June 27th 2018 | Edinburgh

Timeline:

15 Jan
' Nominations Open '
27 Apr
' Nominations Close '
21 May
' Shortlist Announced '
27 Jun
' Awards Dinner & Ceremony '

FAQs

Connect Awards FAQ's

 

Who is organising the Connect Awards?

Holyrood, in close collaboration with the a number of stakeholders, have run the awards since their conception in 2013.

How do I enter?

It’s FREE to enter the Connect Awards, and anyone (project/team/partnership) working on public sector ICT can make a nomination. You can nominate yourself, your team or project, or someone you feel is outstanding in their field. Shortlisted nominees will receive 1 complimentary place at the presentation dinner. 

Projects should have been live within three years of making your submission, and the same entry may be submitted for more than one category. 

Nominations can be submitted electronically. Click here to be taken to the nomination form. 

You are more than welcome to enter more than one category and also submit the same entry into multiple categories. 

What should I contain in my entry?

Your entry should contain:

  • short executive summary
  • An overview of the nomination
  • Objectives
  • Solution
  • Results or expected results

Although not recommended, should you feel you need to submit supporting evidence please email your supporting documentation in a word document or pdf to mark@holyrood.com

Please consider why your nomination should be considered for the award? Concentrate on specific areas of delivery and projects with proven results. 

Who can enter the Connect Awards?

Any organisation or idividual working in the Public and Third Sector can enter.

When will the shortlist be announced?

On the, or around, 23rd May.

What happens with my nomination?

Experts from within local and central Government will review all nominations and draw up a shortlist of three for each category.

The shortlist will be announced roughly on the 22nd May, although this deadline may have to be extended due to a high number of entries (as it was last year).

The shortlist will announced on this site and also on Twitter via the Holyrood Connect page.

Our panel of expert judges will review the shortlist and select the winners in each of the awards categories. 

The winners will be announced at a prestigious reception on the 21st June to celebrate their achievements.

Do I have to tell the person I am nominating them?

We advise that you let anyone you are nominating know that you have done so at your own discretion. It is not compulsory to do so but it is usually best to inform them in advance so they are not caught off-guard if they are shortlisted. It’s also an opportunity to let them know what fantastic work they have done!

Why have some categories been changed and added?

The awards have been refreshed and modernised to reflect the priorities those working in ICT.

How many categories are there?

There are 9 categories in total this year (view here).

Who should I contact if I have any questions about the Awards process?

Should you need any further information please contact Mark Riding on mark@holyrood.com or 0131 285 1614.