Make a winning nomination – we show you how

Published:  23 July, 2010

UK: Find out how to catch the judges' eyes and make a winning nomination for this year's Builders' Merchants Awards for Excellence.

On the Awards website you will find a 'Writing an Entry' button. Click on this to view some of the shortlisted nominations from past year's Awards.

The best way is to keep it simple. The judges should be able to see that you meet the judging criteria. Ideally, they should not have to work through a large amount of supporting documentation to find it.

There are some rules to remember when entering your company for a business award:

Only enter the award categories that you want to win!

Set out a clear strategy for winning the award and assign tasks to the individuals who will be responsible for putting the nomination together.

Understand the judging criteria. This is clearly set out in the 'How to Enter' section of the Awards website 'Tips for Entering Nominations' and 'Nomination Rules and Guidelines').

Make sure your entries meet the requirements of the Awards.

Look at your competition and try to counteract their strengths.

Speak to previous winners about their entries.

Don't forget to meet the deadline – 3 September 2010.

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