Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be nominated?
Anyone who has a leadership role (at whatever level) in any walk of life or sector can be nominated for an Award providing that they work or volunteer in Wales.

How many awards are there?
There are 8 Award Categories for nominations that recognise individual leadership in

  • Public Sector
  • Voluntary Sector
  • Private Sector
  • Leadership in Social Enterprise
  • Young Leader (14 – 25 years)
  • Next Generation Leader
  • Women in Leadership
  • Leadership for the Future

How do I make a nomination?
Go to the Awards Categories menu, register the name and contact details of both your nominee and yourself and then download the nomination document. Once you have completed your nomination please email it to leadingwalesawards@learningpathways.info by 17:00 on Friday June 9th 2017.

What does it cost?
There are no costs for entries into the Awards.

May I nominate an individual in more than one category?
You may nominate the same individual in more than one category – if it is appropriate to do so. To do this you will need to ensure that you use the correct nomination form for each category and are advised that the final question on the submission is different for each category.

Completing the nomination form – some guidance:

In general our advice to nominators is to:

Ensure that your nominee is available on judging day (Friday July 14th 2017 at Hilton Cardiff). This is the day on which Judging of all shortlisted nominees for each category takes place and no alternative dates are available.  Those unable to attend in person may be interviewed by Skype if necessary.

Arrange to meet up with your nominee and draft the content together – it is essential that you plan this in good time and don’t leave the completion of your nomination until the last minute.

  • Read each question and provide each answer relating to that question only
  • Keep your answers evidence based and relevant to the question you are answering
  • You are welcome to answer in point form rather than in paragraphs
  • Answer all the questions
  • Maximum answer length is 250 words in any one section
  • Confirm that you have discussed this submission with your nominee and that they are in agreement with the submission

When will I hear if my nominee has been shortlisted?
All nominators and nominees will hear during the week beginning 26th June 2017 the outcome of their nomination.

If my nominee is short listed what will happen then?
All short listed nominees and their nominators are contacted and both are invited to attend the Judging panel interviews which will take place at Hilton Cardiff on Friday July 14th  2017. Please note that we are not able to make alternative arrangements for Judging.

Some category panels will meet in the morning and some in the afternoon – which panel meets when is agreed once we have short listed. We try and arrange a schedule which allows travel time for those attending. We are not able to alter interview times once they have been set.

Each nominator attends the panel interview with the finalist.

Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

The results of the Judging are kept confidential until announcements at the Awards Lunch & Ceremony on Thursday 21st September 2017.

On the Judging Day, following the short listed finalist’s interview we also film, take photographs for use on the website and event programme and finalise each finalist’s profile for our website.

When and where is the Awards Lunch and Ceremony?
The Awards Lunch & Ceremony is to take place on Thursday 21st September 2017 at Hilton Cardiff. Tickets are £55.00 + VAT and each finalist receives 1 complementary ticket. All tickets purchased must be paid for before the event. It is expected that all finalists will be able to attend.

All tickets purchased must be paid for before the event. It is expected that all finalists will be able to attend.

How will you contact any Young Leader nominees who are less than 18 years old?
The Young Leader Award is for Young Leaders between 14 and 25 years old. If your nominee is less than 18 years old please do not provide their contact details, only their name. For those who are younger than 18 years old we will only communicate with him / her via their nominator.

Parental permission for Young Leader nominations for under 18 year olds:
We request that the nominator obtains a letter of permission from the parents of any nominee who is less than 18 years old and submits that together with their nomination document.