What To Expect
We understand that completing nominations can sometimes be daunting so we want you to know what to expect when putting a nomination in, and what happens after.
To keep the nomination process as simple as possible we ask slightly different questions depending on whether you’re nominating yourself or someone else. We welcome nominations for yourself as an individual, for your own organisation / club as well as nominations for other people, groups & organisations.
Completing the nomination form should take around 5 minutes. This can vary a little depending on how much information you give us about why you are nominating the particular person / project / organisation etc.
For each nomination, we ask for the following information:
- Who you are nominating and for which award
- Contact details (for you, and for the nominee if your nominating someone else)
- Where the activities take place
- Why you are making the nomination – this is your chance to tell us why the nominee is worthy of winning this award. It’s an free type box so please provide as much detail as you can; where possible include examples, figures, actions & outcomes.
Each of the eleven categories has unique criteria so please read through the bullet points for the award you are nominating for and give relevant information.
- A few questions about yourself i.e. age range, gender etc. This section takes on average 45 seconds to complete and is kept anonymously and is not looked at for any part of judging. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion it is important for us to understand a little more about the demographic of who is entering our awards.
You can enter the same person, project, group or organisation into as many different award categories as you like, as long as the nomination meets the award criteria. If entering for more than one category we strongly recommend you customise the details about why they are a worthy nominee for each category.
What Happens Next?
Nominations are open for the Lincolnshire Sport & Physical Activity Awards 2023 and will close midnight 31st July 2023. After nominations close, the judging process will begin with judging taking place throughout August and finalists being announced early in September. We will get in touch with all successful nominees, we’ll meet them to hear more about their story, and invite them to the awards ceremony in November.
Once nominations close the team at Active Lincolnshire will read and review every nomination. Our team, including the leads for each area of work, will initially judge each submission before picking the top nominations to make the shortlist. Typically we will shortlist between ten and twenty nominations for each category.
The final stage of judging is done by an independent judging panel made up of experts from various sectors who are involved in some way in the delivery or promotion sport and physical activity. It’s their role to go through the shortlisted nominations and choose the finalists for each award and ultimately to pick the award winners.
We may reach out for clarification on elements of the nomination if required prior to the external judging panel.
Nominations for the same person, club or organisation within an award category will be grouped together so it can be judged as a combined nomination with all the different information included together. The number of nominations received for that individual will be noted but is not usually a deciding factor in the judging process. Decisions will be based on the information given in nomination and how it relates to the award criteria.
We will contact all nominees at various stages of the judging process to let them know whether they have made the shortlist and if they’re a finalist.
I’m a finalist! What Happens Now?
Firstly, congratulations on becoming a finalist! We will be in touch with the good news, and we will invite you to join us at our awards ceremony with a plus one of your choice. Keep an eye on our website and social media for more information about the event as the date gets closer.
If you have any questions about the process, an award category, nomination or need the nomination form in a different accessible format, please contact us.