Entry Process & Guidance

Entries for the 2024 Global Good Awards are NOW OPEN! They will close on 26th April 2024 (with an ext. until 3rd May for an additional fee). If you are interested in entering, we recommend that you follow these key steps. You can download our handy Entry Checklist as a reminder of these steps too.

  • Register your interest in entering if you’re not already on our email list. This is only if you’re not sure if you will enter, or you’re looking to enter in future years. This will ensure you’re kept up to date with any category & deadline information right up until entries close. If you’ve decided to enter this year, then continue reading down and you’ll be directed to register on the entry platform.
  • Check the full 2024 timeline, adding relevant dates to your diary.
  • Check that your activities or programme is eligible.
  • Decide on the category or categories you’d like to enter. Each category has a description and a set of criteria. You can enter more than one category. You can also ask us for the application form questions if you’ve registered your interest and intend to enter. NB: The questions in the application form are NOT the criteria; they are written to assist you in submitting the most relevant information for your activities and follow the criteria requirements.
  • Read the Judges ‘Top Tips’ which we compiled from a series of ‘Ask the Judges’ webinars. Why? Because if you have an amazing story to tell, with impressive impact statistics, this five-minute read COULD make the difference between a win and not even being shortlisted! For a deeper insight, we would also recommend watching our 60 min and watch our ‘Dos and Don’ts of Award Writing’ webinar.
  • From 1st February, you can register on our entry platform, AwardStage .Once entries are open, there will be a short-cut to your login on the Home Page.
  • Begin the entry process within AwardStage by selecting your first category, give your project a title (this can be edited later) and download the PDF of the questions for that category. It is important you access the application questions as they differ from the criteria. All applications are completed online, so this is for you to prepare your answers offline before you copy/paste into the online form. You can save your entry as a draft and if you wish, enter another. (NB: Don’t worry – you are NOT charged or committed to your entry at any point in the process until you complete and submit.)
  • If you feel like you’d benefit from a little more support, we also offer 1-2-1 award entry consultation sessions; these are completely bespoke and confidential, to discuss your specific projects and activities. Find out more here.
  • Once you’ve completed your application offline, return to complete your entry online. At this stage, you can also download a PDF of the completed application form with all your answers in case you need sign off prior to completion.
  • Plan your payment in advance: If you are unable to pay on company credit card at the end of the application and wish to pay on invoice by online bank transfer, please send us any supplier forms that we need to complete in advance. Leaving this until the deadline day may result in delays.
  • Upon completion of your application, you’ll be asked whether you want to process payment by card or online transfer. Click on the preferred option and the information will be detailed on screen and you’ll also be sent a copy of the invoice for your records. Depending on your purchasing process, a purchase order number may be accepted if you are unable to settle the invoice prior to the entry deadline date. If you require us to complete a supplier form, please contact us as soon as possible to avoid delaying the entry. Contact Karen on 01932 355900 or 07813 718541.

After your entry is submitted, you can expect the following:

  • When it comes to judging, we don’t purely rely on the maths of online scoring. Our panel of judges has a significant amount of experience in all areas of sustainable development, and we match that experience to the best category, to ensure your entry gets the most thorough evaluation possible. When they’ve done their scoring online, they all come together for a day to hammer out the stats and decide who is best, who is close and who are the ‘ones to watch’.
  • The stages of judging will be as follows:
    • There will be a Pre-Qualification round where four judges will review your 200-word introduction at the beginning of your application form and decide whether your entry should proceed to the main judging round.
    • The main judging round is then scored by three judges per category using our comprehensive online scoring portal.
    • All high scoring entries will then be assessed by two paid judges to follow a due diligence process of online investigative research.
    • All judges come together on the final Judging Day to decide upon the shortlist and winners.
  • If your entry is shortlisted, you will be included in the shortlist announcements made first live on social media on 13th June 2024, using any handles you have supplied (unless otherwise stated). This will be following up by email, on the same day, to the email addresses provided with the entry. We will then publicise your entry with the 200-word project summary on the website.
  • If your entry is not shortlisted, feedback will be released on the AwardStage platform for you to review.
  • The judges will conclude their decisions and award gold, silver, bronze and One-To-Watch prizes as they deem appropriate. It is not a given that a gold will be awarded in every category solely because an entry has scored the highest. Our policy requires entries to meet minimum standards to be shortlisted and eligible for prizes.
  • The winners will be announced at a Hybrid Awards Ceremony on 24th October 2024, at BMA House, London. Virtual attendance is encouraged for anyone that would have to travel to London by air.
  • Directly after the awards ceremony (or after the shortlist is announced if you don’t make the finals) you will receive a free feedback report on your entry (you’ll need your entry login for AwardStage to retrieve it). If you request information about the score given to the winner of your category, you will be supplied with the percentage mark for the benefit of benchmarking.

If you have any questions at any time, please email Karen or call 01932 355900 | 07813 718541