Terms and conditions
Please read the following carefully before submitting a nomination(s)
- Self-nominations are accepted but must be authorised by the appropriate line manager.
- Any employee who is currently subject to disciplinary action will not be eligible for an award.
- Nominations can be entered into more than one category, but MUST be differently and written to meet the criteria of each category
- Nominations are based on quality not quantity – if there is a team of people wishing to nominate the same person they should work together to provide one ‘quality’ nomination meeting the nomination criteria.
- Examples should be provided to demonstrate why the nominee is suitable for the award (to be included in the 400 words).
Judging and shortlisting process
- The judging panel will consist of representation from across the trust including acute and community / adult social care, corporate services, a non-executive director, staff governor and staff side representatives.
- The panel will draw up a shortlist of three nominations in each category and then choose a winner and two runners up from the final shortlist. This is the process for all categories excluding the Making a Difference award which is selected by the chief executive.
- All judges will be expected to declare any interest they might have in any individual nomination and will be exempt from the decision making on that occasion.
- A full record of the judging process will be retained to ensure transparency and fairness.
- The shortlisted nominees will be contacted as soon as possible after the panel meeting and a list of all the shortlisted nominations will be published in the weekly briefing prior to the awards ceremony
Hints and tips when completing your nomination:
We get over 200 nominations each year and it is really important you make your nomination stand out to be in with a good chance of getting through to the final three shortlisted.
- Don’t just copy and paste – you can enter a individual/team into multiple categories but they MUST have unique write ups relevant to a specific category
- Keep you nomination simple, clear and concise – avoid waffling (less is sometimes more)
- Avoid using jargon as this may cause confusion
- Ensure your submission tells a story and has a good start, middle and end – keep the judging panel engaged
- Clearly outline why you are nominating this individual or team
- Give an example(s) of how this nominee meets the criteria of the category
- Tell the panel what the result/impact/outcome of this was