Autism Professionals Awards 2020

27 February 2020, Birmingham

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Entry guidelines

Please read the following guidelines before submitting a nomination as they must be followed throughout the award entry process.

Download full entry guidelines: Autism Professionals Awards 2020 Entry Guidelines

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    1. Submitting a nomination

    1. Nominations must be submitted through our online system. No hard copy entries accepted.
    2. Only fully completed entry forms are accepted. Word limits are to be strictly observed. Judges will only receive the exact number of words requested.
    3. All nominations must relate to accomplishments occurring during the calendar years 2018-2019.
    4. All nominee(s) must be UK-based.
    5. Members of the judging panel may not be nominated.
    6. The entry form represents the full and entire official entry. Attempts to further influence the judges by any means outside of, or in addition to, the official entry may result in disqualification.
    7. If you nominate someone for more than one award, each nomination must be submitted as a separate entry.
    8. Please provide full contact details for the nominee on the entry form as it is essential that we can contact them easily regarding the submission.
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    2. Deadline

    1. Completed nominations must be submitted no later than midnight on Friday 8 November 2019.
    2. On receipt of your entry, the awards administrators will confirm its arrival via email. If you do not obtain a receipt within three days, it is your responsibility to contact us to confirm its arrival. Unless you have this written or verbal confirmation from us, we cannot guarantee the arrival of your entry.
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    3. After submission

    1. Shortlisted organisations and individuals will be published in January 2020. The winners will be announced at the Professionals Awards Dinner on Thursday 27 February 2020 in Birmingham.
    2. All shortlisted nominees must have at least one representative at the awards ceremony to potentially collect their award. Therefore, all shortlisted entrants are entitled to one free seat at the Awards Dinner. All entrants reaching the provisional shortlist will be contacted upon announcement of the provisional shortlist to discuss their attendance. Entrants unable to commit to attendance at the Awards Dinner will not be included in the final shortlist.
    3. The National Autistic Society will publish details of the shortlisted entrants and category winners, including profiles of their projects/ services using the information taken from the entry form. We will not reveal the names of those organisations/individuals who are not shortlisted.
    4. If you or your organisation is involved in anything that could bring our charity into disrepute, we hold the right to consider disqualification.


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