Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to enter?

Entries submitted and paid for on or before Friday, February 14, 2020, at 11:59 PM CDT:

  • Path to Purchase Institute Member: $499 per entry 
  • Path to Purchase Expo exhibitors: $499 per entry 
  • Non-Members: $599 per entry for all other entrants

Entries submitted between Friday, February 15, 2020, at 11:59 PM CDT and Friday February 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM CDT: 

  • Path to Purchase Institute Member: $599 per entry 
  • Path to Purchase Expo exhibitors: $599 per entry
  • Non-Members: $699 per entry

What is the deadline for submissions?

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM CDT on Friday, February 14, 2020. If you need additional time, an extension until 11:59 PM CDT on Friday, February 21, 2020 is available. Each entry received during this extension period requires an additional surcharge of $100 US.

What category does my program fit under?

You can review the Award Categories, Retail Channel and Activation Tactic page to view definitions and select what best fits your entry. If you’re still not sure, contact us. Entries may fit under multiple categories, channels or tactics, and you are allowed to enter the same program in multiple categories. Each submission is its own separate entry: separate entry materials and fees must accompany each submission.

Can I make changes to entries I have already submitted?  

Yes. Log in with the user ID and password you created. Click on "My Entries" in the upper right corner. From there you'll be able to see a full list of your submitted entries. Click the "edit" button next to the entry you wish to edit and make the necessary changes. You have until 11:59 PM CDT on Friday, February 21, 2020 to make changes to your entries. After 11:59 PM on Friday, February 21, 2020, no changes will be accepted.

How do I know if I'm a finalist?

All finalists will be notified by email in July 2020 following the first round of judging. Finalists will then compete in the second round of judging at the Path to Purchase Expo in the fall of 2020.

Do I have to set up my entry in the Design of the Times Gallery?

Only if you are a finalist. In order to be eligible for an award, all finalist entries must be set up in the Design of the Times Gallery on the show floor of the Path to Purchase Expo in November 2020. Final judging will take place in conjunction with the P2PX. 

When will I receive information about setting up my entry in the Design of the Times Gallery?

Entrant Kits containing information and instructions for shipping and setting up entries in the Gallery will be emailed in August to all finalists. Entrant Kits will be delivered to the contact listed on the entry’s Nomination Form. Only finalists will receive this information.

I can’t attend the Path to Purchase Expo. Can someone set up my entry for me?

Yes. If you or someone from your organization is not able to set up your display, you can hire labor to manage your setup. Labor order forms will be included in your Entrant Kit that will be sent to all finalists. Please contact Kelly Doering at [email protected] or visit our contact page for more information. Please note: we need detailed info about the person or company setting up/dismantling your display. We will require identification from all workers in the Gallery. Anyone attempting to remove anything from the Gallery who is not authorized will be detained.

If I'm a finalist, do I have to be present to win an award?

No. While we strongly recommend that you attend Path to Purchase Expo in order to gain the most exposure from your selection as a finalist, you’re not required to be present to win an award. However, your entry must be set up in the Gallery in order to be judged and, therefore, eligible to win an award.

How and when do I find out if I won?

We will announce the winners during a special event at the Path to Purchase Expo (P2PX) in November 2020. A Winner’s List will be posted to the Design of the Times (dot-awards.com) and Path to Purchase Institute (p2pi.org) websites shortly after the event.

When will I receive my trophy?

For each winning entry, one trophy will be delivered to the entry’s main contact approximately 6-8 weeks after the event. Additional trophies can be ordered for an additional fee by contacting Kelly VanLue at [email protected] 

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