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BEAUTY AWARDS FAQS

We've pulled together some of the most popular questions we receive.  The FAQs below should help point you in the right direction.


  • About the Awards

    1. What are the CEW Beauty Awards?

      Known as the “Oscars of the Beauty Industry”, the CEW Beauty Awards was first launched in 2006 to recognise outstanding product innovation and creativity. Voted on by over 1,000 CEW members in the UK – industry professionals and experts in the field of beauty – the CEW Beauty Awards are recognised as one of the most coveted awards in the industry.

    2. What is the CEW Responsible Beauty Award?

      The CEW Responsible Beauty Award recognises a beauty product or product line that has most significantly moved towards the goal of improved sustainability. The Award aims to encourage steps towards greater sustainability within the beauty industry. Eligible beauty products or product lines must have been introduced within the past 2 years, and be currently available at retail in the UK.

    3. Why should I enter the awards?

      Be a part of the multi-million pound campaign that surrounds the CEW Beauty Awards every year!

      Entering the CEW Beauty Awards gives you the chance to raise the profile of your brand, and have your product recognised as a Beauty Insiders’ top pick for the year. Due to our independent status, the Awards receive extensive media coverage across multiple channels, from television and radio to top consumer and trade titles.

      Our CEW Beauty Awards Product Demonstration Evening and Winners’ Announcement Lunch are two of the most highly anticipated events in the Beauty Industry calendar. Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase your product in front of top beauty professionals, retailers and media, and win a coveted CEW Beauty Award.

    4. Who votes on the awards?

      Only current CEW members in the UK are entitled to vote for the winners in each category. Sponsors and guests at any Beauty Awards event will not be entitled to vote unless they are also a member. Should you wish to become a member please click here.

  • Entering the Awards

    1. How do I enter the awards?

      All product entries are processed online. To enter your product or brand into the CEW Beauty Awards, please click here.

    2. What is the product entry fee?

      The entry fee per product/brand is dependent on when you submit your entry and whether you require an invoice. Fees for entries requiring an invoice include an administration charge.

      Entries on or before Sunday 27th October 2018
      £140 +VAT online, £180 +VAT invoice
      Entries on or after Monday 29th October 2018
      £165 +VAT online, £205 +VAT invoice

    3. Is my product eligible for entry into the Beauty Awards?

      For a list of products not accepted for entry into the CEW Beauty Awards, please click here. If you are still unsure as to whether your product will be accepted please do contact the office on 020 7940 2900.

    4. Which category should I enter my product into?

      For a full list of category descriptions, please click here. If you are still unsure as to which category to enter your product into, please do contact the office on 020 7940 2900.

    5. If I am entering a brand category, how many products can I showcase?

      If you have entered a brand category, you should showcase the three hero products that best represent your brand. Please note that any product supplied to CEW as samples for judging, must be demonstrated at the Product Demonstration Evening.

    6. Can I enter the same product into different categories?

      Yes. If your product fulfils the criteria for more than one category you are able to enter it more than once.

    7. What are the product requirements for the awards?

      If you have entered a product into the CEW Beauty Awards, you are required to supply the following product, no exceptions:

      2 retail sized samples to CEW for photography and promotional purposes per product entered

      150 retail sized samples to our fulfilment house (delivery details TBC) per product entered

    8. What are the product requirements if I am entering a brand category?

      If you have entered a brand into the CEW Beauty Awards, you are required to supply the following product, no exceptions:

      2 retail sized samples of 3 different hero products to CEW for photography and promotional purposes per brand entered

      150 retail sized samples in total to our fulfilment house (delivery details TBC) per brand entered

    9. What format does the product image need to be uploaded in?

      All images must be high resolution and in .jpeg format. This image will be used throughout the awards process so the quality is paramount.

    10. What if I don’t have a product image to upload?

      You must upload your product image during the entry process. If you do not have a product image, you can save incomplete entry forms until you are able to obtain one. Entry forms will not be considered complete without a product image.

    11. What image should I use for a brand entry?

      We would recommend using a group product shot for brand entries.

    12. Where should I send my product?

      2 retail sized samples should be sent as soon as possible to:

      Eleanor Morton-Hooper
      CEW
      Rankin House
      139-143 Bermondsey Street
      London SE1 3UW

      Your 150 retail sized samples should be sent to our fulfilment house – details TBC.

    13. What happens if I want to withdraw my entry?

      Should you wish to withdraw your entry, we are able to provide a full refund if notified prior to the final entry date of 7th December 2018. Should you withdraw your entry after the final entry date, we are unfortunately unable to refund your entry fee.

  • Product Demonstration Evening

    1. What is the Product Demonstration Evening?

      The Product Demonstration Evening is a compulsory event for all products and brands entered into the CEW Beauty Awards, and provides a unique opportunity for you to showcase your latest and most innovative product offerings for the year in front of CEW members. These industry professionals and experts will be voting for the Beauty Awards winners so this is your chance to make an impression.

    2. When and where will this be?

      The 2019 Product Demonstration Evening will be held on Tuesday 19th February 2019 at Olympia Central. For information on how to get to Olympia, please visit www.olympia.co.uk/visiting/getting-here/train-tube

    3. Who attends the event?

      Only CEW members, sponsors and guests with valid tickets are entitled to attend this event. The CEW members vote for the winners in each category – sponsors and their guests are not eligible to vote unless they are CEW members.

