Here is a list of dos and don’ts to consider when filling out your nomination form, as recommended by our panel of Award judges.
- Provide evidence precisely and clearly when filling out the nomination form, backed up with examples
- Give actual “value-added facts” (evidence of impact and outcomes) about the nominee
- Circulate your nomination form to colleagues who might be able to add further information demonstrating why the nominee deserves to be a finalist
- Try to build a clear and well thought out business case for your nomination and ensure that the nominee meets the criteria of the given category
- The way the citation is written should be closely aligned to the category for the nomination
- Do not make the supporting information overly long and exhausting. Too much information may lead to a loss the true intent of the nomination.
- Do not make a statement without backing it up with an example
- Do not include numerous individual letters of support if the main documents (ie, CV and citation) are well written and thoroughly justified
- Mere repetition of text between documents is not adequate
- Judges are tasked with assessing nominations based on the evidence presented, not any personal knowledge of a nominee
- Poorly documented nominations will be given lower scores
- If you or your colleagues meet and address the specific criteria, make sure these are written down clearly and in detail. If you don’t meet the criteria, don’t fake it as the judges will see through it!
- Business as usual is not Awards material. Doing a good job is important for you and your company, but not the stuff of awards
- Novel ways of tackling problems or innovative structures to tackle large engagements will be most welcome
- We’d like to see more submissions from regulatory operation teams/professionals
- Surviving corporate life does not necessarily merit an award!
- Stick to the facts, keep it concise and make sure you answer the questions requested