- the awards night
Are the categories the same as last year?
There may be some changes, subscribe to our mailings or social to stay tuned!
Can I nominate myself?
Do I have to be a member to enter?
No. BESMA welcomes all to enter, that may change though. To become a Member click here.
How do Judges become Judges?
ISM Fellows are invited by the ISM to become a Judge. We plan on rotating the opportunity to different Fellows each year. If you are Fellow and haven’t been afforded this opportunity please get in touch with us.
How long does a nomination have to be?
Just over 300 words – we do not accept attachments or links. If there is something that you would like to be submitted along as proof of your achievements, these will need to be posted to our address before the deadline.
How many categories are there?
18. But again this may change.
How many times can I nominate someone?
As many times as you like, though the amount someone is nominated bears no reflection on whether they win it or not.
If I have nominated someone when do they find out?
We are aiming to let people know by November 2020
Is it free to enter?
Yes. That may change next year though.
What happens after my nomination?
After your nomination the ISM collates them and sends them to our Judges for review. They then decide who has made the ‘cut’ and is invited to Judging Day as a Finalist.
What should a nomination statement cover?
Read this Article from our Head of Marketing Adam Brook – this should answer all of your questions
Will I get a notification as to why I haven’t been successful?
No, unfortunately not. However, we can ask an ISM Fellow to contact you after the Awards have passed in 2021 with feedback.
How many finalists are there per category?
Usually 8, sometimes more.
When will I find out if I or my team has won?
At the Awards night, March 2021.
How long do I have to prepare if I am a finalist?
Approximately 2 months
What is the format of Judging Day?
Judging Day is a two day event hosted in London. You are given 20 minutes to prepare a presentation in front of a maximum of 3 Judges. To get an idea of what the day is like, check out this video from 2017.
What time will I have to be there by?
When finalists are announced you will be invited on a particular day at a particular time to participate and deliver your pitch. Please check your emails and our social for the announcement we will most likely tag youand your company.
When are finalists announced?
When do nominations Open/Close?
Nominations will open mid-April 2020
Nominations will close mid-September 2020
When is Judging Day?
Judging Day January 2021
Where is BESMA going to be held this year?
How many people to a table?
How much is a seat?
Please contact us
How much is a table?
Please contact us
Is there entertainment?
Yes – the Tzars most likely!
What is included in a ticket?
Champagne Reception, 3 course meal, the awards night and the entertainment afterwards. Check out ourHighlight Reel from 2019.
What is the dress code?
Who is the host?