Here are some important pointers from Chris Robinson, the MD and founder of Boost Marketing (the world’s first and largest award entry consultancy), and a fan of the Learning Technologies Awards.
Now don’t get me wrong, the fact that there are two stages of judging is not a bad thing, in fact quite the reverse – only a small proportion of awards (less than a fifth) have a second stage, and this is part of what makes the Learning Technologies Awards so very credible.
The first of the stages is the 2,000 word written submission with a deadline of July 31st (registration deadline 30th June), and then finalists attend the second stage – a 25-minute face-to-face presentation followed by a Q&A with judges in early October.
This article is going to focus on the written entry only, as this deadline is now fast approaching. This is your one and only chance to make the shortlist; there is no appeal stage or second chance. In this stage you cannot be complacent and really need to ensure you do yourself justice.
We’ve put our heads together here at Boost and distilled a huge list of suggestions and top tips into just three vital ingredients. These are based on our experience of writing award-winning entries for these awards for every year of their existence.