Frequently asked questions
It’s free. There are no charges for participation in the KEiBAs.
Complete the entrant profile and you will be able to access the submission form. Select the category you would like to enter from the drop down menu and the relevant form questions will appear. You may save your progress to continue at a later date. All completed and partially completed forms can be managed from a dashboard.
All entry forms must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, March 3, 2017 to qualify for judging. This deadline was extended on February 23 (previous deadline was February 24).
Each category sponsor appoints a single judge or a panel of judges depending on the number of entries in the category.
These judges will be independent business experts. Visit the Sponsors Page for more details.
If you are experiencing problems completing your entry form please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include as much information as possible about the nature of the problem. If your issue appears technical please let us know the browser you are using. Please attach screenshots where possible.
Yes, you may enter a maximum of 3 categories. Please choose categories that you feel you or your business can demonstrate success and achievements in.
We suggest you allow at least 2-3 hours to complete the entry form. All the questions are important and need careful consideration. You can save your progress and return to your forms.
The judging process asks category judges to select at least 6 entering companies from their category to visit before their final recommendations are made. All entrants must be available to be interviewed by an Award Sponsor at a company office.
The final judges meeting takes place on May 5, 2017. All entrants will be notified in writing as to whether they are a finalist or have been unsuccessful by the end of May 2017. For the avoidance of doubt, only the top three in each category are shortlisted as finalists. The winner from each category will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, June 22. The winner will receive a trophy whilst the runners up will receive certificates.
If you are one of the 6 shortlisted companies in any category, excluding Entrepreneur of the Year, that receives a visit from the judges, but are not selected as a winner, you may request feedback from the judges in writing. No further correspondence can be entered into after you have received this feedback.