How to Enter
It is free to enter the Nigerian Aviation Awards
When completing your entry, please follow these rules:
All activities cited in support of your entries must have been ongoing within the past 12 months from the closing date of these awards.
Please ensure your submission fits onto no more than 5 A4 pages in portrait PDF format, including supporting materials such as pictures, graphs, testimonials, etc.
Please answer each of the key criteria points allocated to the category that you are entering. This is what the judges base their scores on. Back up your key points with other information such as tables, graphics, figures, pictures etc.
You may enter as many categories as are relevant, however each entry must be tailored to meet the category criteria.
The entering party does not have to be a resident in the Nigeria, but the projects that support their entry must have taken place in Nigeria.
You will need the following to complete your entry:
- Your 5 A4 page PDF entry document or MsWord.
- A 50 word summary of your entry. This may be used in full in our Awards booklet or in our script. It must be relevant to the category you are entering. So, if you are entering a project, the summary must be about the project, if you are entering a person, it must be about that person.
- Two high resolution landscape photos (300 dpi) relevant to your entry and the category you are entering. So, if you are entering a project, the photos must be about the project, if you are entering a person, they must be of that person.
- These will be used as part of the AV presentation on the night, so choose photos that you are proud to display.
- A jpeg version of your organisation logo.
- The name of the person who will accept the trophy on your behalf in the event you should win. This may be used in post awards media coverage.
Please note: All of the above items will be required in order to submit your entry, and you will not be able to modify your entry once uploaded.
Tips on Entering
- Read the criteria and make sure you answer each point. The judges use the criteria points as a basis for their scores, so make sure you touch on each criteria point. You can use additional facts, figures and information to back up or add to these points. By following the criteria you stand a better chance of scoring highly and make the judge’s job easier!
- Enter the right categories. Some companies seem to enter certain categories, and then ignore the one that they would stand a much better chance of winning. To start, look through the categories carefully and choose the most relevant to you. This will give you a better chance of winning.
- Facts are very powerful; and waffle or generalities cut very little ice with the judges. There are lots of ways of presenting data, and one may look a lot stronger than the others. For example, your sales figures may not be great, but your new enquiry levels could be through the roof, focus on these. We’re not advocating you twist the truth; but we do feel it’s within the rules for you to make the strongest possible case for your company.
- Don’t write more than you’ve been asked to supply. There is a limit on the number of pages you can submit (5 A4 Pages). Don’t go above this as the judges won’t read reams of supporting information. In the same way don’t do ultra-minimal entries and simply rely on your profile to get yourself noticed.
- Put yourself in the judges’ shoes. Think about what would really impress them? What makes you special and distinctive? Our judges are all senior people and you need to think about your entry from their perspective. In many cases we see entries prepared by junior members of the team who can miss key selling points. The best entries have input from someone at Board level.
- Check everything carefully. Many entries include fundamental errors – mainly spelling or grammatical errors.
- Phone a friend. The entries team working on the awards are happy to talk through draft entries and are always willing to give guidance. So if you want to try something a bit different, and would like our thoughts on that before you submit your entry, give us a call – we’ll do our best to give you a sensible steer.
- Good presentation pays dividends. You are not judged on how pretty your entry looks, but busy judges are inevitably attracted to easy-to-read, neatly laid out entries. Some of the better submissions include simple, summary bullet points. The best presented entries often incorporate a range of small photographs, clever charts or graphs and other visual material that makes it very easy to absorb and digest.
- Boast, don’t be modest! Your positive opening words are crucial – so begin with the end! This is the hook which will encourage those judging to delve deeper. Don’t ramble; get to the point, every word should count. Be proud of what you have done, this is one time when it is absolutely right to boast. Testimonials are very powerful too!
- Promote your business. It is not often you are given the chance to generate free publicity; so encourage and praise your team and you might be surprised to discover that you can win one of the most prestigious awards in the sector. And if you win, think of the huge marketing advantage that will give you.
Judges & Judging Process
A distinguished panel of judges will be drawn from state, academic and professional bodies and institutions in Nigerian to co-ordinate the Nigeria Aviation Awards 2017 judging. The expert panel of judges will bring their expertise and experience to the judging process.
Once the entry deadline is reached, all entries will be carefully examined and scored using the criteria by the shortlisting panel of experts. The three highest scoring submissions will be selected to go forward to the shortlist for each category and posted on our website for final voting.
You will receive an email from the Event Team letting you know if your entry was successful for voting.
