Categories & Criteria

    - All categories are free to enter

    - Word limit for each category: 600 words

    - All Submissions must be from companies with a UK presence

    - All entries must be submitted by Friday 14 May 2021 at 5pm

    - You can submit video entries, but must be no longer than 3 minutes

    - All entries must be submitted online

    - View categories list here

      If you have any questions about the entry process please contact hope.alderman@incisivemedia. com

      Sustainable IT Project of the Year

      The IT channel will play a pivotal role as end users respond to pressure to cut their carbon and ecological footprint. This award will go to the reseller/IT services provider that has delivered the most ground-breaking or impactful sustainable IT project in the last 12-24 months.

      Open to:

      1) Resellers/MSPs/IT services providers

      2) Vendors, distributors and other channel services providers (on projects they have delivered in partnership with a reseller/MSP/IT services provider)

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your project should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      This award is open both to resellers, MSPs and IT services providers that serve end users directly and to vendors, distributors and other channel services providers (where they have delivered a project jointly with a reseller, MSP or IT services provider). In the latter case, both parties would get recognition.

      Maximum word count: 600 words

      Social Impact Project of the Year

      Using the latest technological innovations, the IT channel is on the front-line of efforts to transform society and make the UK – and world – a better, more equitable place. This award will go to the reseller/MSP/IT services provider that has delivered the IT project with the biggest social or community impact over the last 12-24 months.

      Open to:

      1) Resellers/MSPs/IT services providers

      2) Vendors, distributors and other channel services providers (on projects that they have delivered in partnership with a reseller/MSP/IT services provider) 

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your project should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      This award is open both to resellers, MSPs and IT services providers that serve end users directly and to vendors, distributors and other channel services providers (where they have delivered a project jointly with a reseller, MSP or IT services provider). In the latter case, both parties would get recognition.

      Reseller/MSP/IT Service Provider Categories

      Non-Profit Initiative of the Year - Reseller

      The UK channel is notoriously generous when it comes to its charity and non-profit/not-for-profit work. This has been especially true during the pandemic, when they have used their unique position as technology suppliers and experts to benefit wider society. This award will go to the non-profit or charity initiative that has demonstrated the greatest impact over the last 12 months, whether directly related to Covid or another sphere.

      Open to:

      Any reseller, MSP or IT services provider, or equally any employee or employees with a background reseller/MSP/IT services provider background that has set up a non-profit/not-for-profit or launched a charity endeavour off their own back.

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your initiative should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry. Although these initiatives could relate directly to Covid, diversity/inclusion or STEM, we welcome entries from across the board.

      Word limit: 600 words

      Inspirational Transformation of the Year - Reseller

      As well as helping end customers with their sustainable transformations, leading resellers, MSPs and IT services providers are busy making their own businesses more environmentally and socially sustainable. The winner of this award will demonstrate they are a visionary and genuine market leader on this front. Internal environmental initiatives - such as increasing renewable energy usage in buildings and vehicle fleets or cutting use of plastics - as well as more CSR-driven initiatives, both fall under this category.

      Open to:
      Resellers, MSPs and IT services providers 

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      Sustainable Reseller/MSP/IT Services Provider of the Year

      This flagship award will go to a genuine visionary that is leading the way when it comes to environmental and social sustainability. Are you at the vanguard when it comes to helping reduce the carbon footprint and ecological footprint of your customers, and within your own organisation and – equally - CSR? If yes, then this is the category for you. If you have a strong entry elsewhere in these awards, you may also consider entering this flagship category.

      Open to:

      Resellers, MSPs and IT services providers

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      Maximum word count: 600

      Distributor/Channel Services Provider Categories

      Inspirational Transformation of the Year – Distributor/Channel Services Provider

      As well as helping end customers with their sustainable transformations, leading distributors and channel services providers are working hard to make their own businesses more environmentally and socially sustainable. The winner of this award will demonstrate they are a visionary and genuine market leader on this front. Internal environmental initiatives - such as increasing renewable energy usage in buildings and vehicle fleets or cutting use of plastics - as well as more CSR-driven initiatives, both fall under this category.

      Open to:

      Distributors and channel services providers

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      Non-Profit Initiative of the Year – Distributor/Channel Services Provider

      The UK channel is notoriously generous when it comes to its charity and non-profit/not-for-profit work. This has been especially true during the pandemic, when they have used their unique position as technology suppliers and experts to benefit wider society. This award will go to the non-profit or charity initiative that has demonstrated the greatest impact over the last 12 months, whether directly related to Covid or another sphere.

