CID Collaboration Award

Posted on 05 September 2019

The CID Collaboration Award is a new award introduced at the CID Annual Conference 2019. The award recognises and celebrates the importance of effective relationships and collaborative thinking within and across the sector to tackle difficult development challenges and global issues.


We want to hear from CID Members and Associate Members that have successfully worked together on a project 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 particular 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. 

Download 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.

How to enter

Deadline for entries: 5.30 pm on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

Please submit the Application Form and any additional evidence/supporting material by the deadline via email to


Eligibility criteria

Entrants must:

  • be a CID Member or Associate Member;
  • complete the application form;
  • 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 (5.30pm, Tuesday 15 October 2019);
  • give consent for the information they provide to be uploaded onto the CID website and CID’s 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

  • Three shortlisted entries will be shown at the awards ceremony, during the CID Annual Conference dinner, on 21st October 2019
  • 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 more than one entry.


Judging process

Judges will include 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 in 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.