The Wind Investment Awards entry deadline – on the 29 January – is fast approaching, so here’s our 13-point checklist for writing a winning awards entry.
Use this checklist to ensure you have the best chance of winning the award in your category.
Follow our top tips in order to submit entry that will:
Entries should relate to work undertaken between 1 August 2019 and 31 December
So, consider that timeframe and pinpoint your best work.
Consider each of the open 20 categories and match them with the work you have selected.
Enter the categories that best suit your work.
Don’t disqualify your submission before it even has a chance to be reviewed.
Avoid rejection by making sure the answers you provide correspond with the question being asked. It’s that simple.
Remember: The deadline is fast approaching, get your submissions in before then.
Also, make sure you’ve checked the criteria before submitting.
Focus your entry on the key (and most impressive) aspects of your work.
Use indisputable facts and strong statistics as evidence to back up your claims.
Confidentiality - remember that the judges are industry peers, so be careful about sharing confidential information.
Don’t downplay your work or that of your team.
Describe the hard work involved.
Be sure to let the judges know the results of the work included in the entry.
Also, what was the impact on the industry?
Stick to the truth and avoid jargon. The judges are industry experts – they’ll know if claims are truthful.
Don’t forget the ‘why’ behind the entry, behind the project, and behind the people involved.
The drivers are just as important as the results in the eyes of the judges.
The content is the most vital part of an awards entry, but the way you present it is also important.
Avoid big blocks of unbroken text. Use subsections and bullet points, for example, to make information more accessible
The more unique the work and the results – as well as the the presentation of the entry – the better your chances of success.
Bring your individuality, as well as the uniqueness of your organisation, to the fore.
Judges will have plenty of entries to go through.
So, while the goal is to leave a lasting impression of your work, don’t overwhelm the judges with every visual, video and link at your disposal.
Using external endorsements will further validate your work in the eyes of the judges.
The support of clients, or other well-known names in the industry, can be invaluable.
Get the input of colleagues or external contacts if you feel they can help add an extra something to your entry.
Send a first draft to your team and ask them to check it
There aren’t many more days left before the deadline – get your submissions in before 29 January.
When you’ve been through the checklist, you will be more than ready to submit an outstanding awards entry.
All that’s left is to say good luck!
Review all 20awards categories and decide which would be the best fit by clicking here: https://www.windawards.com/categories
To submit your nominations, click here: https://www.windawards.com/enter
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