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My project is not directly linked to the CAP. Can I still apply?

While your project might not be explicitly linked to the CAP as such, it must communicate on at least one aspect of the CAP’s policy areas. For more information on the policy areas of the CAP, please see http://europa.eu/pol/agr/index_en.htm.

How can I find out if my project is eligible?

Please see the Communication Awards eligibility criteria. If in doubt, please contact the Helpdesk.

My project was a small/local/limited budget project. Will I be given the same chance to win?

Yes, size does not matter! Projects can be small or large in size and budget. All applications will be assessed against the evaluation criteria, not against their size.

What if my project targets both stakeholders and the general public?

You can choose any category or the category that seems most relevant to your project. The selection process has been designed in such a way that the jury can shift your application to another category if this is deemed more appropriate.

When should I choose “Innovative communication”?

If you are particularly proud of the innovative and/or creative features of your project, then this is your category. Here we are looking for the most original, persuasive, humorous, interactive or creative actions. Your action can (but does not have to) include: creative events, presentations, visuals, advertisements, infographics, video clips, viral ads, mobile applications, websites etc.

Can I submit the same project to more than one award category?

No, each project can only be entered once.

How many projects can I submit?

Applicants may submit up to three different projects in total, under one or various award categories.

How do I apply?

To apply, create an account and you will receive an email confirmation with a link. Click on the link to be directed to the Communication Awards online application form.

Do I have to complete my application in one step? Can I save my application and complete it at a later date?

You can come back to complete or correct your application at any time before 31 October 2014, 12:00 CET as long as you have not yet clicked on ‘submit’.

The project was a result of collaboration between several partners. Who should apply?

We accept applications from any project partner, but preferably the lead project partner or main organiser should apply on behalf of the partnership.

The project was delivered in a language other than English, French or German. Do I need to translate my project or its communication materials into one of these languages in order to apply?

Application forms must be completed in English, French or German. Application forms will not be accepted in any other language.

However, you do not need to translate the project or its communication materials in order to apply.

Will my application be published?

The ‘project summary’ section of the application form as well as the contact details of your organisation may be used on the European Commission’s website or in publications produced by DG Agriculture and Rural Development. Use of personal data is subject to EU regulations.

Will I have to prepare anything for the awards ceremony?

Finalists will be invited to present their project before the audience votes. Further guidance will be given to the successful finalists towards mid-December.

I applied last year. Can I resubmit my project?

Yes, if you applied last year and were unsuccessful in making the short-list, you may apply again. If you plan to submit the same project again, please clearly indicate the new elements, changes made and results of your project.

Please note that finalists from previous editions are not allowed to re-submit the same project for this year’s edition. However, finalists who wish to present a new project may do so.