How To Enter

Entries for 2017 are now closed

Entering a team category award

  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 400 AED payment for each team entry online.
  9. Ensure you leave enough time to complete the process by the 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

For these two categories you are only required to write a 500-word statement, plus an endorsement from a line manager, director, client etc. You may also provide up to three single-sided sheets of supporting documentation answering the criteria set out for your chosen category.

On you entry please state the details of the nominated person:
Job title
Date of birth (for the young professional of the year)

Your 500 word statement
Your endorsement (including, name, job title and company name of endorser)

Entry Fees

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

Team:  400 AED per entry

Individual:  100 AED per entry

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