Beauty Awards FAQs

We’ve pulled together some of the most popular questions we receive. The FAQs below should help point you in the right direction. If there is anything additional you would like to ask please email hello@cewuk.co.uk and one of the team will come back to you.

We are planning for a return to a face to face demonstration event for 2022, should restrictions to face to face events be imposed we reserve the right to move to a virtual/alternative product demonstration and will advise all brands entering the awards in 2022 as soon as we have an indication that we need to make any changes to our format.

UPDATE: IF YOU ARE ENCOUNTERING ANY PROBLEMS WITH THE WEBSITE ENTRY FORM YOU MAY ALSO ENTER BY USING THIS GOOGLE FORM – WE WILL JUST NEED TO TAKE PAYMENT FROM YOU OVER THE PHONE. THIS FORM MUST BE FILLED IN FOR EACH ENTRY. CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE

 

ABOUT THE AWARDS

WHAT ARE THE CEW BEAUTY AWARDS?
Known as the “Oscars of the Beauty Industry”, the CEW Beauty Awards was first launched in 2006 to recognise outstanding product innovation and creativity. Voted for by over 1,000 CEW members in the UK – industry professionals and experts in the field of beauty – the CEW Beauty Awards are recognised as one of the most coveted awards in the industry.
The CEW Responsible Beauty Award recognises a beauty product or product line that has most significantly moved towards the goal of improved sustainability. The Award aims to encourage steps towards greater sustainability within the beauty industry. Eligible beauty products or product lines must have been introduced within the past 2 years, and be currently available at retail in the UK. Entries for this award will open in early 2022 and we will be adding additional categories under this umbrella for 2022.
Entering the CEW Beauty Awards gives you the chance to raise the profile of your brand, and have your product recognised as a Beauty Insiders’ top pick for the year. Due to our independent status, the Awards receive extensive media coverage across multiple channels, from television and radio to top consumer and trade titles. Our CEW Beauty Awards Product Demonstration Event and Winners Announcement Lunch are two of the most highly anticipated events in the Beauty Industry calendar. Don’t miss your opportunity to showcase your product in front of top beauty professionals, retailers and media, and win a coveted CEW Beauty Award.
Only current CEW members in the UK are entitled to vote for the winners in each category. Sponsors and guests at any Beauty Awards event will not be entitled to vote unless they are also a member. Should you wish to become a member please click here or contact the CEW team for assistance hello@cewuk.co.uk

ENTERING THE AWARDS

All product entries are processed online. To enter your product or brand into the CEW Beauty Awards, please click here.
The entry fee per product/brand is dependent on when you submit your entry and whether you require an invoice. Fees for entries requiring an invoice include an administration charge and all invoices must be paid before the demonstration event on 29th March. Entries on or before Monday 31st January 2022 £140 +VAT online payment, £180 +VAT if invoice required Entries on or after Tuesday 1st February 2022 £165 +VAT online payment, £205 +VAT if invoice required ENTRIES CLOSE ON MONDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2022
For a list of products not accepted for entry into the CEW Beauty Awards, please visit https://cewuk.co.uk/awards/awards/beauty-awards/criteria/. If you are still unsure as to whether your product will be accepted please do contact the office on 020 7940 2900 or email us at hello@cewuk.co.uk and one of the team will come back to you.
For a full list of category descriptions, please visit https://cewuk.co.uk/awards/awards/beauty-awards/all-categories/. If you are still unsure as to which category to enter your product into, please do contact the office on 020 7940 2900 or email us at hello@cewuk.co.uk and one of the team will come back to you.
If you have entered a brand category, you should showcase the three hero products that best represent your brand. Please note that any product supplied to CEW as samples for judging, must be demonstrated at the Product Demonstration Event.
Yes. If your product fulfils the criteria for more than one category you are able to enter it more than once.
If you have entered a product into the CEW Beauty Awards, you are required to supply the following product, no exceptions: 100 retail sized samples to our fulfilment house (delivery details TBC) per product entered. By entering you are agreeing that OUR fulfilment partner can contact you to arrange this. The delivery date for 2022 is likely to be by early March. If you become a finalist of the CEW Beauty Awards you are required to supply the following product, no exceptions: 2 retail sized samples to CEW for photography and promotional purposes per product entered.
If you have entered a brand into the CEW Beauty Awards, you are required to supply the following product, no exceptions: 100 retail sized samples in total to our fulfilment house (delivery details TBC) per brand entered. By entering you are agreeing that our fulfilment partner can contact you to arrange these. The delivery date for 2022 is likely to be by early March. If you become a finalist of the CEW Beauty Awards you are required to supply the following product, no exceptions: 2 retail sized samples of 3 different hero products to CEW for photography and promotional purposes per brand entered
We will be providing a digital resource for entries in 2022 and therefore require an image for each entered product. All images must be high resolution and in .jpeg or .png format. This image will be used throughout the awards process so the quality is paramount. Please send this image, clearly labelled by brand and category entered to hello@cewuk.co.uk.
You must provide your product image during the entry process. If you do not have a product image, you can save incomplete entry forms until you are able to obtain one. Entry forms will not be considered complete without a product image.
We would recommend using a group product shot for brand entries.
The CEW team will contact you once your entry has been processed to arrange this. Please do not send any products to the office at this time.
Should you wish to withdraw your entry, we are able to provide a full refund if notified prior to the final entry date of 28 February 2022. Should you withdraw your entry after the final entry date, we are unfortunately unable to refund your entry fee.

