All entrants will be informed as to the status of their application, whether they progress to the Finalist stage or not.
This information will be shared privately in early November.
Those entries who have progressed as Finalists will proceed to the next stage of the judging process (see Step 5 of What process will the judges follow to select the winners?)
The Circulars is open to any individuals or organizations from commerce and civil society that have made a notable contribution to driving circular economy principles.
There is no fee for entry.
We hope that through the application and feedback process, entrants will improve their circular economy business year on year, driving more innovation and an increasing adoption of circular models. Therefore, we encourage those who entered The Circulars previosuly to enter again this year.
The entry forms vary depending on the category; however, you will have to answer no more than 10 content-based questions.
Answers should be kept succinct (150 words), but provide enough qualitative and quantitative detail to sufficiently address the question. If you have supporting information (e.g. viedos, graphs or charts), this can be attached at the bottom of the entry form.
The judging process will take place in the Autumn of 2017.
The judging process follows a careful procedure that ensures quality and thoroughness:
1. A review of all entries conducted by The Circulars Award Team against a set of designated criteria
2. The Award Team recommend suggested finalists to the judging panel
3. The Judges conduct a desk based review of the suggested finalists
4. Judges comment on the applications and identify key points to address
5. Award Team host calls with finalists based on judges recommendations
6. Award Team, Judges and Co-Chairs participate in a round of judging calls to determine the Winners and Runners Up
1. Entries Open
Online applications for The Circulars 2018 were open 1st June – 30th September
2. Entries Close
Entries for The Circulars 2018 closed 30th September, 2017.
3. Judging Process
An esteemed judging panel, drawn from the Young Global Leader community and leading circular economy experts across business and civil society, will review applications during October and November. In parallel, the People’s Choice Finalists will be made available on the website for public voting, dates TBC.
4. Finalist Selection
The judges will determine The Circulars 2018 finalists for each category by the end of 2017. The Finalists will be promoted via the website and across multiple media channels, including social media and publications.
5. Finalist Q&A Session
The judges shall hold Q&A session with all selected finalists, to aid their decision on who shall be awarded as winners and runners up.
6. Awards Ceremony
The Circulars 2018 awards ceremony will be held at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland in January 2018. Winners and runners up will be invited to attend the digital and engaging ceremony to showcase their circular economy innovation to a global audience.
There will be one Winner and one Runner Up selected for each of the categories, unless the entries warrant otherwise.
No data will be shared outside the Circulars Award Team, the Co-Chairs and the judges. The judging process will be completely confidential. If your entry is selected as a Winner or Runner Up, the team will work with you on a one-to-one basis to ensure you are comfortable with the information that is disclosed.
FAQs will be added as relevant queries are addressed.