The awards process is an opportunity for you to work on your business. Evaluate, review and reassess your goals! GO FOR IT! What do you have to lose?
HERE’S A GUIDE ON HOW TO PREPARE!
-Download the Entry Questions
- Download the information pack for your category. You can go back and complete your entry later if you don't complete it in one go.
-Start gathering information about your business.
-Involve your team, brainstorm, talk to customers, suppliers, accountant, lawyer etc. It will boost morale and give everybody a sense of pride. It also will give you an outside perspective.
-Start early! Review time line of dates and allow enough time to enter. Don’t leave it to the last minute.
-Take your time. Give yourself the best possible chance of creating a winning entry. You can save your entry and go back to it in your own time.
-Start drafting your responses to each question.
-Stick to the word count and answer the question using clear, concise language, don’t go off on a tangent.
- Work within the requested word limits. Less is more on some occasions.
-Have you clearly addressed the questions? A clearly articulated message with short sentences is the best answer.
-Support your claims with evidence and refer to any awards, and testimonials. Although you can’t attach documents in the portal, you can reference them online with links if need be.
-Aim to stand out. Be different. Judges are assessing so many entries; you want yours to be memorable.
KEEP IT SIMPLE
Edit, Review, Refine
-Have someone with a keen eye for detail look over your entry, check spelling etc
-Re-read the question as you are answering it. Are you answering precisely what is being asked?
-Finalise your draft, making sure you haven’t missed any critical content that will help your entry stand out
-Print out a PDF of your entry in the portal. Give it one final read through to ensure it is error-free.
-Submit your entry. Make sure you click SUBMIT!
If you require assistance throughout the nomination period, please contact Amanda Quarisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0412644629 to discuss your application. All information is treated confidentially.