Entry fees

To enter the Learning Excellence Awards you will need to pay an entry fee for the first entry you make. You pay online, at the time of entry and you will be taken to the payment page when you click the Submit button at the foot of the entry form. This may take a few seconds to load, so please be patient. 

The first entry made by a company will always be £300.00. Any company wishing to make a second or more entries may do so completely FREE OF CHARGE, simply by clicking the “This is a secondary entry” check box on any subsequent entry form. We will monitor entries carefully and if, for any reason, you pay too much, we will immediately refund the overpayment. PLEASE NOTE: If you are an agency entering for more than one client, each first entry for a client will be charged at £300 plus VAT if applicable. All subsequent entries are then FREE OF CHARGE.

Charities and not-for-profit organisations may enter FREE OF CHARGE. Please make sure you tick the “Charity/Not-for-Profit” box at the top of the entry form. Any organisation entering as a charity or not-for-profit should be able to provide their Charity number, or their Limited by Guarantee registration number. PLEASE NOTE: Free entry is NOT available if the entry is from a commercial organisation and the number of free entries is limited to two entries per charity or not-for-profit organisation.

UK Value Added Tax (VAT) will be added to the entry fee when applicable and the payment page will automatically show you the correct amount to pay.


What does the entry fee cover?

The fee is an administration fee covering the personnel costs involved in checking entries and their bona fides, collating all entries and bookmarking them in portfolios for the ease of the judges, convening the judging panels, supervising the judging process and events, covering any expense items associated with the judging, calculating all marks to establish a benchmark for all categories, compiling and publicising the short lists of finalists.

Each entry must be paid for separately and will incur a fee.

When you complete your entry you will be taken to the payment page, where you will be able to pay for your entries using any internationally recognised credit or debit card, via the PayPal for Business system.

By way of advance notice, please note that we will always run an event to celebrate the success of Finalists after judging is complete. It may a physical event, where table places will be available at a rate per person, or an online event, where a fee per Finalist company will be made, but these charges will be additional to any entry fees. Being part of a physical event or online presentation is at the discretion of each Finalist company and the results declared are completely independent of participation.

Deadline for entries: October 31

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