On Friday 10 June we held an online How to Win a Tech South West Award event, bringing together sponsors, judges and previous winners to provide insight and tips on how to put together a winning entry.
Headline Partner Bishop Fleming shared their perspective on the awards, having supported the event since its inception four years ago.
We’ve distilled the 60 minutes of discussion into 10 top tips for your organisation to put together a winning entry.
Give them a read and go to techsouthwest.co.uk/awards-2022 to get your entries in!
Our tips on how to win a Tech South West Award
Don’t leave it to the last minute (though we know some of you will!)
Choose the right categories. Read the description, tailor each entry to that category.
3: Be real
Reflect what you do, your culture, your people.
Impress the judges with a story and make your entry an uplifting read.
Jargon impresses no one and can confuse.
Include relevant facts and figures, data and testimonials.
7: Attention to detail
Try and get the facts, grammar and syntax right. Ask colleagues to double check your entry.
8: Be succinct
Don’t overdo it. Get to the point, tell a great story, back it up with concise evidence.
9: Have fun
Have fun with it. Pour energy into your entry. Judges want positivity.
10: Next year
Set up a file now to store away potential award-winning material – great projects, testimonials, evidence, and build it as you go!