GWA 2020: Terms and Conditions

The following are the terms and conditions of entry to the 2020 IPRA GWA. By submitting entries to the competition you assent that you have read and agree to abide by these terms and conditions and the additional guidelines in the FAQ.

A. Timing and deadlines

Entries open Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Entries close Monday 11 May 2020.

An entry received after 11 May 2020 is ineligible.

If your Entry is selected as a Finalist, you will be contacted in May.

B. Entry Fees

The fee is £370 per entry. There is a discount for an early entry and a penalty for a late entry.

Early (Tuesday 25 February – Monday 23 March 2020) £340

Normal (Tuesday 24 March –  Monday 20 April 2020) £370

Late (Tuesday 21 April –  Monday 11 May 2020) £400

No refunds are possible for withdrawn entries. All fees must be paid at the time of Entry via credit card. You will receive an invoice by email. Unpaid entries will not be judged.


{For multiple entries above £500 in total, payment may be made by electronic transfer to IPRA’s bank account. Contact the IPRA Secretariat first [email protected], pay within 7 days of doing your Entry, and send [email protected] a copy of the bank transfer confirmation so we can trace your bank payment. Entries with untraceable bank payments will not be judged.}

C. Point of contact

Every entrant must have a designated point of contact: a single person with whom we communicate about the Entry plus an alternate back-up email. We will send email to the point of contact. Your organization’s point of contact agrees to:

a) Whitelist (ensure it does not go to spam) the email address [email protected]

b) Read all email promptly and respond as required.

D. Entry

Make your Entry to IPRA online at www.ipra.org  

E. Round 1 entry summary

Maximum length: 1800 words.

Language: English.

The Round 1 entry summary has 6 parts known as the Criteria

  • Overview (100 words)

  • Problem or Opportunity (200 words)

  • Research (300 words)

  • Planning (400 words)

  • Execution (400 words)

  • Outcomes (400 words)

See the FAQ for a description of each Criteria.

F. Category

Each entrant chooses a GWA Category or Categories. IPRA has created an online Keywords GWA Category generator to help you select the best Categories for your Entry. There is no limit: entries can be put into as many Categories as you believe appropriate. This increases your chances of winning. Each Entry attracts a unique entry fee. Judges reserve the right to change the Category if they believe the new Category is more suited to the Entry. In the event of a dispute as to the Category, the decision of the IPRA staff and GWA Judges will prevail.

G. Supporting media

If your entry is selected as a Finalist you will be notified in May and asked to supply Round 2 supporting media. Language: English. See the FAQ for details. No supporting media will be returned.

H. Awards

The Judges' selection of Winners in each Category will be announced after the judging in July. The Grand Prix and the Global Contribution Award will not be revealed until the Gala. A custom-designed GWA Trophy will be presented to all winners at the Gala.

I. Publication of winning entries

The Illustrated PDF (from the Round 2 supporting media) of each GWA winning entry will be published on the IPRA website after the Gala. This is our way of giving you additional free exposure. Entrants must not include any confidential or non-public information in their Entry.

Failure to comply with these Terms & Conditions and the additional guidelines of the FAQ will make your Entry ineligible.

Good luck!


More information

If you have any questions please email the IPRA secretariat [email protected]

The office is open Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 17.00 GMT.