Process Guide

1. Nominations are open for all categories. The deadline for all entries is 30th June 2024.  Anyone can nominate an individual or organisation in any of the categories.  You can nominate for more than one category.

2. The shortlist will be announced publicly on 15th July 2024 and voting will be opened to the general public on the same day.  The voting will close on 11th Aug 2024.

3. A panel of independent judges will review each shortlist’s applications and supporting evidence.  The judging day will take place on TBC. 

4. The winners will be announced on 25th Oct 2024 at a glittering ceremony at Eastside Rooms, Woodcock St, Birmingham B7 4BL

Nominating is quick and easy, simply complete the online Nomination Form. A confirmation e-mail will be sent confirming your application.

Nothing, sit back and relax! We may be communicating with you for additional information regarding your application. And if you’re lucky enough to get shortlisted make sure you get the word out for everyone to vote for you!

We aim to shortlist 6 finalists per category however this may vary depending on quality of applications received for each category – make sure it is your best effort!

Yes, once the shortlist is announced the public will be allowed to vote for there favourite nominees.

Shortlisted candidates will be provided with a ‘Vote for Me’ badge which they can promote on social media to encourage votes.

The vote will count towards your total score.

Once the shortlist has been announced there will be a period of public voting where members of the public can vote for their favourite nominees. 

Once the voting closes, an independent panel of judges will meet to adjudicate the results and select the final winner.

Please note the public votes will account for 25 percent of the final decision, finalist will also be marked on the strength of their application, testimonials and the evidence provided.

If you have been nominated, you must complete an application form for your best chance to win.

Yes we encourage you to send in any additional information which will support your nomination.  Please email supporting information to:

Yes, you can nominate yourself or someone else for more than one category if they meet the criteria.

We are committed to ensuring all guests requirements are catered. 

There is step-free access into the venue via the ramp at the front entrance. 

Furthermore the venue provides accessible toilet facilities.

We are also happy to welcome guide dogs and assistance dogs into the venue.