Qualified nurse awardsFrequently asked questions

Applying For The Awards

Who is eligible to apply for these Awards?

Each award has a different application entry criteria so please check the individual award for more details. 

How can I nominate myself or someone else for an Award?

You must complete the online application form. You can view the award categories and enter the awards here.

How many entries can I submit?

You can submit one nomination/application per category but you will only be shortlisted if you are able to meet the application criteria set for that category.

Do I need the support of a referee to apply?

Whether you are applying yourself or nominating a colleague, we ask that you note down a manager/mentor who we can contact for a reference should you/your colleague be shortlisted.

How should I fill in the application form so that I have the best chance of being successful?

Judges will be looking for application forms which meet the entry and application criteria for each specific category. They will mark application forms according to these points, so it is important that applicants make sure they closely follow the application criteria and give specific examples of how they meet each point.

Applications should be easy to read with good grammar and free from spelling errors.

There are a few top tips here for completing the personal statement element of the award entry here.

Are there any Terms and Conditions for applying?

Yes, please read the Terms and Conditions before applying.

Award Categories

How can I choose the most appropriate award category to apply for?

Read the entry and application criteria for each of the categories. Whichever category you can answer the most points on; this is the category you should apply for. Remember that if the judges feel that your application fits better into another category, they will move it to the most appropriate one.

Judging Of Nomination Forms

Who judges the Awards?

The panel consists of a number of experts in their field and appropriate to the category.

Can I request feedback from the judges regarding my nomination?

Feedback will be given to shortlisted students should they require it. Please contact Vicky Law on admin@cavellnursestrust.org to request this.

How will I know if I have been shortlisted?

Applicants who have been shortlisted will receive an email to notify them shortly after the closing date. If you have nominated a colleague, then we will let both you and the individual know you have been shortlisted. We will email all unsuccessful entrants to advise them.

Awards Ceremony

When will the awards ceremony be held?

The award ceremony will be held on June 22nd 2017 at De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Central London

How will I know if I have been selected to receive an award?

All finalists from each category will be invited to the ceremony and find out live on the evening if they have been successful.