Rules of entry

    • All entries must be submitted via the official online entry system by the final deadline on 11 April 2019.

    • Your written entry must be no more than two single sheets of A4 paper when printed (10 point type, single line spacing), which you will need to save as a PDF and upload from your desktop.

    • You may illustrate your submission with supporting material, either via PDF with thumbnail images or upload, but these should be kept to a minimum. As part of your entry you must upload one key image and also upload a company logo (not included in your support material limit).

    • The eligibility period for submissions should relate to the period January 2016 – April 2019. If your project ran outside these dates, please only discuss the activity that took place between them.

    • You may enter the same project into more than one category, but duplicate entries will no be accepted.

    • Entries must be original or have a significant change to be entered in the awards for a consecutive year.

    • Consultants or suppliers entering an initiative that was carried out for a client must have written consent from the client with respect to intellectual property. This should be uploaded as a separate file to the written entry. The client should be available to accompany the consultant/supplier to the judging day.

    • Unless stated otherwise, the project name given on the entry form is the name that will be used throughout the campaign, on all marketing communications and material, including certificates and trophies, if applicable. Please ensure your project title is no more than 30 characters.

    • Shortlisted finalists will be officially announced in early June 2019. As part of the judging process, all finalists will be required to attend a judging day on either the 2 or 3 July at a location in central London. We regret that allocated dates cannot be changed, timing requests will be considered but cannot be guaranteed.

    • Descriptions of submissions from winners and finalists will be published in connection with the Awards. Entrants may mark sensitive parts of their entry ‘not for publication’ (such as exact budget figures etc.), provided such restrictions are not used unreasonably.

    • All finalists have the right to promote themselves as a CIPD People Management Award finalist/winner, where appropriate.

    • Entries will not be accepted from the Haymarket or CIPD and its commercial partners.

    • The CIPD, People Management magazine and the sponsoring organisations take no responsibility for incidental costs incurred by entrants.

    • The decision of the judges is final and no further correspondence will be considered. Due to the volume of entries we cannot provide feedback on all individual entries.

    • The prize is non-transferable, non-negotiable and no cash alternative will be offered.


    Michael Kelly Outstanding Student Awards Only

    • Students that are currently studying or have successfully completed (since 1 January 2018) a recognised CIPD qualification at advanced, intermediate or foundation-level can enter the Awards.

    • Entries will only be accepted from individuals who are a CIPD member. Entrants must also maintain a current level of membership throughout the Awards process.

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