This year’s Third Sector Awards are now open for entries.
The awards recognise the achievements of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. There are 22 categories this year, including new awards for Breakthrough of the Year, Digital Marketing Campaign, Fundraising Team of the Year, Insight Team of the Year, Marketing Campaign and Social Investment.
The judging criteria have been refreshed this year to make entering the awards easier and to show more clearly what the judges will be looking for. The categories have also been split into three groups – innovation, partnerships and talent awards – to help charities quickly identify the awards they want to enter.
The deadline for entries is Thursday 4 June. Organisations with annual incomes of less than £500,000 will be charged an entry fee of £49 plus VAT for each entry; all other organisations will be charged £99 plus VAT per entry.
The awards will also incorporate Britain’s Most Admired Charities, Third Sector’s highly coveted set of awards whose winners are determined by the sector itself. The shortlist for these awards will be drawn from nominations by a group of influential figures in the charity sector and the winners determined by a vote by sector staff later this year. No nominations can be made for these awards.
Stephen Cook, editor of Third Sector, said: "The Third Sector Awards shine a light on the outstanding work of charities and social enterprises, and the people working for them.
"This year, we have added some exciting new categories and made it even easier to enter, so please check the list of categories and enter."
For a full list of the categories and details about how to enter, go here.