Who can enter?
The Care Sector Supplier Awards are open to any UK business or business division, no matter how large or small the scale of operation, as well as the practices, agencies, marketing services providers and individuals who work for them.
Companies, agencies or individuals may submit entries on behalf of themselves or others and may enter any number of categories. Different projects from the same business can be entered into different categories, but each submission should be tailored to fit the category into which it is being entered. Companies based outside the UK can also enter, provided they have a subsidiary company operating in the UK.
If entries are duplicated by accident or in error, entries will have to be processed before a decision about their duplication can be made. Regrettably, any duplicated entry fee will be forfeited.
Except where indicated, for the 2024 Awards, submissions should relate to the eighteen-month period January 1, 2023 – June 30, 2024.
The organisers reserve the right to retain entries for subsequent publication, both on- and offline in ways that enhance the standing of entrants, supporting partners and the Care Sector Supplier Awards themselves. Descriptions of submissions from winners and runners-up will be published in connection with the Awards. Entrants may mark certain sensitive parts of their entry ‘not for publication’ (such as exact data, etc.), provided such restrictions are not used unreasonably.
General entry information
Entries into the Care Sector Supplier Awards must be submitted online. Your written entry should not exceed 1,500 words (12 point type, single line spacing) saved in PDF format (5MB maximum file size), uploaded from your desktop to the Care Sector Supplier Awards website. All entries should be uploaded following the template sections listed below. The Judges will automatically mark lower any entries exceeding the stipulated word count. Please adhere to these basic rules of entry, together with any other specific criteria described below.
Your URL and your written entry are the basis on which the judges will vote for and short-list your entry. The submission should show how your company met its aims, employed innovative techniques, developed new products or services, employed effective marketing, was enjoyed by customers/users, and delivered customer satisfaction and a return on investment. At the beginning of your submission the following information must be listed:
The Judges will need to access your business website. (Please note that the website must remain live or be accessible in an archive for the judges to access until the date of the lunch and ceremony, each year.)
Within your submission document you must use the following as sub-headings under which you clearly enter your information:
Failure to include these details may result in your project being marked down by the Judging Panel.
PLEASE NOTE: The judges will also look for any green credentials, or environmental benefits that your company is helping to bring about. You can include full details in your support material if relevant to your entry.
Entries into the Care Sector Supplier Awards must be submitted online. Your URL to your website is probably all the support you need. If you wish to provide additional support material please provide a URL to a supporting micro site in your submission paper, as well as the primary URL to the company’s website. The judges will want to feel fully informed about your activities, so please include whatever you feel is appropriate and relevant for your entry. If an entry is entered into more than one category, please indicate this clearly, but remember you need to upload only one support URL, irrespective of how many times a submission is entered.
Please refer to the Entry fees page for full information on fees and payment.
Any website that breaks national or international laws or offends public, religious, national or gender-specific sensitivities will be disqualified. If an entry is disqualified for any reason the entry fees will not be refunded.