Hopefully, these common It List queries will address yours. If not, feel free to contact us.

Who can enter the It List?
The It List is open to the owners and employees of salons, barber shops and other workspaces, as well as self-employed and freelance hair professionals, all working in the UK and Ireland and aged 30 or under on the closing date of Monday 22 May 2023. But you need to check the category you’re interested in, for specific entry requirements, as these vary. 

Are there any age limits or other entry restrictions?
Yes! You can only enter the competition if you are aged 30 or under on the closing date of Monday 22 May 2023. Passport evidence is required.

Does it cost anything to enter?
Zero – only your time.

What is required for entry?
Every category has its own set of criteria, which sets out exactly what you need to provide for the judges, and the format in which you need to supply it. Click here for a full list of categories with links to criteria.

How do I submit my entry?
Via the Most Wanted Entry Upload page, which is accessible only following completion of a Most Wanted Application Form. For a full set of entry instructions click here

What’s the competition closing date?
Entries must be submitted by midnight on Monday 22 May 2023.

Can I enter more than one category?
Yes, you can enter as many categories as you wish.

Can another person enter on my behalf?
No, this is not possible.

I work in the UK or Ireland, but I live abroad. Can I enter?
Yes, providing you can demonstrate a large portion of your work is carried out in the UK and/or Ireland.

Does the imagery included in my entry have to be created especially for the It List?
No, so long as it’s your work you can enter it!

The work I want to feature in my entry has been published elsewhere, can I still include it?
Yes you can, there are no limits, here.

I’ve submitted my Application Form/entry, but I haven’t received a confirmation email. What should I do?
Firstly, please check your junk mail in case it’s gone in there. If you still cannot locate it, please call us on +44 (0)20 7324 7540. 

Am I allowed to withdraw my entry after entering?
Afraid not, for several important reasons, which a member of the It List team would be happy to relay over the phone. Please call +44 (0)1434 610416.

I won’t be around for the Grand Final, what happens if I finalise?
That would be a great shame, however, we understand not everybody can make the date. In this case, we would invite you to nominate somebody to accept the award on your behalf, should your name be announced as the winner, on the night. This person may attend in your place.

I have finalised in more than one category – how many tickets will I receive?
You will receive one complimentary ticket no matter how many times you finalise. In circumstances where a duo has been allowed to enter and finalises, you will need to nominate one person to take the allocated ticket. If you would like further clarity, please call +44 (0)20 7324 7540.