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Conditions of entry and judging process

Apply todayMake sure to read the conditions of entry carefully before making your application.  You'll also find valuable information about the judging process and what will be expected of you, should you be shortlisted.  Don't forget to check out our handy hints and tips page, to ensure your application is the best it can be!

Entry and judging process
All entrants must submit an online application form together with a 600-word (maximum) supporting statement providing evidence that the application meets the judging criteria. The supporting statement may contain details of any references, testimonials or comments from partners in support of the application. Entries which fail to include a written statement will not be considered. Organisational entries must also complete a 200-word (maximum) statement detailing the project outcomes and achievements to date.

All entries will be considered by the judging panels. Judges will need to declare an interest if they are currently employed or hold a board member position on any organisation which has submitted a nomination in a category they are judging. In this case a stand-in judge will be appointed.

Judging will consist of a two stage process:

  • Stage 1 judging will be based on the application, supporting statement, and statement of project outcomes and achievements only. Judges will be required to identify a shortlist of between 3 and 5 entries in each category.
  • Stage 2 judging will take the form of a panel interview. Every shortlisted entry will be subject to second stage judging. Following the interview process judges will be required to identify an overall winner of each category. Winners will be announced first hand on the night of the awards ceremony.

Conditions of entry

  • Applications must be received by the agreed deadline – 18:00hrs, Wednesday 2 August 2017. No late entries will be considered.
  • Entry is by online application only. All entries must contain a 600-word (maximum) supporting statement providing evidence that the application meets the judging criteria specific to the category they are entering. The supporting statement may contain details of any references, testimonials or comments from partners in support of the application. Entries which fail to include a written statement will not be considered.
  • Organisational entries must also contain a 200-word (maximum) statement detailing the project outcomes and achievements to date.
  • An organisation may join together with others to submit joint entries.
  • An organisation is not permitted to enter a project or individual into more than one category, however organisations can enter as many categories as they wish providing each application is for a separate project or different individual.
  • Organisations can also submit multiple entries in any particular category.
  • Shortlisted entries will be required to provide two digital photographs to be used in the Welsh Housing Awards Good Practice Compendium (applies to organisational entries only).
  • Entries previously submitted will be accepted providing there has been significant change and this is evidenced clearly in the application.
  • Past winning entries cannot be re-entered.
  • The judging panels reserve the right to transfer an application if they feel it is more appropriately placed in another category to that in which it was originally entered.
  • All entries will be judged on the information provided at the time of entry; no subsequent correspondence will be entered into.
  • All shortlisted organisations and individuals will be required to attend a second stage panel interview at a location in mid Wales (venue and dates TBC).
  • The decision of the judging panels is final.
  • Judging panels are not required to offer feedback on entries which do not make the shortlist.
 

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