In housing is simply when a business hires people into a team rather than outsourcing the work to an agency or third party. In-housing is being rapidly adopted across many businesses, enabling greater agility, increased efficiency, and convenience.
Does my creative team meet the criteria to enter?
We accept entries from any in-house creative teams. If the business you are based within is not predominately selling creative services, and your team are seen as a support function, then you qualify.
What about teams that are placed into business by creative agencies such as Oliver?
The individual teams can enter but there must not be any additional creative support from the parent agency. For instance, if a creative agency is placing core team members inside their client business on a short-term basis they would be disqualified as entering as an in-house creative team.
What are the key dates I need to be made aware of?
- Thursday 21st March 2024 – Open for entries
- Tuesday 2nd July 2024 – Deadline for ALL entries
- Tuesday 3rd September 2024 – Judges Day
- Thursday 5th September 2024 – Shortlist announced
- Thursday 24th October 2024 – Winners announced
How much does it cost?
STANDARD FEE £399 per submission.
MEMBERS: £199 per submission.
What are the timeframes projects are accepted?
Projects entered must have been created between September 2022 and December 2023 and not previously submitted to the awards.
Ensure you include the names; job titles and email addresses of all team members who contributed to the project. If you are to make the shortlist or win, we want to ensure that everyone is recognised.
Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?
No. You can enter as many projects into as many categories as you like.
My project fits in more than one category. Can I enter it into multiple categories?
Yes. A project may be submitted in multiple categories where relevant, but you need to send separate entries via PDF.
Is the project name important?
Yes. Try to choose a short title that is unique to the project. Choose it carefully, as this will be the name used in all publications and social media references of the project.
Is there a word limit or page limit to the PDF?
No. We deliberately don’t impose word limits but do keep in mind the judges read several submissions and so clear and concise entries are strongly advised.
In addition, remember to use lots of visual examples, these are creative awards after all!
How do you select the judges?
Selecting the right mix of judges is imperative to the fairness, integrity, and transparency of our judging process. We work hard to select a diverse team of judges with a range of knowledge and skills to provide our judging panel with a robust mix of expertise. All our Judges, therefore, hold a senior position and have experience, expertise and/or positive profile within the industry to participate in our judging process.
What happens to my entry once it has been submitted?
Below is a summary of this year’s judging process.
- All entries will be sent to the Awards team by the 2nd of July and checked for eligibility and accuracy.
- All eligible entries shall be evenly distributed amongst the Judging Panel for initial review.
- The Judges will come together in September to discuss each entry, allocate scores against criteria, and make recommendations.
- By the end of Judges Day, each category will have a shortlist of entries and an award winner.
- Award winners will be announced on Thursday 24th October 2024.
How do I find out if my project is shortlisted?
Entries that have been shortlisted will be announced on the Inside Out Awards website on the 5th of September 2024. All shortlisted entries will also be notified via email by a member of the awards team.
Can I pay first and submit my entry later?
Yes. You are more than welcome to make your entry payment first, then submit your work later. All entries must be submitted by Tuesday 2nd July 2024.
Can I add or make edits to my entry once it has been submitted?
Only in extenuating circumstances will edits and resubmissions be allowed. The awards team must be notified via email and the circumstances discussed before any resubmissions are sent.