LWS Awards 2018

Awards Information

Who are the awards for?

The Living Wage Scotland 2018 Awards are for accredited Living Wage employers only. Please refer to each award category for the specific criteria for each award.

Awards Process

Applications for Living Wage Scotland Awards open on Tuesday 7th August 2018 and will close at 5pm on Friday 5th October 2018.

Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Conditions of Entry

Living Wage Scotland reserve the right to reject any application that is likely to negatively impact on the reputation of Living Wage Scotland or its partners or where the applicant is not a fully accredited Living Wage employer accredited with the Living Wage Foundation.

Living Wage Scotland reserve the right to reassign applications to a category they believe is most suited to the information provided in the application.

The judges reserve the right to change their decision at any point during the process in the event of further information coming to their attention that would have had a material impact on their original decision.

The judges' decision is final and no communication will be entered into regarding any decisions made.

Profiles and photographs of the winners will be published on the Living Wage Scotland website. The winners of the Living Wage Scotland Awards will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 8th November 2018.

Award winners will make themselves available, within reason, for promotional purposes, where appropriate.

In submitting an application, you are stating that the employer has agreed to you sharing information about them.

Judging Process

Stage 1 - shortlisting

All completed applications will be reviewed by a Living Wage Scotland shortlisting panel who will score the applications and select the top three scoring applications in each award category to proceed to the next stage.

Stage 2 – judging

Shortlisted applications will be anonymised and passed to a judging panel which comprises members of the Living Wage Scotland Leadership Group, who will decide the winners of each award category.


All three finalists will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony and these will be announced at the Living Wage Scotland Expo and Awards on Thursday 8th November at Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh.

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