Portfolio #banter

Awards that require their own portfolios:

  • Society Awards
  • Individual Awards

Other awards that require portfolios, but should be included as part of the societies main portfolio:

  • Event Awards
  • Community Engagement
  • Promotion

Portfolios can often tend to take up a lot of time during the awards process so here are a few tips to help you along the way…

  • Format: There is no set format for portfolios. Some examples are Folders, Scrapbooks, Prezis, Presentations, Videos, Storybooks.
  • When deciding what to put into your portfolio, the judges mainly are looking for information to back up your application.
    • e.g. if you said in your application that your membership is over 250 members, provide proof with a screenshot of the portal.
  • Bare in mind that the judges will have hundreds of applications to get through so give a good overview of the society or event in the portfolio. Assume that they know nothing.
  • It’s not all about flashiness. Content is the most important thing. At the same time, don’t overdo it as there will be a lot of portfolios to look through.
  • Finance; information on this section is just as important as promotion to include in your portfolio. Has the society sent sponsorship letters? Have you a master excel sheet of your finances? Are all your societies expenditures receipted? Just provide the proof.
  • DO NOT STRESS!! That is 100% easier said than done… don’t worry, I know! But at the end of the day, the portfolio is worth only a fraction of value of the questions.
  • Delegate the portfolio to a First Year Rep or OCM or a number of committee members who have the time!
  • For Society Awards, if you are applying for more than one, you do not require separate portfolios.