      Open to:

      Any distributor or channel services provider, or equally any employee or employees with a distributor/channel services background that has set up a non-profit/not-for-profit or launched a charity endeavour off their own back.

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your initiative should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry. Although these initiatives could relate directly to Covid, diversity/inclusion or STEM, we welcome entries from across the board.

      Maximum word count: 600 words

      Sustainable Distributor/Channel Services Provider of the Year

      This award will go to a genuine visionary that is leading the way when it comes to environmental and social sustainability. Are you at the vanguard when it comes to helping reduce the carbon footprint and ecological footprint of end users (via the channel), and within your own organisation and – equally - CSR? If yes, then this is the category for you. If you have a strong entry elsewhere in these awards, you may also consider entering this flagship category.

      Open to:

      Distributors and channel services providers


      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      Maximum word count: 600 words

      Vendor Categories

      Inspirational Transformation of the Year – Vendor

      As well as helping end customers with their sustainable transformations, leading vendors are working hard to make their own businesses more environmentally and socially sustainable. The winner of this award will demonstrate they are a visionary and genuine market leader on this front. Internal environmental initiatives - such as increasing renewable energy usage in buildings and vehicle fleets or cutting use of plastics – as well as more CSR-driven initiatives, both fall under this category.

      Open to:

      Vendors

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.


      Sustainable Print/Document Management Vendor of the Year

      Efforts are underway to reduce the environmental impact of printing and consumables. This award will go to the print vendor that has made the biggest strides on making their solutions more sustainable in areas including recycling and energy efficiency. The winner will also demonstrate how they are helping clients cut unnecessary printing and move to digital alternatives.

      Open to:

      Vendors

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      Maximum word count: 600 words

      Sustainable Infrastructure Vendor of the Year

      Although AI and big data are playing a key role in helping to tackle climate change and social transformation, IT infrastructure also has a significant and growing environmental footprint. This award will got to a compute, storage or networking vendor that is leading the way in their market when it comes to sustainability and efficiency.

      Open to:

      Vendors

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      Maximum word count: 600 words

      Sustainable Device Vendor of the Year

      The PC has arguably been the saviour of lockdown, enabling children to learn remotely and staff to work from home. But growth in the install base also has an environmental cost. This award will go to a PC, laptop or device vendor leading the way in areas including use of recycled materials, sustainable supply chains, device efficiency and reuse.

      Open to:

      Vendors

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      Non-Profit Initiative of the Year - Vendor

      The UK channel is notoriously generous when it comes to its charity and non-profit/not-for-profit work. This has been especially true during the pandemic, when they have used their unique position as technology suppliers and experts to benefit wider society. This award will go to the non-profit or charity initiative that has demonstrated the greatest impact over the last 12 months, whether directly related to Covid or another sphere.

      Open to:

      Any vendor, or equally any employee or employees with a vendor background that has set up a non-profit/not-for-profit or launched a charity endeavour off their own back.

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your initiative should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry. Although these initiatives could relate directly to Covid, diversity/inclusion or STEM, we welcome entries from across the board.

      Maximum word count: 600 words

      Sustainable Vendor of the Year

      This award will go to a genuine visionary that is leading the way when it comes to environmental and social sustainability. Are you at the vanguard when it comes to helping reduce the carbon footprint and ecological footprint of your customers (via the channel), and within your own organisation and - equally - CSR? If yes, then this is the category for you. If you have a strong entry elsewhere in these awards, you may also consider entering this flagship category.

      Open to:

      Vendors

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry.

      Maximum word count: 600 words

      Special Category

      Best Circular Economy Company

      The UK channel sells billions of pounds of new IT hardware each year. Through its efforts to recycle or reuse this equipment once it has reached ‘end of life’, the winner of this category will be playing a leading role in helping to create a more circular economy. The winner of this award will be a genuine visionary that can demonstrate strong sustainability credentials and evidence of innovation and best practice in their areas of specialism.

      Open to:

      Any company involved in IT recycling/reuse. This could include vendors, distributors, resellers, ITADs and specialist refurb/remanufacturing specialists.

      Please write up to 600 words outlining why your company should win this award. The judges will be looking for stats and testimonials (the latter of which won’t count towards the word count) that back up the entry. Your company could specialise in a number of areas, including recycling, reuse, refurb or remanufacturing, and the judges will be looking for strong evidence of innovation and best practice in your chosen field(s).