The Third Sector Awards, which recognise the achievements of charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises, have opened for entries.
There are 26 categories this year, including new awards for Financial Leadership, Communications Agency of the Year, Communications Team of the Year, Best Charity Law Firm and Charity Chief Executive of the Year.
The judging criteria have been improved to make entering the awards easier and to show more clearly what the judges will be looking for. The categories have been split into three groups – excellence, partnerships and talent awards – to help organisations quickly identify the awards they want to enter.
All entrants will also receive feedback on their applications based on the judges’ scores and remarks.
The closing date for entries is 2 June. Entries cost £50 plus VAT for charities and social enterprises with incomes of less than £500,000 a year; and £120 plus VAT for all other organisations.
The awards will presented at a black-tie ceremony at the Lancaster London hotel on Wednesday 14 September.
Andy Hillier, acting editor of Third Sector, said: "The Third Sector Awards provide a terrific opportunity to celebrate the achievements of organisations working in the sector and recognise the contribution individuals make towards them. Please do take the time to enter this year."
For more details about the categories and how to enter, click here.