The Judging Process - Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards
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The Judging Process

  • Nomination stage

    Nomination forms must be filled out by 10th of June 2022. The awards team will contact the nominee informing them of the nomination and encourage them to fill out the entry form. The judging panel will have no influence in this stage of the process.

  • Entry Stage

    All entry forms must be submitted by the 10th of June 2022. From this date, the judging panel will review all entries and score them accordingly based on the category criteria as stipulated in each entry. This is an independent process and the Sponsors, ECA staff or organisers do not select the nominees, short-list or winners and neither do they influence the judges in any way.


    The short-list is announced in August 2022. Nominees that have been shortlisted will be contacted directly and an interview with members of the judging panel will take place in August (date tbc) . Judges will deliberate and choose the winner to be announced at the Early Career Awards ceremony taking place on the 28th September 2022 in the Guinness Storehouse.


1. When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for entries is 10th June  2022. All applicants will be judged by our judging panel and all nominees that have been short-listed will then be contacted directly by the Early Career Awards team.

2 When will the winners be announced?

One winner in each of our 21 categories is announced at our Awards Ceremony on the 28th September 2022, in the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin.

3. Am I able to nominate myself?

You are able to nominate your company or yourself in certain categories; please see the category overview to confirm.

4. How many categories can I nominate in?

As many as you feel are relevant.

5. What if I can’t make the deadline?

Then you will, unfortunately, be unable to participate in this year’s awards, however, please contact the events manager in the first instance.

If you have any queries on your application or on any of the judging criteria, please feel free to email the Early Career Awards team here.

Interested in entering the Irish Early Career Awards?