Terms Of Service And Conditions

Entering the Awards and nominating the Public Servant of the Year

(i) Public Service Awards

  1. The Awards consist of 10categories (each an “Award Category”). For a description of each Award Category and further information on the criteria for each, please click here .
  2. To enter any of the Award Categories, follow the instructions online. The deadline for entries to all Award Categories is 23:59 BST on Friday 14 July 2017. Entries received after this deadline will not be processed. For information on the entry requirements and the information you will need to provide in order to enter, please click here.
  3. Qualifying Organisations are able to enter into one or more Award Categories, but a separate entry form will be required for each entry. Qualifying Organisations may not submit multiple entries in the same category.
  4. The work or project referred to in any Award Category submission, or some part of the work or project, must have taken place between 10 July 2016 and 14 July 2017.
  5. Entries on behalf of another organisation (which must be a Qualifying Organisation) will only be accepted if the entry is made with the consent of that organisation.

(ii) Public Servant of the Year

  1. Nominations for Public Servant of the Year Award will be accepted until 23:59 BST on Friday 14 July 2017.
  2. Nominated individuals must work for a Qualifying Organisation (as defined in paragraph 1). You are only permitted to make one nomination for the Public Servant of the Year Award. For information on the entry requirements and the criteria on which nominees will be judged, and to make a nomination, please click here.

(iii) General

  1. By submitting an entry or making a nomination, you confirm that: you are entitled to enter and have obtained all and any consents, permissions and authorisations that may be required in order for you to enter; the information contained in the submission is accurate and truthful.; and the nominated organisation is of good financial standing.
  2. Submissions and nominations must be your own work, must not be copied, must not contain any third-party materials and/or content that you do not have permission to use and must not otherwise be obscene, defamatory or in breach of any applicable legislation or regulations. If we have reason to believe your entry is not your own work or otherwise breaches this paragraph 10, then we may not consider it.
  3. No fee is required to enter the Awards or to make a nomination for the Public Servant of the Year Award but you are responsible for the cost (if any) of sending your entry or nomination to us.

Picking the Winners

(i) Public Service Awards

  1. GNM will produce a shortlist of entrants for each Award Category, applying the relevant judging criteria available (the “Judging Criteria”). Award Category entries must take account of any word limits specified in the Judging Criteria. Any Award Category entry that exceeds a stated word limit may, at GNM’s discretion, be disqualified and not considered.
  2. A maximum of 3 shortlisted entries (each an “Award Category Shortlisted Entrant”) will be selected in each Award Category by [a panel of judges including at least one member who is independent of GNM]. GNM reserves the right to move entries into a different Award Category where GNM deems it appropriate to do so. Entries will not be moved into a different Award Category without the prior consent of the entrant.
  3. A panel of judges, including at least one member who is independent of GNM, will judge the Award Category Shortlisted Entrants for each Award Category and will select one winner and a maximum of two runners-up in each Award Category. There is no obligation on the judging panel to select runners-up. For a full list of people acting as judges for the Awards click here and for the criteria to be applied by the judges please click here.

(ii) Public Servant of the Year

Source : https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jun/14/guardian-public-service-awards-2017-terms-and-conditions

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