2017 will mark the seventh anniversary of the Corporate Engagement Awards. In this time, the team has come across some very valuable tips to bear in mind when writing your entries. If you require additional advice on entering please call the events team on +44 20 7998 6363.
- Take the judges on the same journey the project undertook. Think about the language you use to excite and engage the judges about your work.
- It is helpful to mention in your entries why your results (or any information included in your entry) is impressive for the target audience and/or the sector the work is in. For example, "the increase in volunteers for the community projects went from 20 to 75 people in just under six months. These are fantastic results as it is difficult to find volunteers who want to help on community projects in the financial sector. Furthermore, it took 12 months to get 20 volunteers for the project last year, so we nearly tripled the figures in half the time in 2015."
- Ensure that you include the names of all organisations involved with the project and that their names are spelt correctly as we will use these on all collateral produced for the awards.
- Ensure links/videos have no expiry date and the log in details have been supplied (if applicable.)
- If you are entering one project into multiple categories please tailor your entry to fit each category and state why it’s a good fit for each category. We have provided different entry templates for each of the types of categories. You can find the entry templates here.
- If you’re submitting a long term project please be clear about which stage of the project you are entering. The project’s strategy or execution has to be developed, launched or carried out between September 2015 and March 2017.
- Ensure all supporting materials match up with the information written into your entry statement. Our experienced panel of judges pays close attention to detail. In the past, we’ve seen entries that have provided contradictory evidence to the statement being made.
- During the judging only three minutes of a video included in a submission will be shown. Please ensure you note in your entry which part of the video you would prefer the judges to watch if it is longer than three minutes.
- All entries, including videos and supporting materials must be translated into English.
The events team is available to suggest any categories your work may be suitable for and suggest key facts that might be good to include in your submissions. They are willing to accept brief project summaries to help guide the structure of your entries, so feel free to call them on +44 20 7998 6263 if you need any advice.