Collaboration Award 2024

The CID Collaboration Award recognises and celebrates the importance of effective relationships, the partnership, and collaborative initiatives within and across the sector to tackle difficult development challenges and global issues.

CID is aware that its members successfully work together on projects with a mix of organisations and individuals – for example, local entrepreneurs, governments, funders, private sector, consultants, academics, or researchers. A successful collaboration could mean you have overcome obstacles, used technology creatively, or found new ways to collaborate across geographical boundaries. You may have had to compromise or take calculated risks with new collaborations that had not been tried before. 

We commend our members for joining forces with other ‘non-traditional’ organisations and individuals and we would like to celebrate that.

The winner of the award will feature across CID’s public communications and channels, including being part of a dedicated ‘Useful Outsiders’ podcast episode and a potential media event.

This year we are encouraging creativity and would like entrants to submit their stories as either a PowerPoint presentation or a short 2-minute video, accompanied with your application form.

Please use the application form here.

Judging criteria

Your application form will be judged on the following criteria:

  • The narrative - how compellingly you tell the project's story  
  • The scope - who and how many people were reached
  • The impact - what is the likelihood of impact and sustainability
  • The collaboration - how the collaboration led to the successes or results of this project.
  • Creativity - how the story is presented for your entry

How to enter

The deadline for entries is 5pm Thursday 1st August 2024

Please submit the application form and any additional evidence/supporting material by the deadline to Amie Chan

Eligibility criteria

Entrants must:

  • be a full or affiliate CID Member
  • complete the application form and submit a PowerPoint or video (maximum 2 mins)
  • understand that "project", "campaign" and "partnership" refer to the work for which you are submitting an entry – this could be a campaign, a collaboration, an innovation etc.
  • submit their full entry before the deadline (5pm Thursday 1st August 2024)
  • give consent for the information they provide to be uploaded onto the CID website and social media channels
  • give consent for potential media coverage of their organisation's project
  • understand that the intentions for this initiative are to celebrate, share and publicly recognise the inspiring work of the CID membership; and
  • understand that entries must relate to projects that have been initiated within the last two years and either have finished within the last 12 months or be current and operational at the time of entry.

Notes for entrants

  • Along with the winning entry, shortlisted entries will be shown at the awards ceremony, as part of dinner festivities at Parliament on 4th September 2024.
  • Entrants are free to use the award name, the name of CID and the sponsor's name in their publicity in relation to the award.
  • Entrants may submit only one entry per member.

Judging Process

 The judging panel will include development experts independent of CID, and members of the CID team. Judges will evaluate each entry against the criteria, using their own discretion. The judges’ decisions are final and binding and no feedback will be given on unsuccessful entries.

Award sponsors

Entrants must:

  • understand that the awards may or may not be sponsored
  • understand that if sponsored, the sponsors are not included on the judging panel
  • understand that if sponsored, the sponsor will co-present the awards to the winners at the award ceremony
  • agree that overall winners and those highly commended will be cited with the name of CID and, if sponsored with the name of the sponsor, in any publicity in relation to the award