bronze awards trust mark

Bronze Trust Mark – Basic level: “Awards Trust Mark member”


For an award to have achieved the Bronze Trust Mark the following criteria have been met:

  1. Awards should be open to all within a specified category (this can be restricted to members of an association etc. but restrictions must be disclosed)
  2. Judging must be fair and the process for judging must be clearly stated.
  3. All judges to be independent and not employed by companies that have a commercial interest in table sales, advertising etc.
  4. No compulsion that winners must attend the presentation event.
  5. The whole programme should be well organised, with full availability of dates, rules and other important information.
  6. Not charging for use of logo or promotion of a win.
  7. Providing quotes for press releases for all who ask.
  8. Winners being publicly declared (website etc.) within 7 days of decision.
  9. Fee transparency – all fees and costs declared on the website.
  10. Clear website – e.g. having the deadline date clearly visible on the homepage (a date not a countdown timer).
  11. Allowing entry forms to be viewable prior to having to pay an entry fee to gain access.


This level of award is self-accredited. If you wish to apply for the Bronze Trust Mark accreditation you can download the application form below.