Frequently Asked Questions


UK IT Industry Awards - Finalist information

Congratulations - getting this far is a testament to your application, excel at the judging day and you could be one of this year's winners!

What can I expect at the judging day?

We are again holding the judging days remotely over four consecutive days and these will be facilitated through Microsoft Teams, the format of the day is as follows:

  • Personal Excellence – Monday 16 September
  • Technology Excellence – Tuesday 17 September
  • Organisational Excellence & Vendor – Wednesday 18 September
  • Project Excellence – Thursday 19 September

The judges will convene at the end of the day to determine the overall winner and highly commended for each category.

Judging slot - FAQs

What if I am a finalist in more than one category?

You will be required to attend a judging slot per successful entry. We recommend booking your judging slot as quickly as possible as slots are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

How many people can attend the judging day presentation?

Technology Innovation/Organisation/Project Excellence - No more than two representatives per entry. (For Project Excellence one representative must be the end user).

For Personal Excellence - only the Individual Finalist can be interviewed.

What are the judges looking for?

Each of the categories has defined criteria that entrants must answer. Just as in a job application the judges are looking for hard evidence that the entry has addressed the criteria.

You should aim to provide measures of success and quotes from customers and/or users.

The key question to ask yourself is “can someone read this entry once and understand what we have achieved and why it deserves to win?” If the answer is no then re-work it.

How many judges will I be presenting to?

There may be up to three judges on your panel. All judges will be listed on our website before the judging day.

How long will my judging session last?A total of 25 minutes has been allocated for each judging slot.

  • Personal Excellence finalists: 20 minute interview
  • Organisational, Technology and Project Excellence finalists: 5 minutes set-up • 10 minutes for your presentation • 10 minutes Q&A with the judges

Who am I up against?

There are up to 10 finalists selected in each category. Each entry/individual will be judged separately throughout the day.

How will I access the judging session?

You will be sent a link to your session ahead of the judging day. Please use this link to access your session and ensure that you test this before the day.

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Will I get feedback?Unfortunately it is not possible to provide feedback to finalists. The judges decision is final. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

Contact us

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