Who Can Enter?
The Hajj Awards are open to UK Hajj and Umrah companies, suppliers and stakeholders dedicated to serving the British Muslim Community undertaking the pilgrimage of Hajj and Umrah.
They are open to international companies who are serving Hajj & Umrah pilgrims.
The Hajj Awards also aims to recognise and reward a diverse range of industries, consultancies, government departments, academics, in-house departments and the individuals who work within them.
Appliants must have been trading or in post for a minimum of 12 months
Registered and or Licensed by Local Authority / Saudi Local Regulatory / Saudi Ministry of Hajj & Umrah
Rules & Regulations
Applicants can enter up to 3 categories and entries can be submitted on behalf of nominees or by themselves.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.
The Hajj Awards will be required to send nomination details to Judging panel members only to assist the nomination and judging process for the awards. Judging panel members are bound by confidentiality agreement and will not divulge information to third parties.
We will not use your personal data for any other purpose other than for this nomination. Full details of how we use personal data are available in our Privacy Statement.
Not all award categories will have shortlisted candidates. Specific awards will have individual winners.
Specific award categories will be shortlisted on performance over a sustained period of time.
Entries will be judged by a panel of impartial judges. Judges will disclose to organisers any reservations they may have in judging any specific category if there is any conflict of interest.
Those shortlisted must be available to attend a finalist interview in London/Manchester in October 2019 and the main Awards ceremony in London in early November 2019.
Finalists for the awards will be issued with an official “The Hajj Awards” logo to promote on any marketing material.
Any publication, mention or promotion of The Hajj Awards must be approved in writing from CBHUK –the hosts of The Hajj Awards.
Previous relationships, future relationships or any existing interaction may not have any bearing on entries, entrants or entry requirements between sponsors, judges, speakers, The Hajj Awards and any company or person associated with the event.
If you have a relationship with a The Hajj Awards judge you may still enter, but any conflicts of interest must be disclosed prior.
Winners will be announced and receive their trophy at the awards ceremony in London. There will be no prior disclosure.
Shortlisted winners will be notified in advance and offered a complimentary ticket to attend the final. Winners who are not present at the ceremony will be contacted to arrange collection or delivery of their trophy after the event. Duplicate trophies will be available at a charge.
Our team will continue due diligence checks on all finalists after they have been announced. The finalist list issued on the day of the event will be conclusive and you may be removed prior to that if the information you provide is not valid.
The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
The closing date for all entries is 11:59pm Friday 4th October 2019 (extended from 30th September 2019).
How to Enter
Simply choose a category (or up to 5 categories relevant to you) to enter and submit no more than 1000 words explaining why you or your selected organisation should be nominated as a finalist.
Notes: This is your chance to tell us what makes your business a winning entry for the category or categories for which you are applying.
Applicants can highlight the following:
How your business is operated, how it markets its products and services, how is customer satisfaction measured and feedback recorded? What is unique about your business? What differentiates you from your competitors? Have you changed industry practices, produced innovative products or services or found a new route to market? What are you doing differently? Please provide evidence of achievement in excess of targets and key milestones for the business. What is your company strategy for the short, medium and long term to drive business and one which shows a positive cash flow. What are you doing to ensure the company grows? How are you investing in your team to retain staff and increase productivity. Why the business should win? This should be specifically related to the category or categories you are entering.
The following will be accepted alongside your submission:
- You may illustrate your submissions with PDFs, JPGs, videos and audio clips of relevant work.
- Screen prints of relevant designs and concepts, feedback etc
- Supporting statements from clients/pilgrims
What to include in your submission:
- Name of category entered
- Title of work
- Company name
- Contact details
- Website Details
- Links to Social Media
- Links to Online Reviews
NOTE if you are submitting on the Hajj Awards website, each supporting evidence file must not exceed 5mb in size, larger file sizes can be sent via email using file sharing links such as We Transfer, Dropbox or Google Drive.
To enter please adhere to these requirements.
You can send submissions directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Next Steps:
- Our panel of judges will judge the entries and a shortlist of up to five businesses per category will be drawn up and notified online by 18 October 2019.
- Finalists may be asked to attend an interview and will be given a minimum of 7 days notice should this be the case before the interview date.
- A final round of voting will commence for certain categories as deemed by the Judges after the shortlist has been compiled. You will be notified should this be the case and the process by which to cast your votes closer to the time.
- The winner of each category will be announced and presented with their award at The Hajj Awards ceremony on the evening of the event in November 2019 at a luxury venue in London.