Entering Business Awards

Why you should enter small business awards.

Small Business and/or Blog Awards are a great way to increase your PR and set you up as an expert in your genre. It’s also a great confidence booster and such a nice feeling when you’ve been nominated, shortlisted and even won. Why not increase your chances of winning by entering as many awards as possible! Remember the old saying you’ve got to be ‘in it to win it’ after all.

Tips for writing applications. 

  1. Keep an ongoing list : of your achievements ell as notes on the quirkier sides of your business, your USP (unique selling point) and how and why you started your business.
  2. Ask Friends : Find out what others like and admire about you and your business. This will give you a big picture of your strengths, plus lots of examples you can use in your answers.
  3. Read the questions carefully. OK, it’s not a test, but the same principles apply! Judges are looking for certain criteria, so make sure you’re clear about what they’re asking.
  4. Sell yourself. Don’t be embarrassed about bigging yourself up! You did it and you deserve the recognition.
  5. Just do it! :  Save copies of your award applications or write your blurb on word, that way you can copy and paste the same information for future competitions, refine your message and make it perfect.  This is also where keeping an ongoing list will be useful.

You can add award logos to your website, email signature etc. I have a lovely image I use.

award winning charlie moo's and joanne dewberryUpdated Image February 2016

If you do need some help with awards applications then please email me joanne@joannedewberry.co.uk

Need some help with your applications? I can help! I offer a proofreading and editing service for £25 per application get in touch for further details.

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6 Comments

  1. Monica
    April 6, 2011 / 7:52 am

    I can say that Joanne is very good at what she does, she is top notch at putting your words into fabulous words.

    I am a perfectionist so I am always expecting more of myself, this makes it hard to think of my achievements but when Joanne did my first application I thought… Wow, I have achieved a lot in a short space of time.

    If you are thinking of getting anyone to do your awards applications, she is the woman!

    In fact we now work with her on many other aspects of our business including copy writing and PR.

    Monica Strydom
    My Funny Bunny Ltd

    • Joanne
      April 6, 2011 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you Monica glad to have been of help.