As the 80s song goes - It's the Final Countdown!
Well not quite, but there ARE JUST DAYS until the Channel Awards deadline runs out and I really don't want anyone to miss out this year.
Now in their 21st year, the CRN Channel Awards is a firm fixture in the industry diary and an excuse for a good knees up, as well as reward and celebrate success from the past 12 months.
We have 24 categories to choose from, so there really will be something there to suit everyone whether they are a reseller, distributor or vendor.
All I would stress is to read the criteria and entry top tips carefully ( they can be found here) and when writing an entry, bear in mind that the judges will be reading thousands of words in each category, and to be in with a shortlist chance, the entry has to really stand out.
Wow them with facts, figures, testimonials; and if you are a vendor, make the entry relevant to the UK market - the judges do not want to read generic entries that have no relevance to CRN's audience.
I would also advise sticking to the word count - we really are cracking down hard on entries that go way over this year - it is not fair to those companies that do play by the rules. We will ONLY read up to 1,200 words of each entry, all the rest will be ignored.
For those entering the 'big three' - Vendor, Reseller and Distributor of the year - be prepared if shortlisted to travel to London for the second Judging Day in October to present your case face-to-face in front of the judges. Again, you MUST be prepared to come in on the day, or there is little point in entering.
I am always amazed when people act surprised that they have to come in on the day - it has been this way now for four years so it is nothing new.
Apart from that, lecture over! Best of luck with your entries and I look forward to reading them!
To find out more about the awards, categories and criteria - click here.
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