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Rules Of Entry

Who can enter

The Global Telecoms Awards (GLOTEL Awards) are open to any company operating in the telecoms industry worldwide. This can include service providers, operators, any vendor or solutions provider, consultancies and everything in between.

PR agencies may get in touch with their clients and encourage them to enter the awards in any of the categories or put in an entry on their behalf.

Entry Deadline

Friday 10 September, 2021

Multiple Entries

More than one category may be entered for the same project/service/team.


A full list of this year's categories along with descriptions can be found here .

Submitting an entry

  • All entries must be written in English and submitted via our online form.
  • Entries must include a short description (entry synopsis) of no more than 100 words and a long description of no longer than 500 words
  • Supporting materials may be supplied, but your main entry of 500 words should include all information you deem necessary for your awards entry
  • The chairperson of the judging panel reserves the right to cast any deciding vote should the need arise. The verdict of the judging panel is final.
  • Your product, service and strategic directive must have been announced on or after March 1, 2020, to qualify for the 2021 Global Telecoms Awards. 
  • Entering the awards requires a payment (where applicable), this payment is for nomination and is due regardless of whether the project makes to the shortlist or not.

What Information to Submit

First and foremost, winning entries will be exceptional in their success. Innovative solutions to problems being faced in the industry are favoured, and presenting tangible evidence of how the solution yielded financial gain is even better.

Specific case studies and instances of client success is a great way of presenting a successful solution. All of our award winners, historically, have raised the bar and helped shape the future direction of the industry.

So what are these judges looking for? The perfect entry will include as much of the following information as possible.

  • Dates of the overall project. All entries should be for the period of the last two years.
  • The unique points of the project. What makes it different?
  • The rationale for the project. Why was it undertaken, what were the reasons, drivers, pain points you needed to address?
  • Results and performance metrics. What were the results? What benefits did the project bring and how were they measured?
  • Project management; team size and mix; collaboration. How many people took part? What teams were involved? How were the responsibilities and tasks shared? How was the project managed and successful teamwork encouraged?
  • Financial impact; return on investment (if applicable).
  • Any other information, statistics, facts, and figures etc that you think will help us understand the project better!


We reserve the right to publish brief details of all shortlisted entries. This is an up to 100 words “entry synopsis” that is included on all entry forms.

All other information provided in the entry is treated in the strictest confidence.

The Judging Process

All qualifying entries are examined, discussed, and voted on by the Global Telecoms Awards judges.

To ensure the process is completely unbiased and objective, judges are not allowed to comment on or vote for, entries from their own institutions.

Shortlist Announcement

The shortlist will be announced on the website on Friday 8 October, 2021.

The winners will be announced at our Glotel Awards Gala Dinner on Thursday, 18 November 2021 and will receive a trophy.

Sponsors and partners

We are calling on the industry participants to become a sponsor or partner with us for the awards. Click here for more details.

Entry Fee and Payment

The cost is $400 for the first entry, $100 off each additional entry. This payment is for nomination and is due regardless of whether the project makes it to the shortlist or not.