Entry information

We want to see as many businesses, and as many people with diverse skills and backgrounds represented on the shortlist. For us to achieve this, we need you to enter and champion those within your businesses.

For the purpose of these awards, an independent publisher is one with an annual publishing turnover that is less than £10m.

Entry eligibility period – 1 August 2022 to 31 July 2023

What you need to enter:

You will be asked to detail your success in 500 words, please ensure that you address each individual category criteria point in this supporting statement as this is what the judges will be scoring against.

You will have the chance to upload three supporting documents, which can include full editions where space permits (max 40MB per document). If you are providing links to information behind a data or pay wall, please make sure to include login details for our judges. It goes without saying, but make sure your supporting documents best showcase the story you are trying to tell with your entry.

Important note: When completing the section on your results, financial or otherwise, please make sure to give context by comparing to previous years, your business plan, or the rest of the market. Any results given without context are very hard to judge and may weaken the entry.

All information submitted will remain confidential and will only be used for the purpose of judging.

Where appropriate, the judges may award both b2b and b2c winners in some categories.

How to enter:

  • Click to expand each award category to view the criteria

  • Use the tick boxes to the right of the category name to select the categories you would like to enter, then select 'PROCESS'

  • Complete your entry via the online form and upload your supporting documents

  • You will only be charged for an entry once it is completed – it is free to create an account and look at the entry forms

  • The five entries for the price of three will automatically be applied before payment. For any other discounts, you will need to enter the relevant discount code at checkout

PPA Members receive 50% off their entries with the code: PPAMEMBER23

Extended entry deadline: Thursday 14 September