How To Enter

Entries are now open for 2018!

Entry deadline: 4 December 2017

ENTERING A TEAM CATEGORY AWARD


To enter for a team category award please follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Choose which categories you want to enter.

  2. Read the category description carefully.

  3. Write your submission following the guidelines below, including the requested headings.

  4. Collate up to three pages of supporting material for your entry following the guidelines below.

  5. Write a 100-word overview of your entry.

  6. Prepare a high-resolution version of your company logo and a team photo. If shortlisted these will be used for the evening’s on-screen graphics.

  7. Register and upload your submission.

  8. Make a 500 AED payment for each team entry online.

  9. Ensure you leave enough time to complete the process by the 4 December entry deadline.


Your written submission

Your written submission must be no more than three single-sided sheets of A4, which you upload directly to the entry site. You will also be asked to provide a project summary of no more than 100 words (please note we may publish this on the website once the shortlist is announced).


How to write your three-page written submission

Your written entry is the basis on which the judges will vote for and shortlist entries. The main criteria used by the judges to select winners will be the magnitude, importance and clarity of the benefit(s) to the organisation arising from the project or initiative.


The three pages should show how you meet all criteria in your chosen category. At the beginning of your three pages the following information must be listed:

  • Category name

  • Project title

  • Organisation name


Your submission should also include the following headings:

  • Aims and objectives

  • Planning and execution

  • Innovation and creativity

  • Best practice

  • Organisational benefits achieved (this section is allocated the highest percentage of marks).


Benefits may be “hard” (eg, cost savings or reduced lead times) or “soft” (eg, improved supplier relations or better-trained staff ). But it is important that every entry does relate in some way to organisational benefits achieved. Claimed benefits should be supported by facts and figures, and entrants are strongly advised to include validation of these from stakeholders outside the procurement and supply chain function – internal customers, suppliers, and so on.


Your supporting materials

You may, if you wish, upload additional supporting material with your entry. However, this must be limited to three single-sided sheets of A4 and should not comprise information that is central to your case – the judges will expect to see this in your main submission.


Your supporting materials can include the following:

  • Testimonials

  • Endorsements from colleagues or suppliers, CFO or CEO

  • Press clippings

  • Performance figures


PLEASE NOTE: If supporting material is to be submitted, it must be in Word (.doc), Excel (.xls), PowerPoint (.ppt) or PDF (.pdf ) formats only.

Please also upload your logo and a team photo, min. 300dpi in jpeg or eps format, to be used in the awards supplement and for the evening’s on-screen graphics should your entry make the final shortlist.

ENTERING AN INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY AWARD


To enter for an individual category award please follow these step-by-step instructions:

  1. Read the category description carefully.

  2. Write a 500 word statement

  3. Get an endorsement from a line manager, director, client etc.

  4. Collate up to three pages of supporting material for your entry following the guidelines below.

  5. Prepare a high-resolution version of your company logo and a photo. If shortlisted these will be used for the evening’s on-screen graphics.

  6. Register and upload your submission.

  7. Make a 250 AED payment online.

  8. Ensure you leave enough time to complete the process by the deadline.


PLEASE NOTE: The CIPS Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year category is open to MCIPS and FCIPS members Only. The CIPS Young Procurement and Supply Professional of the Year category is open to MCIPS members, or those studying towards MCIPS, aged 30 or under.


Your supporting materials

You may, if you wish, upload additional supporting material with your entry. However, this must be limited to three single-sided sheets of A4 and should not comprise information that is central to your case – the judges will expect to see this in your main submission.


Your supporting materials can include the following:

  • Testimonials

  • Endorsements from colleagues or suppliers, CFO or CEO

  • Press clippings

  • Performance figures

ENTRY FEES


The entry fees for CIPS Supply Management Awards are as follows:

Team:  500 AED per entry

Individual:  250 AED per entry

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