How much does it cost to enter the awards?

A: There is no charge for submitting your work into the ICA Compliance Awards Europe 2024.

How long is the entry form?

A: There are 4main criteria sections, each carrying a maximum word count of 400 words. There is an upload opportunity to submit supporting evidence. Evidence must be clearly referenced from your entry form and should be compiled into a single PDF containing any relevant documentation or imagery.       

What is the eligibility period for an entry?

A: Project based entries are required to be currently active or if completed, to have been completed within the past 18 months. People nominated for specific awards should either be in post or should have left their post no longer than 18 months prior. Equally evidence for any submitted entries should be current or relevant to the past 18 months. Entries previously submitted in the ICA Compliance Awards Europe 2024 should have a significant update, change of circumstance or result.  

Why can’t I enter myself for some categories? 

A: To maintain the credibility and standard of the awards, ICA have decided this year that for individual categories a nominator must submit the entry. We encourage individuals who would like to put themselves forwards to find an internal or external champion who can endorse their achievements over the past 12-18 months. For categories where we are asking for Suppliers to enter in partnership with a Client, ICA wishes to celebrate the collaborative efforts of suppliers working with businesses to drive advancement in compliance.   

Who will read my entry and is it confidential?

A: All entries submitted to the ICA Compliance Awards Europe 2024 will be read by our appointed judges, ICA staff, and internal awards administrative teams. If you have specific requirements with regards to confidentiality, please contact our team to discuss if it is possible that arrangements can be made for you. ICA would like to share best practice with our community and part of the agreement you enter in to with ICA is to share your projects, people, and organisations on our ICA platform. However, you are welcome to opt out of this. For further clarification please contact our team.  

Do I have to attend the awards ceremony if I enter or am short-listed?

A: No, there is no mandatory attendance at the awards ceremony in June as a result of a successful entry. The ICA Compliance Awards Europe 2024 team would encourage you to celebrate your success and be part of the event. Please contact the team to discuss this further.

Can I withdraw my submission?

Yes at any time, just get in touch with our team.

When will I hear about my submission?

The shortlist will be announced on 8 April 2024. Winners will be announced in the ceremony taking place on 27 June 2024, For attendance queries please contact the team.  

When will I receive feedback on my entry?

A: We cannot release any feedback before the awards ceremony has passed to ensure we have 100% of our results without prejudicing the result or informing the winners before this date. Post event, we will provide feedback on submissions on request only basis. Please contact Awards Support for more information.  

How much does it cost to sponsor an award?

A: Please contact  our sponsorship team for more information. 

If I’m shortlisted, what support will I be given to help me promote this to my colleagues and network?

If you enter and are successful in the judging process to be shortlisted, you will automatically receive a finalist logo for your website and email signatures.

If I win, what marketing assets will be provided to help me celebrate this with my network?

If you are awarded as the Winner or Highly Commended for your category, you will go on to receive a Winner Success Pack that will include:

  • Finalist certificate
  • Press release template
  • On-stage photo of you and your team receiving the award
  • Updated banner / email signature
  • Winners video (up to 1 month after the event)
  • Announced in the Awards Winners Showcase to be published in the ICA digital InCompliance Magazine in the Autumn of 2024
Can you define further what is meant by "We welcome entries recognising individuals working for businesses operating within Europe"?

A huge part of being involved in an awards programme, is celebrating your success with your peers on the night – if you are shortlisted.  

Whilst we won’t reject entries from around the world, we recommend that it makes the most sense for businesses that have some team or colleagues working within the UK or Europe who can represent your organisation on the night. 
We would like to expand our awards programme in the future and if you would like to propose an awards programme for your geography – please email 

Can you explain what is meant by "supporting materials", can you share some examples? 

Supporting evidence is not mandatory but is a great way to support your written submission. You can include graphs, charts, testimonials, images and video content. You can upload one file but it can be multiple pages. Please ensure you reference the material in the criteria sections to ensure judges can easily match up the evidence to the criteria it’s linked to. 

I'm trying to upload my supporting evidence but the system won't let me. 

The system supports Word, PDF and Powerpoint. Please check the file type and ensure Word documents are doc or docx. Powerpoint files can be ppt or pptx. 

You can check and change your file type by going to file > save  > underneath the file name there is a drop down menu, click this to ensure you are saving the file as one of the above options.  

What is meant by "Project title"?

This should be the name of your project or initiative, team or service or person you are nominating. If successfully shortlisted then the project title will appear above your organisation name. 

Why do I need to include a photo in my submission?

If you are successful in being shortlisted then the image you provide will be shown at the awards ceremony on 27th June. This can be of the team involved or a photo representing the work you have been doing. If you are nominating a person, then please upload a picture of the person.  

If you are unable to add an image at the entry stage, then please upload a logo or any other image and you will have the opportunity to change it if you are shortlisted. 

I have submitted an entry but have not received a confirmation email

Your firewall may be preventing the email from coming through. Please check your junk mail first. If you still haven’t received the confirmation then please log onto the entry platform and if your entry is showing as submitted then we have received it.