Rules for entry 2020

Rules for entry


  • The SCF Small Cell Awards 2020 are open to Small Cell Forum members and non-members, except Individual contribution to Small Cell Forum activities, which is open to Small Cell Forum members only.
  • All entries should relate to the commercial use of communications.

Submission of entries

  • Entries must be submitted via the online application form.
  • Each entry must include payment of £350 + VAT and must be paid at the time of submission. 
  • Entries must follow the word count guidance of 1,000 words. Over-long entries will be disqualified.
  • Entries may be submitted into multiple categories, but an entry fee is payable per category entered.
  • You may submit nominations on behalf of other organisations (vendors or operators) in the same way.

 Closing date for entries

  • Completed entries and full payment must be received by midnight GMT, Friday 13 March 2020. There will be no exception to this deadline.
  • If payment is not received by the deadline, the entry will not be passed to the judges.

 Multiple entries

  • There is no limit to the number of entries permitted from a single organisation. You can submit multiple entries to multiple categories. Each entry submitted is liable to a separate entry fee.

 Entry fees

  • All categories, per entry: £350 + VAT. The entry fee contributes to the cost of administering the Awards and staging the Awards Ceremony. 


  • Payment must be made at the time of submission via the online system using a credit card.  Most major cards are accepted. A payment is required for each entry made, it is not possible to bundle entries into one payment. 
  • For queries regarding payment, please contact or call +44 (0)1453 706649.
  • Entries will not be processed until full payment has been received.

 Additional supporting materials

  • Additional materials are very welcome but do not form part of the formal entry. All supporting evidence must be uploaded in a single zip folder of not more than 5Mb, clearly organised and labelled with your company and entry category. Please upload a separate zip file for each category you enter.
  • Please do not send supporting material via post.


  • Entries (and any supporting documents) must be submitted in English.

 Entry acknowledgement

  • Your entry will be acknowledged via email once payment has cleared. This is in addition to the automated email confirming online application submission.
  • If this does not arrive within three working days, it is your responsibility to contact us to confirm arrival of your entry.
  • Unless you have this confirmation from us, we cannot guarantee the arrival of your entry.

 Judging process

  • Entries will be judged by an independent judging panel on the basis of the information provided on the entry forms.
  • Details of the judging panel discussions will not be disclosed.
  • The decision of the judges is final.
  • At the judges’ discretion an entry may be transferred from one category to another if this is deemed more appropriate.

Shortlists and winners

  • Shortlists will be announced on 9 April.
  • Winners will NOT be notified prior to the presentation ceremony on the evening of Tuesday 12 May 2020.
  • Presentation of the Awards will take place at the Small Cells World Summit in London on 12 May 2020. Tickets for the Award Dinner must be purchased and are available to all. Entry to the awards does not secure a ticket for the Dinner. 


  • By submitting an entry to the SCF Small Cell Awards 2020, you authorise the Small Cell Forum to use the text associated with your entry for the purposes of promoting the Awards and in SCF Small Cell Awards 2020 presentations.
  • By attending the SCF Small Cell Award gala dinner, you authorise the Small Cell Forum to use any photography for the event in which you may appear, for the purposes of promoting the Awards and the Small Cell Forum. 


  • By submitting an entry for the SCF Small Cell Awards 2020 you agree to be bound by the SCF Small Cell Awards 2020 ‘Rules for entry’ and ‘Terms & Conditions’.


  • All entries will be treated as strictly confidential. Only details of the Award winners and shortlisted entries will be published.

Terms & Conditions

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  • ACCURACY: You hereby agree that the Small Cell Forum shall not be liable in any manner whatsoever for inaccuracy of information provided by you.
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR ENTRY: We will notify you by email to confirm receipt of your order once payment has cleared. If you do not receive a notification within three working days, it is your responsibility to contact us to confirm its arrival. Entries will not be processed until full payment has been received. Unless you have confirmation from us, we cannot guarantee the processing of your entry. The Small Cell Forum cannot be held responsible for any mis-direction of entries.
  • CANCELLATIONS: We do not provide refunds for any cancelled entries.
  • DISCRETION: The discretion of the judges is final in all matters.
  • TERMINATION: We may terminate the Agreement with or without cause at any time and effective immediately.
  • MODIFICATION OF TERMS: We reserve the right to change the Terms or policies and to notify you by posting an updated version of the Terms.
  • DATA PROTECTION: The personal information shown, and/or provided by you will be held on a database and used to keep you, or any additional names provided by you, up to date with the Awards administration and promotions. If you do not wish your details to be used for this purpose, please contact  If you wish to be added to our general mailing list for news and updates please sign up here.
  • PAYMENT: Entry fees must be paid before submissions are processed. Payment must be credit card at the time of award submission. 
  • SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Entries must be made online using the official entry form. Entries will not be accepted by any other means.

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