Buyer’s Choice Award

Buyer's Choice Award

Our Associate Members create world-leading products and services

This category is exclusively for our Associate Members. Do you have a unique, innovative product or service for cultural outlets?

If so, enter it for this exciting new award which highlights your expertise and the quality of your products.  Only one entry per Associate Member please.

If your product has been on sale for at least two months between 1 September 2018, and 31 August 2019, tell us about it.

This category is exclusively for our Associate Members. Do you have a unique, innovative product or service for cultural outlets?

Who can enter?

1. Products and publications must have been on sale for at least two months between1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. Anything outside of these dates will be disqualified. If your product has not been on sale for the entire year please specify the dates.

2. The judges will compile constructive notes on why products have been selected as finalists. The notes will be available on request following the Conference.

3. Finalists will be expected to present their products for final judging at the Conference in Harrogate on 19-20 March 2020. The shortlisted products will be displayed in the Trade Show area on both days of the Conference where delegates will vote for the Cultural Enterprises Product of the Year.

4. It is the sole responsibility of the finalist to personally deliver, or arrange for delivery, of their entries to the Harrogate Convention Centre on 19 March 2020 before 10am, and to collect or arrange for collection the following day. The Association for Cultural Enterprises accepts no responsibility for the products during this time and any products not collected by the close of Conference may be disposed of. The Association cannot be responsible for the return of these items to entrants.

5. Winners and finalists will receive an electronic version of the official logo ‘Cultural Enterprises Awards Winner 2020’ or ‘Cultural Enterprises Awards Finalist 2020’ that they will be entitled to use with point of sale and marketing materials for the product.

How to enter

Complete the entry form below.

Entries go through a preliminary round of judging ahead of the Cultural Enterprises Conference and Trade Show on 19-20 March 2020. The entries will be shortlisted to three finalists per category. The shortlisting of three finalists for each category will be carried out in December 2019 and all finalists will be informed by 20 January 2020. The awards will be presented at the Conference Gala Dinner on 19 March 2020 in Harrogate.

Please provide the judges with as much information as possible. The narratives explaining all aspects of the relevance to the organisation are very informative for the judges and the detail can make the difference in a person being chosen as a finalist. Commercial data underpins the success of all product development so please ensure that you complete the information required on the entry form as fully as possible.

Enter now!

Please note only Associate Members of the Association for Cultural Enterprises may enter the Award.

Download and complete an Awards Entry Form.

Email your completed entry form to together with a maximum of four images (ideally high resolution at 300dpi in jpg format) and any supporting documentation.

Please ensure the subject line of your email includes the name of your organisation and the category you are entering.

The deadline for nominations is 5pm, Friday 29 November 2019. Good luck!

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