    4. I am demonstrating at the event – do I need to purchase a ticket?

      If you are demonstrating at the Product Demonstration Evening, you do not require a ticket to do so but you must be registered in advance. Should you wish to receive a goody bag at the end of the evening, you must be a valid CEW member and have purchased a ticket for the event. Demonstrators without a ticket will not be eligible to participate in the event activities nor receive a product goody bag at the end of the evening.

    5. I have a ticket and am no longer able to attend. Am I still entitled to a goody bag?

      Unfortunately, only members attending the Product Demonstration Evening in person will be entitled to collect a goody bag at the end of the night. However we are able to refund the cost of your ticket if you inform us that you are no longer able to attend 10 working days prior to the date of the event.

    6. Who is eligible to receive a product goody bag?

      Only CEW members, VIPs and sponsors with a valid Product Demonstration Evening ticket will be eligible to receive a product goody bag at the end of the event. Demonstrators will not be entitled to receive a product goody bag unless they hold a valid ticket for the event.

    7. Is demonstrating compulsory?

      All brands and products entered into the CEW Beauty Awards are required to demonstrate at the Product Demonstration Evening. This is your opportunity to showcase your product/brand in front of top industry executives, and those who will be voting on the awards.

    8. How many demonstrators do I need?

      One demonstrator is required per product/brand entered and stands must be manned at all times. Unfortunately due to space restrictions, we do not allow more than one demonstrator per entry. Please note if you have entered more than one product, you will require more than one demonstrator as stands are not organised by brand.

    9. Do demonstrators need to be a CEW member?

      No, your demonstrator does not need to be a CEW member. Demonstrators can be male or female but we strongly recommend that the person you select has an in depth knowledge of the product they will be demonstrating, and feels comfortable answering questions and showcasing this to event attendees.

    10. I am a demonstrator; can I also attend the event as a guest?

      As a demonstrator, you are entitled to purchase a ticket for the Product Demonstration Evening and receive a goody bag if you are a valid CEW member. However as your stand must be manned at all times throughout the evening, this will only entitle you to collect a product goody bag at the end of the event - you will not be able to view other stands or participate in the Relaxation Area activities.

    11. Do I have to bring product samples on the day?

      You should bring enough retail sized product to create a display and demonstrate to event attendees on the day. Remember, your entry is judged on every aspect from packaging to product benefits. However samples may not be given out to attendees to take away.

    12. Can I bring promotional materials with me on the day?

      Supporting collateral and props may be displayed to support your product entry. This is your chance to showcase your product/brand in front of top industry professionals, so be creative!

      Generally we advise against handing out printed collateral, but should you wish to bring leaflets, these must be A5 or smaller and relate specifically to the product entered. Product catalogues and look books are not permitted. Should you wish to follow up with our members after the event, we would recommend collecting business cards/contact information on the day.

      We do not permit freestanding display units, pop ups, or posters larger than A4. Video presentations, multi-media or any other technological displays are also not permitted. No exceptions. Please do not distribute any product samples or bags. CEW will allocate guests with one official product bag per person as they depart.

      If you are still unsure of whether your display or promotional materials qualify or not, please do contact us on 020 7940 2900.

  • Voting

    1. When will the voting open and close?

      Voting opens on Wednesday 20th February 2019 and will close at 5pm on Tuesday 12th March 2019.

    2. Who is eligible to vote?

      Only current CEW members are entitled to vote for the winners in each category. Sponsors and guests at any Beauty Awards event will not be entitled to vote unless they are also a member. Should you wish to become a member please click here.

    3. Do I have to vote?

      If you purchased a ticket for and attended the Product Demonstration Evening, then you are required to vote for one product in every category of the CEW Beauty Awards.

    4. Do I have to vote on every category?

      Yes. In order to submit your votes, you must vote for one product in every category.

    5. When will the Finalists be announced?

      The Finalists will be announced the week commencing 18th March 2019.

    6. Who verifies the vote?

      The vote and winners of the CEW Beauty Awards are independently verified by EY.

  • Winners’ Announcement Lunch

    1. What is the Winners’ Announcement Lunch?

      The Winners’ Announcement Lunch is a glamorous event where the finalists of each category discover which product has been chosen as the top pick for the year.

    2. When and where will this be?

      The Winners’ Announcement Lunch will be held at the Hilton Park Lane on Friday 26th April 2019.

    3. Who attends the Winners’ Announcement Lunch?

      The Winners’ Announcement Lunch is attended by the Beauty Awards finalists, CEW members, sponsors and their guests. Be the first to find out the Beauty Insiders’ top picks for the year at this glamorous event.

    4. Do I have to attend this?

      As a requirement of entry, if your product or brand is a finalist in the CEW Beauty Awards, you must have a representative present at the Winners’ Announcement Lunch should you be required to accept an award on stage. No exceptions.

  • After the Awards

    1. If I am a finalist or winner, where can I use the CEW seal?

      If your product has won a CEW Beauty Award or been shortlisted as a finalist, then you are entitled to use the CEW winners or finalist seal. This is available as stickers for use on product packaging, or as a digital file for use online or in print.

      Suggested areas for use include: product packaging, online, show cards, window displays, print advertising, press releases, consumer communications (online or print).

    2. Where can I purchase seals from?

      We would recommend getting any additional seals you require from our supplier:
      Sarah Day
      Epic Creative Print
      Epic House, Alington Avenue
      Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EX

      Tel: 01305 266055
      sarah.day@epicteam.co.uk

    3. What post-promotional activity is available and how can I get involved?

      All available post-promotional activities are set out in your winner’s pack. If you require further information about any of these, please contact the office on 020 7940 2900.

      If you are a finalist brand and wish to take part in our finalist post-promotional activity, please contact the office on 020 7940 2900.