The winners will be announced at the awards night.
Nigeria Airline of the Year
Nominees for NIGAV’s top award for outstanding performance can be any carrier that has demonstrated consistent overall excellence for the awards period July 2016 – September 2017.
The winner must demonstrate the following criteria:
- Excellence, innovation and leadership by executive management
- Strong financial discipline
- Consistent and excellent safety record
- Proven leadership in community, eco and technology endeavors
- Consistent high standards of customer service
- Excellent labor relations
Airport of the Year
The winner of the 2017 Airport of the Year Award should demonstrate:
- A clear and excellent partnership with airline customers
- High standards of environmentally friendly operational practices
- Innovation in providing excellent facilities for passengers
- Good working relationships with local authorities to ensure the economic value of their airport is understood and supported
AIRPORT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Nominees for the Aviation Technology Support Service Company Award are companies or carriers that demonstrate innovation and follow-through in the application of a new technology or system that has enhanced their operational, financial and/or market share performance. Examples of technology fields include aircraft, engines, avionics, air traffic control, maintenance, computer systems, customer-interface systems, in-flight entertainment systems, training and safety. The winner must demonstrate the following criteria:
- Introduction and integration of a technology that has delivered measurable results
- Innovation and leadership in the development and/or application of that technology or system
- Benefit of that technology to the airline and/or to the greater airline industry
AIR TRANSPORT SAFETY AWARD
This award goes to a company, organization, agency or airline that has developed or contributed to a practice, process, system or product that significantly enhances safety in air transportation.
Value Airline of the Year
Nominees for the Value Airline of the Year Award are carriers that maintain low costs, low fares and deliver value to employees, shareholders and/or investors, as well as to customers.
The winner must demonstrate the following criteria:
- Disciplined and rigorous cost control
- Innovative and motivational practices that incentivize employees
- Strong safety and operational performances
- Positive growth trends
- Customer loyalty via low-cost innovations
BELOW ARE THE CATEGORIES FOR THIS YEAR’S NIGERIAN AVIATION AWARDS.
1. AVIATION PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
2. AVIATION AGENCY OF THE YEAR
3. AIRLINE CEO OF THE YEAR
4. AIR TRANSPORT SAFETY AWARD
5. AIRPORT TAXI COMPANY OF THE YEAR
6. NIGERIA AIRLINE OF THE YEAR
7. BEST INTERNATIONAL AIRLINE OF THE YEAR
8. NIGERIA BEST AIRPORT OF THE YEAR: PASSENGER FACILITATION
9. NIGERIA BEST AIRPORT OF THE YEAR: CLEANLINESS
10. NIGERIA BEST AIRPORT OF THE YEAR: SECURITY
11. BEST HANDLING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
12. AIR TRANSPORT ISSUER OF THE YEAR
13. AIRPORT TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT SERVICE COMPANY OF THE YEAR
14. BEST AVIATION TRAINING CENTRE OF THE YEAR
15. BEST AIR SHUTTLE SERVICE PROVIDER OF THE YEAR
16. MOST FRIENDLY AIRPORT PASSENGERS INTERFACING UNIT
17. BEST AVIATION COSTUMERS SERVICE UNIT
18. AIR SPACE SAFETY AWARD
19. AIR TRANSPORT REPORTER OF THE YEAR (RADIO)
20. AIR TRANSPORT REPORTER OF THE YEAR (TELEVISION)
21. AIR TRANSPORT REPORTER OF THE YEAR- (PRINT)
22. AIR TRANSPORT BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
23. BEST AIRPORT HOTEL, LAGOS
24. BEST ONLINE BOOKING PLATFORM
25. AIRPORT MANAGER OF THE YEAR
26. AVIATION MEDICAL PERSONALITY
27. AVIATION FIRE MAN OF THE YEAR
28. AIRPORT OPERATION MAN THE YEAR
29. PILOT OF THE YEAR
30. AIR CREW OF THE YEAR
31. AIRPORT REGIONAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR
32. MOST FUNCTIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL OF THE YEAR
33. AVIATION AGENCY PRO OF THE YEAR
34. BEST AIRPORT LOUNGE
35. BEST DUTY FREE SHOP
36. BEST AIR TRAVEL TOURISM CITY OF THE YEAR
37. BEST AIRPORT HOTEL, ABUJA
38. MOST ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY COMPANY
39. AIRPORT HANGER OF THE YEAR
40. BEST AVIATION SERVICE SUPPORT COMPANY OF THE YEAR