The entry process is simple.
To submit an entry you just need to log in / register here where you can work on your entries in draft form until they are finished.
Once your entry is submitted you will receive a confirmation email so you know it's reached us safe and sound.
Finalists will be announced on 11 September on the website and via social media.
If you are named a finalist you will be asked to take part in a virtual interview with a judging panel on 23 September. Your interview time and guidelines on how to prepare will be available from your portal. Please note this date cannot be changed so please mark it in your diary.
Winners are announced at the virtual awards ceremony on 22 October.
Please click here for changes we have made to the awards programme in response to Covid-19.
For more information, please see our FAQs.
Entries for the Sub36 Awards are now open, since 13 May 2020.
Entries for Sub36 Awards 2020 will close at midnight on Friday 28 August, 2020.
A full list of award categories are available on the categories page.
Each individual can enter up to three different award categories.
To be eligible to enter any of the Sub36 Award categories you must be aged under 36 on 22 October 2020. The only category this rule does not apply to is the Commitment to Skills Award.
You must also own or work for a business based within the current Lancashire county boundaries. For clarity, this means the business must pay rates in one of the following district or unitary boroughs:
The following rules apply –
To enter the awards, you must create an online account. This will allow you to view all award categories and entry forms. You can sign in and out of the system to work on your entry form and save it as a draft until you're ready to submit.
We suggest you register an account so you can view the entry forms for the categories you wish to enter.
You can work on your entry in our online system by signing in and out and saving your entry as draft.
When you're ready to enter, simply click submit to send us your form.
Yes. You will be unable to exceed the word count limit when you enter your submission into our online entry forms.
Throughout the entry form you will see an ‘info’ icon next to certain questions. Here we’ve included further information to support you in completing your entry so make sure you hover over the icon to view this.
Should you have further questions please email email@example.com
The online system will show that you have entered the awards once you click submit. You will also receive a confirmation email.
No. The Sub36 Awards are free to enter.
Once entries have closed, all written submissions are scrutinised by our judges and finalists are announced on 11 September 2020.
Interviews will take place on 23 September at Ewood Park, Blackburn. This date cannot be changed.
Each interview will last 20 minutes.
Following a brief introduction you will have a maximum of 10 minutes for your presentation to the judges, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the judges.
All finalists will be notified on 11 September 2020 by email.
The information will also be available on the website and through our social media channels.
Finalists will be invited to meet a judging panel for interview on 23 September. This date cannot be changed.
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