The Wave Awards are open to any company or organisation involved with cruises or cruise holidays, anywhere in the world, no matter how large or small the scale of operation, including their agencies, e-commerce companies, marketing services providers, vendor companies and individuals who work for them. Vendor companies, agencies and e-commerce companies are welcome to submit entries on behalf of their clients and will receive due credit for their involvement when the results are announced. Different projects from the same company or agency can be entered into different categories but each submission should be tailored to fit the category into which it is being entered. If you submit 5 entries your sixth entry will be for free.


Entering is very easy. The 2019 awards open for entries on 18th July and the deadline is 19th October.

  1. Register your details now to create an account, and you will then see the entry forms.
  2. Write your entry offline using the headings provided, and read the judges’ recommendations to help you focus your submission.
  3. Once you’re ready, complete the entry form and upload the supporting material (photos, videos and other documents up to 5MB). Your entry form can also include URL links.
  4. Submit your entry and pay the entry fee of £99 +VAT per category online. If you submit 5 entries, you get a sixth one free. You will receive an email confirmation of your entry.


A company will be allowed to enter the 2019 Awards if the activity described took place between September 1, 2017 and September 30, 2018 . 
 Please remember, web and mobile sites must have been available to online customers before midnight on October 19, 2018.


UK Value Added Tax (VAT) will be added to the entry fee when applicable and the payment page should automatically show you the correct amount to pay.

The fee is an administration fee covering the personnel costs involved in checking entries and their bona fides, collating all entries and bookmarking them in portfolios for the ease of the judges, convening the judging panels, supervising the judging process and events, covering any expense items associated with the judging, calculating all marks to establish a benchmark for all categories, compiling the short lists of finalists and publicising the short list of finalists through the media partners and other channels. Each entry must be paid for separately and will incur a fee.

When you complete your Wave Awards entry you will be taken to the payment page, where you will be able to pay for your entries using any internationally recognised credit or debit card, using the Wave Awards secure SagePay system.  Alternatively you can asked to be invoiced but, you must provide us with a PO number and payment must be made within 30 days or by the awards entry deadline of 19th October if this is sooner. Unpaid entries will not be forwarded to the judging process.

If you submit 5 entries then you can enter a sixth for free.


Except where indicated, website URLs and submissions should relate to the period September 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018. An entry must have been open to access by the buying public until midnight (24.00 hrs) on October 19, 2018. If you submit a duplicate entry by accident or in error, we will process each entry before a decision about their duplication can be made. Regrettably, any duplicated entry fee will not be refunded, unless the duplication was caused by a technical error outside our control. International entries must be in English, including the page reached using any URL you provide on the entry form.

The organisers reserve the right to retain entries for subsequent publication, both online and offline in ways that enhance the standing of entrants, supporting partners and the Wave Awards themselves. Descriptions of submissions from winners and runners-up will be published in connection with the Wave Awards and may be used as examples of excellence at linked conferences or to promote the 2020 Awards.

Entrants may mark certain sensitive parts of their entry ‘not for publication’ (such as financial data, etc.), provided such restrictions are not used unreasonably.

Remember: if online activities feature in your entry it is always helpful to include independent evaluation of your site or app, such as a feefo rating, or accreditation by an organisation like TrustPilot or Very Good Service, for example.