Is there a fee to nominate for the awards?
No, it is free to nominate.
Can I be nominated for more than one category?
Yes, you can be nominated in as many categories as you wish.
Can I nominate myself or do I have to be nominated by someone else?
You can be nominated by someone else, or you can nominate yourself. How you are nominated will not affect your eligibility to win the award.
Will there be an interview stage as part of the judging process?
No. The judges will refer to the information contained within the entry and so there are no interviews conducted prior to the awards ceremony.
What does it mean to be shortlisted?
This means reaching the final few. This is the final list of nominees drawn from all entries – hence, the short list.
What will the final decision be based on?
The judges will meet two weeks before the award ceremony and will discuss the entries against the set criteria. The winner will be chosen as the one who has demonstrated the strongest performance across the criteria.
Do nominees have to pay to attend?
Yes, all attendees to the awards ceremony or day summit must purchase a ticket to attend.
Can I share the news of my nomination on social media and PR channels?
We announce the shortlist approximately three weeks before the date of the awards ceremony, at which point we will notify all shortlisted nominees as well as our media partners and post across our social media platforms. We ask that the news of your shortlisting be kept confidential until this time.
What does an automatic reservation mean?
A table of 10 is reserved for all shortlisted nominees, in anticipation of places being taken by the nominee and/ or company/ colleagues. It is not compulsory to buy a whole table as single places are also available. Please refer to price list for further details.
Will I know if I have won before the awards date?
No. Winners will be revealed during the presentation at the awards ceremony. No one other than the judges will know the outcome prior to the awards evening.
Can I send attachments that support my nomination?
No, all you need to submit is the 400-600 word nomination, but if you have supporting facts and figures, you can include these in that submission.