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The 8th Ethical Corporation Logo Responsible Business Awards 2017 Ceremony: 16th October, 2017 • Entry Deadline: 29th June, 2017

FAQs

Below are answers to some frequently answered questions. Please download the official Awards Guidelines for the full Awards categories and entry requirements here


1) WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO ENTER A SUBMISSION?

Thursday 29th June 2017.

Your entry form, together with your entry fee and supporting materials must be sent to Ethical Corporation no later than 1.00pm on Thursday 29th June 2017.


2) WHEN IS THE AWARDS CEREMONY TAKING PLACE?

16th October 2017, The Waldorf Hilton, London


3) HOW DO YOU ENTER FOR A CATEGORY?

There are two simple steps to complete your entry

Step One: Register and provide your payment information here

Step Two: Let us know why you should win – simply fill in your form online *you’ll receive a link to the online form once you register*

You first must pay the fees online and then send us your entry form. You can pay by invoice or by using a bank card. Invoice payments are accepted only until 29th May 2017. After 29th of May only card payments will be accepted.


4) CAN I ENTER MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?

Yes, you can enter multiple categories on behalf of the same organisation/ nominee. We only require ONE entry fee for each company/ nominee entering the awards – this entry fee allows you to enter as many categories you would like.

However, please bear in mind that your submission will need to be tailored to each category. Entries that use the same submission for each category will obviously be less targeted, and thus, less effective.


5) CAN I ENTER AND PAY AFTER THE SHORTLIST IS ANNOUNCED?

No, entries are valid only when full payment is received and your unique entry number has been issued. All payments should be received before the shortlist is announced.


6) CAN I SEND MY ENTRY BY POST, OR DOES IT NEED TO BE UPLOADED ONLINE?

All entries must be uploaded online- save paper after all! (You'll receive a link to the online form once you register and pay your entry fee). Please ensure you do this before 29th June 2017 to avoid voiding your submission.


7) HOW ARE THE AWARDS JUDGED?

All entries in each category will be judged on the basis that – in the opinion of the judging panel – the organisation has been agenda-leading in corporate responsibility in the period January 2016 – July 2017, unless stated differently in the category description, and their application includes sufficient verifiable supporting evidence by third parties, such as quotes from partners or stakeholders, as evidence of eligibility for the shortlist, and for the winner’s awards.

The opinion of the judging panel is final.

During the period 29th June – end July 2017, judges will consider all entries and whittle them down to shortlists for each award. This shortlist will be announced on or before end of July 2017.


8) WHAT SHOULD I INCLUDE IN THE “QUOTES/COMMENTS FROM THIRD PARTIES” SECTION?

This section is for you to provide ‘proof’ that your project/initiative/etc has been effective in the eyes of your stakeholders. We are looking for quotes/comments/press cuttings that cover your initiative positively and, most importantly, support the submission you are making. This section is not designed as an extension to "your submission", and will be judged as 'supporting evidence', not as a significant plank of your submission.

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