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The Rules of the INCA Awards Programme

The Rules and guiding principles for the INCA Golds Awards Programme 2021 are simple:

  • Any current INCA Member organisation can make a nomination (submit an entry).
  • The nominee (the organisation or individual that is nominated) does not need to be an INCA member or representative of an INCA member.
  • You can self-nominate.
  • All nominations must be submitted using the online application form, and by the published deadline. Late submissions will not be be considered.
  • Before you submit a nomination make sure you have secured the agreement of everyone involved to do so.
  • The judges decision is final.
  • The judges are looking to recognise and reward real achievements rather than aspirations. If you plan to submit an entry that is about a defined project or piece of work, it should be completed, or very nearly completed, by the closing date of the nomination window (summer 2021). If that isn't the case please consider submitting to a future awards programme.
  • Although this is the 2021 INCA Awards programme the judges recognise that, due to the pandemic, no awards were made for 2020, so you may choose to submit an entry that pertains to a project or activities undertaken in 2020.
  • INCA is at heart about innovation and collaboration. These are two key aspects that we will be looking for in the submissions.
  • The extended closing date by which all nominations should be submitted is August 31st 2021.

If you need any information or guidance about the 2021 awards programme please get in touch via