Top 10 Tips on Writing Your Entry for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards

Writing an awards entry can be daunting. Where do you start? What should you include? How should you present the entry? Here are our top 10 tips on writing a successful awards entry:

  1. Read the question – What information are you being asked for? If the question is specific, make sure you answer those points.
  2. Work out your key points and make sure your key points are obvious – What do you want your judges to know about? How are you going to show them they are the key points?
  3. Be precise – Don’t use up precious words from your word count when you don’t need to.
  4. Check your spelling and grammar – Grammar police are lurking amongst our judges. Using an incorrect there, their or they’re, or having rogue apostrophes, could result in fewer points.
  5. Re-read your entry and get a colleague to proof too – Check for errors and that the sentences make sense. Then ask someone else to proof. A fresh pair of eyes may spot something missing, or something that isn’t needed in the entry.
  6. Keep to the word count – Going over is an easy way to instantly lose points.
  7. Evidence base everything you state – You cannot just state that you have achieved something, you must prove your statement, whether with facts and figures or a even testimonial.
  8. Understand the category you are entering and tailor your information to suit.
  9. Think about your presentation – The judges have to read countless entries. Make sure yours stands out and is easy to read.
  10. Finally, remember that these awards focus on the entrepreneur and their story – While the business is intrinsically linked and details must be given, the main focus should be on the individual.

Good luck!

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