You will be asked to register, choose the category you want to enter and submit details about the entry.
Your entry will consist of two components. One part is a series of answers to the questions below. The second part is a one page word document, which contains the main body of your entry.
You will then need to upload an entry photo that represents the project and/or team along with any supporting documents.
Answers to the following questions must be provided:
You will be able to log in to the entry system and amend/add entries up until the closing dates for entries, which is the 30th June 2017.
The main body of your entry, the one page word document, will consist of a brief description of:
You will need to submit your entry photo, along with any additional supporting material – such as evaluations, inspection reports, testimonials or press cuttings – to back up any statements. Supporting material should be uploaded along with your entry where possible. If this is not possible, then you may post supporting material, clearly stating the entry it is accompanying, to:
Sophie Kerr - Children & Young People Now Awards - St Jude’s Church - Dulwich Road - London - SE24 0PB
Please keep in mind that young people, as well as adult professionals, will be judging each award, so make your entry as young person-friendly as possible. You can enter any number of categories, but the maximum number of categories an initiative can be entered for is three.
It is understood that entries may include commercially sensitive information. Children & Young People Now reserves the right to publish descriptions and case studies of winning entries. But if an entrant asks for any part of their submission to remain confidential, it will.
Sponsor organisations are not allowed to enter the category they have sponsored.
The decisions of the judges are independent and final and no correspondence will be entered into concerning the results.
Entry is free thanks to the support of Children & Young People magazine and the sector it has been possible to waive the entry fee (normally £35 for the public and voluntary sectors and £75 for the private sector), which covers the cost of administration and the judging process.
However, there is a cost for late entries. Any entry received after the official closing date without prior agreement will incur a charge of £50 + VAT, irrespective of whether the entry is from the public, voluntary or private sector. This is to cover the extra cost of administration and amendments to the judging packs. If you think your entry will be late then please get in touch immediately with events executive Sophie Kerr on 020 7501 6343 or Sophie.Kerr@markallengroup.com
The adult judges and young judges will be looking for a clear description of facts rather than bland statements or unsupported claims of the value of the work. Wherever appropriate, include a description of:
You can back up your entry with supporting material, which should be presented separately. Make sure any such material directly supports your entry. This can include:
However, please do not overload the judges with material; make what you send in really count.
Entries should focus on work that was launched, or ongoing, between 1 July 2016 and 30 June 2017.
If you are submitting your supplementary documents in hard copy, please send the material to:
Children & Young People Now Awards 2017
The Mark Allen Group
St Jude's Church