HOW TO CREATE AN AWARD WINNING ENTRY?
If you want to make sure your entry is a winner, follow our top tips and make the most of your opportunity to shout about your success.
RELAY IT TO OTHERS
It’s often difficult to appreciate how good a project is when you have been so involved with it. Share your story with other teams in your organisation and see if it gets their wow factor.
IS IT TOO BIG?
Some procurement projects, especially transformation projects are so big it is difficult to convey it within the word count. If this is the case then concentrate on one aspect or choose another project.
IS IT TOO SOON?
One of the most important parts of your entry is demonstrating the organisational benefits that your project realised and evidencing them. Predicted benefits cannot be scored and so make sure you have the timing right on entering projects.
WHAT IS YOUR HOOK?
Make sure you have a strong angle to your project and get across right at the beginning what it is you were trying to achieve. A good story always has an interesting angle or ‘hook’ so make this clear early on.
DOES IT FIT THE BRIEF?
Take care to read the category description and ensure your submission is covering all that it asks.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS COUNT
Our judges scrutinise many entries so make sure that yours stands out from the others. Consult with your internal marketing or PR teams to get your entry branded and set out in an attractive way.
MAKE THE JUDGES JOB EASY
To avoid markers fatigue use simple language and avoid jargon; make it interesting, use good opening sentences, get to the point, demonstrate your innovation and creativity and keep it relevant.
EVIDENCE YOUR CLAIMS
There are three additional pages for supporting documentation, ensure you maximise the space by evidencing what you have achieved.
FINALLY, DON’T BREAK THE RULES!
Judges take a dim view of submissions that go over the word count or page allowance. No extra scores will be given for attaching a 20 page PowerPoint presentation or URLs to websites with more information. If it cannot fit in the allocated space then it’s too big.