Intelligent Instructor Awards 2024 Guidance Notes, along with downloadable criteria for each category

  1. Driving Instructor Insurer of the Year – download entry form here
  2. Product of the Year – download entry form here
  3. Training Provider of the Year – download entry form here
  4. Professional Support Provider of the Yer – download entry form here
  5. Car Supplier of the Year – download entry form here
  6. Driving Instructor Car of the Year – judged by public vote only
  7. Local Driving Instructor Association of the Year – download entry form here
  8. Community Champion of the Year – download entry form here
  9. Green Driving School/Instructor of the Year – download entry form here
  10. Regional Driving School of the Year – download entry form here
  11. National Driving School of the Year – download entry form here
  12. Driving Instructor of the Year* (11 regional awards, one overall winner) – download entry form here
  13. Services to Driver Training Industry Award – download entry form here

*The Driving Instructor of the Year will be nominated by newly qualified and learner drivers.

  • All other entries are to be submitted via email to [email protected]
  • The awards are free to enter
  • Entries are limited to 1,000 words
  • When submitting your entry, please assume judges and the public have no prior knowledge about you
  • Three single page supporting documents can support the entry, supplied as a single PDF, no larger than 5MB. The supporting statement may include text, images videos and graphs.

Scoring system

  • 50% of the weighed score will be attributable to the driving instructor public vote, whilst 50% will be weighted towards the independent awards judging panel.
  • The judging panel
    • The judges will mark each entry on the list of set criteria set out on the entry form, relevant to that category, on a scale of 0-10. No evidence scores zero, very strong evidence scores the maximum ten points
    • They will have access to your competed entry form
    • The entry with the highest combined total score, taking in to account all judges scores, will be adjudged to be in first place, the next highest score in second place, etc.
    • No member of the panel will judge a category that their organisation or themselves has entered, assisted or collaborated with in any way
    • Where a judge is precluded from offering a score due to a vested interest, an average score is taken from the other scoring judges and added to the overall total
    • A carefully selected panel of judges with extensive industry experience, who agree to strict impartiality and confidentiality, help judge the Intelligent Instructor Awards
    • No judge is permitted to speak to entrants about their entry before or during the event, but entrants can ask for feedback post event to help improve moving forwards
    • All information supplied will be treated in the strictest confidence.
  • The public vote
    • The driving instructor public will cast their vote via the awards voting platform
    • This platform will showcase your logo or supporting image and 50-word synopsis
    • The entry with the highest number of votes per category will be in first place, those with the next highest number of votes second, etc
    • Only one vote per email address, multiple entries will be classed as void.
  • Those entries who achieve the highest combined ranking from our two voting methods, will be judged the winners in the respective categories
  • In the event of tie the head of the judging panel will make the final decision
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze will be awarded per category
  • When entering the awards, you need to submit a 50-word synopsis with a supporting logo to be used in the pre-marketing of the awards
  • Submitting an entry with the entrant’s name confirms your agreement with our terms and conditions.