Nominations will be considered against category-specific criteria. For most categories, you can nominate either a team or an individual. Across all the categories, the judges will also be looking for:
- Core values - Has the project promoted or demonstrated the core values and behaviours set out in the Civil Service Code? Has the nominee(s) acted (where relevant) with honesty, integrity, impartiality and objectivity?
- Above and beyond - Has the nominee(s)’s achievement gone above and beyond their normal job role?
- Working in partnership - Has the nominee(s) introduced effective joint working arrangements that connect colleagues from multiple teams, departments or other internal or external organisations?
- Innovation - Has the nominee(s) used innovative approaches, which have resulted in a step up from business as usual and delivered real benefits to end users?
- Measurable benefits – Is the project or programme achieving tangible results?
- Impact - Has the nominee(s) made an impact beyond their immediate team/business area/department?
- Sustainability - Does the project leave a legacy, and can it be replicated across government?
- Inclusion - Does the nominee(s) successfully bring to life the values around diversity and inclusion, recognising the value in what makes people the same and what makes people different as well as fostering cultures which allow people to be their authentic self at work, creating a sense of belonging and fostering a safe environment for people to speak up and be heard?