Final Deadline is Looming

With 15 days left until the end of 4th annual Pause Awards 2021, here are 15 reasons why you should consider entering now.
The Standard Entry fee ends on 24th September and you could save yourself 20% OFF. This comes really handy if you are planning to enter into multiple categories. The Late Entry ends on 1st October and that’s the wrap for 2021.


If you are still thinking of entering? Here’s why you should do it:

  1. An easy entry process streamlined for you. Entering Pause Awards is not a drag, time bomb or brain drain. You can actually finish your entry in 30 min up to two hours on average. No fancy presentations to design, just answer five questions.

  2. Your company/self will be seen by our incredible judges. Our 60 judges from various industries and across the global include CEO’s and Founders such as Will Haward, Shamila Gopalan and Lynda Coker.

  3. All Finalists get featured on our website and get a Promo Kit to promote their entry.

  4. Winners will be additionally featured in SmartCompany article. SmartCompany is read by over 500K business decision makers with 50K daily newsletter subscribers. And our newsletter is shared with additional 14,000 key decision makers nationally.

  5. Finalists also get 50% off an annual subscription to SmartCompany Plus. The annual subscription costs $99 but it offers you access to the world of quality content.

  6. You’ll be promoted across all of our social media reaching 70,000 across all channels and as a winner you’ll be the face of the 2022 campaign promotions to millions of people online. That’s a double whammy with two years of promotions!

  7. Pause Awards bring unparalleled value in marketing, connections and promotions compared to any other media channel. If you run your business or work in marketing, you’ll know that any other activity will cost you 3-5 times more than our entry fees.

  8. This year, the best of the best in each category will receive the highest accolade Grand Prix award. If awarded, you’ll know that you are light years ahead of your competition and setting an industry standard.

  9. Finalists will enter the Pause Fest’s Speaker List for future opportunities and Pause Fest & Awards events. We’ll aim to pass on the invitation.

  10. Selected Winners will be invited for video interviews post announcement or as part of promotional content during or after the applications finish and in 2022.

  11. Winners get hand-made and sustainable Awards trophy designed by Woods Bagot. The new trophy design will challenge the notion of what are the awards trophies and why they exist. We aim to reinvent the wheel, I mean the trophy.

  12. We made entry fees affordable for small to big businesses. Compared to many industry award programmes, Pause Awards are bang on for your buck!

  13. After you hit submit and enter Pause Awards, you're pretty much done. Attending Awards Night and getting Awards Trophy is optional, and nice to have.

  14. Everyone will be added to our VIP mailing list to receive exclusive giveaways and special event invitations.

  15. We didn’t run out of reasons, just think it doesn’t make sense to keep going if these don't impress you. Additionally, we offer a personalised service to help you choose categories via Category Selector and you can also arrange a Zoom call with us via Calendly.


You can avoid the late fees by entering before 24th September, which is next Friday.

We’ll announce the winners at the end of November and that’s it for the year, what a theme park ride it was!

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Filling out an entry form takes approximately 7 minutes, and you can do it here. For an awards overview please head to the awards page. Most answers to your questions can be found in the Pause Awards 2021 - Entry Kit which you should download from here.

Send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need further assistance. This is how we can help you, so feel free to arrange a call or Zoom meeting to talk about your entries. Best of luck!