The Energy Awards
Welcome to the Energy Awards 2015, the most respected energy event in the industry. The Energy Awards celebrate excellence and provide a platform for you to gain the recognition you deserve for your intelligent use of energy. Winners and finalists benefit from a valuable marketing advantage, great PR and a spotlight shone on their achievements among the industry’s finest.
Benefits of entering:
- Be recognised by our esteemed panel of judges as one of the country's finest for responsible energy consumption
- Raise your company profile through editorial features in Water Energy and Enviornment, and the Building Energy Focus publications, both print and online, with a circualtion of over 46,600
- Winners may be invited to take a speaking slot at the Energy Event in 2016 to discuss their projects
- Online exposure through Energy Awards digital channels
- Post event interview about your win to be used in 2016 marketing
Tips for successful entries:
- Preparation is key. Read the criteria carefully and allow yourself plenty of time to develop a well thought-out entry. Don’t get caught out by the deadline. This year it is 17 July 2015.
- Remember you can enter more than one category – doing so will increase your chances of winning! But ensure that you address the criteria with each entry – the categories have individual requirements.
- Consider entering on behalf of your customer, or collaborate with them on the entry – particularly for project awards.
- Clearly set out the benefits of your entry – don’t just write a ‘stream of consciousness’.
- Make the judges' job easier – write in clear, plain English, avoid jargon and explain uncommon abbreviations.
- Use attachments wisely. You may attach documents to support your entry but they should be limited to useful information that will help the judges to understand the impact of your work. However the essential elements of the entry must be kept within the 1,000-word ‘pitch’ – we won’t be able to accept entries on an attached PDF.
- Ensure you back up your claims with evidence. Judges are looking for entries that have good data. Even if the project is new, an estimate or a projection of the benefits is important. And if a product is ’25 per cent more energy efficient’ for instance, tell the judges what the increase relates to – compared to its predecessor, to rivals, to the relevant standard etc.
- Make sure that you are meeting the criteria for the category. For instance our Innovation of Year categories are aimed specifically at new technologies or techniques, which may not necessarily have achieved volume production or sales; while the Product of the Year categories are designed to recognise commercially available equipment.
- Ask someone else, such as a colleague, to look through your entry before you submit. It can be helpful to ask someone who was not directly involved in the work you are entering – because, like the judges, they will not have intimate knowledge of the entry, so they may be able to suggest ways to clarify the details.
Before you submit, double-check that you have fulfilled all the elements of the brief and provided all the evidence that the judges need. If you get stuck then contact our awards specialist: