TJ Awards 2015 logo with headline sponsor DPG

This year sees TJ celebrating its 50th year of publication, developing and adapting year upon year to offer valuable support and encouragement to the L&D sector. Since their launch in 2006, the TJ Awards have continuously grown in popularity to become one of the most prestigious awards recognising the very best practice in organisational learning and development.

Competition is tough as entry numbers rise year on year but good planning, accompanied by a well written entry could secure you a place in the finals. Starting to plan your entry now will give you the best chance of presenting an award winning programme.

If you would like some inspiration on how to get started on your submission you may find our new, 2 hour long, TJ Awards workshop “Award entry writing – active learning” useful. Run by Chris Robinson, MD of an awards writing agency that has written over 20 winning TJ Awards entries, these workshops aim to provide a summary of the awards, some essential tips and a chance test your story on peers. Places are limited so booking early is essential; you can read more and book your place by following the links below:

  • 22nd April, London
  • 13th May, London
  • 10th June, London

The culmination of the awards is on 25th November 2015 when winners are announced at our Gala Dinner which will be held at The Brewery in London. It really is a great night, a celebration for all who attend and a definite date for your diary. You can get a sense of the excitement and glamour of the evening by viewing the photos of previous years here.

How to apply 

So how do you decide what category to enter? That depends on which of your initiatives, or programmes, you decide to enter. Read the “Guide to Entering”  to help you determine where to place your entry. You can enter each separate initiative into as many as three different categories and, if you meet the criteria, we would advise entering in multiple categories, as this will give you a higher chance of reaching the shortlist. Remember TJ Awards team are available to answer any questions at or on +44 (0)1353 865340.

The closing date for entries is Friday 3rd July and all successful shortlisted candidates will be informed by the 1st September. Interviews will be held in London during September.

Entry to the awards is free however we do encourage applicant to pay £95+vat for a judges’ report on their entry as it gives valuable feedback on applications and provides an added dimension of value when applying.

To apply please complete the correct form from those listed below:

 1. Best public sector programme

2. Best not for profit programme

3. Best private/commercial programme

4. Best training partnership

5. Best use of technology in learning

6. Best coaching/mentoring programme

7. Best change management programme

8. Best leadership development programme

9. Best sales programme

10. Best customer service programme

11. Best apprenticeship programme

12. Best operational programme

13. Best organisational development programme

14. L&D supplier of the year

15. L&D team of the year

16. L&D professional of the year

Important points to remember when applying:

  • Please read our full terms and conditions
  • Applicants can enter the same initiative into a maximum of three categories
  • A separate application must be submitted for each entry
  • Please ensure you complete the correct form for your category from the links above
  • To help with your submission, please see “Judging Criteria” and “Guide to Entering
  • Interviews for shortlisted candidates must be attended and the dates can be viewed here

The generosity of our sponsors enables us to keep entry to the awards free and particular thanks go to Development Processes Group who have provided such long term support of the TJ Awards. If you are interested in the benefits of sponsoring an award please contact Jack Davies or telephone +44 (0) 20 7593 5759 and he will be happy to talk to you about opportunities.

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