The Red Rose Awards 2021 are now closed for entries. Finalists will be announced on Friday 10 September 2021.
The entry process is simple. Create an account on the website to view the categories and entry forms. You can work on your entry and save it as a draft until you are ready to submit.
Use the tips and guidelines provided to draft the best entry. You can also download a PDF of the forms to work on offline if you prefer.
The entries will be validated in late August and go through two stages of judging before finalists are announced on Friday, 10 September.
Should you be named as a finalist you will then be required to meet our judges for an interview on 22 or 23 September.
Winners are announced on the night at Winter Gardens, Blackpool on 25 November 2021.
Entries opened for Red Rose Awards 2021 on Tuesday 8 December 2020. Start your entry by registering an account here.
Entries for Red Rose Awards 2021 will close at midnight on Friday, 20 August 2021.
A full list of award categories are available on the categories page.
Each business can enter up to three different award categories.
To be eligible, your business must be based within the current Lancashire county boundaries. For clarity, this means you must pay business rates in one of the following district or unitary boroughs:
The following rules apply –
To enter the awards, you must create an online account. This will allow you to view all award categories and entry forms.
You can work on your entries online by signing in to the system and saving them as drafts until you are ready to submit. You can then use your account to track your progress through the entry process.
Yes. You will be unable to exceed the word count limit when you enter your submission into our online entry forms.
Throughout the entry form you will see an ‘info’ icon next to certain questions. Here we’ve included further information to support you in completing your entry so make sure you hover over the icon to view this.
Should you have further questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The online system will show that you have entered the awards once you click submit. You will also receive a confirmation email.
No. The Red Rose Awards are free to enter.
Once entries have closed, all written submissions are scrutinised by our judges and finalists are announced on 10 September 2021.
Interviews will take place on 22 and 23 September 2021. These dates cannot be changed and we advise to mark them in your calendar now!
Each interview will last 20 minutes. Following a brief introduction you will have a maximum of 10 minutes for your presentation to the judges, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from the judges.
You can be as creative as you like with your presentation. It is your choice whether to bring 'props' or equipment to support you in sharing your business story with our judges.
There are no laptops or screens provided in the interviews. If you would like to display something you will need to bring everything with you and set it up when you enter the interview room.
All finalists will be notified on Friday 10 September 2021 by email.
The information will also be available on the website and through our social media channels.
Finalists will be invited to meet a judging panel for interview on 22 or 23 September 2021. If we cannot hold the interviews live, these will be conducted online.
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