In addition to the above bespoke criteria, it is proposed that every category also include the following criteria:
1. What actions were taken to deliver outstanding outcomes?
2. What results were achieved and what evidence can you provide of wider sector impact, in terms of quantitative data as well as qualitative information?
3. What lessons have been learned through this work and how have they been shared and with whom?
Introductory text for all the awards is suggested as follows:
‘RECOGNISE THE BEST AND INSPIRE THE REST’.
What makes your submission special? We want to know if you are doing something that is new or different. Or if are you doing something that is common to the industry, but doing it better than anyone else. It could be how you manage a specific process or a wide-ranging programme. It doesn’t need to be technologically cutting edge, but it does need to be exemplary.
Can you demonstrate real benefits? We want data. You needn’t submit all your information, but we need to know that you have changed or achieved something through some measurable information. Did you do it cheaper, better or with increased satisfaction to your clients?
Is it honest? We are not looking for marketing information. We want real stories which give an honest summary of all the issues that you have overcome to deliver.
Entries should consist of the following:
• Completed entry form – this is the only document used in the first stage of the judging process, and comprises answers to the above questions.
• Supplementary information – this information may not be read in detail by the judges but may be supplied to evidence the claims made in the entry form.
• Logos for all key organization involved that should be recognized in connection with any award (original .eps files for print)
• High resolution images (print quality). Logos and images are used at the presentation evening and for publicity purposes.