Learn, write, be judged, be a judge – all in one session!
It’s quite likely that if you’re reading this, your organisation is doing something that is of award winning quality, but that is only half the story. Getting into the finals, and hopefully winning awards, is not about what you believe you have done well, but the impact your story has on the judges. These can be two very different things.
For the second year, Boost Awards, the world’s first and largest award writing agency has come together with the Global Good Awards, the first UK awards to be accredited with a GOLD ‘Awards Trust Mark’ from IASCTM, to deliver a unique Award Entry Workshop, specific to the Corporate Responsibility, Environmental, Sustainability and Social Impact sectors.
If you would like some inspiration on how to get started on your submission, and to ensure your project is well-written and is good enough to be an ‘award winner’ then this course is not to be missed! The 2019 workshop received a positive feedback score of 92%! See below for delegate testimonials.
Who should attend the workshop?
- Any organisation that enters any sustainability, CSR or Social Impact awards programmes. This is not an exclusive event for those entering the Global Good Awards.
- The person in those organisations who will actually be leading on the writing of the entry or the activity/project they are entering, even if they are not actually doing all the writing themselves.
The session will help you choose which story to enter, how to write efficiently and effectively within the entry form limits, what ‘good presentation’ means with award entries, and (crucially) what evidence you need to convince the judges that your case is the most deserving of the award.
Who should attend the free networking lunch?
Anyone booking a ticket for the workshop for either the AM or PM session can stay on or arrive early for the networking lunch and can invite an additional member of their team for free. You’ll be able to to meet the organisers, judges, their peers, and award entry experts Boost.
We’re offering you a unique opportunity to not only tap into Boost’s knowledge about how to write a winning award entry, but you’ll also get to meet some of the judges that have three years + experience of judging the Global Good Awards and ask them what they look for in YOUR project compared to others before making that crucial decision.
You’ll get to grips with:
Award strategy: how to choose the best stories, impartially advise which awards to enter, plan your entry process to ensure you meet the deadline without cutting corners or taking risks.
Award writing: winning an award isn’t about how deserving you are, it is about how deserving the judges think you are, and this is a very different thing. To convince the judges to pick you as a winner requires a combination of strong narrative, professional visual presentation, and compelling evidence. The workshop will cover all three areas in the context of sustainability and social impact awards.
Cut through to the hard and important facts: learn how to best do your entry justice and how to go about finding the evidence needed to substantiate your claims. Remember that claims are only assumptions without evidence– and can’t be judged upon!
Get your story assessed by peers and judges: use what you learn on the day to write and present a short pitch to Global Good Awards judges, and your peers. We have two experienced GGA judges coming along and you’ll be able to pitch your project live to them – the decision makers – and leave with genuine comments about your project before you’ve even entered! Judges attending are:
Will Akerman, MyKindaFuture
Paula Owen, Green Gumption and eco action games
Experience being a judge: as well as pitching your story, you will be a judge too, hearing the other delegates’ pitches. The experience of being ‘on the other side of the table’ is extremely eye opening. You will probably never write an award entry the same way again.
Prefer to keep your project confidential?
If you’d rather have some privacy rather than discussing your project in open forum, why not book one of our 1-2-1 surgeries instead. Bring your project to the event and have a 2hr review with one of our experienced award writers.
Sessions: There will be two, three-hour sessions held on the day. 09:30-12:30 and 14:00-17:00 and the 1-2-1 surgeries will run throughout the day, with timed bookings being made in advance.
Early-bird discount price (booked before 30th November) – £199.00 + VAT
Standard Single-ticket price: £249.00 + VAT
2 tickets*: £395.00 + VAT (or £349.00 + VAT for Early-bird bookings)
We do encourage delegates to attend in pairs as it helps with the preparation and presentation of your mini pitch.
Price includes refreshments and a light lunch prior to or after your workshop so you can connect with other delegates.
Places are limited to 20 for each session.
09:00 – Arrival, networking and refreshments
09:30 – AM session begins
11:00 – Refreshment break
12:30 – AM session finishes and networking lunch begins
14:15 – AM delegates and lunch guests depart
14:30 – PM session begins
16:00 – Refreshment break
17:30 – PM session finishes
For more information, contact karen@GlobalGoodAwards.co.uk or call 07813 718541
Feedback from our course in January 2019
“Practical, thought-provoking with lots of top tips and advice.”
“Perfectly timed – didn’t drag on!”
“Content well considered and presented.”
“Inviting your judges was valuable and added great insight.”
“Interactive, structed and clean presentation.”
“Not just geared to the GGA showed great example of best practice.”