FAQs for Award applications

Q: Who can apply?

A: Applications can come from anyone who has used the three step improvement for Scotland’s public services to explore and deliver better ways of working to improve services and/or outcomes for babies, children, young people and their families.

Q: Who can be nominated?

A: There is one award that is specifically for individuals: the ‘Quality Improvement Champion Award’ award. Anyone who meets the description and the eligibility criteria can be nominated for this award.

Q: Do I have to tell the person I am nominating them?

A: We would advise you to inform them in advance so they are not caught off-guard if they are shortlisted.  It’s an opportunity to let them know how you rate their fantastic work!

Q: How many categories are there?

A: There are 10 categories in total.

Q: How much work is involved in applying?

A: The application form is easy to complete, with only three to four questions per application and a word limit under each question. Application forms include hints as to the type of information you should include.  Please also refer to the ‘tips for entering’ section.

You can download your entry form and submit it online via the ‘Submit Entry’ page.

Q: Are there conditions to applying?

A: All shortlisted applicants will need to be available for filming a short video between August and October 2018. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on Tuesday 13 November 2018 in Glasgow.

Q: Can I send additional materials with my entry?

A: Applications may include a maximum of two pieces of supporting or supplementary information.

Q: How many nominations/applications can I make?

A: Each quality improvement project/ piece of work can be the subject of a maximum of three categories.  You are welcome to all for as many categories as you like, as long as you use a number of improvement projects.

Q: What is the closing date for applications/nominations?

A: The closing date for applications will be 5pm, Friday 13 July 2018.

Q: When will you announce the shortlist?

A: Shortlisted nominees will be announced early September 2018.

Q: Who should I contact if I have any questions about the awards process?

A: If you have any questions please contact the Awards team elise@luxevents.co.uk or 0131 466 7199 / 07824 567 974.


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