How much does it cost to enter?

To enter the Care Home Awards you will need to pay a fee for each entry of £100.00 + VAT .

We experimented with blocks of entries for the 2024 Awards, but that proved clumsy and left us with a number of companies that, at the time of the Awards lunch, had still not paid for their entries. To simplify the process and keep costs down as much as we can we are reverting to a straightforward, single level entry fee of £100.00 + VAT per entry.

We will send you an invoice automatically once you have uploaded your entries for the total fees incurred. Please remember it is preferred that your entry is paid for at the time of entry. Credit is not available on entry fees, so please advise your accounts teams accordingly. Also, if you need to cover the entries you make with a purchase order, please provide it in the space on the entry form. Do not leave this until after you have entered. Please also provide your VAT number.

UK Value Added Tax (VAT) will be added to the entry fees, as applicable.


What do the entry fees cover?

Each fee is an administration fee covering the personnel costs involved in checking entries and their bona fides, collating all entries and bookmarking them in portfolios for the ease of the judges, convening the judging panels, supervising the judging process and events, covering any expense items associated with the judging, calculating all marks to establish a benchmark for all categories, compiling the short-lists of finalists and publicising the short-list of finalists through the media partners and other channels.

The invoice you receive from us will allow you to pay for your entries using any internationally recognised credit or debit card, via the PayPal for Business system. Alternatively,  you can pay by invoice using the PayPal system, or BACS or FundsFlow to make the payment.

By way of advance notice, please note that we will always run an event to celebrate the success of Finalists after judging is complete. It may a physical event, where table places will be available at a rate per person, or an online event, where a fee per Finalist company will be made, but these charges will be additional to any entry fees. Being part of a physical event or online presentation is at the discretion of each Finalist company and the results declared are completely independent of participation.

Entries open: October 1

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