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Join the MENA Agency & MENA Search Awards at Asia Asia in Dubai on September 22nd from 6pm - 8pm for an exclusive drinks, canapés and networking event!

RSVP by September 17th with dietary requirements to beth.sedgwick@dontpanicprojects.com

Help & FAQs


How do I enter?

To submit an entry, please download the entry form, complete and upload (as a word or PDF document) when prompted via the online entry portal.

Who can enter?

Agencies, brands, search engines, technology providers and all other businesses and brands that contribute to the search industry are all welcome to apply.

Who is judging the awards?

The awards are judged by an esteemed panel of industry leaders and experts, the judging is a rigorous two-stage process including pre-scoring to determine shortlists and a judging meeting where entries are discussed and evaluated in detail to decide the winning entries.

When is the entry deadline?

The final deadline for entries is Thursday, October 7, 2021.

Is there a file upload limit?

All files must not exceed 2MB each. You can upload up to three supporting documents, along with your entry form.

What supporting materials can I provide?

Supporting materials can be provided in Word, PDF or JPEG formats. Zip Files and videos cannot be accepted. If you wish to use video evidence as supporting material, please include a link to the file online in your entry form under ‘supporting documents’.

Is there a word limit?

All entries must not exceed 1000 words. The word count does not include the company information at the start of the form or the questions already within the form.

Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?

No – you can submit an unlimited amount of entries in multiple categories. We even offer discounts for multiple entries. Please get in touch to find out more about multiple entry discounts on awards@dontpanicprojects.com.

How much does it cost to enter?

All entries (made before 23:59 on Thursday, September 23, 2021) will be charged an early bird administration fee of $260 (+ VAT if applicable) per entry which must be paid when submitting your entry or entries. Entries submitted after the early bird close will be charged the standard administration fee of $330 (+ VAT if applicable), with the deadline for submissions being Thursday, October 7, 2021.

When and where will the winners be announced?

The MENA Search Awards will be presented on Thursday, November 25, 2021. An announcement will be made soon if the event will be a live ceremony in Dubai or if the winners will be announced via a virtual ceremony.

Need advice?

If you need further advice, please contact awards@dontpanicprojects.com or call +44 (0)1706 828 855 and one of the team will be able to help with your enquiry.