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VA Awards 2017-2018 – sponsored by BeMyVA.com

Entry Criteria: 2017 - 2018

  • VA of the Year 2017 – Regional and National Awards
    (More than 15 months in business as at 31st March 2017)
    The leading recognition of professional excellence within the industry. We are looking to find the champions of good practice for Virtual Assistants. The Awards Panel of Judges will be particularly keen to assess the candidate’s passion for their business and their awareness of vision, purpose and values – and how that is applied to their successful business model.
    Wherever possible, Regional and National Awards will be recognised and presented locally.
    For clarity – ‘Locally’ means within the region or territory applicable.
    Qualifying criteria (Region + time in business) to apply as at 31st March 2017
    Entries Open from 1st March 2017: First deadlines for entries 11:30pm, 21st April 2017
    Regional and National Final Announcements and Presentations: Various / TBA

    UK Outstanding VA 2018
    (More than 24 months in business as at 31st December 2017)
    The ultimate UK VA Award for Virtual Assistants.
    Entries are invited from preceding year category winners only.
    Qualifying criteria (Region + time in business) to apply as at 31st December 2017
    Entries Open from 1st October 2017: Deadline for entries 11:30pm, 15th January 2018
    Grand Final Announcements and Presentations: UK VA Conference 2018

    UK Best Newcomer VA 2018
    (Under 15 months in business as at 31st December 2017)
    This award is intended to support the maintenance of professionalism standards for the Virtual Assistant industry by raising the awareness of what is needed to succeed and build a sustainable business model. The Awards Panel of Judges will assess the entries for their business model and presentation, including: their own previous business experience, CPD, PR and marketing activities, pricing packages, web site, financial and legal awareness and use of appropriate professional documentation.
    Qualifying criteria (Region + time in business) to apply as at 31st December 2017
    Entries Open from 1st October 2017: Deadline for entries 11:30pm, 15th January 2018
    Grand Final Announcements and Presentations: UK VA Conference 2018

    Nominations, ‘Expressions of Interest’ and Entry Forms
    Please note: Closing dates will be subject to Category, Regional and National variations.
    Please e-mail awards@bemyva.com to lodge your nomination or interest to apply, and from 1st March 2017, an entry form and additional docs will be forwarded within 14 days

    Closing dates for completed entries – please see qualifying categories above
    Full Terms and Conditions will apply for all Category, Regional and National variations.
    Organisers must retain the right to amend criteria, terms and conditions etc., without prior notice.


  • VA Awards Entry Form Review
    Assignment of Judges: All candidate entries will be assigned to at least four judges from our Panel of Judges, lead by the Chairperson or a Deputy Chairperson.

    Candidate VA - Judge Communication. Candidate VA communication with judges must be directly related to the review process or in response to requests for information about the Entry Form and the business under review. All other communication is prohibited.

    Candidate VA Campaigning. Employees and contracted personnel of the Candidate VA’s business are prohibited from conducting promotional efforts to garner support from judges.

    Professional Conduct: all employees of Candidate VA, contracted representatives of said Candidate VA, and judges are expected to conduct themselves according to the highest levels of professionalism, courtesy, respect, and integrity. We will investigate any and all complaints of misconduct on the part of Candidate VAs and/or Judges.

 


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