The Awards Trust Mark scheme is a not-for-profit accreditation programme with the goal, as the name suggests, of enhancing trust between those entering awards schemes, and the organisations running them. Award schemes must prove that they are running their entry, judging process and their entire programme ethically, fairly and transparently.
The Global Good Awards was the first awards organisation to be accredited with the GOLD standard ‘Awards Trust Mark’ in 2018; retaining it for the second year in 2019.
The need for the Trust Mark, and the elements within the code of conduct, are based on research by Boost Marketing that gained input from both awards entrants and organisers. This research showed that a Trust Mark was needed, transparency was essential, and awards organisers were mostly willing to consider such a scheme, for the benefit of all stakeholders within the awards industry.
GGC Director and Global Good Awards' Founder, Karen Sutton now sits on the Panel for The Independent Awards Standards Council’s Trust Mark Scheme as an auditor.
If your award scheme would be interested in being accredited, please email her.