Recognising Outstanding Achievement in Human Resources Leadership


A Guide to submitting a Nomination

We understand the work involved in submitting a nomination, especially the time and resources, but who could do it better than HR people? It is healthy to see your projects and strategies being appreciated by you and other colleagues from other organisations. We also know that those who go through the process are often amazed at how informative it is. HR People Magazine Awards will be the most sensational and enticing night of your HR career.

There are 16 categories of HR People Magazine Awards for 2021. This Guide will walk you through the nomination process,
There is only one way to participate in the awards.

1. Nomination by the organisations or Individual (Highly recommended).

Please take your time to go through all of the guidelines and carefully put together your submission in line with the stated requirements.

All companies registered under the Companies Affairs Commission of Nigeria and who are in operation on or before October 2018 are eligible for a nomination. Entry must be related to events, programmes, strategies and projects between February 2019 and December 2020. All entries are submitted online.

An executive summary must be provided for each category submitted.

Submission Format:
The submission should include a one-page executive summary.
The report should be double-spaced using font type Arial/calibri size 12 on a single side of an A4 sized per paper.
The maximum size of each file to be uploaded must be no larger than 3MB . A file represents an award category.
The maximum length of the report (excluding charts, diagrams, appendices, tables, references etc) is 2000 words for each category submission

To start your online submission, click on complete the entry form which will take you through the form step-by-step. You will be asked to provide your company details and to upload your completed entry forms and any supporting documents you wish to add.

Submissions close 11.59pm on 4th of August of 2021

Supporting material:
In addition to the entry documents, you may include supporting material. Supporting material does not contribute to the 2000 word limit of the entry document. Supporting materials may include, but is not limited to Photographs, Testimonials, Graphs/data, Copies of any printed material (brochures etc)

Please scan the supporting material and upload online. Please list all supporting material that will be accompanying this submission (including all items posted/uploaded).

Please no zip file

*Supporting material: Supplementary materials must be uploaded online in PDF, JPEG or GIF format only

And finally, remember to book your table for this sell-out event!!
Submitting an entry does not guarantee a sitting at the event.

And finally…remember to book your table for this sell out event!!
Submitting an entry does not guarantee a sitting at the event.

For any clarifications please contact : enquiries@hrpmagazineawards.com

(Some tips)

There are definitely a few golden rules for assembling a good entry. Here are some tips:

1. Put yourself in the judges’ shoes. You already have what it takes to be the best and most outstanding in the category you have nominated for. Think of what would really impress the judges? Think hard about this and work out what makes you special and distinctive. Our judges are all senior professionals and you need to think about your entry from their perspective.

2. Facts are very powerful; and waffle or generalities cut very little ice with the judges. Remember, there are lots of ways of presenting data, and one may look a lot stronger than the others. For example, if your calendar year performance was better than your fiscal year, use this data. If your sales figures look dreadful, but your new enquiry levels are looking much healthier, focus on these. And remember there are some great ways of presenting graphs (the axis doesn’t need to start at zero, which can make the steepness of growth figures look more impressive).
We’re not advocating you twist the truth; but we do feel it’s within the rules for you to make the strongest possible case for your firm.

3. Don’t write more than you’ve been asked to supply. There is a limit on the number of words you can submit. Don’t go above this (the judges won’t read reams of supporting information). In the same way don’t do ultra-minimal entries and simply rely on your profile to get yourself noticed (this can make you look arrogant).

4. Read the criteria and make sure you answer each point. Many judges like entries that follow the judging criteria, item by item. It enables them to compare one entry versus another and it gives a submission more order. Although, some questions may require a yes or no answer, we Implore you to kindly expatiate to support your answer.

5. Good presentation pays dividends. You are not judged on how pretty your entry looks, but busy judges are inevitably attracted to easy-to-read, neatly laid out entries. Some of the better submissions include simple, summary bullet points. The best presented entries often incorporate a range of ‘before’ and ’after’ photographs, clever charts or graphs and plans or other visual material that makes it very easy to assimilate and digest. Testimonials are very powerful too, and there are many clever graphical ways in which these can be highlighted. Check everything carefully. Many entries include fundamental errors – mainly spelling or grammatical cock ups. Our judges are senior people and mistakes like this can grate with them.