Who can enter?
You can nominate yourself, or you can nominate any appropriate person, venue or piece of work that you think should win a Devon Performance Award. The key criteria is that the work/performer/production/event must have been in Devon between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016. For the avoidance of doubt, if the production was created outside Devon, but appeared in Devon between those dates, it is eligible.
Can I enter more than once?
Yes. You can enter the same work/performer/production/event etc in more than one category; and you can enter more than one work/performer/production/event in the same category if you wish. But please don’t nominate the same work/performer/production/event in the same category more than once as it won’t count and will only irritate the judges.
What happens after I have submitted the entry form?
Our judges look at all entries on merit. We’ll look through any supporting evidence you’ve provided, and also use our judges’ own expertise and knowledge in reaching a decision about who should win the award.
How do I find out if my entry won?
Keep listening to Radio Exe, the Devon Performance Award microsite, the Radio Exe Facebook page, and for other press coverage around Devon. We’ll be inviting a shortlist of winners in each category to the awards on Monday 17 October at Exeter Corn Exchange.
What does each winner win?
Honour and recognition. And a trophy. There’s no cash prize.
How does judging work?
Our judges will get together in September to sift through the nominations. No alcohol will be served so they keep a clear head. They’ll look through the nominations and any supporting evidence. They’ll also bring their own knowledge and expertise to the discussion. If there’s any conflict between an entry and a judge, they’ll be asked to withdraw from that particular category. Every entry will be considered, provided it meets the criteria for each category, the timing (something produced or presented in Devon between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016) and the location (Devon). By the end of that session, we will have our winners. The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into.