Compact Awards 2011

compact awards logoThe 2011 Compact Awards are an opportunity to highlight and reward outstanding examples of partnership work.

Please note that nominations for the 2011 Awards have now closed.

Thanks to everyone who entered and stay tuned to find out the winners - they will be announced during Compact Week. If you have entered a nomination, we will be in touch with shortlisted entrants shortly.
The Awards provide an opportunity to recognise commitment to Compact principles and achievement as a result of implementing Compact-working. It’s also a chance to share experiences of working with the Compact and examples of best practice around delivering better partnership working.

Why enter?

Winning a Compact Award can have a positive impact on recipients in a number of ways:

  • Recognition of your work, commitment and dedication to a Compact way of working
  • Raising awareness of your local Compact
  • Being an award winner can verify your knowledge of the Compact, and add status and credibility to your work
  • Even if you do not win, entering a nomination allows you and your organisation/group to appreciate how much you've achieved in the past year
  • Winners often receive local press coverage which can be a great way of developing a positive reputation for your organisation.

"Our local paper published an article entitled 'Cath Crowned Champion', which included a photo of me with Sir Bert Massie and one of our local Councillors. I received many emails and phone calls of congratulations both from organisations and friends and family who saw the article, and it also resulted in more publicity of our work in newsletters and on websites both locally and regionally. For me personally this was great but it also resulted in more people talking about the Compact and wanting to find out more."

- Cath Cook, 2010 Compact Champion of the Year

How to enter a nomination

You can nominate yourself, another individual, a local Compact group or an organisation (voluntary and community organisations and statutory bodies are eligible). If you are interested in submitting a nomination for the Compact Awards 2011, please select which category you think is the most appropriate from the list below and download the corresponding nomination form. It will help your nomination if you include specific examples of projects or working practices which clearly demonstrate commitment to Compact principles or examples of positive outcomes that were achieved as a result of Compact-compliant working.
The Compact Awards 2011 winners will be announced during this year’s Compact Week, which takes place from Monday 7 to Friday 11 November 2011. Shortlisted entries will be publicised via the Compact Voice website and e-newsletter.

Note: Download and save the blank nomination form to your computer before you enter any text into the form - you can then save your nomination text and email the form back to us (

The categories for the Compact Awards 2011 are:

Compact Champion of the Year

For the contribution of an individual working to embed Compact principles wherever possible, promoting and supporting others to use the Compact.

Examples of best practice in this category are likely to show someone supporting all the Compact principles.

Compact Innovation Award

For the person or group most effectively supporting the Compact with fresh ideas and a new approach.

Again, nominations for this award are likely to include examples of best practice around all the Compact principles.

Local Compact Award

For the person or group demonstrating the ongoing or long-term impact that positive partnership working can have in a local community.

National Compact Award

For the group or organisation demonstrating how the Compact has developed better partnership working on a national scale, or through new programmes, policies or practice.
Nominations for both the Local and National Compact Awards are likely to include examples related to the following Compact principles:

Compact Impact Award

For those using their Compact to address issues arising from challenging times and to tackle adversity while maintaining or developing strong partnerships.
Examples of best practice in this category are likely to show a person or group supporting the following Compact principles:

Compact Advancing Equality Award

For those delivering activities which help eliminate discrimination and promote equality of opportunity through better partnerships.

Nominations for this award are likely to display examples related to the Compact principle:

Further information:

  • There is a word limit of 500 words. Any text over the limit will be disregarded.
  • Shortlisted entries may be edited for publication on the Compact Voice website and use in post-awards publicity.
  • Nomination should be sent via e-mail to
  • The deadline is Wednesday 5 October 2011.
  • Please include all the requested contact details on the nomination form.
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