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Admin Apr 19, 2024 3:05:29 PM 3 min read

Top Tips for Crafting a Winning Entry for the BESA Industry Awards


Awards-Top-Tips-BlogGetting shortlisted for the BESA Industry Awards can be a game-changer for your business. It's a fantastic opportunity to showcase your achievements, gain recognition, and shine a light on the talented individuals in the industry. However, with stiff competition, it's essential to ensure your entry stands out.

Here are six top tips to help you craft a winning entry:

Read the criteria carefully:

Before diving into your entry, take the time to thoroughly review the awards criteria. Understand what the judges are looking for and tailor your submission accordingly. Ensure you provide a clear assessment of the positive impact your project, team, or individual has had, supported by compelling evidence. Aligning your entry with the criteria increases your chances of catching the judges' attention. The full criteria for Project, Organisation and Individual categories are available on the website, so make sure you read them carefully and apply them to your entry!

Make an early start:

Procrastination is the enemy of success. Start planning your entry as early as possible to avoid the stress of last-minute submissions. By giving yourself the time to read and digest the criteria, as well as the head space, you can meticulously prepare and fine-tune your entry to perfection. Early submission not only demonstrates your commitment but also allows you to refine your content without rushing.

Make the most of your time:

Crafting a winning entry requires careful planning and execution. Allocate sufficient time in your schedule to focus solely on your submission. Break down the tasks into manageable chunks and set deadlines to ensure you stay on track. By managing your time effectively, you can create an exceptional entry that effectively highlights your achievements. The Industry Award 2024 entry deadline is 12 July, so make sure you're already thinking about your submission. 

Tailor-make your entry:

We all know the phrase, one size fits all, but that's certainly not the case with the Industry Awards submissions! Make sure you tailor your entry to meet the specific requirements of the BESA Industry Awards. Keep your language concise, straightforward, and easy to comprehend. Structure your submission in a logical manner, highlighting key points that align with the judges' criteria. Customising your entry demonstrates your attention to detail and commitment to excellence.

Can you prove it? Don't just make claims; back them up with hard evidence.

Provide tangible examples of how the project, individual or how your business has achieved a clear goal, that benefits your organisation, or the wider industry. Utilise statistics, case studies, and testimonials to substantiate your achievements. Concrete evidence adds credibility to your submission and reinforces the impact of your work. Remember there is a focus on sustainability, Net Zero and the Building Safety Act this year, so try to bare that in mind when writing your entry!

Check it, check it, check it! Proofreading is paramount.

Before hitting the submit button, meticulously review your entry multiple times for errors and inconsistencies. Check for grammar, spelling, and formatting issues. Consider enlisting the help of a colleague or trusted individual to provide a fresh perspective. A thorough review ensures your submission is polished and professional, increasing your chances of success.

In conclusion, entering the BESA Industry Awards presents a prime opportunity to showcase your business's achievements and gain valuable recognition. By following these top tips, you can craft a winning entry that puts your business in the spotlight. Don't miss out on this chance to shine! Start planning your submission today and pave the way for success.

The BESA Industry Awards will be taking place at The Brewery London on 17 October. Secure your table at one of the Industry's most anticipated Awards