To enter the Occupational Therapy Excellence Awards you will need to pay the entry fee for your first entry. You pay, online, at the time of entry and you will be taken to the payment page when you click the Submit button at the foot of the entry form. This may take a few seconds to load, so please be patient. 

The first entry made by an individual OT professional will always be £50.00.
The first entry made by a practice of no more than 5 OT professionals will be £100.00
The first entry by a practice of 6 or more OT professionals will be £150.00
The fee for a first entry from a university offering OT courses will be £125.00
Please note: if a university has multiple colleges offering OT courses the first entry fee will be charged for each college when they enter
The fee for a first entry entry from a supplier company to the OT sector will be £250.00 .

Any company wishing to make a second or more entries may do so FREE OF CHARGE, simply by clicking the “This is a secondary entry” check box on any subsequent entry form. We will monitor entries carefully and if, for any reason, you pay too much, we will immediately refund the over payment. Agencies entering on behalf of different clients will be charged a first entry fee for each client they enter, but all other entries are free.

Charities may enter FREE OF CHARGE as well. Please make sure you tick the “Charity” box at the top of the entry form. Any organisation entering as a charity should be able to provide their Charity number, or their Limited by Guarantee registration number. A charity is not allowed to submit more than three entries to the Awards.

PLEASE NOTE: Free entry is NOT available if the entry is from a commercial organisation that has carried out paid for work for a charity or not-for-profit organisation.

UK Value Added Tax (VAT) will be added to the entry fee when applicable and the payment page should automatically show you the correct amount to pay.


What does the entry fee cover?

The fee is an administration fee covering the personnel costs involved in checking entries and their bona fides, collating all entries and bookmarking them in portfolios for the ease of the judges, convening the judging panels, supervising the judging process and events, covering any expense items associated with the judging, calculating all marks to establish a benchmark for all categories, compiling and publicising the short lists of finalists. 

When you complete your entry you will be taken to the payment page, where you will be able to pay for your first entry using any internationally recognised credit or debit card, via the PayPal for Business system.

By way of advance notice, please note that we will always run an event to celebrate the success of Finalists after judging is complete. It may a physical event, where table places will be available at a rate per person, or an online event, where a fee per Finalist company will be made, but these charges will be additional to any entry fees. Being part of a physical event or online presentation is at the discretion of each Finalist company and the results declared are completely independent of participation.

Awards ceremony: July 5

Time is always precious and sometimes writing an entry submission is one of those jobs put off until the last moment. For a helping hand to write your awards entries contact:


Please note that Boost Awards is a completely independent company that specialises in preparing Awards’ submissions. There is no financial relationship between the Occupational Therapy Excellence Awards Awards and Boost Awards. The advice you receive from Boost is confidential.