Awards Process


The submission period for the iNetwork Innovation Awards 2021 will open from 09:00 on Monday 6th September 2021 and will be closing at midnight on Friday 21st January 2022.

Public Vote

All submissions will be uploaded on to the iNetwork website and open for the public vote from 09:00 Monday 7th February 2022 and close at midnight on Friday 18th February 2022.

Judging Panel

All submissions will be independently reviewed by the judging panel. The judges will grade each application based upon replicability, the level of innovation and  how much impact the project has had/will have and will determine all the shortlisted finalists. The judging period will end on Monday 28th February 2022.

Shortlisted Finalist Announcement

The shortlist of finalists will be announced by Thursday 24th March 2022. They will then be invited to the Awards Ceremony and Dinner. We require all shortlisted finalists to create a short two minute video about their award nomination. Even though we stipulate that the video should be created at little to no extra cost by using existing equipment and your creativity, we recognise that it’s a big ask. For this reason, the most creative video award recognises the originality and ingenuity to create inspired, fun and/or impactful video content. 

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 19th May 2022 at The Lowry Hotel Manchester, where all the category winners will be announced after the three course dinner.