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Nominations for the inaugural Electric Vehicle Innovation and Excellence Awards (EVIEs), organised by SPP publisher Solar Media, slam shut this Wednesday (27 November), however there’s still time to enter the Contractor of the Year award.

Following last week’s extension, would-be entrants for next year’s EVIEs haver a few extra days to get their nominations in and a popular category stands to be Contractor of the Year, recognising those firms responsible with the nuts-and-bolts installation and operation of EV charging infrastructure.

Who should enter?

This category has been introduced to recognise companies in the EV sphere that find themselves contracted in any way shape or form with the installation, operation and maintenance of EV charging points of all sizes and scales.

We’re expecting to hear from electrical contractors involved in hardware installation, those tasked with maintaining EV charge points, payment processing providers and software solution suppliers, to name but a few.

Nominations should be submitted on behalf of a company rather than any individual contractor, and should feature details such as scope of works, size and scale of works completed to date, and testimonials that shine a light on the quality of completed works.

How to enter?

Entering the EVIEs could not be simpler. Our nominations is entirely online and entrants can submit into as many categories as they wish to from the same profile.

Step one

Create a profile on the EVIEs website here. You’ll need a few simple details such as name and email address, and to create a password for your EVIEs account. Click ‘save’ at the bottom of the page to create your account.

Step two

Once signed in, clicking ‘The Awards Categories’ will bring up all the entry information and eligibility criteria for each of this year’ categories, but to start a submission click on the ‘Submissions’ tab, followed by ‘add new’.

Step three

Select which category you intend to enter and fill out the capture form. You’ll be prompted for mandatory details such as name of the entry, and you can add as much or as little detail as you like. Two supporting images and a supporting PDF document can also be attached to your entry.

If you want to save your progress to amend at a later date, click ‘save and continue later’. If you’re happy to submit your entry, click ‘save and submit’.

Step four

You can now add multiple entries from the same account. Simply make sure you’re signed and follow steps two and three again for each submission you wish to make.

Step five

Sit back, relax, and wait to see if your submission(s) make the shortlists when they are published in February 2020.

How to attend

Various table and sponsorship packages are available for the EVIEs 2020, with a range of options open to suit any budget, from headline sponsor to standard table bookings. At present individual seats are not available to purchase.

Every ticket gains entry to the pre-event drinks reception, gala dinner, awards celebration and post-show party.

More information on sponsorship and table packages can be found here, by submitting this form or by contacting Matt Wallhead on [email protected].