The deadline for the receipt of applications is 16 February 2020.
Full criteria and nominations guidance is here: www.i-m-a.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Money-Advice-Awards-2020-criteria-and-nominator-guidance-FINAL-1.1.pdf
We do not accept self-nominations. However, we do accept nominations from within the same organisation. For example, a debt team could be nominated by someone outside the team working within the same organisation with direct experience of their excellent work.
Judges will be looking for evidence that those nominated have made an exceptional difference to clients or the sector, and for the Money Adviser and Debt Team awards, have gone above and beyond their normal duties.
Judges will be looking for evidence of work and its impact in 2019.
Please note that fee-charging advice agencies and their employees are not eligible to be nominated.
To maximise your chances, here is some guidance on what the judges will be looking for.
• Provide evidence and examples of how the nominee meets the award criteria
• Provide statistical information if available
• Provide supporting evidence – this might include anonymised client feedback, testimonials or case studies for example
• Write very brief statements
• Make generalised statements about the nominee without providing evidence
• Disclose client information
It is important that supporting evidence be provided – we will accept up to five pages of A4 or equivalent, which should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by the nominations deadline. Nominations accompanied by such evidence are much more likely to be shortlisted.
After the closing date your nomination will be anonymised and then considered by a judging panel. The judging panel will consist of the IMA’s CEO and Chair and either a representative of the category sponsor or another member of the IMA Trustee Board. Judges will consider
each entry submitted against the category criteria (see below) and their own discretion based on their relevant expertise. For each award a short list of up to four nominees will be drawn up before a winner is chosen.
Those shortlisted will be notified by 13 March 2020.
Please ensure you DO NOT INCLUDE CLIENT NAMES in this form or in any supporting materials. If your nomination is successful, the IMA may use or modify the information you provide in this submission to publicise the awards nominees, winners, and the event itself.