplied at this time
for this purpose. Failure to supply samples on time will result in
your product being omitted from the final judging process.
5. Should you wish to collect your product sample(s) after the
testing you must notify us via email at the time of your product being called in. Products otherwise will not be available for
return. Collection of any samples will be at your own expense.
Please note we do try and retain original packaging for products
being returned, however this cannot be guaranteed.
6. All products entered will be tested by individual,
experienced runners and where the product's demand
(i.e. shoes) will be matched to relevant testers for the type
of running style.
7. Gold, Silver and Bronze places will be awarded in each of
the categories. However, we operate a minimum score level in
all categories and we reserve the right to only award places to
products who exceed this. Winners’ award logos will be made
available to you for unlimited use in all of your marketing
communications, including advertising and PR.
8. At all times the editor’s decision is final and correspondence
will not be entered into.
9. Winners will be featured in the December 2015 issues of the
magazines and on the websites.
FOR ASSISTANCE
If you have any queries, please contact Jayne
Bennett at [email protected]
or call her on 01483 779063
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