I am delighted to be a judge for the Soldiering On Awards. It is humbling to read about the outstanding endeavors and achievements of those who both represent and support this fantastic Armed Forces community.
I’m often asked about what a judge looks for in a nomination. I believe passionately that any nomination process should be straight forward. The overriding objective is to portray simply and accurately the information that you know authentically tells the story of:
It is important to stress that a successful award nomination is not about how much you write; rather it is about the clarity and quality of the information provided.
The Soldiering On Awards encourage entries across a wide spectrum of categories and the nominations process has been designed to that it is accessible and straight forward for all. Our mission is to encourage people to nominate; not to put barriers in their way. You will find that the nomination process guides you through four questions that are aligned to the statements above.
Here are some of my top tips to help you with your nomination.
It takes a special person to take the time and trouble to think about someone else and nominate them for an award – and we really appreciate that. For that reason, all people who reach the finalists stage of the Soldiering On Awards are invited along with their nominator to join us for a special reception at the House of Lords, hosted by our Co-chairs of Judges General the Lord Dannatt GCB, CBE, MC, DL and Debra Allcock-Tyler, CEO the Directory of Social Change. I hope we have the opportunity to meet there in recognition of your nomination!
Nominations for the Soldiering On Awards close 30th September 2018.
Please click here for further details of all categories and to make your nomination. http://www.soldieringon.org/2018-soldiering-on-awards/