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Undisclosed, elaborate reason behind EVIEs nominations extension, publisher reveals

Image: Current.

Image: Current.

The nominations deadline for Solar Media’s inaugural Electric Vehicle Innovation & Excellence (EVIEs) Awards has been pushed back for an undisclosed, but entirely elaborate reason.

The nominations window for the EVIEs 2020 was due to slam shut at midnight tomorrow (Friday 22 November 2019), however organiser Solar Media has now pushed this back until midnight on Wednesday 27 November 2019.

As a result, companies in the EV charging sector will now have an extra five days to prepare their nominations and submit them for consideration.

Awards deadline extensions are commonplace in the B2B publishing trade, with oft-noted reasons including “unprecedented demand”, national holidays and “upon popular request”.

When quizzed by Current±, Solar Media would not disclose the specific reason for the EVIEs extension, but insisted it was “definitely legitimate and entirely elaborate”.

The B2B publisher was, however, quick to add that there would be no further extensions beyond this point, and nominations received after the midnight on Wednesday 27 November 2019 would not be considered.

The EVIEs will recognise the achievements of the electric vehicle ecosystem across 19 set categories, taking in OEMs, EV charging infrastructure, innovative technologies and energy management strategies.

Companies wishing to submit nominations for the EVIEs 2020 are implored to do so as soon as possible. More details on how to nominate can be found below.

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’ 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 mwallhead@solarmedia.co.uk.

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