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1. What is the C23 Awards?

The C23 Awards is our annual awards ceremony, where we recognise and reward inspirational people, behaviour, teams and projects across the C23 programme.  


2. Who is the C23 Awards for?

The C23 Awards are for our One Team. That means it’s open to everyone working on, or involved with, the C23 Project including EKFB, HS2, ASC and our full supply chain. 


3. How do I win an award?

You’ll either need to make a winning submission for a team or piece of work you’re involved in, or someone else will need to make a winning submission on you. If you are planning to make a submission, please click here to carefully read the criteria. Only those submissions that meet the criteria stand a chance of being shortlisted.

This year’s categories are:

​4. When and where will the C23 Awards be held?

This year’s event will once again be held at Silverstone Race Circuit in Northamptonshire. It will be held on the evening of Thursday 16th November. More information will follow on this shortly.

5. How do I get invited to the awards?

To be invited you need to be shortlisted for an award. Depending on numbers, those who nominate someone who is shortlisted may also be invited. You may also be invited as a key stakeholder, depending on the shortlisted nominations, or as a guest of someone who has been nominated. So get nominating now to improve your chances!


6. How are the awards judged?

A panel of judges from across the C23 programme and JV parent companies will be judging the awards using a number-based scoring system that reflects the criteria for each category. Depending on the category, it is judged on either the written submission plus an in person presentation, or just the written submission.


7. What is the time frame for the submission and judging process?

Award submissions will be open from Tuesday 9th May until midnight on Friday 28th July 2023. The initial shortlisting will take place in August, followed by the judging week to decide the final winners in early September. Anyone who is shortlisted may be invited to attend a judging day during this week. Invitations will then be issued for the awards in mid-September.

8. What period of time do submissions need to reflect?

Submissions must reflect anything from summer 2022 to spring 2023. Anything before summer 2022 will not be considered, as this should have been entered into last year’s awards.

9. Can I submit supporting content with my submission?

Yes, there is the option to upload supporting files to your submission at the end of the submission form. You can attach up to 2 sides of A4 as a PDF or Word Document. The maximum file size is 2MB per file, and a maximum of 10 files over all can be submitted. 


10. What if I want to attach images to my submission?

You must submit them embedded either in PDF or Word documents. The maximum file size is 2MB per file, and a maximum of 10 files over all can be submitted. 

11. I’m having trouble with the submission form, who do I contact?

Please contact

12. Can I make more than one submission?

Of course – you can enter as many submissions as you’d like! Please ensure you read the category criteria before doing so.

13. What happens if my submission is over 500 words?

You will not be able to submit if you exceed the word limit. You will instead be prompted to reduce your word count.

14. How long does it take to fill out the submission form?

It depends on how much information you include, but we estimate that the submission form should take you around 10 minutes to complete. 

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