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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the awards?

The Lived it Awards are designed to showcase the very best of young Social Entrepreneurs (11-25 years old) and their supporters.


What are the award categories?

Social Entrepreneur Award

Recognises a young social entrepreneur who can demonstrate their commitment and passion for the sector.

Our judges will be looking for individuals who:

  • Display their commitment to Social Enterprise
  • Show progression through their social enterprise journey
  • Display passion for making positive change

Impact Award

Proven impact/change which is evidenced by an individual or group or young social entrepreneurs.

Our judges will be looking for individuals who:

  • Can provide examples of real positive change directly resulting from their project
  • Show that the work of individual/group has resulted in a positive
  • Change within is target community
  • Shows Impact which has proven sustainability

Enterprise Award

A social enterprise which demonstrates a strong business model aligning to its social values and outcomes.

Our judges will be looking for Enterprises which:

  • Follow a clearly defined business model
  • Show a clear link to how the enterprise addresses its social /environmental issue/s
  • Proof that the enterprise provides a valued service or product to its target market

Innovation Award

An outstanding example of an innovative approach/solution to the social issue being addressed by the individual/group.

Our judges will be looking for individuals/organisations who:

  • Have created a unique/alternative solution to address a social/environmental issue
  • Display an innovative approach in its working
  • Does not compromise on impact through its alternative delivery
  • Has created a product/service that is new to the market or their organisation

Supporter Award

Showcasing an organisation/individual who provides key support to the sector.

Our judges will be looking for individuals/organisations who:

  • Have a history of supporting the sector (12 months +)
  • Demonstrate positive impact of supporting the development of social entrepreneurship within the sector
  • Demonstrate positive contribution to enhancing social entrepreneurship support across the sector as a whole

Who is eligible to be nominated?

For all the award categorises only nominees between the ages of 11-25 years will be eligible. The exception to this is the “Supporter Award” which can be an organisation or an individual of any age or size.

The Lived it Awards are open to UK residents and UK based projects only.

Nominations can be made direct by the nominee themselves or by another individual (nominator). If you are nominating an individual for an award please check with them first to make sure that they are happy to be nominated and that the information you provide is factually correct.

UnLtd reserve the right to disqualify nominees providing incomplete nomination forms or factually incorrect information.


Completing the nomination form

You will not be able to save your form and complete it in stages. Please have all information and evidence ready to complete the form in one sitting.

If you are nominating an individual or organisation we would strongly recommend that you approach them in the first instance to make sure they are happy to be nominated and that all the information you are providing in relation to their nomination is factually correct.

Due to the expected volume of nominations only successfully short-listed candidates will be contacted to notify them that they are an Award finalist. If you have not heard anything from UnLtd by 12th May please assume that your nomination has been unsuccessful.


Submitting photos & videos

Photos and video submissions are not essential at the nomination stage. Should your nomination be short-listed we may contact you to request these at a later date.

A maximum of two photos in either JPG or PNG format can be submitted with a nomination. We would prefer one of these photos to be a photo of the nominee and one of their enterprise/project in action. These will be used on the website to illustrate the nomination and may be used in future publicity. Please ensure you have the relevant permissions to pass on these images to us. If you do not provide photos at the time of nomination a stock photograph will be used.

A link to one video only can also be submitted. This should be no more than 60 seconds in duration.


Under 18′s

Is the nominee under the age of 18? If yes you may be asked to obtain a parental consent letter to attend the ceremony in May. Individuals under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.


Data protection

Only the first name and town of the nominee will be used from the online nomination form to be published on the site. Any personal contact details will not be published on the site but be used for contact purposes in relation to Award nominations by UnLtd staff only.


Who are the judges?

The judging panel is made up of a number of respected individuals from across the social enterprise and corporate sector. They include Cliff Prior CEO of UnLtd as well as representatives from our partners 02 and Google to name but a few.

The judges decision is final.


Winners

There will be two winners in each category. One winner will be chosen as the result of the public vote via the website. These will be the “People’s choice” Award Winners. There will also be the winners chosen by the panel of judges.

Winners will be announced at the Lived it Awards Ceremony on 16th May 2014. Details will also be available via our website after 18th May 2014.


When is the Awards Ceremony?

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday 16th May 2014 from 6:00pm onwards in a central London venue. The event is by invitation only.

Short-listed nominees will be contacted around the 6th May to notify them if they are a finalist and to make arrangements for them to attend.


If you have any further questions regarding the awards or nomination form please send an email to nominations@living-it.org. Please allow 48 hours for a response.