Putting your name forward for an industry award is a lot like applying for a job. The effort you put in to it shows and the same principles apply – address the criteria, don’t have any spelling mistakes and make sure you are telling a good story.
With a view to helping those of you who are considering whether they should enter this year’s RCSA Awards, we have put together our top seven tips for how to complete and submit your awards application.
1. Make sure you qualify
Have a close look at the selection criteria before you start your application. Do you actually meet ALL the criteria set down to be eligible for a particular award?
Aspirational applications may be good for your self-esteem, but otherwise they are a waste of your time and that of judges. If you are not sure if you meet the criteria, run the idea past a trusted peer to see if they agree.
If you do not meet the criteria for a particular award, look for other awards where you are eligible. Or, make a note of what steps you need to take to be eligible to apply for the award next year.