This list of FAQs will be updated as the competition progresses. If you have any additional questions that are not answered here, please get in touch by emailing info@keawards.org.uk.

Do I have to be a PraxisAuril member to enter the KE Awards?

No - entries are accepted from members and non-members.

Are the awards only for those based in the UK?

No - entries are welcomed from the UK, Republic of Ireland and international institutions.

Why should I enter?

The KE Awards provide recognition nationally, and beyond, for the exceptional work that is taking place across the sector. Winning, or being shortlisted for an award can enhance your reputation, and that of your team and your institution.

The awards could increase the visibility of your work, help secure new business and also be used by your institution as future case studies.

What are the competition timescales?

  • The awards will open for entries on Monday 11 March 2019

  • Entries will close on Thursday 25 April 2019 (midnight)

  • Winners will be announced at the PraxisAuril conference on the evening of Thursday 13 June 2019

Is there a fee to enter the awards?

No, entry to The KE Awards is free.

How many categories can I enter?

There is no restriction on the number of categories that you can enter, but each project can only be submitted once within an individual award category. You may enter a project into more than one category if it meets the relevant criteria. Each eligible organisation can submit multiple entries, providing that they are significantly different.

How do I enter?

Entries must be submitted via the online entry form on this KE Awards website.

Are there set word limits within the entry form?

Yes – please refer to each individual award category for confirmation of word limits.

Can I save my entry?

Yes – there is a save function.

Can we submit additional material to support our entry?

No – entries will be judged on the content provided within the entry form only, so please bear this in mind when writing your submission.

What do I need to provide within my entry?

You will need to provide:

  • A title for your entry

  • An entry (max. 600 words) describing how it meets the entry criteria

  • A condensed summary of your entry (max. 300 words) that can be used for promotional purposes

  • A logo

  • Image(s) associated with the project

Do you have any top-tips for writing my entry?

  • Please read the entry guidelines – perhaps print a copy off to refer to as you write your entry

  • Provide information on how your meets the required criteria - you have up to 600 words to tell the judges why your entry should win! Don't just say your entry is the best, demonstrate why!

  • Have all information and high-res images ready for your entry before continuing. You can save a copy of your entry before submitting if you need to make any final amendments or gain permission from a colleague / line manager

  • Judges will seek to recognise initiatives that could be of benefit to the wider sector

Please do not include any confidential information within your entry, details submitted may be used in marketing materials and wider communications.

All entries are subject to our terms and conditions and judges' decisions will be final.

How will I know if my entry has been shortlisted?

If you are shortlisted, we will be in contact with you soon after the finalists are announced regarding next steps.

Please note: If you are shortlisted, at least one representative should attend the awards ceremony.

How are the awards judged?

Entries will be judged against the criteria stated in each category.

Can I book a place(s) to attend the awards ceremony?

Yes! The awards will be presented at the PraxisAuril conference dinner on the evening of Thursday 13 June 2019. If you are attending the PraxisAuril conference as a delegate the ticket price includes attendance at the awards ceremony. If you would like to attend the awards ceremony only, please book online and select the ‘dinner only’ option – price £95.

If you would like to book a table for you and your guests please contact us directly.

Is there a dress code?

Yes there is, dress to impress, black tie/formal.

Can I sponsor an award?

Absolutely! Please contact Maxine Ficarra on 01223 659955 or email info@keawards.org.uk.

Who can I speak to if I need help or advice?

Please email info@keawards.org.uk or call Dave Cooper on 01223 659963 or Nicky Warnock on 01223 659958.