miaList: Entry Guidelines

Individual Nomination Guidelines

miaList Individual Awards

Who can nominate?

Anyone employed by, or associated in some way with the meetings, hospitality and events industry can submit a nomination for the miaList. You may be from a venue, supplier or agency and you do not need to be a member of the mia to take part. The awards are free to enter and you can nominate as many people as you like. Nominations will not be accepted directly from PR companies working on behalf of an organisation.

Who to nominate?

Any person working within meetings, hospitality or events in the UK or Ireland is eligible for the miaList 2019. They do not need to be members of the mia. The person nominating cannot nominate themselves. We want to learn more about and celebrate the individuals who have helped to make the UK meetings industry exceptional and hold them up as examples of excellence. It is not enough for them to just ‘do their job’. We need to know about the extra enthusiasm and dedication that produces exceptional outcomes.

Providing evidence

To help the team of independent judges decide who to shortlist, you should support your nomination with evidence. You should include a minimum of three types of evidence to support your entry, which should highlight how the nominee meets the judging criteria detailed in this guide. 

The Judging Process

All nomination forms will be reviewed by our panel of judges and shortlisted applicants and the person who nominated them will be invited to attend a ‘Judging Lunch’ in September 2019. The final miaList will be announced at the miaList event on Thursday 28th November 2019 at Park Plaza Riverbank, London.

Judging Criteria

The judges will be looking for evidence that demonstrates how the nominees meet some, or all, of the following criteria:

  • Delivers consistent results in their role whether this is in service delivery, sales or operations etc.
  • Goes above and beyond the call of duty and is always willing to take on extra responsibility
  • Seeks ways to improve operations e.g. cost saving methods or driving business performance or standards
  • Is a strong team player
  • Is highly self-motivated
  • Acts as a source of support, encouragement or inspiration to those around them
  • Is a true ‘brand ambassador’ for their organisation
  • Is creative when problem solving
  • Shows initiative and has a flair for innovation, new ideas and driving something new
  • Shows a desire for professional development and is always willing to embrace new challenges


Deadline for entries: 17:00hrs on Friday 24 May 2019

Any queries please contact the events team on 03452305508