The deadline for submitting your entries for the 2020 ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards is only 2 weeks away. There’s still time to work on and perfect your entry ahead of the submission deadline.
The awards are open to ASAP Members, Business Partners and the wider industry regardless of geographical location or business size. Entries are judged independently with set criteria – small companies have just as much chance of being shortlisted and winning an award as the large companies who enter.
Here’s why we think you should enter….
Industry Leading programme – The ASAP Awards is the pioneering and industry leading awards programme for the sector, the winners of which are determined by an independent judging panel of industry leaders and experts in their fields.
Independent Judging Panel…. our awards are not influenced by sponsors, members or the Advisory Board – none of these are involved in the judging process!
Get the chance to compare your work to your peers and competitors…. you might think you are doing great work – here’s the opportunity to prove it!
Product and brand endorsement…. being shortlisted (even if you don’t win) is a massive endorsement of your product, services and achievements – offering fantastic PR opportunities to shout you’re the best!
Brand Awareness – raise your profile and be recognised as a leader and innovator in your field as well as highlighting innovative working practices to the industry from those who are providing exceptional products and
Improved Employee Motivation – Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the hard work of your employees. Even if you’re not shortlisted or you don’t quite clinch a trophy, the mere act of entering will go some distance to letting your team know that you value them and the work they do and motivate them to continue to strive to deliver high standards.
Engage your clients – at one of the year’s most eagerly awaited industry events while meeting new prospects: It is an ideal occasion to reward team efforts and initiatives within your organisation and invite key industry contacts and business partners to enjoy a valued night of networking with high level figures across all sectors of the serviced apartment industry. Moreover, it strengthens relationships with clients by showing achievements you have accomplished together.
Celebration Awards Evening – the ASAP Summer Gala Dinner will feature the presentation of the ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards – the recent launch of early bird tickets has seen the limited places flying out the door. But it gives a wonderful opportunity to celebrate your successes and achievements with your team surrounded by peers and industry colleagues – celebrate YOUR excellence and it is the MUST attend event in the industry calendar!
And what are the judges going to be looking for…. ?
Clarity – entries that are clear, concise and clearly identify why the company should be winning this category. Be clear on the difference between objectives and your strategy and show how the objectives were met with clear success and impact measures.
Evidence – clear demonstrable evidence and proof of the claims made in the entry/
Tailored Entries – you can enter as many categories as you wish (including 3 individual teams in the team award) but make sure your entries are tailored to the award category you are entering
Excellence – The awards are celebrating quality and excellence – make your entry one that is proud, bold and impactful, entries should make a mark – wow the judges with inspiring ideas,
impressive execution and superb factually quantified results – all presented engagingly.
Relevance – ensure the information and the supporting documentation is relevant to the category, what the judges are looking for and the award objective.
Passion – show your entry some love, energy and passion! Ignite feelings of interest within the judges who will be reading a lot of entries – make it a compelling entry!
And don’t forget….
Create your online account & read the entry booklet – category entries have changed, entry format and process has also changed and there are very specific word counts. Create your account on the online platform, check out the categories you want to enter and read the entry booklet, and tips on entry before you start.
It’s free – there is no charge to enter the ASAP Awards, you can enter as many categories as you wish (check the entry criteria) and for the first time you can enter up to 3 departmental teams in the team of the year category.
Submit your award entry – the online platform allows you to work on your entry right up to the deadline, but don’t forget to hit the SUBMIT button before the 5pm GMT deadline on the 21st otherwise it will not be judged!
Full information on how to enter please check out the ASAP Awards website HERE
Entries close 5pm GMT
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