To win an award you have to convince the judges that you make the grade. We have seen companies do fantastic work, certainly deserving of awards, and even entering awards, but winning nothing.
Entering awards is like being in an examination or writing a proposal: To get through to the finals (challenge #1), there is probably a marking scheme and you need to align the content of your submission to this.
Winning awards means making a judge mouth the word “wow” while reading your entry or hearing your presentation, ideally more than once.
Finding and articulating this “wow factor” is something that the Boost team excels at – having written well over 1,000 award entries we can spot a winning story, or just a nuance in an otherwise average story that could make it a winner. We can then make sure the judge cites this when asked “Why did you give them the award?”
Our writing services include:
- The full service: Taking complete ownership of writing your award entry from scratch, using available documentation and interviewing relevant stakeholders. More often than not this also includes an element of evidence gathering too.
- Rewriting: Rewriting a good award submission for another award takes half the time it takes to write the entry from scratch. We can either take your draft and improve it, or rewrite an entry for another award.
- Coaching or mentoring: If you have an employee who you want to do most of the writing, then fine, we are happy to support them through the process.
- Book-Ending: A popular service for people on a tight budget is our Book Ending service. Here we help you plan and storyboard your entry, leave you to pull together a first draft, and then we polish it.
A few important points here:
- Our approach is to employ and train talented people who write with flair and think strategically. It takes a whole year to train someone up fully. We are the only company in the world to do this for award entry writing.
- We are very honest about conflict of interest, confidentiality, and your chances of winning. See our ethics policy.
- We have strong relationships with many awards organisers, often speaking at events, writing articles and running workshops. However, we draw the line at getting commission from, or co-owning awards.
- We have a clear charging policy which is outlined here.
- We will not reveal our involvement to awards organisers unless you ask us to. Although dozens of awards recommend us to entrants, we still prefer to keep our involvement a secret. It is important you get all the credit.
In conclusion, we are very flexible and ethical about how we work with you. We will add value at every stage and are equally happy to take complete ownership or work collaboratively.