In 2014 and 2015 I had the privilege of sitting on the judging panel for the UK’s largest search awards ceremony, the UK Search Awards, managed by Don’t Panic Projects.
From 2014 to 2016 I have been a judge at the European Search Awards and have also been confirmed as a judge for 2017.
The Search Awards celebrate the talent of both agencies and in-house teams who have engaged in search marketing campaigns throughout the year for the UK & Europe’s largest brands.
In 2016 I made the decision to remove myself from the UK Search Awards judging panel so that my in house SEO team at Debenhams could enter some awards categories (not allowed for judges). I did this so that my in house team had a shared goal to work towards that could be used to motivate and inspire them.
Having removed myself from the judging panel I entered Debenhams in 2016 for a number of SEO awards for the first time. In October we were delighted to hear that we had been shortlisted as finalists at the UK Search Awards in the following categories:
- Best in House SEO Team
- Best SEO Campaign
- Young Search Professional – Beki Hayler
Attending the UK Search Awards in November, I was delighted that my SEO team were recognised by winning the award for Best in House Team.
There are multiple awards up for grabs at the UK & European search awards including:
- Best use of search in retail / travel / finance / gaming / third sector
- Best SEO campaign
- Best PPC campaign
- Best agency
- UK search personality
- Grand Prix
How to enter
Entering the Search Awards has a small cost associated with it. Visit the relevant websites above to find out more information about submission deadlines and the latest entry requirements.