Q: Who can apply?
A: Applications can come from anyone who has used the Three-Step Improvement Framework for Scotland’s Public Services to explore and deliver better ways of working to improve services and/or outcomes for babies, children, young people and their families.
Q: Who can be nominated?
A: This year, there are two awards specifically for individuals: the ‘Quality Improvement Champion Award’ award and the ‘Quality Improvement Leader of the Year Award’. Anyone who meets the description and the eligibility criteria can be nominated for these awards.
Q: Do I have to tell the person I am nominating them?
A: We would advise you to inform them in advance so they are not caught off-guard if they are shortlisted. It’s an opportunity to let them know how you rate their fantastic work!
Q: How many categories are there?
A: There are 9 categories in total.
Q: How much work is involved in applying?
A: The application form is easy to complete, with only five to six questions per application. Application forms include hints as to the type of information you should include and should be no more than 3 pages in length, including attachments. Please also refer to the ‘tips for entering’ section.
You can download your entry form and submit it online via the ‘Submit Entry’ page.
Q: Are there conditions to applying?
A: All shortlisted applicants will need to be available for filming a short video between September and October 2019. All shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend the awards ceremony on Tuesday 12 November 2019 in Glasgow. This year, applications that are shortlisted are requested to submit a storyboard of their work for display at the Learning Session.This is just another great way to showcase and recognise your hard work.
Q: Can I send additional materials with my entry?
A: Applications may include a one page A4 attachment with supplementary or supporting information. Your application, including attachments, should be no more than 3 pages maximum.
Q: How many nominations/applications can I make?
A: Each quality improvement project/ piece of work can be the subject of a maximum of two categories. There should be a clear distinction between applications that are submitted for more than one category
Q: What is the closing date for applications/nominations?
A: The closing date for applications will be 5pm, Friday 26 July 2019.
Q: When will you announce the shortlist?
A: Shortlisted nominees will be announced early September 2019.
Q: Who should I contact if I have any questions about the awards process?
A: If you have any questions please contact the Awards team email@example.com or 0131 466 7199