PRODUCT DEMONSTRATION EVENING

The Product Demonstration Event is a compulsory event for all products and brands entered into the CEW Beauty Awards, and provides a unique opportunity for you to showcase your latest and most innovative product offerings for the year in front of CEW members. These industry professionals and experts will be voting for the Beauty Awards winners so this is your chance to make an impression.
The 2022 Product Demonstration Evening will be held on 29th March 2022 at a central London exhibition venue (tbc). Should restrictions be reimposed we will advise all entering brands of the alternative arrangements as soon as these become necessary. (Let's hope not!)
Only CEW members, sponsors and guests with valid tickets are entitled to attend this event. The CEW members vote for the winners in each category – sponsors and their guests are not eligible to vote unless they are CEW members.
If you are demonstrating at the Product Demonstration Event, you do not require a ticket to do so but you must be registered in advance for security reasons. Should you wish to receive the selection of products for testing at the end of the event and to then vote in the awards, you must be a valid CEW member and have purchased a ticket for the event. Demonstrators without a ticket will not be eligible to participate in the event activities nor receive the selection of products for sampling and voting at the end of the event.
Unfortunately, only members attending the Product Demonstration Event in person will be entitled to receive products at the end of the night. However, we are able to refund the cost of your ticket if you inform us that you are no longer able to attend 7 working days prior to the date of the event.
Only CEW members, VIPs and sponsors with a valid Product Demonstration Evening ticket will be eligible to receive products for testing at the end of the event. Demonstrators will not be entitled to receive product selection for testing unless they hold a valid ticket for the event.
All brands and products entered into the CEW Beauty Awards are required to demonstrate at the Product Demonstration Event. This is your opportunity to showcase your product/brand in front of top industry executives, and those who will be voting on the awards.
One demonstrator is required per product/brand entered and stands must be manned at all times. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions, we do not allow more than one demonstrator per entry. Please note if you have entered more than one product, you will require more than one demonstrator as stands are not organised by brand.
No, your demonstrator does not need to be a CEW member. We strongly recommend that the person you select has an in-depth knowledge of the product they will be demonstrating, and feels comfortable answering questions and showcasing this to event attendees.
As a demonstrator, you are entitled to purchase a ticket for the Product Demonstration Evening and receive the products for testing if you are a valid CEW member. However as your stand must be manned at all times throughout the evening, this will only entitle you to collect products at the end of the event - you will not be able to view other stands or participate in the Activation Area activities.
You should bring enough retail sized product to create a display and demonstrate to event attendees on the day. Remember, your entry is judged on every aspect from packaging to product benefits. However samples may not be given out to attendees to take away.
Supporting collateral and props may be displayed to support your product entry. This is your chance to showcase your product/brand in front of top industry professionals, so be creative! Generally, we advise against handing out printed collateral, but should you wish to bring leaflets, these must be A5 or smaller and relate specifically to the product entered. Product catalogues and look books are not permitted. Should you wish to follow up with our members after the event, we would recommend collecting business cards/contact information on the day. We do not permit freestanding display units, pop-ups, or posters larger than A4. Video presentations, multi-media or any other technological displays are also not permitted. No exceptions. Please do not distribute any product samples or bags. CEW will allocate guests with one official product bag per person as they depart. If you are still unsure of whether your display or promotional materials qualify or not, please do contact us on 020 7940 2900 or at hello@cewuk.co.uk

VOTING

Voting will open shortly after the Product Demonstration Evening in late March and will close at the end of May. We have extended the testing period for 2022 and would recommend that if you feel unable to test all of the products that you receive that you share these and gather feedback from colleagues etc
Only current CEW members are entitled to vote for the winners in each category. Sponsors and guests at any Beauty Awards event will not be entitled to vote unless they are also a member. Should you wish to become a member please click here.
If you purchased a ticket for and attended the Product Demonstration Evening, then you are required to vote for one product in every category of the CEW Beauty Awards.
Yes. In order to submit your votes, you must vote for one product in every category.
The Finalists will be announced in June 2022.
The vote is submitted via an independent secure third party platform and winners of the CEW Beauty Awards are independently verified by EY and supplied back to CEW in a password secured spreadsheet with restricted access.

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT LUNCH

The Winners Announcement Lunch is an industry event hosted in central London where the finalists of each category discover which product has been chosen as the top pick for the year.
The Winners Announcement Lunch will be held in early July 2022
The Winners Announcement Lunch is attended by the Beauty Awards finalists, CEW members, sponsors and their guests. Be the first to find out the Beauty Insiders’ top picks for the year at this much-loved event.
As a requirement of entry, if your product or brand is a finalist in the CEW Beauty Awards, you must have a representative present at the Winners Announcement Lunch should you be required to accept an award on stage. No exceptions can be made in this regard.

AFTER THE AWARDS

If your product has won a CEW Beauty Award or been shortlisted as a finalist, then you are entitled to use the CEW winners or finalist seal. This is available as stickers for use on product packaging, or as a digital file for use online or in print. Suggested areas for use include product packaging, online, show cards, window displays, print advertising, press releases, consumer communications (online or print). There is no charge for the use of this seal.
We would recommend getting any additional seals you require from our supplier: Sarah Day Epic Creative Print Epic House, Alington Avenue Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1EX Tel: 01305 266055 sarah.day@epicteam.co.uk
All available post-promotional activities are set out in your winner’s pack. If you require further information about any of these, please contact the office on 020 7940 2900 or via email at hello@cewuk.co.uk If you are a finalist brand and wish to take part in our finalist post-promotional activity, please contact the office on 020 7940 2900 or via email at hello@cewuk.co.uk