Please submit a supporting statement of no more than 300 words. Please include a word count. Judges welcome submissions from any team – fashion, food, features – and it could be a "team" of one (please note that Art Teams are not eligible to enter this category and must enter Best Art Team instead). The judges are looking for original work that has made a real impact to the development of the brand. The special section can be within a title or it can be a ‘special’, supplement or project. Judges will also be looking at the quality of writing, pictures and the creative management of resources.



Section editors should submit three separate pieces of work

They must have been published during the period 1 January to 31 December 2015

Please note – the title's editor should ratify each entry but may not be listed as an entrant as they are eligible to enter the main BSME Awards.

The judges will be looking for

  • Editorial quality
  • Innovation

Please complete the form below and send it with the statement, pieces of work and payment to the BSME Office. Please send the completed entry form as a word document and include any digital links so they can be easily viewed. The supporting statement and material should be sent as one complete PDF either on a disc or USB stick, with a print-out on A4 paper. Please keep a copy for your records.

Either pay for the entry online (click here) or send a cheque made payable to the BSME with your entry. The entry fee is £75.00 for BSME members and £98.00 for Non-BSME members (to qualify for the BSME rate the section editor must have been a member of the BSME during the period 1 January to 31 December 2015. If you had temporary membership from entering the main BSME 2015 Awards you must pay the non-member rate).

A VAT receipt will be sent out in due course

Mark your entry Rising Stars and add the name of your title. Send it to: BSME Administration, Gill Branston & Associates, 137 Hale Lane, Edgware, Middlesex HA8 9QP

  • Entries will be accepted only between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday
  • Incomplete entries will not be processed
  • Entries received without payment will not be processed
  • Entries and supporting material will not be returned