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Top tips for putting together a successful entry

The winners of the EI’s annual awards competition are decided by an independent panel of judges based on the quality and content of the project entries. Make sure your submission is the best it can be by following the EI’s tips to writing a successful entry.

  • Firstly make sure your project summary covers all of the sub-headings – background, project aims, description and development, impact and benefits, and reasons for considering the project.
  • Include evidence of achievement. The judges look for measureable results and not company history or promotional material.
  • Is your project new and innovative? Ensure your nomination summary reflects any unique points to help you stand out from the crowd.
  • How is your project important to the global energy sector or local community? The judges need to understand the reasons behind the project and its impact on wider society.
  • Spelling, grammar and presentation are equally important. Provide sufficient detail but be clear and concise. Ask a colleague or friend outside of your team to proof read the document before submission to ensure it is easy to understand by outsiders.
  • Engage your PR, marketing and communications teams to help with the submission to ensure it conveys the project messages in a straightforward manner, and clearly highlights the project’s positive outcomes and why it should be considered.
  • Make sure to submit your project on time at


Entries for 2018 are now open

The shortlist will be announced in September.

Winning an EI Award provides a prime opportunity to have your achievements recognised by a senior panel of energy experts, and the wider industry.

Still not sure whether to enter? Watch our short video below and hear from previous winners, judges and sponsors in their own words as to why they value the EI Awards.

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