How to enter

Please include the following information with every entry:
  • Entry title / project name
  • Company or organisation name
  • Type of organisation
  • Cause area
  • Income level of organisation
  • 200 word executive summary: Please note should your entry be shortlisted, this information will appear alongside your entry on the Third Sector Awards website. Keep it simple, clear and concise. 

Entrants will be asked a series of written questions specific to their category. The word limit for your written submission varies depending on the category selected. Please refer to the requirements within the categories & criteria page for more information. It is strongly advised that you do not exceed the word limit (this does not include text within additional support material).

Please upload an image to represent your entry. If your entry should be shortlisted this image will represent your entry within the Third Sector Awards website. All files should be supplied in high res JPEG format a minimum 300dpi.

Please note you may only upload a total of 5MB. After you have uploaded your submission, you may then upload any additional images to illustrate your work. Images may be used in the Awards supplement and the AV presentation, should your entry reach the shortlist. Please make clear any special instructions that will help the judges access internet sites you may have provided. 

If you have video footage or a case study you would like to include in your submission, please host the content on Vimeo or YouTube  and include the link within the available field on the website. Please note this option is not available for all categories. 

Anything you are unable to upload can be sent in the post to:

Sarah Fournier
Third Sector Awards
Live  Events
Bridge House, 69 London Road 
Twickenham TW11 3SP 

*Documents will not be returned.

It is understood that in some cases entries may include commercially sensitive information. Third Sector reserves the right to publish descriptions and case studies of winning entries, but if an entrant asks for any part of their submission to remain confidential, it will be treated as such.

To do so, please mark sensitive information within your written submission and send an email to sarah.fournier@haymarket.com.

  1. Following the enter now link to complete the online registration
  2. Select the category you would like to enter 
  3. Provide your written submission within the appropriate text fields
  4. Upload your lead image and any relevant support material
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 to make multiple entries
  6. Submit entry(ies) and make payment where applicable

The following entries fees are per entry submitted. 

£60 + VAT: turnover under £1M
£135 + VAT: turnover between £1M and £5M
£205 + VAT: turnover over £5M

Entries submitted after 4 May will incur a late fee of £50 + VAT per entry. 

New for 2017, long-listed entries into Charity of the Year, Communications Team of the Year and Fundraising Team of the Year will be invited to present to a panel of judges during the w/c 10 July.

As part of the entry process, every entrant shortlisted and non-shortlisted will receive detailed feedback as part of their entry. This will include your first round judging mark and comments from our expert judging panel. 

Feedback will provided early September prior to the awards once judging is complete and comments have been compiled.

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