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In our efforts to provide our award candidates, finalists and winners with the best support and exposure, we have devised a number of options for each stage of the process. You will be able to select the ones you would like as they become relevant, and once selected will be applied across all your entries.

Just click on an option of interest to reveal full information about it.

Submission Options

If you plan to submit further entries for any of this year’s Peer Awards you can pay the entry fee for each as you go, or you can order a number at the outset if you prefer. Each credit you purchase enables you to submit an entry by the deadline date.

If you achieve at least three nominations for the Corporate Responsibility Peer Award, the Customer Engagement Peer Award or the People & Performance Peer Award, or at least one nomination for each of the three, then your organisation is entitled to be acknowledged with a “Peer Award for Commitment to Excellence”, for which there is no further fee.

It could be that you cannot access our online platform, that you would like us to organise the uploading and embedding of any images, video and pdf files for you, or that you simply prefer to send us all your documentation for us to place on the online platform for you.

The service includes updating your entry on the platform with revisions you may request.

The service also includes supplying you with copies of other nominated entries during the judging phase, and recording your reviews and votes on the platform on your behalf.

Submit an entry you were already drafting but did not have ready by the entry deadline, a couple of weeks later.

It also allows to to start new drafts and submit them at this later date. All subject to your having sufficient entry credits.

Without this option your entries must be submitted and complete by the entry deadline, as is the case with most awards.

Note that categories available at the time may be different from the selection available now, and that the guarantee of inclusion in the Peer Awards Book may no longer apply if your entry is nominated for certain categories.

Especially if English is not your first language, your entries may well need to be rephrased by someone for whom it is.

In some extreme instances, where the English phrasing is in our view a barrier to understanding the entry, this option can be required in order for entries to be nominated.

Without this option an entry that suffers from poor phrasing could be handicapped by this during judging, or be declined nomination, as is the case with most awards.

Receive a response from us (generally within a week of submitting) about the suitability of your submission(s) for nomination, rather than leave a decision from us about this until the deadline for entries.

  • If we advise you that an entry would not be suitable, we will explain why and give you a credit so you could submit something else instead this year or next ……………………………………………………
  • If it has potential we will provide guidance on what’s needed to have it be nominated ……………………………………………………
  • If your submission is ready it will be nominated ahead of time, which can also guarantee inclusion in the Book

Pre-Ceremony Options

Have the longest possible time to fine-tune your nominated entry/entries; improving text and visuals.

Typically this can give you a few vital extra weeks, up until the day before judging starts.

Without this option you will be unable to make any changes to your entry after the entry deadline, as is the case with most awards, which can leave you unable to benefit from feedback we may provide, especially if you submit your entry near the deadline date.

Receive more in-depth guidance on how to improve how your nominated entries come across.

This is impartial advice from the organisers or from some of our volunteers, typically finalists from previous years. Such unbiased dispassionate advice can prove key, and their feedback can inform you about how other judges might react to your entry as well.

You can of course mention suppliers and other organisations directly involved in a project within the body of your entry.

This option enables an additional brand or brands to be acknowledged alongside the main company behind an entry.

In taking this option we will say that it is from the main company “in association with Company Y” across all mentions of the relevant nominated entries, be this on our website, on the award plaques and in the Book.

Participating as a Peer Awards judge is considered one of the great benefits of the Peer Awards, and is something that we look to all our finalists to do.

If as a finalist you choose not to participate as a judge, and do not arrange for a suitable alternative person to judge in your stead, then this fee helps cover our admin in enrolling an alternative person, such as a previous year’s finalist to participate, as a judge.

All of the nominated entries have something interesting to say, and you could have many colleagues that would value reading these and also being able to have a say as to which ones become winners.

As a finalist you are welcome to invite up to ten colleagues/clients to also be judges.

Ceremony Options

Be declared a winner for your entries that, even if they do not win due to stiff competition in their categories, are found to be worthy of an award because they score a higher rating than another category’s winning entry in the same award.

Also your nominated entries are guaranteed inclusion on the shortlists for your geographical region and industry sector, giving you extra chances of winning.

Without this your entries can win just by gaining the most votes in their categories, as is the case with most other awards.

Places have sold out at the previous two year’s Peer Awards ceremonies, which is where we announce the winners, and so early booking is advised.

The date and location are still to be confirmed for our traditional Champagne Afternoon Cream Tea Ceremony.

Your entries can still be declared winners even if you are not represented at the ceremony, but any plaques you are awarded would then not be presented on a complimentary basis, and you would have no photos to show of your people receiving the award.

Winners attending our awards ceremony are presented with a complimentary plaque (A5 size) celebrating their organisation’s success.

You may order additional plaques, plaques for being a finalist (if not a winner), larger plaques (A4), custom plaques (for instance including the name of an individual) and (if not attending the ceremony) plaques to be mailed to you.

Organisations receiving a Commitment to Excellence award at the ceremony (for 3+ nominated entries) are presented with a complimentary framed certificate (A4 size).

You may order additional framed certificates, larger framed certificates (A3), custom framed certificates (for instance including the name of an individual) and (if not attending the ceremony) framed certificates to be mailed to you.

This option can guarantee acknowledgement at the ceremony, at our website and in the Peer Awards Book, unlike other awards that are just competitive.

Post-Ceremony Options

Receive a PDF report after the Awards Ceremony that analyses the scores of each of your entries compared to other ratings, shows how they performed against all other nominated entries, and includes all comments from judges (where we have these).

Display your entry/entries at the Peer Awards website after the end of this year’s awards, so that they can be seen by other visitors to the website, and for you to be able to link to them.

You will be able to edit your entry for public view before it goes live at our website.

We are not aware that any other awards provide this service for ongoing recognition for your work.

A whole page about your company at the Peer Awards website after the end of this year’s awards, featuring links to your entries, so that it can be seen by other visitors to the website, and for you to be able to link to it.

This option can be especially effective where your company is receiving a Commitment to Excellence award, as it allows you to express the ethos of your department as a whole (or your organisation), providing context for your nominated entries.

Book Options

We plan to publish the Peer Awards Book in print at Amazon early next year.

This book will showcase globally entries from all those nominated this year plus from a selection of previous years’ finalists and winners, providing an exciting additional degree of acknowledgement for our community.

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