MMIA24 – APPLICATION PROCESS

KEY DATES & APPLICATION PROCESS

The MMIA24 will follow the robust application process of previous years, as outlined below:

 

KEY DATES

  • Applications open 15th May 2024
  • Applications close 30th June 2024 (12:00pm)
  • Rising Star interviews 16th July 2024
  • Finalists announced 21st August 2024
  • Finalist filming to be undertaken week commencing 2nd September 2024
  • Industry vote opens 16th September 2024
  • Industry vote closes 29th September 2024
  • Awards ceremony – winners announced 25th October 2024

 

STAGE 1 – APPLICATION

  • Applications will open on 15th May 2024
  • 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 Liverpool City Region and wider North West
  • You will be able to review up until the final deadline on 30th June 2024 (12:00pm)
  • 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 (30th June 2024 at 12:00pm) 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
 

RISING STAR INTERVIEWS

  • Every Rising Star applicant will be given the opportunity to attend an interview with a selection of our judges
  • Each applicant must be available to attend an interview on 16th July 2024

 

STAGE 3 – FINALIST FILMING

  • All applicants will be notified of the status of their application on 21st August 2024
  • All finalists must be available to attend a finalist filming session, which will be held across the week commencing 2nd September
  • 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 16th September 2024 and will include all the finalist films by award category
  • Finalists are not able to vote for their own entry or organisation and any votes received will be discounted
  • Voters may only cast one vote per category
  • The industry vote will close on 29th September 2024

 

STAGE 5 – WINNER DETERMINED

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