Award Writing FAQs

In today’s business world, entering an award is a great marketing strategy. Awards are terrific opportunities to shine the spotlight on the achievements of your business and your team. As well as being a big morale boost, winning a business award sets your organisation apart within your industry and positions you as an undisputed leader in your sector.

But entering a business award is not only about winning. Many business awards are hugely competitive and attract a high numbers of entries. Making it through to the finals is a great achievement worth shouting about too.

More than 90% of the award entries we write see our clients become finalists. And of these, more than 75% go on to win their category.

Writing a winning award submission or nomination can take considerable time and energy – and many business owners and business people simply don’t have any to spare. Plus, almost all business award entries include strict word counts which can make it exceptionally challenging when trying to describe your achievements or your unique selling points.

A professional award writer takes the pressure off your people and your business, allowing you to devote maximum resources to your core business.

They’re skilled at taking information from interviews with you or your team. They’ll craft an compelling award entry that not only answers each question’s criteria, but which aligns with your chosen category and showcases your achievements in the best possible light. You’ll have an engaging award entry that captures the judges’ attention for the right reason.

Some business awards may require the input of multiple people across your business. Where possible, appoint an ‘award champion’ to liaise with the award writer. This will save time as it ensures that the right person or people from your team are interviewed by the award writer.

To avoid multiple draft rewrites, it’s also an excellent idea for all stakeholders to get together and decide the main focus and theme of the entry prior to interviews with the award writer.

Although some of that information will be helpful, the best use of an award writer’s time is for them to focus on writing a compelling entry for you. This is best achieved through a series of interviews with you and your team to fully understand your achievements. Once they have all the information they require the award writer can begin crafting responses for your review.

Proof Communications will tailor a quote for you. The fee will depend on:

  • Total word count
  • Number of questions
  • The number of criteria within each question
  • Any special requirements set by the award organisers
  • Turnaround time

Yes! We strongly advise that you take advantage of any option to submit additional information or to create video content to make your entry stand out as a potential winner. Always make sure to check the award entry guidelines to see how much supporting documentation is allowed and in what format it must be delivered with your award entry.

At Proof Communications, we’ve written hundreds of winning award entries over the years. Here are our top tips for making the process easier.

Read the guidelines. Business awards often impose a time period during which your achievements must have taken place. Some categories impose age or employment limits. Make sure you are 100% eligible to enter.

Read the questions. To position yourself for a successful award entry, it’s essential your answers are directly aligned with the questions and can be backed up with qualitative and quantitative evidence. Being prepared with great examples or results will mean your award entry has a real edge.

Grab the judges’ attention. Not all answers need to feature sky-high sales figures or huge profit margins. A great story about outstanding customer service can be equally compelling. The human element always makes compelling reading.

Think ahead. Create a central ‘treasure chest’ where staff can record great results, client stories, innovation examples and testimonials throughout the year. You’ll be amazed at how useful this will be come award entry time.

Allow sufficient time. Once nominations open, get cracking! Deadlines always come up faster than you think!

At Award Writers, we are committed to offering world-class award writing services to our clients in need. Our award submission writers are highly skilled, making finding the right writer for your needs a stress-free experience. Whether you want us to write your entire business award entry, review and revise what you have already prepared or just proofread your submission, our team is here to help.

To start this process, simply get in touch with our team to discuss your needs. If you are unsure about which service you require or how best our award writers can work for you, we will use this introduction period to answer your questions and ensure you are getting the best possible service. Hiring our award submission writers will easily be one of the smartest business choices you will make this year — so contact us today to learn more about how our award writers can advance your business.

With over 22 years of award writing expertise, we can confidently say that our award writing services are some of the best in the country. In fact, we were the first company in Australia to concentrate for writing award entries for businesses.

Our team of award writers is highly skilled, experienced and organised. They can take care of everything for you, from researching relevant awards that meet your business objectives to presenting a compelling awards submission that will give you the best chance of success. If your business is looking to bolster its resume and impress potential clients, hiring our award submission writers is one of the best ways to achieve these goals!

Depending on which award and how many categories you are going for, and the complexity of the submission, the amount of time our team of award writers needs to prepare your submission varies.

As a general rule of thumb, most award entries take one to two days’ work over the course of a week or two. This being said, our award submission writers are a skilled team of professionals who can produce award-winning submissions in just a few days as well, should you require our rush service.

If you have already identified an award and would like to know if you can use our award writing services to make your award submission within the deadline, please get in touch with us today and we will promptly assess your request.

Our team of award writers works alongside Proof Communications’ proficient tender and proposal writers, copywriters and business blog writers — so whatever type of written content your business requires, we can take care of it for you. Moreover, we have editors and proofreaders who can improve and polish your own content, from annual reports to case studies and website copy. Explore our list of services online today to find which option is best suited to your company’s unique writing needs.

What our clients have to say

Thank you so much for your efforts and time you took to create such a great award entry for us! Everyone who read it said they loved how you incorporated every department's opinion to create the best submission for our business. You were very reactive to emails and efficient in delivering us up to dates edits so promptly.
Better Built Homes
I’m very pleased to share that our CEO won the LGMA Queensland Awards for Excellence!
Gladstone Regional Council
Just wanted to send a big thank you – not only did your entry net me a category winner but also an overall winner. Thank you so much for your involvement and work. I honestly wouldn't have got close without you.
Gawk Media
You’ve done an excellent job on my award submission. I’m thrilled with what you wrote.
Sole legal practitioner
It’s exciting to win! It’s an amazing result for our team. Thank you so much for your support in editing our award entries.
You were great to deal with and the submissions looked great and took on the ‘tone of voice’ of the hotel and myself which I thought made it even more authentic!
Accor Hotel, Tasmania
I’m overwhelmed with the quality of this document compared to the last award entry. Thank you for coming on this journey with us.
Novotel, Queensland
You have a remarkable ability to articulate key information that really sells our story. You have done a fantastic job of highlighting the technologies and benefits of each technology to our clients.
Crosspoint Telecom
We won the Regional Agency of the Year award with our submission. Just wanted to say thank you!!
Ray White Townsville
I’ve read the draft award entry and WOW – it’s amazing.
Fantastic award entry writing that really captured what I was trying to get across. You were lovely people to deal with at every step of the way.
Zimland Mortgage Broking
Some exciting news, the awards ceremony was tonight…. AND WE WON !!!! We couldn’t have done it without you, biggest achievement of our lives, forever indebted to you, thank you.
AscendCorp Strata
Oh wow! The draft is sensational.
Uluru Camel Tours

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