Judges are selected from major contractors and industry figures who contribute valuable time and effort to work through hundreds of entries, reviewing each against strict criteria and attributing scores aimed at rewarding and recognising the very best of the UK's specialist contractors.

Our 2023 Judging panel includes:

Judging process

The CN Specialists Awards uses a rigorous judging process to decide the winners. Each category has its own independent panel of judges, made up of major contractors and industry figures, who review entries to determine the shortlist and conduct live presentations, to select the winners for that category.

Each stage is designed to provide a fair and transparent process. Please note. if you are chosen as a finalist by our judges you will need to present to our judging panel. The final dates for each category will be published soon.


Stage 1: Online Judging – once the entry phase closes, the judges will review the entries online and score each submission to determine the shortlist.

Stage 2: Live Presentations – once the shortlist is announced, all finalists will be invited to give a presentation to our judging panel. This took place from Thursday 22 June – Friday 30 June 2023 at our Central London office. 

Entry process

21 Categories

For the 2024 awards there will be 21 categories available to enter, each with their own set of criteria and key questions for you to complete.

Cover period

There is no limit to the number of entries you can complete. Eligibility to enter covers the period January 2023 to April 2024.

Entries in Word or a similar program

We would advise completing your entry in Word or a similar program first before copying and pasting it into the entry form.

Entry deadline

The entry deadline for the CN Specialists Awards is 31 March 2024.


The winners will be announced at the Hilton London Metropole on 7 September 2023.


To view the criteria, create your account or log in if you have already done so. Select ‘Enter Now’ against the category you want to view and the criteria will be displayed. If you want to start your entry, any information you add will be autosaved and you can log back in to complete your entry at any time.

On the log-in page, enter the email address and password that you used when you first started your entry. You will then be taken through to your dashboard and will be able to continue your entry.

You can enter another category by selecting the category you wish to enter from the ‘Categories’ section.

Please contact Jodie Partington on 020 3953 2015 or by email jodie.partington@emap.com or Kieran McDougall on 020 3953 2019 or by email kieran.mcdougall@emap.com who will be happy to help with your entry.