Got a query about entering The GWG Awards? Read this article to see whether we've got it covered...

If your query is not covered in the answers below, please email us at

How many categories can I enter?

We recommend that you enter a site into up to three categories. You can of course enter more than three categories but you will need to make two submissions.

How much does it cost to enter the Awards?

The cost to enter one category is £75 exc VAT.

Can I use a different payment method?

If you would rather not use PayPal, please email us at and we will send you a link for credit card payment via WorldPay.

How will I know that my entry has been accepted?

After payment has been taken on PayPal, you will be returned to your entry page, where you can leave details about your site. You will also receive a confirmation email within twnety-four hours. If for some reason this does not arrive, please email

How do I leave details about my site?

You can leave details about your site after payment. Alternatively, your confirmation email will give you a unique link, taking you to your entry page. You can visit this page as often as you wish to amend/add to it.

Where can I find details of the information you ask of entrants?

You can find them here.

How can my site feature in the Shine The Spotlight interview series?

The GWG chooses sites at random on a weekly basis. You can email and ask to feature. Please use the following in the title of your email: Awards - Spotlight Feature.

Do you tweet about all the entries?

The GWG endeavours to tweet about all the sites that have entered. However, on occasions, some sites might get missed off the list. Please email us if this is the case and we will rectify it.

When is the closing date?

The closing date has been extended to midnight 26th September 2017.

Why do you charge an entrance fee?

The entrance fees cover the administrative costs of staffing the programme, maintaining the website, the judging process and the marketing of the Awards.

How does the judging process work?

Entries are subjected to preliminary judging, category by category, from which selected sites will progress to a shortlist. A category shortlist is then presented to a panel of three judges, who will choose a winner per category.

Once the category winners have been established, the judging panel in entirety will choose one overall winner, The GWG Website of the Year.

What are the judging criteria?

Please see the following page covering this.

What is The People's Choice?

Entries in this category are judged purely on the response from their customers/clients who vote for them. The judges play no part in this category. The voting takes place during a specified time and the site that receives the most votes, wins the People's Choice category. You are only eligible to vote once. Find details here.

When is the shortlist announced?

The GWG aims to publish this in mid October but this date may change. The GWG will keep all entrants informed of the proposed date.

If my site is shortlisted, what happens next?

Each of the shortlisted sites (two guests per site) is invited to attend the Awards reception held on Monday 6th November at The Royal Institution, Albemarle Street, London W1 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm.

What do I get if my site is a category winner?

Category winners receive a trophy and are able to display an Awards 2017 banner on their site.

What do I get if my site is made The GWG Website of the Year?

The winning site will receive a number of prizes, details of which can be found here.

Any other questions or queries?

If you have any ideas for different categories or anything else, please let us know,

How can I sponsor the Awards?

If you'd like details of sponsorship packages, please email Arabella Dymoke, using Awards: Sponsorship Details in the title of the email.

September 2017