How to enter

The Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2021 are free to enter & win. Entering is easy!


Key dates for 2021:

  • Entries close: Mon 15 March 
  • Judging: Weds-Thurs 2-3 June
  • Award ceremony (pending COVID-19 updates): Virtual Awards Ceremony late afternoon on Thurs 3 June OR Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner on Thurs 1 July 2021 in London. 


How to enter:

  1. Register / Sign in: click here OR scroll to the top of any page until you see the Register/Sign In buttons.
  2. Download your entry forms: in your account area, click 'Download entry forms'.
  3. Submit your entry forms: EMAIL your entry forms & supporting files to support@ce-awards.co.uk (Dropbox/WeTransfer etc accepted). Closing date: Mon 15 March 2021.
  4. Finalists: announced w/c 12 April 2021.
  5. Judging: Weds-Thurs 2-3 June 2021 – via ZOOM interviews. More info
  6. Awards Ceremony (pending COVID-19 updates)Virtual Awards Ceremony late afternoon on Thurs 3 June OR Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner on Thurs 1 July 2021 in London. 
Any questions or need help? Contact the awards team on 0118 9207 204.
We wish you the best of luck & we hope you enjoy our awards!



Eligibility:
We’re open to the whole construction & built environment sector but please make sure:
  1. Submissions relate to work primarily carried out during 2020 OR where most of the effort/impact took place in 2020.
  2. AND submissions relate to activities in London & the South East (project location, office location, direct impact felt etc): Greater London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, IOW, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex. Entries from CIOB members in Jersey and Guernsey and serviced by the Southampton Hub are also considered eligible.



Guidance:

  • Please read ALL the guidance notes on the entry forms.
  • Understanding what the judges are looking for – not sure about some of the wording in the entry forms? Click here for explanations.
  • Entering multiple categories – you can enter your project, initiative, or organisation in more than one category BUT please tailor your entry.
  • Judging day: all presenting teams should keep the mornings of 2-3 June clear in their diaries.  Exact times TBA in April 2021.

Entry form guidance:

  • Entry form:  we only accept entries using the official entry form. We recommend converting your completed entry form from WORD to PDF.
  • Entries – word count: anything over the word count will not be scored. Appendices will not be considered.
  • Entries – supporting materials: supporting images, graphs, tables etc should be embedded within the document. Short captions added to images are not included in the word count. Links to short videos will be accepted. 
  • Images – we love images.
    • Include lower-resolution images in your entry form.
    • In addition, please send us up to 5 high-resolution images of your submission (the project, process, people & the results etc) & we will use these for promotional purposes. These will not form part of your submission for review by the judges.
  • Logos – please provide EPS files (or high-quality alternative file formats if not available) of any org/company that is to be credited.

Finer details:

  • Clients must be made aware in advance of any entries that refer to them and the judges may require evidence of client endorsement.
  • By entering our awards, you’ll be agreeing to allow SECBE & Constructing Excellence to promote your entry & any supporting materials across the UK.

Download a copy of these guidelines. Click here

Don’t know where to start? Struggling to complete your entry forms? Check out our top tips. Click here

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