The MMIA20 will follow the robust application process of previous years, as outlined below:

Key dates

  • Applications open  – 3rd May 2021
  • Applications close  – 1st July 2021 (23:59)
  • Judges roundtable  – 5th July 2021
  • Apprentice of the Year interviews  – 5th July 2021
  • Finalists announced  – 7th July 2021
  • Finalist filming  – 14th and 15th July 2021
  • Industry vote opens  – 28th July 2021
  • Industry vote closes  – 23rd August 2021
  • Awards ceremony (winners announced)  – 17th September 2021

Stage 1 – Application

  • Applications will open on Tuesday 3rd May 2021
  • Eligibility criteria – the MMIAs are open to any business, company, individual, non-profit organisation or charity, operating in or supporting the maritime, logistics and energy sectors across the North of England unless it is specified as a UK national award
  • You will be able to review and edit your application up until the final deadline on 1st July 2021
  • Please ensure that you enter your personal details accurately, including your contact details as we will need to contact you to confirm if you are a finalist
  • You can enter more than one award category (provided it meets the entry criteria)
  • You can provide supporting materials including documents, videos, images and relevant website links

Stage 2 – Judging Process

  • All applications received within the deadline of (1st July 23:59) will be reviewed collectively by our judges
  • The high number of entries can mean that each judge is allocated a selection of the total – split by category – to score in detail, with finalists emerging from the average scores given by each judge

Apprentice of the Year Interviews

  • Every Apprentice of the Year applicant will be given the opportunity to attend an interview with three of our judges (virtual or physical)
  • Each applicant must be available to attend an interview on 5 July 2021

Stage 3 – Finalist Filming

  • All applicants will be notified of the status of their application on 7 July 2021
  • All finalists must be available to attend a finalist filming session, which will be held across the 14 – 15th  July 2021. Please ensure that someone from your business is available to attend on one of these dates
  • The finalist films should encapsulate the details of the award application and why you believe you should win (the focus is not on providing a company overview)

Stage 4 – Industry Vote

  • The industry vote will open on 28th July 2021 and will include all the finalist films by award category
  • Finalists are not able to vote for their own entry and any votes received will be discounted
  • Voters may only cast one vote per category
  • The industry vote will close on 23rd August 2021

Stage 5 – Winners determined

  • The finalists will be determined by combining their judges score with their industry voting score

Date & Time

Liverpool Football Club
Friday 17th September 2021
18:30 – 12:00