FAQ's

It’s simple - select your preferred categories then visit our Enter Now page to gain access to your official online entry form.

Submit it before the deadline and wait to see if your initiatives have made it to the awards finals. Successfully shortlisted finalists can then begin preparing their presentations.

If you wish to apply more than 5 categories you will deserve a discount contact (info@gepshield.uk) for more information.

For the best finalist experience, it is recommended to attendance to the event - but this is not mandatory. However, there is small fee for  tickets.

As many as you wish! You can also submit the same entry in more than one category if it is relevant. Visit the categories page For Organizations OR categories page For Individuals / Teams to make your choices.

Additional information can be found in HINT & TIPS FOR ENTERING. And Eligibility Criteria, Submission & General Guidelines. Which offers advice on category selection and writing a winning entry.

The entry form should be submitted online through our on online portal by the entry deadline on ( 20/08/2023 ). Make sure you save it as you finish each section and only click the ‘submit’ button when it is fully complete.

Every category is assessed by independent business professionals who apply to judge with us. We also appoint a Chair of Judges in each category to ensure all presentations proceed in a timely manner. You will receive their comments on your written entry and live presentation in a bespoke feedback report.

Finalists will be revealed in 25-08-2023

Yes, all finalists will receive a Government Excellence Pioneers Shield Award finalist logo for use on social media and your website. Once finalists are announced we send emails to our extensive contacts list and promote all finalists on social media.

The Government Excellence Pioneers Shield Award final will take place on The Standard, London

As soon as the winners are announced during the live finals, we announce them on social media and send emails with a full list of winners. Interviews filmed at the finals will be all over our social media months after the event. Regardless of the results, you will receive a free judges’ feedback report about 2 weeks after the finals. You will also receive a survey - we’d love to hear your comments!

Entries must be written in English.

Yes every winner will take a certificate and trophy. The certificate has a unique QR code that leads to the Category Winners page.

There is no strict dress code. Smart/casual business wear is suggested.

Winners will receive:

  • Will receive a framed certificate . (for all categories)
  • Will receive a trophy . (for all categories)
  • Will receive a digital logo on website for a period of 12 months (for Institutional categories