Regularly archive your best work over the course of the year – don’t leave it too late. If you think something’s worth submitting, save it rather than having to search for it later.
Technical competence and good quality sound are important. Your entry should be the best representation you could possibly have. Remember that your entry speaks for you, when you aren’t in the room.
Listen to your entry before you submit it. Listen to it as the judges will hear it.
Remember that judges are looking for excellence and that means that they are expecting to be gripped from the start. The more compelling listening your entry is, the better your chance of winning. Will your entry make judges sit up and take notice?
Don’t leave your entry to the last minute.
Make sure that you have submitted the entry into the correct category. Read the category descriptions carefully and consider these ahead of submitting the entry.
It is better to be targeted, rather than expansive with your audio and support material.
Ensure that the sound is audible and that the submission represents you effectively.
Don’t assume that the judges know everything – if you feel that you need to explain the context of an item, do so in the written motivation section of your entry. A judge may have no idea where your show fits in the schedule, who it is aimed at and why you did it the way you did – please use the opportunity to explain. Use the motivation space (500 words) and make sure that this reinforces your submission.
Think like a judge – remember that the judges have several entries and they have limited
time to evaluate all the entries
Create a File Folder and store your memorable material in this. It will make your life
easier when you are starting to compile your entry
Ask yourself the question: “What makes this submission memorable?
Does your entry captivate the judges early in the compilation?
Think of your entry as an audition in front of a select panel of judges; think of it as an
application for employment and treat it as such.