Entry & Judging Process
Submissions must be applicable to a UK audience. Entrants will be asked to submit an example of their research or service that fulfils the stated objectives of each award. Details of this are in the Categories & Criteria section as well as on the online entry system. Entrants can enter more than one category.
Submissions will be accepted via the online entry system only. The deadline for submissions is 11th June 2018.
All information submitted will be for the use of judging and will remain confidential.
Entry is via the online entry system. Simply register your details and click on the award you wish to enter. You can enter more than one award. You will be asked a few short questions and required to submit a case study that highlights your suitability.
Submissions will be assessed by the appointed panel of judges. In assessing a submission, judges will be looking for the following, but not exclusive, attributes:
• Clear identification of the research objectives and principles
• Depth and breadth of research provided
• How objective the research is
• How it fulfils the client's needs
• Added value elements of the research, including proprietary rating systems, technology tools
There may also be an element of online voting involved in some categories. Submissions will be judged according to the stated criteria. Judges can suggest an alternative category that best fulfils the entry criteria.
Those judged best in their category will progress to the finalist stage. From the finalists, the judging panel will decide on the winning and highly commended entries. Third party agencies may be used to assess submissions and online voting can also be used. The judges' decision is final. The judges have the right to determine the standards of an award and to withhold an award in any category, if, in their view, the entries are not of sufficient merit.
The judges also have the right to give a number of special awards if deemed appropriate.
The awards scheme is administered by Incisive Media, which will appoint a judging panel, composed of experts involved in the fund services industry.