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What’s the criteria?

Affordability of solution
Commitment to customer
Costs
Efficiency
Forward thinking approach
Innovative approach
Long term viability
Management tools
Pricing
Quality
Quantifiable Results
R&D roadmap
Reliability
Service & support
Speed
Technology & innovation

What are the judges looking for?

Putting your best foot forward

The judges are going to be reading a lot of submissions. Highlight the need to know information and use language to make sure the judges will not forget your entry.


Words, words, words

We limit the amount of words so you don’t bore the judges. Make sure you present all the right information, but don’t overkill on the word count!


Is it clear?

The judges are loooking for clear-cut explanations. Use snappy, concise language to really make sure that your entry says exactly what it needs to on the tin.

Does it really work?

Are you proving if your entry really works? Do you present results, either quantifiable or qualitative? Present the findings in a way that makes your entry shine.


Past, present & future

The best entry will show the challenge, the solution and the viable future plans. Make sure your entry tells a story to present the complete picture.


The competition

Think about who else in your field could compete against you in the same category. Have you highlighted your best attribute that makes you stand out against the rest?

General entry information:

Fitting the bill

There may be a few categories that all seem relevent, but make sure you choose the right one, that will really let you showcase your best achievements to the industry.


Preparing to win

Make sure you have all the information to prepare a well rounded entry – the best ones are those that are well constructed and and demonstrate why you should win.


Asking the right questions

Do you understand everything about the entry questions? Make sure you contact the organiser if you are not clear on something – better to ask than make an assumption!

Proof makes perfect

Are you sure you haven’t missed anything? Read and re-read and get a colleague to check, to make sure that your entry contains no mistakes or typos.


Back yourself

Each entry has the opportunity to provide supporting materials. Use this allocation wisely, via results or endorsements to really demonstrate the power that could win your entry the prize.


Last minute.com 

Make a note of the key deadlines, give enough time for colleagues to check over and ensure you have sufficient time to put together a standout entry.