Q. WHO CAN ENTER NOMINATIONS FOR THE BUILDERS' MERCHANTS AWARDS?
A. Any builders’, plumbers’, timber, decorators’, heating or other merchants; merchant wholesalers/distributors; architectural ironmongers; manufacturers/suppliers; housebuilders/developers; contractors and installers and other supplier industry customers.
Q. CAN I NOMINATE MYSELF OR MY COMPANY FOR ANY OF THE AWARDS CATEGORIES?
A. Yes, and you are encouraged to do so.
Q. WHO JUDGES THE AWARDS?
A. The Judges are an independent panel of leading merchant industry professionals who have years of experience in the merchant and wider construction industry. To view the judging panel for the 2020 Awards please click here.
Q. WHAT ARE THE JUDGES LOOKING FOR IN AN AWARD-WINNING NOMINATION?
A. The judging criteria for each category of award differs slightly. See our nomination forms for specific requirements by clicking on Award Categories.
Q. WHAT'S THE CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS?
A. The closing date for 2020 nominations is Friday 20th November 2020
Q. WHEN WILL THE FINALISTS BE ANNOUNCED?
A. Our finalists will be announced in February 2021.
Q. HOW UP-TO-DATE MUST NOMINATIONS BE?
A. Judges will consider nominations covering any time period from the beginning of 2019 to the present day.
Q. AS A PAST WINNER OR FINALIST, IS THERE ANY POINT IN ME SUBMITTING NOMINATIONS AGAIN?
A. Absolutely! If you don’t enter, you won’t win, and every nomination is treated on its own merits, regardless of whether you have been successful in previous years. If you are a previous winner, try and win again. Others have. If you have been a previous finalist then go for it, and try and win this time round.
Q. HOW LONG SHOULD THE SUBMISSION BE?
A. Please follow the recommended word counts shown on the nomination forms. As a general guide, each nomination should be between 500 and 850 words in total. Any words over the 850 maximum will be discarded.