How to enter

Free to enter, the awards are divided into two stages: a call for nominations and an invitation to submit entries.

Nominations window (8 February - 14 March)

We are inviting nominations for all categories. Making a nomination is a short and simple process. To nominate an individual or team you will need to complete a nomination form. There is an option to include a short statement explaining the reason for the nomination. The deadline for nomination is 14 March. You are encouraged to nominate colleagues and clients/advisers as well as yourself, or your team or business.

Entry window (14 March – 2 May)

On 14 March, nominees will be invited to enter the awards by completing and submitting entries via our online platform. Individuals, teams and businesses who have not been nominated may also join the process at this stage by submitting entries.

Entry guidelines

The awards recognise achievements in the 12-month period up to and including March 2024, although it is understood that entries may touch on events prior to this date. For example, a case may have started before then. Equally, a case may not be complete, but a significant landmark may have been reached during the time period. Each category has its own instructions and criteria. Read these instructions carefully and take care to follow them. When asked to provide evidence of success or achievement back up your narrative with evidence which will typically contain metrics. At the same time, set out to inspire the judges with a well-told story that paints a three-dimensional portrait of the individual, team, or business. The entry forms have strict word limits. In order to ensure an equitable process — and streamline judging for our busy panel of judges — entrants must use the online form.

Supporting evidence

One piece of supporting evidence is permitted. However, remember that the judges are only likely to take this into account if they are impressed by the entry.

Links

It isn’t possible to include html links in the online form. These can be added to the supporting document.

Confidentiality

Our editors may use information contained in submissions in pre- and post-awards coverage. If you wish some details of your entry to remain confidential, please clearly mark it as such.

Category selection

The organisers reserve the right to move entries to different categories if it is felt these are more appropriate.

8th February:  Open for nominations
14th March: Deadline for nominations/Open for entries
2nd May: Deadline for entries
29th May: Shortlist announced
11th June: Winners Announced

Nomination Deadline