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FAQ for the ASAP Awards

The content of this page along with the Ts and Cs, Hints & Tips and the entry booklet which can be downloaded HERE should answer any question that you may have.  However if you need further assistance please email awards@theasap.org.uk

Why enter the ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards?

Hearing the words "AND THE WINNER IS. . . ." followed by their name should be on everyone's 'to do' list . . .

Winning an award is exhilarating, and while most of us will never stand on stage to collect an Oscar or perform a teary acceptance speech, business awards offer the chance to shine and be rewarded just the same!

The 2020 ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry awards enables celebration of excellence at individual, team and corporate levels regardless of size or geographical location in the global serviced apartment, corporate housing, aparthotel and extended stay sectors.
Knowing that YOUR company is the best it can be is immensely
rewarding and is good for business too!

Awards are not easy to come by; it takes time, thought and focus to submit an award but there are many great reasons to enter:

Raise your Company Profile
It is an opportunity to raise your profile and be recognised as a leader and innovator in your field as well as highlighting innovative working practices to the industry from those who are providing exceptional products and services.

Increase Brand Visibility
Raise awareness of your brand before, during and after the Awards ceremony. Generate positive publicity for a new initiative or gain recognition for an established programme that has proved its worth.

Improved Employee Motivation
Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the hard work of your employees. Even if you're not shortlisted or you don't quite clinch a trophy, the mere act of entering will go some distance to letting your team know that you value them and the work they do and motivate them to continue to strive to deliver high standards.

Internal Company Reviews
Entering an awards programme takes thought - it's a great opportunity to use the process to review internal processes and procedures as well as the outcomes!

Engage your Clients
At one of the year’s most eagerly awaited industry events while meeting new prospects: It is an ideal occasion to reward team efforts and initiatives within your organisation and invite key industry contacts and business partners to enjoy a valued night of networking with high level figures across all sectors of the serviced apartment industry. Moreover, it strengthens relationships with clients by showing achievements you have accomplished together.

Benchmarking Opportunity
For too long naysayers have been content to hide in their corporate shells, keep their internal celebrations behind closed doors, yet the pioneers and innovators within this sector are those willing to shout about their success to the wider industry. Only by sharing stories, by being open about the secrets to your success will the industry as a
whole, evolve.

Awards are the perfect platform to do all of this, represent an opportunity to take stock, to benchmark and congratulate not just employees, or clients, but the entire serviced apartment industry!

 

Who can enter?

Each award has certain criteria so please check the entry pack found on this page HERE and the ASAP categories HERE for further information.

We welcome and encourage entries from all companies from small independent companies through to global players in the sector regardless of geographical location.

Companies that enter should be from the serviced apartment, aparthotel, corporate stay, extended stay and short-term accommodation rental industry.

The ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards are a global awards programme and entries are welcome from companies regardless of location.

We have not entered the awards before. What do we do?

See the entry booklet which can be downloaded HERE.

Alternatively read about the awards categories which can be found HERE, read the Hints & Top Tips HERE and the FAQs HERE, together this should provide you with all of the information you will need to begin on your entries to the awards.

Refer to the How To Enter page HERE

Choose which category or categories that you wish to enter. Consider which criteria fits closest with your organisation.

Read the entry requirements and guidance and follow the instructions on how to compile your entry.

Complete all sections of the entry form and upload supporting evidence documents as required. Submit your entry form and any supporting documents 5pm on Friday 21st February 2020  HERE

If your question has not been answered and you need further assistance please email awards@theasap.org.uk

We are a small independent company, can we enter?

Absolutely!  We welcome and encourage companies of all sizes to enter the awards as the benefits of entering (see HERE) apply to everyone regardless of size.

Do we need to be an ASAP member to enter the ASAP Serviced Apartment Industry Awards?

We welcome entries from non members for the following Award Categories:

SME Marketing Award
Corporate Marketing Award
Industry Impact Award
Sustainability Award
Industry Newcomer Award

Entries are open to those companies within the serviced apartment, the aparthotel, corporate housing or extended stay sector.

Please see HERE for a full description of Awards Categories.

If you would like to discuss going through the accreditation process please contact Karen Taylor at ktaylor@theasap.org.uk

What period of activity do the awards cover?

Unless otherwise stated entries should reflect work undertaken since 1st September 2018 to date.

What type of award should we apply for?

Ensure that you apply for an award that accurately reflects your organisation.

For example, if your business has less than 50 employees you would not enter the  Corporate Business of the Year Award. Select the SME category. Two years accounts are required only for the Business of the Year Awards.

Note: There is no limit to the amount of categories you can enter, however each company can only submit one entry per category.

Do you have an entry booklet?

Yes.   Download the entry booklet HERE

How do I enter?

Entry is simple and consistent. All entries will be submitted via the
awards platform online and will follow the same format of submission.

Please read the how to enter page as found HERE

Where can I find the Terms and Conditions?

The Terms and Conditions are detailed in the entry booklet but can also be found HERE

Can I submit supporting documentation?

Yes - we welcome the submission of concise supporting documentation.

The judges welcome succinct, relevant supporting materials. All relevant information should be included within the online application. Only supporting documentation and information provided via the online portal will be considered within the judging process. Please note there is an upload limit of 5mb and videos included as part of supporting evidence should not exceed 2 minutes in length.

If our application is successful what will our award be?

The winners will be announced at the Summer Gala Dinner & Industry Awards Presentation.  Should you win an award you will receive a trophy, if you do not win and you have been shortlisted, you will receive a certificate with special commendations from the judging panel.

Companies that are shortlisted to reach the final stages of judging will be provided with a "Finalist" logo.

Logos will also be provided to those who receive the Highly Commended award and to the Winner of each category.  These will be provided post announcement of the stages of judging and after the Gala Dinner Evening.

Can we resubmit our entries from previous years with updated collateral?

You can certainly re-submit previously written submissions but be mindful that our criteria may have changed.  Each entry will be marked on its merit, so please read these closely and ensure that your previous entries adhere to these requirements. Of course, the submission should be relevant to the date we are evaluating, i.e. since 1st September 2018 – to date.

The criteria requires submission of sensitive/confidential data, can we be certain these documents will remain private?

Yes, you can rest assured all entries and supporting materials will be treated with the strictest confidence by our judges, ASAP is registered under Data Protection (registration number ZA184759)  and can confirm that inline with such policies once our deliberations have been completed all documents will be destroyed.

When will I find out if I have won?

The winners and finalists will be announced on the evening of 18th June 2020 at the Awards Ceremony within the ASAP Gala Dinner at the Summer Ball.  Details about the event can be found on this link HERE

Will feedback be provided for every entry?

No – the judges will not automatically provide feedback on each entry, successful or not.

Need further assistance?

If you cannot find the answer to your query in the entry booklet HERE or within the pages of the website

FAQ  - HERE
Hints and Tips - HERE
Ts and Cs - HERE

please email awards@theasap.org.uk and we will be pleased to assist.