Entry Process

Each category has separate criteria listed on 2020 Categories, highlighting pointers which the judges will look for in your answer/s.

Decide the category/ies which are most relevant to your business or project and confirm that the activity you are describing in your entry has been undertaken within the past year and completed by 21st February 2020.

You may enter more than one category, but you may only enter each category once for the specific project or business.

Entries will only be accepted via the NITA website online form and received successfully by the closing date, which is 5pm on Friday 21st February 2020.

You will receive a confirmation email once your entry has been submitted successfully.

Essential information is requested for each entry and this will not be scored.

Some categories have the same questions to answer (word limits apply), but if you are entering more than one category, you must reflect the different criteria in your answer/s and submit separate entries for each category.

Each question will be awarded a maximum of 10 marks at stage 1 judging. Essential information requested will not be scored.

Entry Form Submission Questions

For Experience & Business categories: 

  • Q1  – “In no more than 800 words tell us why you believe your business/project merits this award, bearing in mind the category criteria and what your business/project has achieved to meet the criteria”.
  • Q2  – “In no more than 500 words please provide details / evidence of the positive impact and outputs your business or project delivered”

For Accommodation categories:

  • Q1 – “Tell us why your property is the best accommodation in Northern Ireland”
  • Q2 – “Tell us how you maintain high standards of accommodation and customer service”
  • Q3  – “Tell us what you are doing to attract visitors to Northern Ireland and the local area”

IMPORTANT: Please ensure you draft your answers in a word document ‘offline’ and on your desktop computer before completing the online entry form, as the online form cannot be saved and edited at a later date.