To enter an award, every applicant must first signup for a free Award Alley account. If you have previously created an Award Alley account, you don't need to signup again, but you must login to your account to enter the awards.
To signup, click the "Sign Up" from the top menu and enter the required information. You must enter a valid email to signup. An email will be sent to you to activate your account.
Please make sure to check your email ‘spam’ folder, as some email software or providers may flag the email as spam. If you do not receive the email after several hours, please send us a note through the "Contact" menu above with your signup information.
Every award entry has its own guidelines. When you visit the page for a specific award, please read the award information and its guidelines completely.
How to submit an entry?
All award entries must be submitted through the Award Alley website. Any entry submitted through other media such as email will not be accepted.
Once you login or return to your Award Alley account, go to the www.awardalley.com/awards
page and click on the award that you want to apply.
On the page of your award entry, you will find the following tabs:
- Overview - the detailed information about the award
- Dates and Times - provides the full schedule of the award application
- Guidelines - describes the details of award application guidelines
- Applicant - information about the applicant
- Application Form - entry form for judging and rating
- Chat - communicate with us for any questions that you may have (the chat is not real-time)
You may save information that you have entered on the entry form at any time by clicking the "Save First" button on the form, and return to it at a later time to continue.
Please make sure that you fully review the entire application before submitting it. Once submitted, you will no longer be able to change any of the information.
Award Alley is not responsible for any incomplete entries.
Multiple Entries per Award
Users may submit more than one entry for awards that accept multiple entries. Please read the entry guidelines carefully as each award guideline varies.
For single entry or multiple entries, you may work on the application and save them as draft until you are ready to submit.
Award Entry Fees
For award entry that requires an entry fee, you will be prompted to make an online payment when you are ready to submit the entry. Once the payment is successfully processed, your award entry will be submitted. Cash or check is not accepted.
For multiple entries, each award submission will be prompted for payment and processed individually.
Award entry fee is not refundable once the payment is made and the award entry is submitted. Award Alley is not responsible for any incomplete or disqualified entries.
How do you know your entry has been submitted successfully?
You will receive an email notification after you have submitted your entry. Be sure to check your email 'spam' folder as some email software or providers may flag the email as 'spam'.
You will also be able to check the status of your award entries from time to time through "My Award Applications" under the menu of your account name.
How do you know the result of your entry?
Once an award has been finalized, you will be informed through email about the result.
You will be able to check the status of your award entries from time to time through "My Award Applications" under the menu of your account name.
However, different award organizers may have different process of informing their award recipients.