Awards Entry Form

Enter the 2020 Osmology Home Fragrance Awards Here

First things…

 

1/ Please make sure you have read and fully understood the criteria and rules for the cataegories you wish to enter. We recommend checking out our FAQ section.

 

2/ Decide the Categories you would like to enter, and check that the products meet our criteria. If you are unsure, please email our team.

 

3/ Our Standard Entry fees are £45 per product, and includes entry into three categories.

 

4/ For all brands, small or large, a 50% discount applies to the first product entered, for entries paid by 6th September 2019.

 

6/ There are no additional entry fees at any stage of the Award.

 

7/ Final deadline is 1st November 2019.

 


 

How To Enter…

 

1/ Once you have decided which products you wish to enter, visit our Online Entry Form (scroll to the bottom of this page), which opens to submissions on 1st May 2019.

 

2/ Complete the Product Section of the form for each product you wish to enter. You can select up to three relevant categories to enter each product into at no additional charge.

 

3/ Complete the Company Details Section.

 

4/ Submit the form once you are done. Forms cannot be edited once they are submitted.

 

5/ Then, wait for us to get in touch by email with your entry fee invoice.

 


 

And Then?

 

1/ Entries will be checked for any possible issues such as products entered into inappropriate categories. We will try to resolve any issues and make entrants aware of problems before we officially accept them into the awards. But, we must remind entrants that it is their responsibility to ensure details are accurate on entry forms and to check whether there are problems that may disqualify them. Please contact us if you are unsure.

 

2/ When we accept your entries we will email you instructions for sending your samples — you will be required to send three of each product entered. Samples must be full size and as they are sold to customers. Pre-trade / tester / mock-up samples will not be accepted. Please do not send samples until we ask you to do so, as in the event of an issue they will not be returned.

 

3/ Please don’t send any extra information with your samples: promotional catalogues, fliers and leaflets, for example, are not accepted and will be recycled.

 

4/ We will email you an Entrant Logo which you are free to use on social media to show your participation in the Awards.

 

5/ We will welcome you on social media channels. (Our hashtag is #HFA20.)

 

6/ Once received, your samples will be sent to our experienced testers, and the judging process will begin in earnest. To learn more about judging, click here.

 


 

What happens next?

 

1/ Once every product from all entrants have been tested by our team, feedback and scores will be collated and a Shortlist compiled.

 

2/ Shortlisted products are then judged by independent round-table panels consisting of fragrance experts, writers, bloggers, and other interior scent experts for further assessment. During this time all winners and runners-up are decided.

 

3/ The Shortlist will be announced in March, and shared across social media. A Shortlisted Logo will be sent to every shortlisted brand.

 

4/ Winners will be announced online on Friday 3rd April 2020, and showcased on our website and social media channels.

 


 

And What About The Winners?

 

1/ In early April, we will email Winner Logos to all the winning brands.

 

2/ We will issue press releases about the Awards and the winners, and encourage all winners to participate in publicising their win.

 

4/ We will share news and winners on all our social media channels, and showcase winning  products and brands across our websites and accounts.

 

5/ Detailed testers / judges feedback on products will be available on request in the weeks after the award.

 


 
DATES & DEADLINES

 

Discounted Entry Fee Deadline: Friday 6th September 2019

Submissions received before Friday 6th September will receive a 50% entry fee discount on their first product submitted. 

 

Entry Form Deadline: Friday 1st November 2019

(All samples must be received by: Friday 15th November 2019)

 

Please note: entries cannot be amended once they have been submitted. Please allow at least 48hrs for us to reply with the next steps after you have submitted your application.

 

All products and brands entered must be available for sale in the country of origin by 17th January 2020 at the latest. Products do not need to be on sale in the UK to enter these awards unless otherwise stated.

 

Awards Day: Friday 3 April 2020

 


 

GUIDELINES

 

1/ Entry Fee is £45 per product, £90 for two products, £135 for three or there is a special flat rate of  £180 for 4-6 entries. If you are entering any of the main brand categories we need at least 4 products to evaluate, so any brand entries would fall under the £180 fee. Submissions received before Friday 6th September will receive a 50% entry fee discount on their first product submitted. 

 

2/ Entry Fees are per product – not category. A product can be entered into up to three relevant categories at no extra cost. Please specify your categories of choice or we can enter each product into the relevant categories we deem suitable, automatically, to save you time.

 

3/ You will be asked to send your samples to the UK. Please make sure that your customs declarations specify that these items are commercial samples. We will not be able to accept any items that incur additional  charges such as duty or postage.

 

4/ Please read the Terms & Conditions at the foot of this page. By entering the 2020 Osmology Home Fragrance Awards you agree to be bound by these rules.

 

5/ There are NO additional costs to enter. We do not charge for use of the winner or finalist logos, which can be used in perpetuity, globally, across all marketing, PR, point of sale, on TV, etc. There is no charge to be shortlisted, or to win – and no mandatory promotional packages or gala dinner tickets!

 

6/ Any brand entering products will automatically be entered into the following categories free of charge.

  • Best Home Fragrance Packaging
  • Best Home Fragrance Brand Website

 

7/ Nominations for the following categories will open on 17th January 2020. There is no entry fee for these categories. 

  • Best Home Fragrance Blogger
  • Editorial Excellence in Home Fragrance Coverage
  • Best Home Fragrance Photographer

 

Any questions? Please feel free to contact our Awards Coordinator Liz at [email protected].

 


 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

  • Products must be available for sale in the country of origin by 17 January 2020 (latest). Products do NOT have to be available for sale on a UK-based website/shop to qualify, as these awards are global.

 

  • Winning brands may use the Osmology Home Fragrance Winner, Finalist or Editor’s Choice award logo in all international territories for marketing, PR, point of sale, TV, etc., and in perpetuity, for the life of the product so long as the formula does not change, and only in relation to the actual, individual product(s) that have won – unless the award is for one of the main brand categories in which case the logo is valid for use across the entire range.

 

  • Samples must reach us within 14 days of your original entry form date to qualify for the special early-bird discount.

 

  • The entry fee for all entries, whether Early Bird (before 6 September 2019) or regular rate (before 1 November 2019) must be paid prior to submitting samples. Late entry fees may be (a) subject to a 20% late fee and re-invoiced, or (b) disqualified if not paid within the date on the invoice.

 

  • There is no date stipulation, other than “new launches” must be for sale to the public by 17 January 2020 latest. Products and Brands can be well established, launched some years ago, or brand new.

 

  • The Osmology Home Fragrance Awards team reserves the right to reject entries which may be deemed to contain hazardous or unethical ingredients.

 

  • The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into with brands either prior to, on, or after awards day on Friday 3 April 2020.

 

  • It is a condition of official entry into the 2020 Osmology Home Fragrance Awards that every entrant (whether brand founder, formulator, PR, distributor, consultant, retailer, etc.) agrees to be bound by the rules above.

 

Any questions? Please feel free to contact our Awards Coordinator Liz at [email protected].

 


 

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