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Conditions of entry and judging process

ApplyMake 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!

Conditions of entry

  • Applications must be received by the agreed deadline – 18:00hrs, Friday 16 September, 2016. 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.
  • The decision of the judging panels is final.
  • Judging panels are not required to offer feedback on entries which do not make the shortlist.

The judging process

All entries will be assessed by one of our awards judging panels. The judging process will consist of a two stage method:

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 an interview with the judging panel. All shortlisted entrants will be subject to a panel interview. Representatives from the lead/nominating organisation will be invited to attend an interview on one of the following dates:

Tuesday 11 October – North Wales (venue TBC)
Thursday 13 October – South Wales (venue TBC)


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