LEADING
LIGHTS
AWARDS

SubMISSIONS

What to expect in the submissions form

Upon entry, you will be asked to select/provide detail for the following points:

  • Registration details (Site/Company ID)
  • Are you entering for Site Team/Organisational or Individual awards?
  • Headline category (and sub-category if organisational awards)
  • Name and Job Title

Then we’ll ask you to summarise why you should be considered for an award in your chosen area. You’ll also be asked some specific questions about your initiative and will be asked to provide supporting evidence. 

Submission stages

1

Enter site, organisation and nominee details

2

Summary of your submission

3

4 questions to help explain your submission (including evidence)

4

Submit

Important Eligibility Information

To be considered for the 2022 Leading Lights Awards, submission(s) must relate to a site/organisation registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2022 or relate to an individual who has been part of a site/organisation registered with the Considerate Constructors Scheme between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2022.

The awards are given at the discretion of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and we reserve the right to withdraw or refuse an award at any time during the process or afterwards. The process to support the awards is at the discretion of the Considerate Constructors Scheme and we reserve the right to alter the process at any time without notice.

Individuals, site teams or organisations will not be awarded if there are any significant outstanding issues related to the individual, site team or organisation which affect themselves (individual, site team or organisation), Considerate Constructors Scheme, and/or the wider industry. Issues that contribute towards ineligibility for awards include matters which may potentially create a risk of reputational damage to the organisation, the Considerate Constructors Scheme, or the broader construction industry for any ethical, safety, community or public, or media news concerns.

As well as individual and organisational entry requirements listed below, the Considerate Constructors Scheme will review all or any public concerns made against registered activity, and will assess how these were dealt with. Failure to appropriately manage or action/acknowledge any public concerns will result in ineligibility of awards.

INDIVIDUALS
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS​

The following entry criteria applies to those nominating or submitting an entry for an individual award:

  • Any individual, whether nominated or self-submitted, must have been part of a registered site or organisation between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2022 and have had at least one monitored visit.
  • Submissions for individual awards may be submitted in a maximum of three categories (up to one entry in each category of Environment, Community and Workforce).
  • Individual submissions must have a validating signature from their Site Manager/Line Manager and a Director of the business.
 

Site Teams and Organisations
Entry Requirements

The following entry criteria applies to site teams and organisations submitting an entry for an organisational award:

  • For consideration for 2022 awards, a site/organisation must have been registered between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2022 and have had at least one monitored visit.
  • Those submitting entries will need to be scored as conforming in all areas to the Code of Considerate Practice (for clarity, a minimum score of 25 using the 2021 checklist, or a minimum score of 27 using the 2022 checklist).
  • The category the award is submitted under must have had a compliant category score (for clarity, five using the 2021 checklist, or nine using the 2022 checklist).
  • Organisations are able to submit a maximum of three entries (one per entry in each headline category of Environment, Community and Workforce).

What does the submission process look like?

All site teams, organisations and individuals entering the awards will be asked to provide information for following questions:

Individuals

Context

  • Please tell us a bit about the nominated person – where they/you work, what they/you do.

How did this work start?

  • Thinking about the work that has inspired this submission: where did it begin? Did the person nominated have a great idea and, if so, what inspired it?
  • Did they/you have to go through any planning to put the work in place? If so, tell us about it.

What steps did the individual take?

  • What exactly did the individual do as part of this work?
  • Were there ways in which  they/you had to go the extra mile in order to get the work done?
  • Did they/you face any particular challenges and, if so, how did they/you overcome them?

Measuring your success

  • What were the positive outcomes / measurable results of the work?
  • Did the nominated person meet or even exceed the objectives?
  • Did the work lead to other improvements, for sites, organisations, or individuals?
  • What impact has the work had long-term? Has it left a positive legacy?

 

Site teams and Organisations

Context

  • Please tell us a bit about your company – for instance, your type of work, your workforce.
  • Then, tell us about the initiative behind this submission: why did you decide to go ahead with the initiative? What was the reasoning behind it?

Setting objectives and planning how to achieve them

  • Who was your target audience for this initiative, and what was the overall aim?
  • What process did you go through to set your objectives and plan how to achieve them?
  • (You could include things like project plans as part of your supporting evidence.)

Implementing your initiative

  • What exactly did you implement in the end, and how did the implementation go?
  • Were there any challenges you faced, and how did you overcome these?
  • (You might attach communications such as newsletters, meeting agendas, interactive surveys etc. as supporting evidence here.)

Measuring your success

  • What were the positive outcomes / measurable results of your planning and actions?
  • Did you meet or even exceed your objectives?
  • Were all areas of the initiative successful and did they work well together or as a whole?
  • Did the initiative lead to further improvements, for sites, organisations, or individuals?
  • How successful do you think your initiative was long-term? Is the initiative – or aspects of it – used now in everyday practices? Has it left a positive legacy?

Example Submissions

To help you get started, you can download some fictional examples of submissions.

Registered Activity Type

Site (Project)

Category/Sub-category

Environment (Plastic Reduction)

Site Size

SME/Medium

Total no. of words

638

Registered Activity Type

Company (Organisation)

Category/Sub-category

Workforce (Physical Wellbeing)

Site Size

SME/Medium

Total no. of words

838

Registered Activity Type

Site (Project)

Category/Sub-category

Community (Local Sourcing)

Site Size

Very Large

Total no. of words

1099

Registered Activity Type

Individual (Regional SHEQ Manager)

Category/Sub-category

Environment

Site Size

Medium contractor

Total no. of words

529

Registered Activity Type

Individual (Site Manager)

Category/Sub-category

Workforce

Site Size

Small/SME (18 operatives)

Total no. of words

619

FAQs

How much supporting evidence do I need to submit?

You can submit a maximum of three files per submission question to back up the information you provide in the form. We encourage you to submit anything that is wholly relevant and supportive of your executive summary.

What types of supporting evidence do CCS accept towards submissions?

Supporting evidence includes but is not limited to:

  • Best Practice Hub entries
  • Best Practice Hub approved best practices (web-links)
  • Best Practice Hub approved innovations (web-links)
  • Photos/videos
  • Scheme Monitor’s reports (relevant sections highlighted)
  • Method statements
  • Internal reports
  • Newspaper articles
  • Letters
  • Other publications

When do I hear back about my submission?

You may be contacted in June if further information for you submission is required, however if this is not the case, the earliest you will hear back from us will be September.

What happens if I’m unsuccessful?

You will receive a communication from us to notify you that your submission has been unsuccessful.

What happens if I am successful?

You will receive notification of this by the end of September, along with an official invitation to attend our exclusive awards ceremony in November.