FAQ

Who can nominate?

Anyone can nominate a business for an award as long as there are no conflicts of interests. You will be asked to declare these in the nomination form. Please note that you can’t nominate your own business.

Who can I nominate for a category / award?

You can nominate business which is based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

What is classed as a business?

A business is any enterprise engaged in an economic activity, regardless of its legal form.  An economic activity is the sale of products or services at any given price. Businesses can include CICs, charities and sole traders also.

How many categories can I nominate a business for?

Only 1 category per business.

If you’re not sure which category to pick, you can have a discussion with us to decide which is the best category. Just email us at [email protected]

On the judging day, if the judges feel that your entry would stand a better chance in another category they will move your entry accordingly, and we will let you know.

Where can I view the criteria per category?

You can view this on the award category page of the website (ADD LINK) or when you fill in the nomination form.

How do I know if my nomination has been successfully uploaded?

You will have a notification email that your nomination has been successfully submitted.

How do I know if my supporting evidence has been successfully uploaded?

You will have a notification email that your supporting evidence has been successfully uploaded.

Can I submit my nomination by email?

We’d like everyone to use the online nomination form. It’s simple to use. There is a PDF version of it on the website which you can download / print out for reference. However, you can’t submit your nomination by email or post. If you are experiencing any problems let us know by email [email protected] 

What happens if I have missing information within my nomination?

We will contact you when we have checked all the nominations if we need more information.

Can I nominate a previous CSA winner?

The categories are new this year so you can nominate a previous CSA winner. However, the information in the nomination form must be about work done since January 2019.

Who are the judges this year?

The judges are representatives from the following organisations; Cornwall Council, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, Cornwall Chamber of Commerce and Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Growth Hub.

When is the nomination deadline?

The nomination deadline is the 30th October 2020.

When is the judging day?

The judging day will take place in early November.

When is the award ceremony?

The Award Ceremony will take place on Friday 4th December. The award ceremony will be a virtual 2.5hr event. Book your place here.

When do I hear about this year’s shortlist?

You will hear by email in mid November whether the business you nominated has been shortlisted for an award. This year’s nominees will be listed on the website homepage.