FAQs

How do I enter?

ENTRIES OPEN ON 6 JULY 2023

After this date, you can enter these awards by clicking the NOMINATE button at the top of the website. You will be taken to our online portal where you will need to create an account to submit your entry. This will allow you to save your progress and submit at a later date. Don't forget to click the COMPLETE button to make sure your entry gets to us! Please note that entries will close on 11th October so be sure to get your nomination in before then!

When is the entry deadline?

Entries must be submitted by October 16, 2023 11:30 am.

How much does it cost to enter?

It is free to enter the Yorkshire Post Business Excellence Awards 2023. Shortlisted finalists will then be expected to represent themselves at the awards ceremony by purchasing a ticket.

Is there a word limit for entries?

Yes. There are word limits for each question and are indicated within the entry form via our portal.

Will I receive feedback for my entry after judging?

Unfortunately due to the level of entries, judges will not be able to provide feedback.

I'm an agency, can I enter on behalf of my client?

Yes of course! Please create your own account if you are from an agency and use this to process any entries for your clients. Simply complete each entry as if you were your client ensuring you provide contact details for the business you are entering in the relevant questions.

Do you have any tips on how to write my entry?

We work with Lucinda White from Pure Awards who specialises in awards entry writing. Visit her website to find out about her services, or take a look at our blog post which includes 10 Top Tips for awards entry writing.

How many categories am I allowed to enter?

It is recommended that you enter no more than 3 categories per business. Read through the criteria and select the categories that apply to your business the best. A separate entry will need to be submitted for each category as the judges will score by different criteria.

Can I supply supporting materials with my entry?

Yes! You may upload 1 pdf file of up to 3 a4 pages. This can include things like images, testimonials, charts, figures etc but not additional wording that you wish the judges to score.

Will the information shared be made public?

Any information provided will be used for the judging process. All judges will have access to all information submitted in your entry. A brief overview of your entry may be used to provide details to event attendees about our shortlist during the event but if there is anything that should remain completely confidential please highlight this in your entry.

I'm struggling to submit my entry online, how can I enter?

Judges will use our online entry portal to review all entries. If you are struggling to use the portal, please get in touch with our event manager via helen.lambert@nationalworld.com who will be able to advise of the best process going forward.

When will finalists be announced?

Finalists will be announced following judging which takes place after entries close.

When is the live awards ceremony?

Our winners will be announced during the awards ceremony taking place on November 22, 2023.

How can I book tickets?

You can book tickets to join us by clicking on the BOOK NOW button.

How can I become a sponsor?

Have a chat with our Event Manager, Helen Lambert, on helen.lambert@nationalworld.com to discuss the various ways you can come on board as a sponsor.

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