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
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.