HOW DO I ENTER?
Please look through the list of awards categories above, choose which ones you would like to enter and follow the instructions. Online entry forms are accessible via the tab 'Enter' at the top of the page.
All entry forms are to be submitted electronically as this aids processing (please refer to helpful hints below for guidance on completing your form).
ENTRY PROCESS & REQUIREMENTS
- All categories are free for clubs to enter
- Clubs can only put forward one entry per category (other than ‘Fan of the Year’)
- You will need to complete and submit your entry form online
- Additional supporting materials including images and DVD/videos must be sent in as per the instructions on the relevant entry form
ONLINE FORM GUIDANCE
All forms are 'live' online - once your entry is complete please press the ‘Save and go to awards summary’ button at the bottom of the form. This will automatically take you to your awards summary page. Please then tick the box on the right hand side and press the 'SUBMIT' button. Once this has been submitted you will not be able to amend the form
When you register on the intitial registration page for the entry form you will receive a welcome email with a link that will allow you to return to your awards summary page
If you have not filled out all the mandatory fields in the entry foirm you can save your form to complete at a later time by clicking the ‘Save and go to awards summary’ button at the bottom of the page. This will take you to your awards summary page. Please tick the box on the right hand side and press 'submit'. Use the link provided in the welcome email to return to your awards summary page and to amend and complete your entry
Once you have submitted your completed application you will receive an acknowledgement which you should keep for your records. This will provide a list of entries that you have completed and any further entries that you have registered for but not yet completed
Carefully read the criteria for each category (specified on each entry form) so that you are clear on what the judges will look for in your entry.
You may wish to write and edit sections of your entry in Word and then just paste them into the entry form
You should look to ensure your entry clearly addresses each of these criteria with proven results. If you cannot clearly address each criteria, your entry is not likely to be shortlisted
Make your entry as easy as possible for the judges to read and digest the key information, keeping it concise and using bullet points where requested
Send one main piece of supporting material and ensure that it is relevant to the entry. List any additional, secondary supporting material that has been supplied (see below for more info)
Where there is a word limit specified please try to stick to it. Judges can decide to ignore excessive text. If you have more to say it can always be included as part of your main piece of supporting material
Before submitting your entry form, re-read it to ensure that the key points you want to get across to the judges are prominent
Make sure all mandatory fields have been completed. You will not be able to submit an entry unless all mandatory fields are complete
Source high resolution images (300 dpi in jpeg or eps format) - the quality of these images is important as they will be used during the Awards’ ceremony. It’s worth taking the time to assess all the photographs in your possession that relate to your entry and submit those that tell the judges and the audience the most about your project. (Instructions for submitting material is found on each entry form)
Carefully select the one main item of supporting material you need to send, following the guidelines for your chosen category(ies)
If you are submitting printed material please ensure you clearly mark any specific page or part you want the judges to see
If you have video/DVD footage you would like to include in your submission then please make sure the video/DVD is relevant to the category you are entering and is not more than 5 minutes in duration
Ensure the length of any DVD clip submitted is specified on the entry form. If a specific section of the DVD should be reviewed ensure the time the section appears is specified so that the judges look at the correct clip
All supporting files should be uploaded at the bottom of each entry form.
In your entry form make it clear why the item of supporting material is important for the judges to consider
WHO WILL JUDGE THE ENTRIES?
Entries will be judged by a panel of experts from football and industries relevant to the category. The judging will be completely impartial with each judge awarding a score for each entry according to set criteria
The winning entries will be made from the cumulative scores for all judges in each category.
Please note that pre-judging may be undertaken prior to the main judging session
Shortlists will be announced across February-April 2017