Rules & Fees

EUROPEAN DATING AWARDS 2016 - RULES

The European Dating Awards are designed to recognize excellence in the Dating Industry – both professional, and amateur.

The Rules of Entry are as follows

Individuals –
1. All individual applicants must either hold EU Citizenship or be Resident in mainland Europe
2. All individual applicants must be aged over 18 years of age
3. Multiple categories may be entered

Companies & Organisations -
1. All companies or organisations must have customers or members in mainland Europe
2. All companies or organisations must be currently active.

All submissions must be legal – any infringements of the law, including copyright law, by an applicant in relation to the award nomination, will result in disqualification.
All entries must be received by 11.59pm on April 15th. Any entries submitted after that time will be disregarded, unless agreed by the Awards Founder in exceptional circumstances.
Nominees will be shortlisted and announced on April 25th. The awards will be judged by a panel of respected, impartial individuals from within the Dating Industry. All affiliations will be declared by these judges prior to the shortlist process, and any panellists with affiliations to nominees will be excluded from voting, where relevant.
The winners will be announced at the European Dating Awards on May 12th 2016. To maintain the integrity of the awards, we hope all shortlisted individuals and organisations attend the Awards Ceremony.

The EUDA Team and judges’ decision is final.
The European Dating Awards reserve the right to publish excerpts, and showcase screen shots from entered websites in relation to the awards.
If an individual or organization is deemed ineligible, or disqualified from an award, the European Dating Awards will not refund the administration fees.

Specific Awards Rules –
Best Dating Marketing Campaign – By entering the Award, companies give the EUDA permission to display the advert on voting platforms and during the Awards Ceremony
Newcomer Awards - These awards are only open to companies and individuals who began their work in the Industry in, or after, April 2015.

Entry Fees and Deadlines

Entry to each Award is subject to an Entry Fee. This is standard practice in national-level Industry Awards. In addition to funding the administration and organization of the Awards, this fee includes a license to use the registered EUDA 2016 trademark on your website. All entry fees are subject to VAT. Please email admin@thedatingawards.com for a VAT receipt.

There are three tiers of fees, Earlybird (from December 1st to January 1st), Standard (from January 2nd to March 18th) and Last Minute (from March 19th to April 15th). Invoices are available by request to nominations@thedatingawards.com ».

Entry Fee (€)
Award Earlybird Standard Last Minute
Online Dating Brand of the Year 300 400 500
Dating App of the Year 200 250 300
Dating Expert of the Year 200 250 300
Dating Entrepreneur of the Year 150 200 250
Matchmaking Agency of the Year 240 300 360
Best New Dating App 150 200 250
Best Niche Dating Site of the Year 200 250 300
Best White Label Dating Site 200 250 300
Best New Individual 100 150 200
Innovation in the Dating Industry 240 300 360
Safer Dating 150 200 250
Best Dating Related Marketing Campaign 240 300 360
Best Customer Service 240 300 360

Dates

Entries open on December 1st 2015, and will close on April 15th 2016 at 11.59pm GMT.

The Early Bird entry window closes on January 1st. Standard entries run to March 18th, and Last Minute from March 19th to April 15th.

Finalists for each category will be announced via Twitter on April 25th 2016.

The Award Winners will be announced on May 12th, at the European Dating Awards 2016 at Rode Hoed in Amsterdam.

Fees & Trademark

Please submit payment (as detailed above) at the same time as your nomination form. Nominations will only be considered complete once both the form and payment have been received. All entry fees are subject to VAT. Please email admin@thedatingawards.com for a VAT receipt.

The Awards logo is a registered trademark. Included in the entry fee is the license to display the EUDA 2016 Awards logo on your website, as an entrant, finalist or winner.

EUDA 2016 will provide invoices on request so that these fees can be reclaimed as expenses.

Other information

ALL ENTRANTS will receive a customised ‘European Dating Awards 2016’ badge for display your website. This badge will be emailed to you together with confirmation of your nomination.

Finalists and Winners will also be sent customised badges.

The Awards logo is a registered trademark. Included in the administrative fee is the license to display the EUDA 2016 Awards logo on your website, as an entrant, finalist or winner.

For any queries related to Nominations, please contact nominations@thedatingawards.com »