FAQS

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the deadline to submit an entry to the Optician Awards 2019?

The deadline to enter the awards is Monday 14th January 2019.
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How much does it cost to enter?

It is free to enter the Optician Awards.
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How many entries may I submit?

A practice can enter a maximum of THREE of the practice awards. This does not include the individual awards.
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What is the difference between the entry document and supporting material?

The main component of your entry is the entry document. The entry document should be no more than 1,000 words. All key information listed in the criteria for the category needs to be in the entry document.

Supporting material is optional and does not contribute to the 1,000 word limit of the entry document. Supporting material may include, but is not limited to photographs, testimonials, graphs, pdfs of any printed material (adverts, brochures, news articles etc).
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Is there a limit on how much supporting material I can submit?

You should submit no more than 5 supporting documents. Each supporting document must have a maximum of 10 pages per file.
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Do I need to submit samples to support my entry?

If you are entering the Frame of the Year, Contact Lens Product of the Year or the Lens Product of the Year, you should send us ONE example of your product to Sam Dewey, Optician Awards, St Jude’s Church, Dulwich Road, London, SE24 0PB.
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Will I be able to collect my samples after the judging period?

Samples will not be returned but collection may be arranged. Please speak to the awards team at the time of entry.
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What happens after I have submitted my entries?

Once you have submitted your entries they will be processed by the awards team, ready for judging. Judging takes place at the end of January and the shortlist will be announced shortly after.
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Who are the judges?

The Optician Awards will be judged by a panel of experts specialising in different areas of optometry and the optical industry.
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When will I know whether my company has been shortlisted?

You will receive an email notifying you of the outcome of your entry(ies). The full shortlist will be published on this website in mid-February.
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When will I find out if my company has won?

The announcement of the winners will be made at the Optician Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 30th March 2019.
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How do I buy tickets for the dinner?

Tickets for the dinner will be available to buy once the shortlist has been announced in the middle of February.
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What is your cancellation policy?

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