Below are answers to some frequently answered questions. Please download the official Awards Guidelines for the full Awards categories and entry requirements here
1) KEY DATES
2) HOW DO YOU ENTER FOR A CATEGORY?
There are two simple steps to complete your entry
Step Two: Fill in the nominations 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 a credit or debit card only.
You can enter as many categories as you wish with only one payment.
3) DO I NEED TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY IF I AM SHORTLISTED?
No, you do not need to attend the ceremony if you are shortlisted [although we do encourage it!]
4) CAN I APPLY FOR MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY?
Yes you can apply for as many categories as you wish for the set fee of £399 + VAT. Please make sure you are answering all the bullets in each category and avoid copy and pasting answers
5) WHAT IS THE COST?
It costs £399 + VAT to apply for the awards and you can enter as many categories as you wish.
6) WHERE ARE THE CATEGORY CRITERIA?
Each category has specific criteria.
Please refer to the nominations pack where you can access the bullet points outlining what each entry will need to demonstrate.
Under each category, there are a list of bullet points which your project needs to demonstrate in the nominations form. Please refer to the full category description as this is what the judges will be basing their final opinions on.
7) CAN I SEE A SAMPLE ENTRY FORM?
Yes, you can see what a sample entry form looks like here: https://events.ethicalcorp.com/awards/docs/Sample-entry-form.pdf
8) HOW MANY WORDS ARE IN THE ENTRY FORM?
The short executive summary is 2000 characters. Please note that space counts towards your character limit.
The longer project description is 4000 characters. Please note that space counts towards your character limit.
Remember, you can use the supplementary information to include links to reports, articles etc which evidence your submission
9) WHEN IS THE AWARDS CEREMONY TAKING PLACE?
8th October, 8 Northumberland Avenue London
10) WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
All organisations are eligible to enter for an award. We accept submissions from organisations operating all over the world [whether global or local].
*For service providers, vendors and consultants, involvement in the Awards is through category and headline sponsorships only. See more here
PR firms and vendors may make an entry on behalf of a client, however the client will be recognised as the shortlisted company or winner only.
11) DO I NEED TO BE A GLOBAL ORGANISATION?
No, Ethical Corporation accepts submissions from organisations operating locally or globally. We accept submissions from companies based in any country in the world.
12) 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.
13) 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).
14) 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 sustainability in the period January 2019 – June 2020, 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.
15) 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.