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How To Enter

Step One: Register and give us your payment information here

Step Two: Let us know why you should win – simply fill in your form online

(you’ll get a link to the online form once you register)


KEY INFO

  • Before completing entry form, please read the category descriptions and our entry requirements.
  • One entry form is required per single award submission stating clearly which category you are entering.
  • You will only need to pay the entry fee once, and can then enter as many categories as you wish.
  • Remember to submit one entry form per category entered.
  • All entries must be in English or accompanied by a translation of the script in English.
  • Judges are looking for clear and concise results with metrics that support the case

DEADLINE DATE FOR ENTRIES

Your entry form, together with your entry fee and supporting materials must be sent to Ethical Corporation no later than 12 midnight BST on Thursday 6th July 2017.


PAYMENT

You first must pay online and then send us your entry form. You can pay by bank transfer 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.

You can see the entry payment options here.


HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Complete entries (and supporting information) should be uploaded online. You’ll get a link to the online form once you register and pay your entry fee.


ENTRY FORMATS

In addition to the text submission supplied on this form:

  • A supporting high resolution logo will need to be uploaded (.JPEG or .EPS format)
  • Information relating to third party/stakeholder validation is requested.
  • Any audio-visual files, reports or supporting information must be provided as a link embedded into the application. In the case of reports, please specify pages for the judges attention.

(You'll receive a link to the online form once you register and pay your entry fee)


KEY DATES

Companies will be judged from the period January 2016 – July 2017 unless stated differently in the entry category.

Deadline date for entries to be received by Ethical Corporation is Thursday 6th July 2017.

Companies will be notified by the end of July 2017 if they have been shortlisted.


ENTRANCE AND JUDGING DEADLINES

An entry needs to be submitted for each category entered. The requires a 250-word Executive Summary that summarises the main points from your project. A second 500-word question will ask for answers to questions specific to the category(see bullet points under the categories headings).This section will judge the entrants based on the criterion of innovation, impact and scalability against the categories bullet points.

The entry total should demonstrate why the activity by the organisation in question is agenda-leading in corporate responsibility, and include verifiable supporting evidence by third parties, such as quotes from partners or stakeholders, as evidence of eligibility.

Deadline date for entries to be received by Ethical Corporation is Thursday 6th July 2017. Entries in each category will be then whittled down to a maximum of twelve companies by the judges. If a company is shortlisted, we will ask for some visual materials to be displayed at the ceremony.

The Awards sponsors of a particular category cannot enter categories they are sponsoring. The period the categories will be judged on will be January 2016 to July 2017 unless stated differently in the category description.


JUDGING PROCESS

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 6th July – end July 2017, judges will consider all entries and whittle these down to shortlists for each award. This shortlist will be announced on or before end of July 2017.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. All entries for the Ethical Corporation Responsible Business 2017 Awards must be examples of work carried out between January 2016 and June 2017 unless stated differently in the category description. Work that has been produced specifically for the awards will not be accepted.
  2. All examples submitted must be an accurate representation of the original and must not be altered in any way to affect the judge’s decision.
  3. Entries are welcomed from any individual:
    • Marketing or Sustainability / CR departments of any UK or International company or organisation
    • Communications / PR agencies or consultancies may enter on behalf of their organisation (i.e. this must be work undertaken for their own organisation’s CR/Sustainability/Communications initiatives)
    • Communications / PR agencies or consultancies may also enter work produced on behalf of a client - but the client name will be accepted as the entrant in this case.
  4. Entries are valid only when full payment is received and your unique entry number has been issued
  5. Any bank charges arising due to cheques/payments for entry fees being refused/bounced are payable by the entrant.
  6. Entries received without a fully completed entry form may be deemed invalid and not submitted to the awards judging panel.
  7. Ethical Corporation accepts no responsibility for entries that are not received, delayed, incomplete or are lost due to a technical problem
  8. All entries are subject to VAT within the UK.
  9. Ethical Corporation reserves the right to withdraw an entry from the judging process at any time if the entry does not meet the criteria or the entry is deemed inappropriate for any reason. In such circumstances the decision of Ethical Corporation’s judging panel is final. No refunds will be made under any circumstances.
  10. Ethical Corporation reserves the right to withdraw a category and cancel the award if insufficient number of entries have been received or quality of entries do not meet the criteria or the entries are deemed inappropriate for any reason. In this case entries for such category will be refunded.
  11. Ethical Corporation reserves the right to use entry logos around Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards marketing and promotion and in any relevant materials.
  12. The nominated person on the entry form will be the person contacted by Ethical Corporation if the submission is shortlisted or for any other administrative reason. Notification of short-listing will be provided by late July 2017.
  13. If the name on the entry form changes, Ethical Corporation must be informed in writing and cannot be held responsible for incorrect contact information held as a result of non-notification by the entrant.

Got a question? Get in touch below!

Liam Dowd

Liam Dowd

Managing Director
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7238

Email: liam.dowd@ethicalcorp.com

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