FAQs

How long have the Awards been running?
Launched in 2008, this is the 11th year of the Channel Middle East Awards.

When are the Awards?
The Channel Middle East Awards will take place on Tuesday April 24th 2018.

Where are the Awards?
The Channel Middle East Awards will take place at a five star hotel in Dubai, UAE.

Key Dates

  • February 2017 – February 2018: Awards eligibility period
  • Nomination deadline March 8th 2018
  • Tuesday 24th April 2018: Winners announced at Channel Middle East Awards ceremony

Who can I nominate?
If the entry criteria is met for a particular category, you may nominate: your own company, a supplier, a business partner, or even a client. 3rd party nominations as well as self nominations are accepted.

How do I nominate my company?
All nominations are done through the website. You will just need to register via the “Nominations” tab, complete a written summary of up to 500 words outlining your entry, ensuring that the criteria for the category is answered and submit through the website. You may submit additional supporting documents in a single pdf which should not exceed 10mb and should be submitted online with your nomiantion.

How are the winners decided?
The winners are decided by an independent panel of expert judges from the industry. There are usually between 5-8 judges that are announced closer to the evening of the awards. The judges are sent all of the nomination submissions and supporting documents and review them separately from each other, before sending their results to the editor. The editor of Channel Middle East acts as the head of the judging panel and casts a deciding vote in the event of any tied results.

What is the programme for the evening?

19.30 – Registration and networking
20.00 – Ballroom doors open
20.15 – Starters served
20.30 – MC welcome
20.40 – First half awards commence
21.15 – Main course served
22.00 – Second half of awards
22.30 – Dessert served
23.00 – Event concludes

**please note that the above timings are approximate and subject to slight change on the night.

What is the dress code for the Awards?
The dress code is business attire/national dress. Evening formals are optional.

I have been shortlisted for an award, do I need to attend the event?
All nominees must ensure at least one member of the company is present to attend the awards.  Two complimentary seats will be given to each shortlisted company. Requests for additional seats can be made and should be done as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

For any other queries, please email cmeawards@itp.com

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