Full BHBIA members can join our ‘How to win a BOBI Award’ webinar on 8th January: for extra hints and tips to help you in all the task-based challenges and real-life submissions BOBI categories (after 8th January a recording of the webinar will be available via the same link).
Plan your team now (if applicable): although you don’t need to specify the team members on your entry form, we recommend that you line up your team now and get the time period (2nd – 23rd March) noted in people’s calendars so that they are available when needed.
Further entry tips will be available on 2nd March, at the same time as the detailed brief for the task.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. If you have entered any given task-based competition in past years, whether or not you were successful, there is nothing to stop you entering again. The task changes every year, so there is no differential advantage for those who have competed before.
We recommend that you line up your team now and get the time period (2nd – 23rd March) noted in people’s calendars so that they are available when needed. The task will be available to work on from 2nd March, so you will definitely need to have your team in place by then. Of course, once you see the brief you may want to make some changes to the team and that’s fine. We just need to know the final line up when you send us your completed entry.
That’s okay. Completing an entry form is an expression of your intention to take part but does not commit you to anything. However, we would really appreciate it if you could tell us as soon as possible if you decide not to take part, as this helps us plan our resources.
For Creative Fieldwork Team of the Year and The Compliance Challenge the format will be PowerPoint - similar to the real-life submissions, except that entries must also be totally anonymised. For Analyst/Analyst Team of the Year the format will be up to you - the only restriction is that the judges must be able to view your entry without having to buy a licence! Typically, successful entrants have used a software package to create an interactive dashboard. Again, entries must be anonymised.