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EVIEs Awards spotlight: Public Sector Infrastructure Strategy of the Year

The EVIEs Awards form part of Solar Media's EV World Congress event. Image: Getty.

The EVIEs Awards form part of Solar Media's EV World Congress event. Image: Getty.

The deadline for nominations for this year's Electric Vehicles Innovation and Excellence Awards (EVIEs) is fast approaching, however you can still enter to win the Public Sector Infrastructure Strategy of the Year.

Public sector bodies who have gone the extra mile over the last year could be in with a chance to take the crown from last year’s winner Hampshire County Council, at the event on 19 October 2021 at the Bristol Harbour Hotel in Bristol, UK.

Who should enter?

This award, sponsored by Schneider Electric, recognises local authorities, regional councils and other public sector bodies that have gone above and beyond in furthering the growth of electric vehicles by installing EV infrastructure.

All nominations should include details of overall schemes of works, installations and any planning or overall strategy that underpins the body’s commitment to electric vehicles.

While this is expected to focus on charge points, associated works: be it networks-related technologies to mitigate the increased demand due to EVs, battery storage, or others, will be considered too.

All works however must have been completed on or after 2 September 2020 and prior to the close of this year’s nominations on 27 August 2021.

How to enter?

Entering the EVIEs could not be simpler. Our nominations process 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’s 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 up 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 September 2021.


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