Terms & Conditions


The closing date for nominations is 20 September 2019.

Please ensure you read the criteria for the awards you are entering. Remember to use evidence such as quotes, figures, statistics and include as much information as possible on the nomination form.

All completed and returned nominations will be acknowledged online at the time of submission.

The organisers do not accept any responsibility for loss or damage of any nomination.

We reserve the right to shorten nomination titles for the purpose of the awards brochure and winners’ trophies.

Northern Finance Director Awards reserve the right to extend the closing deadline, amend categories or not award categories should the standard of entries received not reach the required standard.

Please do call for help if you need further advice.

To withdraw an entry please contact Siobhan Barlow, Tel: 01706 828855 or e-mail siobhan.barlow@dontpanicprojects.com.




The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into or feedback given regarding the selection of shortlisted nominations or winners.

Shortlisted entrants will be contacted by email (on the address provided in the application) on the shortlist announcement date.

Judges will not allow personal relationships or experiences to influence judging marks or decisions and their judging will be impartial and based on the standard of the nomination.

Judges will declare any perceived conflict of interest to the event organisers regarding any nominations.

All judging discussions are confidential and will not be shared or discussed with anyone outside of the judging panel ahead of the ceremony or thereafter.

Judges can only access nominations that they have been provided to score.

Judges will not notify anyone that they have won or that they are shortlisted ahead of the official announcements.

Judges will not provide any feedback to entrants as to why they have not won or were not shortlisted – all requests for feedback must be directed to the awards organiser.

Should a judge break the rules of conduct and the code is not adhered to, they will be asked to leave the panel and not invited to judge any future awards.

The judging panel for the awards can be found here.



Cancellations are permitted 28 days or more in advance of any event. Don’t Panic Project Ltd regrets that no cancellations are acceptable after 28 days prior to the event date, and therefore no refunds are payable after this point. However, a substitute delegate or guest can be nominated in replacement.

All requests for cancellations or substitutions must be made in writing to info@dontpanicprojects.com.

Where circumstances force cancellation of the event in its entirety, Northern Finance Director Awards will offer a full refund to each paying delegate / guest within 14 days of the cancellation.

Payment Terms

If your payment is successful, you will receive an automatic email confirmation to the email address you specified when placing your order detailing your purchase. If you do not receive this email, please contact info@dontpanicprojects.com.

Full payment for event ticket sales are strictly 30 days from invoice date or 7 days in advance of the event date, whichever is sooner.


Filming & Photography

There may be a professional photographer and video production taking place during the event. Attendees consent to filming and sound recording as members of the audience. Photographs taken at the event are the intellectual property of Don’t Panic and its event partners and will be such used in promotion and marketing post event.



All trophies are inspected prior to the awards ceremony. Once these trophies have been handed over, you are responsible for the trophy from thereon. Don’t Panic Projects Ltd will not cover the cost of a replacement due to damages or being lost during or post award ceremony. Should you require a replacement trophy, please contact siobhan.barlow@dontpanicprojects.com.



You can view the full privacy policy here.

2019 Awards Ceremony