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Important information on how to enter the CENE 2023 Awards

Important information on how to enter the CENE 2023 Awards

Please read the below carefully before entering thank you.


The industry is defined as all who commission, produce, develop, plan, design, build, alter or maintain the built environment.

The individual/organization or project (s) must demonstrate improvements in line with Constructing Excellence principles and Construction Playbook.

  • An application can be made for a project, process, a product or a service (a separate application form MUST be completed for each category)
  • Demonstrating excellence in practice; where evidence is requested there should be a clear “audit” trail available for qualitative and quantitative data
  • Where a project or project leader is the subject the project should have been based in the North East and you must have the approval of the owner of the building/project
  • Where an individual, process, product or service is the subject, the nominating organisation/divisional office/individual should be based in the North East
  • All nominations and submissions should relate primarily to work carried out between January 2022 and December 2022. (the project can still be worked on, it doesn’t need to be completed)

How to enter - Entry Guidelines

  • All submissions must be made by 17.00 on Friday 3rd March 2023
  • All entries should be submitted electronically, either on a CD, DVD or memory stick. (We can NOT accept any entries sent via email). However, a WeTransfer is acceptable. 
  • Please label any folders with both the category name and submitting organisation.
  • Please include with your submissions ALL organisations involved in the project logos (JPEG/EPS format)
  • Please include a selection of photos that we may use should you be short listed. (high resolution, NOT PDF’s)
  • Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged unless otherwise requested.
  • The organisers have the right to reject any entry, if in their opinion, it fails to comply with the rules
  • Entries can be hand delivered or sent by registered/signed for delivery to:

Leanne Conaway
Constructing Excellence in the North East
e-volve Business Centre,
Cygnet Way, Rainton Bridge South Business Park
Tyne & Wear

Specific Entry Consideration

  • Clients must be made aware in advance of any entries that refer to them and the judges may require evidence of client endorsement
  • Membership of Constructing Excellence or a Constructing Excellence Club is not a requirement of entry
  • The organisers reserve the right to feature / display submitted material in any editorial or promotional work related to the award scheme
  • A précis of short listed entries will feature on the CENE website and elsewhere. Short listed entrants will be expected to participate in Constructing Excellence related events or programme of seminars and case history presentations.
  • No materials will be returned
  • Every project entered will be considered for Demonstration Project status


  • The panel of judges will consider each submission against the category criteria
  • Once the shortlist has been finalised a shortlist will be sent to all applicants.
  • Winners will be announced at the Constructing Excellence in the North East Awards Dinner on Friday 16th June 2023 at the Grand Gosforth Park Hotel
  • If you are successfully shortlisted a minimum of 1 ticket must be purchased for the Awards dinner.
  • All awards are made at the discretion of the judges and Constructing Excellence in the North East
  • The right is reserved not to make awards in a particular category
  • The judges reserve the right to refuse entries without giving reasons
  • The judges have authority to move entries into more applicable categories. Their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the Awards
  • Information supplied by the judges, or discussed between the judges and entrants will be treated in complete confidence, and confidentiality on the part of the entrants if requested

Good luck!

If you have any questions relating to your entry please contact Leanne Conaway on 0191 5007880 or leanne@cene.org.uk

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