Useful Advice and a Straightforward Entry Process
To enter the Micro-Generation Awards you need to complete the online entry form, upload a submission paper when prompted, and pay the entry fee. Entries to the Micro-Generation Awards must be submitted online. Your written entry must be no more than 1,500 words in English (12 point type, single line spacing) saved in PDF format (10MB maximum file size), uploaded from your desktop to the Micro-Generation Awards’ website. All entries should be uploaded following the template sections listed below. The Judges will automatically vote lower any entries exceeding the word count. At the same time, the judges will appreciate the conciseness of your entry. There is no need to use the full word count. Please adhere to these basic rules of entry, together with any other specific criteria described below.
We wish you every success with your entries for the 2019 Awards and welcome your calls to the Awards office if you have any questions. Remember, the process described in your entry could have started years earlier, but for 2019 the project must have been active or come to fruition during the eligibility period that runs from May 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018 – a twenty-month period.
PLEASE NOTE: agreement has been reached to work with Sustainability Voices to develop the Micro-Generation Awards and the FINAL closing date for entries is now February 28, 2019. You will need to pay the necessary fee before your entry will be processed for judging.
Your completed entry form and your written entry are the basis on which each entry will be voted for by the judges and shortlisted. Your written document should clearly describe the nature and aims of any company, organisation, community, product, service, project; define the sector and competitive environment (if appropriate); set out any relevant strategic considerations; explain any innovative initiatives or use of technology; then map out the implementation pathways. Please provide as clear an indication as possible of what has been achieved, with supporting facts, figures and pictures. At the beginning of your document the following information must be listed:
- Category entered
- Title of entry (name of project, initiative, organisation or community)
- Relevant URL for the project (if any)
- Client company (if relevant and you are entering on behalf of a client)
- Name of company about which the entry has been written
- Type of company (e.g. manufacturer, installer, etc)
- Relevant URL for access to supporting data, photographs or video.Within your submission you must use the following as sub-headings under which you clearly provide your explanation for the judges.
- Nature of microgeneration project, product, service, or task
- Aims for project, product, service or tasl
- Strategic considerations
- Implementation/development stages
- Outcome (supported by any formal evaluation of results, ROI, etc). Failure to include these details may result in your project being marked lower by the Judging Panel.
Entries for the Micro-Generation Awards must be submitted online. You will almost certainly need to provide physical support material (for instance printed literature, stage development plans, maps, photographs or video) please provide a URL to a supporting micro site, or a link to YouTube or Vimeo for video files, in your submission paper. If the organisers feel that the judges will need to see physical items in support of your entry you will be notified well in advance of the judging date and asked to send the material by post. The judges will want to feel fully informed about your activity, so please include whatever you feel is appropriate and relevant for your entry. If an entry is entered into more than one category, please indicate this clearly, but remember you need to remind the judges of the micro site URL for the support material, each time you enter.
The organizers intend that the Micro-Generation Awards are open to the whole industry, but any website that breaks national or international laws or offends public, religious, national or gender-specific sensitivities, or that flouts banking, compliance, advertising, promotion, Internet rules or the simple law of the land will be disqualified. If an entry is disqualified for any reason the entry fees will not be refunded.
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