Having won a few awards ourselves (not so humble brag), and written several winning applications for our clients, it's safe to say the team at Ouma know what is needed to create a kick-arse award nomination.
Creating an award nomination for a business can be a great way to recognise the achievements of your company and your employees.
We've structured a simple, step-by-step guide to help you create a compelling nomination.
Step 1: Research the award and its criteria
Before you start writing your nomination, it's important to understand the complexities of the award and the criteria that the judges will be using to evaluate the nominees. This information can typically be found on the organisations website or by contacting them directly.
Step 2: Gather information about the business
To create a strong nomination, you'll need to provide specific examples of how your business has excelled in areas such as innovation, customer service, or community involvement. Gather any relevant data, client testimonials, or other information that will support your nomination.
Step 3: Ask an employee for a statement
Including a statement or quote from an employee can be a great way to add personal touch to your nomination and to show the impact the business has on its employees. You can ask an employee to provide a quote on their experience working at the company and how it has contributed to their personal and professional growth. This will give the judges a different perspective on the business, and help to paint a more complete picture of the company's achievements.
Step 4: Write a clear and compelling nomination
When writing your nomination, be sure to clearly state the achievements of the business and how they meet the criteria of the award. Use specific examples, data, imagery and/or artwork to support your points.
Step 5: Have others review your nomination
Before submitting your nomination, ask colleagues or industry experts to review it and provide feedback. They may be able to provide additional insights or suggestions for improvement.
Step 6: Submit the nomination
Once your nomination is complete, be sure to submit it on time and in the format required by the award organisation.
Creating an award nomination for a business can be a great way to recognise your achievements and gain recognition in your industry.
If you need any support in creating a compelling award nomination we'd be happy to add your business to the ever-growing list of those we have helped secure awards for!