Application Process

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Key Dates for the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards 2018

(The Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards are now closed for 2018 applicants. We will return for the 32nd Awards in early 2019)

Applications Open: Monday 5 February
Applicant Workshop: Tuesday 6 March
Applicant One to Ones: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 27 March - 10 April
Applications Close (Excluding The Lord Mayor's Award): Monday 16 April
Shortlist Announced: Mid May
The Lord Mayor's Award - Business of Trust Champion - Monday 30 July
Shortlist for the Business of Trust Champion - Late August
Winners Announced: Tuesday 25 September at the Awards Dinner

Detailed Summary of the Application Process:

  1. All applications must be made on the official online application forms which have set word limits. These have been set to assist the judges in making the fairest decisions possible. If you have any problems with the application forms please contact us for help. Application guidance and support is available from the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards team, please contact us directly.
  2. If you have any photographic material relevant to your application, please submit it with your application form (please see note about visual material at the bottom of this page). Do not send any other supporting information such as annual reports, CSR reports or other literature associated with your project.
  3. Once you have completed your application you will need to click 'save draft' at the bottom of the page. You will then need to submit your application via your entrant dashboard. You will not receive an email confirmation that your application has been submitted but you will see a check mark under the column heading 'submitted' and the option to edit the application will be removed from your dashboard. 
  4. A preliminary judging panel made up of responsible business professionals will meet and decide on a shortlist of applications based on our scoring criteria.
  5. You will receive an email informing you whether or not your application has been shortlisted. Feedback is available for all non-shortlisted applications; you may also check the website for a posting of shortlisted candidates.
  6. The Lord Mayor’s final judging panel will meet to decide on the winners from the shortlisted applications based on our scoring criteria.
  7. The winners for the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards 2018 will be announced at a dinner at Mansion House on 25 September 2018. We will contact you about invitations in May and June. Feedback is available for all non-winning applications.
  8. After the Awards dinner you will receive a feedback form asking you to review the application process. Your comments will help us continuously improve the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards scheme.

Detailed Summary of The Lord Mayor's Award - Business of Trust Champion Application Process:

  1. All applications must be made on the official application forms which have set word limits. These have been set to assist the judges in making the fairest decisions possible. If you have any problems with the application forms please contact us for help. Application guidance and support is available from the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards team, please contact us directly.
  2. If you have any photographic material relevant to your application, please submit it with your application form (please see note about visual material at the bottom of this page). Do not send any other supporting information such as annual reports, CSR reports or other literature associated with your work.
  3. Once you have completed your application you will need to click 'save draft' at the bottom of the page. You will then need to submit your application via your entrant dashboard. You will not receive an email confirmation that your application has been submitted but you will see a check mark under the column heading 'submitted' and the option to edit the application will be removed. 
  4. The Lord Mayor’s Award category will be judged by a separate expert judging panel. The panel will meet to decide on the winner based on our scoring criteria.
  5. The winner will be announced at the dinner at Mansion House on 25 September 2018. We will contact you about invitations in early August. Feedback is available for all non-winning applications.
  6. After the Awards dinner you will receive a feedback form asking you to review the application process. Your comments will help us continuously improve the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards scheme.

A Note on Visual Material

Please provide a high resolution organisational logo and any photography that represents your initiative. These will only be used if your application is shortlisted, for publicity and during the Dragon Awards dinner. They will not be used as part of the judging process. Please include the name of your organisation in the title of the file of any logo's and photography you upload.