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Research Live Award

Young Researcher of the Year

This award is open to any agency or client-side researcher who will be aged under 30 as of 1 July 2017.

We want to hear about the real bright sparks of the profession. Those young people who really make an impact on a project through their creativity, ideas and ability to improve a given brief through the quality and invention of their thinking. The judges will look for evidence of outstanding personal achievement in handling research projects, showing creativity, relevance to brief and results. Evidence of commitment to extending their skills and pursuing relevant professional qualifications will also be important.

In addition, the judges will expect to see evidence of the individual acting as a young ambassador for the profession, flying the flag for research and its importance outside the confines of the day job.

All nominations must be made (or supported by) the individual's departmental manager, clearly demonstrating the contribution made by the individual. Details of the nominee's career history and professional qualifications should also be included.

How to apply

A valid entry will comprise:

  • one copy of the submission document
  • one copy of the entry form
  • one piece of supporting material (see below)
  • a high resolution photograph of the nominee (in jpg format)

Entries should be sent to by 10am on Monday 10 July 2017.

Submission format

The submission document grants you 500 words (max) to state why you should win the award plus three 100-word supporting statements from colleagues or clients (which must be attributed).

You are permitted to provide one piece of supporting material. This can be either:

1) A video or audio file of no longer than 3 minutes

2) A PowerPoint presentation of no more than 10 slides

3) An infographic

Please make it clear in your written submission what the supporting material is intended to illustrate.

Only electronic applications in the required format will be considered for this award.

  • Download and complete the Word submission document and entry form.
  • You must send a high resolution photograph of the nominee, in print quality jpg format (300dpi) to be used for publicity purposes if your entry is shortlisted for an award.
  • The submission document, entry form, supporting material and company logo should be sent as attachments to the same email with the subject line Young Researcher Entry.

Rules of entry – Young Researcher of the Year Award

  • The entrant must be aged under 30 as of 1 July 2017.
  • You must nominate a primary contact on your Entry Form who will take overall responsibility for the entry.
  • The primary contact must ensure that permission to enter the Awards is obtained from all parties involved including any clients or suppliers.
  • The judges’ decisions are final. The Panel will not enter into correspondence about why an entry is not selected as a finalist.
  • Entries must be received by 10am on Monday 10 July 2017 to qualify.

There is an NO ENTRY FEE for this award:

One ticket to the Awards Dinner on 4 December will be allocated per shortlisted entry. Additional tickets can be purchased nearer the time at the standard advertised price.

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