Reasons why it’s GOOD to enter the Global Good Awards…
- We support the work of CoolEarth in several ways throughout the year by donating:- 1% of all turnover from sponsorship, entry fees and ticket sales, a £5 or £10 donation per paying entry to their ‘CarbonCork‘ campaign and finally, we help to protect rainforest canopies via their carbon capture projects to match the emissions from our event that we aren’t able to remove.
- The GGA is the only sustainability award programme in the world to hold the Awards Trust Mark. An accreditation that recognises trust between those entering awards schemes, and the organisations running them.
- Your entries will only be evaluated by judges with many years of experience in the category sector you’ve entered. Our judges are only invited onto our panel if they’ve got previous judging experience and over 50% of our panel have been with us since 2017; returning every year.
- We have a large number of judges, and give them a limited number of entries (in the main, one category each) meaning that they have more time per entry to evaluate and offer feedback.
- ALL entries receive bespoke feedback, direct from our panel of judges. This feedback is not just scores… many of our judges give comprehensive written feedback and suggestions, which many entrants have used to progress and improve their activities – some have even commented that it’s like getting a free consultancy session!
- There’s the value of an entry’s benchmarking aspect because the application process can often force you to look at your business from a different perspective and compare yourself to your competitors.
- All finalists receive a certificate authenticating their hard work; as well as a graphic to use on their visual communications – all free of charge.
- We do not charge for using our logo, result graphics or event photos – they are, and always will be, free of charge.
- You would be associating your organisation with a truly sustainable awards programme which ‘walks the talk’ with its entrants. Find out more here.
- All finalists are invited to the Award Ceremony, with tiered ticket pricing, designed to be as inclusive as possible. Entrants can buy singles or blocks of tickets – there is no pressure to buy full tables.
- The ceremony will showcase ‘What GOOD looks like’ with all guests being invited to take part in an afternoon of interactive learning workshops.
- These unique awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. We share news of our winners through global media channels, targeting country, region and industry sector of the winning entrants.
The other business benefits to entering – and winning – the Global Good Awards are numerous:
- Gold winners receive a unique piece of art, specifically designed and hand-made for the Global Good Awards using offcuts of glass and reclaimed metal;
- Gold winners will be featured in an exclusive GGA article in the publication, Positive News in the edition following the winners announcements.
- A full page on our website is published, with links, for each set of category winners along with the 200 word description of their winning activities. This will remain on the site indefinitely (not just until the following cycle launches)
- A win, short-listing or nomination can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business and can impress your clients; proving that you are a forward thinking organisation in a challenging climate.
- And then there’s employee motivation. Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your employees so winning one can help boost staff morale and improve motivation.
- And with millennials setting great store about the kind of company they want to work for these days, a Global Good Award win, nomination or short-listing can help you attract talent. Who doesn’t want to work for a winning organisation?
Rewarding for action, not aims and targets!
In 2022, we introduced strict new thresholds by which our judges will award future Global Good Awards. They have always been strict and don’t stand for any greenwashing, but we now have an official new policy: we will no longer reward gold to an individual or organisation solely because they have scored the highest in their category. Our new policy will require entries to meet minimum standards to be shortlisted and eligible for prizes. From 2023 we also introduced an additional layer of judging, with 2 judges conducting online investigative research on the top scoring entrants prior to the winning decisions being made.
You can hear more about the GGA from sponsors, judges and contributors of the 2023 and 2022 events, by watching the video below…