This practical workshop is aimed at anyone with the task of writing award entries.
Join us on this half-day workshop and you will leave the course:
- with a part-developed award entry for the category of your choice or, if you don't have a particular entry in mind, a framework for identifying the right projects and a framework for how to write a good submission
- convinced of the benefits of awards and how to make the most of being shortlisted
- more confident in how to spot a potentially award-winning project
- better able to advise colleagues about the process of entering awards and which awards are worth considering
- with improved confidence in writing awards, including having a framework to apply
- understanding the wide range of evidence that can be used to support applications
- knowing the critical role of story-telling in convincing the judges to shortlist an award.
As someone who has been writing awards entries for more than five years, I still found the workshop extremely helpful and informative &; and I’ve already put the advice into action!
“Whether you’re new to awards writing or have maybe even already picked up a few trophies, this workshop can offer you a fresh way of thinking towards how to manage the whole process. I would recommend the workshop to anyone.” - Chris Oates, Communications and Campaigns Manager
£75 for NHS Confederation members
£99 for non-members
About the trainer - Louise Turner, chief wordsmith at Wordsmiths Unlimited and Awards Writers
Louise and her team’s words have won European, national and regional awards for clients ranging from Yorkshire Water to high street names, via SMEs and mobile phone networks.
The results speak for themselves – 80% of the awards written by Louise and her carefully-chosen awards-writing team have been shortlisted, and around half have taken home a prize.
Louise has also designed and set up some awards, as well as being on the judging panel for others.
After a 13 year career in PR and communications Louise decided she loved writing more than anything else and set up Wordsmiths Unlimited and its partner brand, Awards Writers.
Having written and won a clutch of awards for her own and her team’s work while a communications manager for a large public sector body, Louise added award-writing as to her portfolio when she set up the business in 2011.
Having written a guide to writing winning award entries for the NHS in 2017, Louise also delivers training to help people write their own entries, and is currently writing a book about the process.