Tips for entering the Awards

Plan your entries

The entry deadline may seem a long way off (noon on Monday 16 September 2019), but before you know it, it will be time to submit.  Start planning your entries now!

Performance metrics are important

Try to be as specific about your achievements as you can – it is the detail and performance related metrics that will separate you from the pack.

Include customer feedback

Positive customer feedback is key in driving any company success, so use excellent customer feedback to support your award entries too.

Structure your entries and drill into the detail of your performance

Try and breakdown each point in the criteria individually – What were you aiming to achieve?  What did you do to achieve it?  How did you do it?  What were your results vs your initial target / plan?  Combine the narrative with supporting metrics and testimonials to offer independent / third party endorsement in support of your successes

Be clear and concise

You of course know your company and what you do you do inside out – but this will not always be the case with the judges – ensure you are clear and that you avoid any technical jargon and acronyms.

Read through ALL the categories and the accompanying entry criteria BEFORE you enter

We have a range of categories available – so ensure you enter all the categories that are applicable to you, your teams and your company. 
Plus, if relevant, it is great for all your clients to be included too – everybody likes the chance to be a Finalist or a Winner – so ensure you have included entries for all your strongly performing clients – they’ll be very pleased if their company is successful off the back of your hard work!

Choose supporting material wisely

This is a crucial element to support your entry.  However, remember that the judges have a number of entries to review and of course a limited amount of time to spend on each entry, so ensure you focus on the key elements that you want to get across – so spend some time sourcing the very best pictures, the very best statistics, the very best testimonials – and remember, quality is often much better than quantity!