Help & FAQs


How do I enter?

To submit an entry, please download the entry form, complete and upload (as a word or PDF document) when prompted via the online entry portal.

Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?

No – you can submit an unlimited amount of entries in multiple categories. We even offer discounts for multiple entries. Please get in touch to find out more about multiple entry discounts on awards@dontpanicprojects.com.

Is there a word limit?

All entries must not exceed 1000 words. The word count does not include the company information at the start of the form or the questions already within the form.

How much does it cost to enter?

All entries (made before 23:59 on Friday, July 17, 2020 will be charged an administration fee of $245 + VAT per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries). Entries submitted after the first entry deadline will be charged a late submission fee. The cost per entry rises to $305 + VAT and the last deadline for submission is Friday, July 24, 2020.

What supporting materials can I provide?

Supporting materials can be provided in Word, PDF or JPEG formats. Zip Files and videos cannot be accepted. If you wish to use video evidence as supporting material, please include a link to the file online in your entry form under ‘supporting documents’.

Is there a file upload limit?

All files must not exceed 2MB each. You can upload up to three supporting documents, along with your entry form.

Need advice?

If you need further advice, please contact awards@dontpanicprojects.com or call +44 (0)1706 828 855 and one of the team will be able to help with your enquiry.

When and where will the winners be announced?

The US Search Awards will be presented at a gala dinner and awards ceremony at The Cosmopolitan in fabulous Las Vegas on Thursday, October 15.

When is the entry deadline?

The deadline for entries is Friday, July 17, 2020.

Who can enter?

Agencies, brands, search engines, technology providers and all other businesses and brands that contribute to the search industry are all welcome to apply.

Who is judging the awards?

The awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, the judging is a rigorous two-stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.