We are delighted to announce that we will be re-starting the ukactive Awards for the 2020 applicants as well as opening up new award categories for 2021.

This year we wanted to make sure that we recognise all the successes prior to and during the pandemic. We would like to thank all the 2020 applicants for their support and patience, as without these applications, celebrating all the amazing things the sector has done would not be possible. Make sure to view which categories are reopening and our new categories, for 2021 only, via the ‘AWARD CATEGORIES’ tab above. Keep a look out for communications about the awards to ensure you don’t miss the deadline for entries into this year’s ukactive Awards 2021.

We are looking forward to getting together to celebrate the sector in 2021. Dates for the ceremony will follow shortly.

I’m not sure which category to enter?

We would encourage you to read the criteria for each relevant category to see which one(s) are right for you. If you’re still not sure, please feel free to call 020 8158 9700 or email the events team and someone will be happy to help.

I entered into the ukactive Awards 2020, what happens to my entry?

If you are a 2020 awards entrant you will hear from us to confirm if you are an awards finalist. You do not need to update your entry at this stage. We’d like to take this opportunity to assure you that all the work that has been done prior to the pandemic will still be fundamental to the latest process and awards. Any new entries into the reopening 2020 categories will be benchmarked in line with the existing process.

If you are a finalist, communications will be sent out directly to the entrant* to confirm next steps, which involves the opportunity to provide an update on your submission(s).

If you aren’t a finalist you will still receive a full feedback report after the awards ceremony from the marking at stage 1 of the process.

*please email events@ukactive.org.uk if this contact needs updating.

What categories are available to enter?

2020 Award Categories: Reopened

A1. Regional & National Club/Centre of the Year

C10. Physical Activity Hero Award

C11. Outstanding Leadership Award

2021 New Award Categories

Delivering Business Continuity and Success during Covid19

Developing and Supporting Communities during Covid19

More details about these categories, along with sample questions can be found via the ‘AWARD CATEGORIES’ tab above.

What are the key dates?

Entries open: Now!

Entries deadline: Friday 30th April

Finalists Announced: Week commencing 21st June

Judges’ House: Thursday 8th July

How much does it cost to enter?

£195 + VAT for ukactive members

£295 + VAT for non-members*

*if interested in becoming a member click HERE

For each paid-for entry you can submit one free entry into either the Physical Activity Hero or Outstanding Leadership award categories. Take this opportunity to recognise outstanding achievement and celebrate those who make a difference. Please note, this will only apply to new entrants for 2021.

In order to receive this free entry please email events@ukactive.org.uk.

Payment must be made when you register, and in advance of submitting your entry/entries – either by credit card, or within 30 days of receipt of your invoice if you are a ukactive member. If payment is not received in full, entries may be disqualified and removed from the awards process. Please be sure you read through the T&C’s carefully in advance of registering and paying for your entry/entries. Once payment has been made, no refunds can be given.

How do I enter?

  1. Within the navigation bar at the top of the page you can select the tab named ‘ENTER AWARDS’.
  2. Follow the online process to confirm the number of awards you would like to enter and then complete the payment.
  3. Once the payment has been processed you will receive a confirmation email with your specific log in details and a link to access the online portal (please make sure you check your junk folder if you don’t receive the confirmation email). The portal is where you will be able to submit your entry into your chosen award category(s)

Throughout the award process each stage will be judged by the independent panels from Active IQ, Pro Insight and an external panel. They will shine a light on outstanding achievement and honour the best of the best.

I’ve completed my registration and paid for my entry, now what?

  1. Once the payment has been processed you will receive a confirmation email with your specific log in details and a link to access the online portal (please make sure you check your junk folder if you don’t receive the confirmation email). The portal is where you will be able to submit your entry into your chosen award category(s)
  2. Follow the link and enter your login details, this will give you access to where you will be able to choose and complete a submission form for the category(s) you would like to enter.

Make sure you claim your free entry into either Physical Activity Hero or Outstanding Leadership Award by emailing events@ukactive.org.uk. Once received you will be able to log back into your account to enter.

I haven’t received my confirmation email, what shall I do?

Please check your junk mail. If you still don’t have an email please contact events@ukactive.org.uk

Will I receive feedback if my entry is not shortlisted?

Yes, we will be collating all feedback from each stage and will issue feedback reports to all entries after the awards ceremony.

I have started my submission but not finished it, can I come back to it?

Absolutely. If you have started writing your submission but haven’t finished it you can click the ‘save’ button and come back to it later on.

Make sure that once you have completed your submission you submit it before the deadline date.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Please contact the ukactive Events team on events@ukactive.org.uk with any further questions.

If you have any additional questions regarding the entry process, please contact Events Team at events@ukactive.org.uk  or call 02081589700

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