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Judging criteria


The closing date for Award entries is 12.00 noon on Monday 24th April 2017

The judges will be looking for:

  • exceptional performance

  • levels of real innovation and problem solving where appropriate

  • entries which demonstrate how address and/or street gazetteers have been key to the project

  • facts and figures, and in particular financial savings, will be rewarded

  • entries which follow the instructions on the form

  • succinct entries

  • judges will also be assessing overall compliance with Data Co-Operation Agreement commitments, usage of wider PSMA datasets, and the NLPG and NSG Data Entry Convention documents.

Applying and conditions

To apply:


  • please read the entry instructions carefully

  • every section of the form should be completed

  • provide quantifiable evidence as much as possible – facts and figures will be rewarded

  • please keep to the word count.

Conditions of entry

  • the Awards are open to local authorities in England, Scotland and Wales.

  • local address and/or local streets datasets means Local Land and Property Gazetteer and/or Local Street Gazetteer, or Corporate Address Gazetteer as maintained by the Authority Address Custodian or Authority Streets Custodian or CAG Custodian.

Other information

  • the judges' decision is final. If the judges are not satisfied that the applications are of sufficient quality then no award will be given in a particular category

  • an applicant can keep parts of their application confidential to the judges if they wish. Any confidential information must be identified as such in the application. However, the information must still be included; references to confidential information which is not included will not be accepted, as the information in all entries must be verifiable

  • the applicant agrees that the information from entries, unless marked 'confidential information', may be used by GeoPlace to promote local address and street datasets. This includes using winning and highly recommended entries as stories in the media. Award winners may also be invited to give conference presentations about the activity featured in the entry.

The closing date for awards entries is 12.00 noon on Monday 24th April 2017.

Any questions or queries about the awards process should be directed to [email protected]

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