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Entry Process

How to enter

The awards are free to enter

All entries are submitted via an online entry form. Entries must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 10 November 

You do not have to complete your entry in one sitting. Partially complete entries can be saved for later and edited until the entry deadline.

Finalists will need to ensure they are available to pitch to judges at a session that will take place on Week commencing the 12th March in London. It may be possible to join via conference call


The awards recognise achievements undertaken in the 2017 calendar year

The awards are very simple to enter and are open to anyone involved in the housing sector – just about anyone is eligible to enter at least one category. Entries are encouraged from housing associations, councils and ALMOs from across the whole of the UK.

Writing your entry

To enter you will need to provide an entry statement of up to 1,000 words explaining why your entry should win, and a succinct 200 word executive summary that distils the highlights. The executive summary may be used publicly.

Please refer the entry tips and the entry criteria for the relevant category to guide you in writing your entry submission. These can also be downloaded here.

You may enter as many categories as you like, but please ensure that your entry statement is carefully tailored to the category you are entering.

Each submission must also include two high-quality photographs, relevant to your entry. These pictures will be used at the award ceremony and in publicity material if you are successful. Photos must be landscape and must be provided as a high resolution electronic image (jpeg) with a minimum of 300dpi. You will be asked to upload their images as part of the online entry form.

Entering your submission

To begin your entry, please enter your log-in details on the left, or click to register. You will need to use your log in details each time you return to your entry.

After starting your first category, you may enter another category by clicking 'Make Another Application' on the left hand side of the page.

When you are happy with your entries, please click the submit button to finish.

If you experience any technical difficulties with your entry, or have any queries, please contact Rebekah.cox@oceanmedia.co.uk