These FAQs are for the April 2018 Awards Ceremony, happening on Monday 16.

If you don't find the answer you are looking for on this page, get in touch at [email protected].

When is the ceremony?

The award ceremony will take place during the evening of Monday 16 April 2018. Doors will open at 5.30pm and seats will be taken from 6.15, with proceedings starting at 6.30pm. 

I'm coming to the ceremony. What do I need to know?

Take a look at the event information. All delegates willl have necessary information emailed to them in the week of the awards. 

Who decides who wins the awards?

Creative & Cultural Skills filters out any nominations that do not meet the criteria. If the nomination is deemed to meet the criteria, it is put forward to the independent industry advisory group for eligibility to be shortlisted. 

When will I know if I have been shortlisted for an award?

You will be contacted by Creative & Cultural Skills and displayed on our website.

What happens if I get shortlisted for an award?

You will be invited to attend the evening ceremony at The Lowry on 16 April 2018. Two free tickets will be provided, but unfortunately we can’t reimburse any travel or accommodation costs.

Can I nominate myself for an award?

Yes you can. We accept and encourage self-nominations. All we ask is that you find an appropriate person to complete the endorsement on the nomination form.

Can I make more than one nomination?

Yes, you can nominate as many people as you want to, but they will need separate nomination forms.

I would like to nominate the team that trained me. Is this allowed?

We understand that sometimes mentoring is a team effort, so we welcome nominations for a small team of people. However if the mentors you would like to nominate work in separate teams or organisations you will need to fill in separate nomination forms.

Are the Northern Ireland Awards separate?

Yes, please see seperate information about the Northern Ireland awards or contact [email protected]

Nominations for the Northern Ireland Awards will also be considered for the National Awards.

What should I do with the nomination form when I have completed it?

Simply save it as a word document and send it to [email protected] and include the award you are nominating for in the subject line. 

Is there any way I can nominate someone without filling in the form?

If you are unable to complete this form online or require this in a different format please contact 020 7015 1800. 

Can I get involved using Twitter?

By all means, let us know who inspired you in your career by Tweeting us using #mymentor. We will be tweeting during the awards ceremony using #CreativeNationUK 

When is the deadline for nominations?

All nominations must be submitted by Wednesday 31 January 2018.

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