This Can Happen Awards open for entries on the 20 January 2020, and you will have time to submit your entry until the 19 March 2020.
Keen to enter but need more time? Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a deadline extension, detailing the category you intend to enter and we’ll get back to you ASAP.
To start a submission, visit https://thiscanhappen.awardsplatform.com/, register, and proceed to the “Entries” tab, and start your entry in “My entries”. Entries will be charged a minimal fee of £99 per entry, with VAT applicable for entrants from the UK. Should you or your workplace be shortlisted, you will receive two complimentary tickets for the Awards Evening to find out if you are one of the big winners of the night.
Our awards entry system allows you to revisit your entries whenever you want and amend it as much as you want until 19 March. As long as we see that you have entries in our system, we will not delete the draft entry, but we will check with you at the approaching deadline, if you wish to complete your submission. It will also save your information automatically, so you can leave your submission and return to it whenever it works for you.
Shortlisted entries will be expected to attend the awards evening or send a representative in lieu. There are no expensive dinner tables to buy and we offer 2 complimentary tickets to shortlisted entries. In return we ask you to join us when the winners will be announced. We won’t be able to share any details of winners before the official announcement, so be sure to be there – as you wouldn’t want to miss your moment on stage should your entry be the big winner.
This Can Happen Awards offers 2 complimentary tickets to shortlisted entrants to attend the Awards Reception, however entrants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs if needed. Additionally tickets for shortlisted workplaces and individuals are subject to availability.
Like the rest of our application process, this can be changed at any point up until the 19 March, so you are welcome to discuss it at length with your team before coming to a decision. Should you still be unclear where your initiative would best fit, just send our awards team some details about it, and they can give you advice as where they seem your entry standing their best chances. Just email them at email@example.com.
This is not a problem, as your entry may actually be a good fit for more than one category. As long as your entry is relevant for your chosen categories, there are no restrictions as to how many times you can enter. However we recommend you to tailor your submission to the categories, and ensure judges can see why your submission is standing out in its chosen category.
You’re welcome to enter as many initiatives and categories as you want. Our panel of judges will assess each entry on its particular merits, and there is no judging penalty if you’ve submitted a different initiative already. If, for example, a workplace produces three truly outstanding attempts at improving mental health issues at the workplace, our judges will reward their insight and creativity with three awards.
Please see the list of category descriptions. We hope this clarifies the nature of each category and helps you to come to a decision. We also remind you that you don’t need to decide just yet! The nature of our submission process means that you can make this decision at the last minute, when your team has had ample opportunity to consider. If you need any further clarification, please email the awards team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In certain categories this could be relevant and it is allowed. The relevant categories are:
Mental Health Campaign of the Year
Best Targeted Mental Health Initiative
Should you feel that your workplace has executed – for example – three worthwhile initiatives or campaigns for the Best Targeted Mental Health Initiative category, then please do enter all three initiatives into this category. Furthermore, should your workplace have more than one HR or wellbeing Team that deserves recognitions for their achievements, then multiple teams can be entered into the HR / Wellbeing Team of the Year category.
Yes, you can enter as many entries you wish using the same account. For each new entry you will need to fill out all the information. However, our entry system has a cloning function to help you save time copying information from one entry to another. You do not need to create different accounts for different entries.
We only accept strategies that have been implemented already. Should you just recently have implemented your strategy, then you can consider entering Best New Workplace Approach to Mental Health as in this category judges won’t give the same weight to results as in the other categories, since result need time to fully come into effect. However if you have not even implemented a strategy yet, we recommend you to start documenting it, and then be ready to enter our awards next year.
Yes, you can nominate yourself although you will need the approval from your workplace that they are happy for you to enter.
Yes, you can nominate more than one person but please note that there is likely to be only one winner per category. At the judges’ discretion they may decide to award a Highly Commended. Should you be part of a team that has worked together towards a common goal, we recommend that you consider entering the HR/Wellbeing Team category instead.
Due to the large amount of submissions we are unable to give feedback to entrants who fail to proceed to the final stage. However, we encourage judges to leave comments on your entry and you will be able to log back into the system and see any comments that would have been left by the judges.
Our prestigious judges are all experts in their field and have vast practical experience in workplace mental health. We ensure that every entry is reviewed by a minimum of four different independent judges, thus ensuring that judgements are as robust as possible.
We are currently recruiting a team of 25 independent judges, with experience ranging across sectors, disciplines, and specialisms. Judges will be recruited from multiple sources to ensure a diverse jury will judge the diverse set of entries.
For insight into the criteria by which we judge applications, please consult pages 12 of this entry guide.
The first round of judging will be happening online after the entry deadline, in which our judges determine the shortlist. The shortlist will be announced on the 28 April 2020. The full shortlist will be available on the website, and shortlisted entrants will be notified via a message through the entry system. Entries cannot be amended after the deadline, so entries will go into the final round with the same information as submitted for the first round.
To determine the final winners, judges will come together in person, go through each category, discuss all the shortlisted entries and vote on the winner. Every category can have one winner and up to two highly commended entries. In rare cases, judges may decide not to give a winner if none of the entries are deemed strong enough. Judges will also select one winner only out of all shortlisted entries to be awarded the This Can Happen Grand Prix Winner 2020. Judges decisions will be based on majority votes. The winners are not announced before the awards evening on the week commencing 8 June 2020 (TBC), nor will unsuccessful shortlisted applicants be notified.
Please consult the Key Dates section at the top of the FAQs. All shortlisted applicants will be notified by Tuesday 28 April 2020. Winners will be announced on the week commencing 8 June 2020 (TBC) at the Awards Reception in Central London.
This Can Happen Awards Winners will receive a trophy at the Awards Reception held on the week commencing 8 June 2020 (TBC). Winners will also receive a This Can Happen Awards E-Badge to use for marketing and PR purposes. Highly recommended entries will receive a certificate at the Awards Evening. Shortlisted entrants will receive a This Can Happen Awards Shortlisted E-Badge. All winners and shortlisted entrants will have their entries showcased on the awards entry gallery online, and winners will be published in eBook and Book of the Night.
You will be able to pay with credit card only upon check-out. We accept Visa, MasterCard & American Express.
Please do check your spam folder should you have not received a confirmation. You can also check the status of your entries in the entry system.
You can reset your password directly at the log-in page from the awards entry system. It will send you an email with a link to reset your password.
Get in touch with our Awards team who can help you with your enquiry.