Got a question? Here are some of the common questions our entrants ask us.

Q: Who can enter?

A: Entries are open to all UK manufacturing companies, of any size and from any sector.

Q: When is the closing date for entries?

A: The deadline for completing entries online is Tuesday 30 June 2015. All entries should be submitted by 23:59 on the date of closing.

Q: How much does it cost to enter?

A: Submitting an entry to The Manufacturer MX Awards 2015 is free of charge.

Q: Can I enter multiple categories?

A: Yes, of course. You can enter into as many categories as you feel are relevant to you and your business. Each category has its own judging criteria, so each of your entries should be tailored towards the criteria and category for which you are entering.

Q: Can more than one of our apprentices enter the Apprentice of the Year category?

A: Absolutely, more than one apprentice from your company can apply, up to a maximum limit of 6 per company.

Q: Are there any particular guidelines for a candidate entering the Apprentice of the Year category?

A: The apprentice category is open to entrants that are currently working towards or have completed an apprenticeship during 2015. There are no age restrictions and applicants can be on an intermediate, advanced or higher level apprenticeship programme in any discipline, but must currently be employed by a manufacturer.

If an apprenticeship was completed during 2014, and outside of the guidelines above, then the candidate may eligible for the Young Manufacturer of the Year category, which is open to candidates aged 18-29.

Q: How will I know if my entry was submitted online successfully?

A: You will receive email acknowledgement to confirm your entry has been received successfully. This notification will be sent to the email address you supplied in the Company Details section of your application.

Q: When will I know if my entry has been shortlisted?

A: All applicants will be contacted during August to be informed if their entry has been shortlisted. Companies will be contacted regardless of whether they have been shortlisted or not.

Q: We’ve missed the deadline for entering this year, can I register our interest for entering in 2016?

A: Of course! Please email [email protected], making sure to include your contact details, and we’ll notify you when entries open in 2016.

Have a question not answered here? Call us on 01603 327006 or email [email protected]