Our Awards Formula

The Don’t Panic collective has a cool, calm, and unique approach to creating a memorable awards programme. An awards night is a fantastic opportunity to create champions in your industry, raise awareness of your organisation, and increase your membership.

Whether we are working with you to revitalize an existing awards scheme or create a new competition from scratch, the process is tried and tested but never fixed. It keeps on improving.


Your Awards, Step-by-step

Initial Meeting

A no obligation kick-off conversation to identify your objectives and propose a financially viable solution.

Categories & Criteria

We become an investigative extension of your in-house team, the better to identify the correct number of categories, agree both the entry criteria and judging process.

Awards Identity

Our dedicated design studio works with you to develop a creative strategy, with concepts and themes that can be applied across all details of the event.

Award Website Development

Using our website template, we build a cost-effective and fully customised awards portal with a user-intuitive online entry process, revenue collection, judging, and scoring functionalities.

Robust Judging Process

Who will make up the judges panel? How many are needed? Will the judges confer face-to-face or remotely via pre-scoring? We help you make the right decision for your awards event and manage the whole process.

Promote Your Awards

Of course, an award event needs entries so we devise and implement a bespoke marketing and social media plan to ensure that your message is amplified at every touchpoint, both online and offline.


Sponsorship is a vital revenue stream for an awards event and we support you in identifying targets, make approaches and close those deals.

Ticket Sales and Guest Liaison

Our sales team will proactively campaign to maximise ticket sales and deal with all administration down to the dietary requirements of your guests.

Event Production

From audio, visual and lighting to staging and table plans, we take care of every detail of your awards show, be it auditorium-style with drinks and canapés or a lavish gala dinner.

Event Management

We invite ourselves to your awards event. We hope that you won’t mind! It is our way to reassure you, to remove all trace of stress so that you can concentrate on enjoying the awards and the networking opportunities.

Post-Event Reconciliation

The party is over. But not for the Don’t Panic collective. We provide a detailed event evaluation and manage the financials, paying you the profits at the conclusion of the project lifecycle.

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