Just a quick update on what's happening. Inevitably, with judges workloads etc, there's a delay on getting feedback. Results etc should have been up June 1st but it just hasn't happened. Sorry to everyone who took the time to enter, but I'm sure you'll agree it's better to wait for people to look at your work properly than get rushed feedback.
The plan is a little different from usual. In the past, the person running the project has summarised what all the judges have said in one post. We're not going to do that. People have been really generous and provided detailed feedback on each entry- the thinking, quality of writing and presentation style- so it's a bit silly to mess with their words, we're going to let you have it all.
A word if caution. I specifically asked them to be both honest and constructive. That means entrants get the full, unvarnished truth. What's working well and what they need to think about. Don't take anything personally, if you'd written a perfect submission, you shouldn't be doing the project, this is an opportunity to learn by doing and understand what things you need to work on. Success is 99% failure.
Once all the feebback is posted, I'll summarise what I think the main points are and pick a winner.
Oh, yes, a winner. That means a prize. The mandatory part of that is box of Yorkshire Tea (what did you expect?). The bit you get to choose is what book? Since this is about Cultural Strategy, is makes sense to offer The Book as a prize. If you have it, or you've read it, you can have Eating the Big Fish or Daniel Pink's Drive.