!! DMAs are open for applications - closing date 14 June 2019 !!   

Rules for Applying

The Nominee will be deemed to have read and understood these rules and to be bound by them, prior to submitting a Nomination. These rules include any instructions set out with the  Application Process.

  1. The competition is open to all businesses operating within the funeral sector, and within the "AB", "IV" or "DD" postcodes. 
  2. The closing date for entries is Close of Business on Friday 14th June 2019.
  3. Applicants can enter more than one category but separate application forms should be completed for each submission. Remember that each application will be judged on its relevance to each specific category, and the specific questions.
  4. The Organiser reserves the right, at its absolute discretion, to reject any entry that it deems inappropriate.
  5. Entry forms and any supporting documents must arrive on time within date specified. Supporting documents will be retained by the Organiser.
  6. If any area of an application is unclear, judges reserve the right to request additional information.
  7. Any statements made in any applications must be substantiated. For example, where customers or clients have been quoted as part of an application, they may be contacted to substantiate the quotes.
  8. Responsibility cannot be accepted for any lost, late or mislaid entry and any entry which is damaged, defaced, illegible or incomplete, or which otherwise does not comply with these terms and conditions, may be deemed invalid in the sole discretion of the Organiser.
  9. The judges choice of finalists and winners are absolute and no correspondence will be entered into. You can review the judging process HERE.
  10. It’s free to enter the competition but you must be available to attend the Awards Ceremony in the event that you should be selected to win an Award.
  11. The team will contact you via the email provided and/or the contact number provided within the Nomination form. Details will not be disclosed or sold to any Third Parties.
  12. Finalists. Each finalist will receive a certificate and they will be announced on our social media website. Every category will have a different number of finalists this varies from how many people take part to how many businesses are successfully shortlisted.  
  13. If you provide us with photos of your business including staff members you must obtain permission from your staff to enable us to publish the photos on our website. 
  14. All applicants agree to exposure through PR should they be finalists or winners. This includes individual names, company names, images.
  15. The organisers reserve the right to withdraw any award category if no satisfactory applications are received.
  16. Winners will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 17th August 2019.

Main Sponsor

Etiom is pleased to welcome on board Gordon & Watson Funeral Directors (a Dignity Funeral Home) as Main Sponsor of the inaugural Dying Matters Awards 2019.

Organised by

The Dying Matters Awards have been created and is organised by Aberdeen-based Etiom, who specialise in the creation and hosting of bespoke events.

Working in Partnership with

Etiom is delighted to be working in partnership with Karen Farquhar Aberdeen Celebrant, licensed through the Caledonian Humanist Association.

Contact Us

To find out more about Dying Matters Awards, please contact us at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or   Aberdeen 01224 507222.