Terms and conditions:

All data shared when entering the North East Culture Awards will be used for administration ONLY. Nomination details will be kept private and selected details only will be shared with our carefully selected panel of judges in order to make their selection.

Reach plc and members of its group will not use your data for any marketing purposes outside of these awards unless you give us consent.

All details will be deleted one year from the event date; 8 September 2023.

We take data protection seriously, and your data will only be shared with third parties with your consent or processed in accordance with our Privacy Notice. Please see our privacy notice for details as to how we process your personal data.

Terms & conditions

The awards are free to enter. By submitting this form you confirm that all of the details in the application are correct to the best of your knowledge and believe that no pertinent information has been withheld.

Entries can only be accepted for nominees who are based within the North East of England.

Nominees can be entered into more than one category, providing that the specific application criteria is fulfilled. Separate and bespoke applications should be made for each award.

Entries must be received no later than the deadline shown on the event website - www.necultureawards.com . No liability for entries lost or delayed in transmission will be accepted.

Third parties can make applications on behalf of nominees, providing the nominee is aware of the entry and has approved the content in the application form.

Other criteria may apply for a number of the award categories; see each award for details. Where stated in the criteria, entrants must supply financial information as requested on the entry form. If the entry does not include this information it will become invalid. Entrants will need to make available whatever additional relevant information is required by the judges to assist them in reaching a decision.

All entrants must declare whether they, or the business/organisation they represent, are/could be involved in any dispute or judgement that could in any way significantly interfere with the proper conduct or reputation of the organisers of the awards.

Sponsors are not permitted to enter the category which they are sponsoring.

After the closing date, the judging panel will complete a shortlist of finalists for each category. The judging panel will decide the overall winner of each category.

The judges reserve the right to merge or split categories if the level of entrants warrants this.

You agree to abide by the terms and conditions of the competition and abide by the judges' decision on all matters relating to the awards.

We may consider your nomination in a different category or for different Awards produced by ChronicleLive, TeessideLive or The Journal if the research team or judges decide it is appropriate.

The event organisers reserve the right to change judging deadlines should circumstances necessitate.

The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into before or after judging. Please note that the Editor of ChronicleLive, TeessideLive or The Journal reserves the right to overrule the judges’ decision, should it be deemed necessary.

All information received from entrants will be strictly confidential. After the closing date our judging panel will complete a shortlist of finalists for each category. The shortlisted candidates will be invited to the relevant event.

The organisers reserve the right to publicise the results of the competition and use winning entries in press releases and published case histories.

Reach plc reserves the right to publicise the results (including the names of any winners or nominees) of the Awards Event and use winning entries in press releases and published case histories. Accordingly, it is a condition of entry that Awards Events participants will cooperate with the media in relation to any such publication or Awards Events marketing material.

Awards winners may refer to the Awards Event in their own publicity material, following prior approval by Reach plc and the organisers of such material. Reach plc may provide instructions as to how Awards winners may display any Awards Events marks or marketing material, which the winners and entrants agree to comply with. Reach will not approve any publicity material which is offensive, obscene, derogatory in nature or defamatory to any third party.

Awards are non-transferable.

Reach plc reserves the right to amend or update these Terms at any time to comply with law or meet its changing business requirements without notice to you. Any updates or amendments will be published on the applicable Event’s website.

Under no circumstances shall Reach plc be liable to you or the organisation you represent for any of the following, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise: any indirect or consequential losses, loss of revenue or anticipated revenue, loss of savings or anticipated savings, loss of business opportunity, or loss of profits or anticipated profits. Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or restrict Reach’s liability for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of Reach.