Key Dates/Fees

There are four application deadlines a year for The Blueprint. These are the dates for 2024:

  • midday on Thursday 7 March 2024
  • midday on Thursday 6 June 2024
  • midday on Thursday 5 September 2024
  • midday on Thursday 5 December 2024

From Monday 1 April 2024, in addition to the application fee (refundable if unsuccessful) all organisations applying for The Blueprint will be charged a non-refundable administration fee of £1200.00 (excl. VAT) to cover the cost of the judges’ time (this was previously, stupidly, covered by The Blueprint).

Agencies’ Application & Renewal Fees

To apply for The Blueprint, agencies pay fees based on their annual income as well as a renewal fee after 12 months. The fees are:

  • Income up to £1m = £625 (£125 renewal)
  • £1m to £5m = £1250 (£250 renewal)
  • £5m to £15m = £3500 (£500 renewal)
  • £15m+ = £6500 (£1500 renewal)

In-house Comms Teams’ and Comms Organisations’ Application & Renewal Fees

To apply for The Blueprint in-house comms teams and comms organisations pay fees based on the sector they work in and the size of their team/number of staff as well as a renewal fee after twelve months:

Comms organisation / NFP (e.g., membership Organisation)

Up to 10 members of staff in organisation

£1250 (renewal fee £125)

11-25

£2500 (£250)

25+

£5000 (£500)

Charity / NFP

Up to 10 members of staff in department

£1250 (£125)

11-25

£2500 (£250)

25+

£5000 (£500)

Public Sector Comms

Up to 10 members of staff in department

£2000 (£200)

11-25

£4000 (£400)

25+

£6000 (£600)

Private Sector

Up to 10 members of staff in department

£4000 (£400)

11-25

£6000 (£600)

25-40

£8000 (£800)

40+

£10000 (£1000)

100+

£25000 (£2500)