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This section details the General Rules of the Awards as well as the key dates between now and the Gala Evening in October 2024. All entrants are advised to familiarise themselves with this information.


  • All projects entered other than GB & Republic of Ireland entries must be located in Northern Ireland.
  • All members of the Construction Employers Federation can enter the Awards. This includes Full, Associate and Affiliate members, also holders of SafeTcert and/or Nvirocert..
  • Projects must not have been entered for a Construction Excellence Award previously.
  • All non-housing projects must be fully completed within the last 2 years.
  • Written approval is required from the client/developer to submit the scheme.
  • All shortlisted finalists will have a judging visit during August 2024. Entrants will be notified in writing of the judging date.
  • The judges must be allowed reasonable access to inspect the project.
  • Shortlisted finalists in the GB & Republic of Ireland Construction Awards ONLY will not have a site visit. Instead they will have a 20 minute interview with judges in the Federation offices, 143 Malone Road, Belfast. Finalists will also be required to submit a schematic and a video of the project. This video will last no longer than 15 minutes. Videos must be received at least 3 working days prior to the judging interview and failure to do so will result in the entry being removed from the shortlist.  Dates for interviews will be confirmed in due course - dates and timings will be strictly adhered to. 
  • The judges’ decision shall be absolutely final and no discussion or correspondence relating to any of the judges’ decisions will be entered into.
  • Companies that enter into administration or an insolvency process after they have submitted an entry will be automatically removed from the process. 
  • All information regarding the results will be embargoed for publication at the discretion of the organisers.
  • A construction project can only be entered into one specific category. However, a project entered into a specific category may also be used to demonstrate a commitment to quality performance in health and safety, training OR environmental sustainability.
  • A company may submit more than one entry into a particular category.
  • Copyright approval must be obtained for all material submitted.



  • When we receive your Registration of Entry we will send you out a Why You Should Win Form. You are required to enter the details of how your entry meets some or all of the judging criteria for each category that you are entering
  • Each entry must comprise a 200 word description and a 500 word statement for your project. Five high resolution digital images MUST accompany the text.
  • On the basis of this information the judges will select the shortlisted finalists. 
  • The Why You Should Win Form and the five high resolution digital images should be returned via email or Dropbox to Tracy Windrim, [email protected]

Awards Schedule

Date Event
Monday 08 April 2024 Launch of 2024 CEF Excellence Awards
Friday 31 May 2024 Deadline for submission of entries (200 word description and 500 word 'Why You Should Win' form and 5 high resolution photographs)
Friday 28 June 2024 Notification of Shortlist of Finalists
AUGUST 2024 During August, all judging visits will take place
Monday 12 August 2024 Closing date for receipt of GB & RoI video applications
Thursday 03 October 2024  Awards Evening


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