Be a part of this year's awards celebrations

The Isle of Man Newspapers’ Awards for Excellence is a celebration of our island, its people and their achievements.

There’s still time to enter and make this the year you are part of it.

Whether it’s you, your company, your charity or your public sector team, there is no better way to share the good news about your success. Every year the panel of independent judges discovers new success stories that no one knew about. If you are chosen as a finalist you will be featured in the programme and a filmed sequence shown on stage in front of an audience packed with all the island’s movers and shakers.

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Time and again, award winners and finalists have told us that just the process of sitting down and filling in an awards submission gave them a really useful opportunity to look back and realise what they had accomplished.

It’s also a great way to recognise the excellent work of your colleagues and share the news about how you have helped others to flourish.

Many companies have discovered that raising their profile through a successful awards entry has helped with recruitment.

The process of entering need not be complicated. Isle of Man Newspapers deputy chairman, Trudi Williamson, has some advice on what makes an eye-catching submission.

She said: ’This year the entry forms have been shortened and simplified. New categories have been introduced so check them all and see which ones are the best fit for you, your company or your charity.

’We receive around 150 entries each year and there are a few tips to help make your entry stand out.

’Firstly, keep it simple and be clear and concise: an exhaustive presentation is not required. Use the questions outlined in the entry forms as your guide.

’Inspire with passion and persuade with facts. Use charts and images to help.

’Do enter more than one category, but do try to tailor your entry for each category.’

If you would like guidance on which categories would be best for you, or you have any questions about entering you can contact Trudi or Rachel Kay on 695695.

Entries close at noon on Friday, September 13.