Q: Who can apply for the Awards?
The World Post & Parcel Awards recognise best practice in the global mail and
express industry. They are open to application by national and private
postal operators, systems integrators, couriers, delivery companies,
mail houses, technology & solutions providers and domestic carriers
Q: Why should I apply for the Awards?
The World Post & Parcel Awards are the best known Awards in the mail and express
industry and are the ultimate recognition for any new product,
initiative, or postal reform. The Awards are presented at a Gala Dinner
attended by the senior players of the global mail and express industry,
so it’s a great way to get the recognition of both colleagues and
customers. The event is extensively marketed worldwide so it’s the ideal
way of making the industry aware of your initiatives and successes.
Q: How do I apply for the Awards?
Applications are accepted via an online form on this website. If you
have any problems with the online form or need help with the
application, feel free to contact the World Post & Parcel Awards team.
Applications open this year from 16th November to 4th March and the Gala Dinner where the Awards are presented takes place in June.
Q: How much is it going to cost?
To apply for an Award is free of charge. If you are shortlisted for one
of the Awards, you will be invited to the Gala Dinner for which there
is a charge for attending.
Q: Which Award should I apply for?
You should read the descriptions of the Awards categories carefully and
apply for the one that you feel best reflects the product or initiative
you wish to submit. If you are still unsure which category is right for
you, contact the World Post & Parcel Awards team and we can help you to select
the right category for your application.
Q: Can I apply for the Industry Leadership award?
This Award is open for public nomination only, following which a panel of previous
winners of the Industry Leadership Award will select the 2016 winner.
Q: Can I apply for more than one Award?
Yes. The same initiative can be entered in two categories. If you feel
that your application is appropriate to two categories then please
submit it for both. Please modify each Awards application so that it is
clear to the judges why that initiative should be considered for that
Award. You cannot apply for more than two Awards with the same
Q: Can I nominate my client or another third party for an Award?
Yes. If you would like to nominate a company other than your own for an
Award, submit an application through the normal means. Under applicant
name, please put your name and your company. Under question 1, please
make it clear that you are nominating another company. Also, please
include a contact person and telephone number at the company being
nominated so that we may contact them directly should they be
shortlisted. Please make sure that the party you are nominating agrees
to be nominated.
Q: Some of the questions on the application form are not relevant to me. Do I need to answer every question?
No. It is perfectly acceptable to leave some questions blank if you
feel that they are not relevant to your application. The application
form is a standard template and the judges understand that not every
question is relevant in every category.
Q: Can I submit product samples, brochures or other documents to support my application?
Please do not submit any physical supporting documentation or product
samples with your initial application. It is not possible for us to
distribute these to the judges. You may submit a maximum of 3 pieces of
electronic material which must not exceed 5MB in size and these can be
uploaded with your application. Ideally, your written application should
contain enough information for the judges to make a decision. If you
wish to supply additional information your application may contain links
to a website which the judges can view for more information.
Q: What sort of testimonials should I provide?
On the application, it is advisable to include one or several quotes
from customers or other third parties supporting your product or
initiative. If your application is shortlisted, we may ask you for
permission to contact them directly. If you do not have any
testimonials, then leave this part of the application blank.
Q: Can I modify my application?
Yes, you may return to the website and modify your application by
following the links to apply, and then “edit”. You will then be asked
for your e-mail address and password to access your application.
Q: Can I resubmit last year’s application?
A: Yes, however, it is always preferable if you can update the application with relevant successes from the last year.
Q: How are the winners chosen?
Each Award has a panel of industry experts who act as judges. The
judges come from various parts of the world and do not meet in person
until the day of the Gala Dinner. The shortlisted candidates are chosen
by a vote of the judges after viewing the applications on-line. The
judges then meet hours before the Dinner to select a winner from among
the shortlist. Once the shortlist has been selected, the judges may ask
you for more information to help them make a decision. If this is the
case, you will be contacted by a member of the World Post & Parcel Awards team.
Q: What are the judges looking for?
The organisers of the Awards have no influence over the judges and do
not involve themselves in the selection of the winners. However, as a
word of advice to potential applicants, the judges are always looking
for concrete evidence of the success of initiatives. If your initiative
resulted in increased revenues, say so in your application. If your
initiative improved service quality, provide figures to back up this
claim. Also, keep your answers to the questions on the application as
short as you can.
Q: When will the shortlist be announced?
A: The list of finalists will be announced in April.
Q: What happens if I am shortlisted for an Award?
If your application makes the shortlist, you will then be invited to
register to attend the Gala Dinner, which is held during the World Mail
and Express Europe conference and exhibition. The dinner is attended by
over 200 top executives from the mail and express world, as well as a
celebrity host to introduce the winners. (You must pre-register and pay
in order to attend the dinner.) If you are the winner you will be called
forward to make an acceptance speech.
Q: What happens if I am unable to attend the dinner to collect the Award if I win?
It is always preferable if you are at the dinner to claim your Award,
but you do not have to be present. If you are shortlisted and cannot be
present, you may nominate one of the other guests to accept the Award on