About American Best in Business Awards

7th Annual 2022 American Best in Business (ABiB)

About

Welcome to the American Best in Business Awards (ABiB) program honoring businesses and professionals in every industry in America.

Eligibility: At least 1 (or more) office in U.S.A. Foreign companies with an office in the USA will also qualify.

Everyone deserves commendation for job well done. Identify, recognize, and nominate talented executives, professionals, and employees and bring out the greater best in them.

What are the American Best in Business Awards?

The American Best in Business Awards program recognizes the achievements of your organization’s executives, employees, teams, company performance, products & services, and PR, Marketing, and Corporate Communications, and much more. 

The American Best in Business Awards is open to all organizations with at least one or more offices in the United States of America. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. – large to small and startups, government, public and private, for-profit and non-profit – are eligible to submit nominations to the American Best in Business Awards in a wide range of categories honoring achievement in every aspect of business + work life.

What’s New and Different for 2022

Department and Team of the Year Awards – Now nominate every department and team in your organization.
Leadership Excellence Awards Categories Group – Nominate Thought Leaders shaping their industry
Social Media, Campaigns, Events, Mobile Web and Apps, Publications, Video, and Websites Awards Categories Group – Nominate creativity, campaigns, projects, and individuals or teams behind the success.

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All entry submissions must be made online only. Supporting material is optional but recommended and can be submitted as website links or as attachments.

First, let us know about yourself so that we can direct you to the submission portal. After pressing submit you will be required to “Create a New Account”. If you already have an account click here to login and continue your applications.

Your contact details are safe. We do not sell or disclose email addresses.

Awards Timeline

2022 | There are 4 deadlines and the fees increase after each deadline. 

  • October 2021 | Entries open for submissions
  • November 24, 2021 | Early-Bird entry deadline
  • December 22, 2021 | Regular entry deadline
  • February 23, 2022 | Late entry deadline
  • March 23, 2022 | Last Chance entry deadline
  • May 10, 2022 | Public announcement of 2022 winners | 2022 American Best in Business Awards
 Early-Bird entry deadlineRegular entry deadlineLate entry deadlineLast chance deadline
Original Fees Discounted by20%10%5%-
Fees for Categories Groups: A2, and G1FREEFREEFREE$110
Fees for Categories Groups: B1, D1, and F1$312.00$351.00$370.50$390
Fees for Categories Groups: A1, C1, and E1$472.00$531.00$560.50$590

Frequently Asked Questions | FAQs

Are organizations/companies from any where in the world eligible to participate? 
Yes, companies from any where in the world can participate. Organizations/ companies do not need to have any office in San Francisco or USA to participate. 

Our company won in the past. Are we eligible to participate again this year? 
Yes, companies that won in the past are eligible to apply again this year. Most companies do participate again each year. 

Can we apply in the same category as previous year? 
Yes, applying in the same category is recommended. New entrants and a wider spectrum of judges determine the winners each year. So winners may be same or change in each category depending upon the scores. You may also submit nominations in more categories this time. 

Is there a fee to apply? Do all the categories have an entry fee? 
Your fees, sponsorships, and volunteering help fund the programs. This is a premier “Business Awards” program and involves specialized resources from all over the world. Most categories do have fees which increase with each deadline. There are some categories that have no fees. The earlier you submit your nominations, the more you can save on fees. 

Do we have to attend the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony to win? 
Attendance is not a must to win. Attendance is however highly recommended for the benefit of finalists who have worked particularly hard to gain recognition and the prestigious award that they will be honored with during the ceremony. At the awards ceremony our team of photo and video professionals will work with the attendees to create content that can be promoted for several months after this event. This content will be made available complimentary to all the attendees after the event.

Can we submit nominations and volunteer as a judge too? 
Yes. However as a judge you will not be able to score your own nominations. 

How can we order additional copies of trophies, medallions, and plaques?
Any number of additional custom engraved trophies, medallions, or plaques can be ordered online for current or any of the previous years in which your organization won.


Category Groups

A. Company Awards Categories Group

A1. Company | Company of the Year Awards Categories Group

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • Entry Title (this could be same as achievement that is being nominated)
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Who is being recognized for this nomination? Choose here one of these: “An individual” or A group of people” and list all the names. If no person/people being recognized then select “No one in particular”
  • Nominated Company-Organization
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this company-organization is based
  • You may submit either “a video of 5 minutes” or “an essay of 650 words” that explains the nominated achievements. It’s not necessary to submit both options. The video and submitted content must be in English only. 
  • Summarize in not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition.
  • Nominated Company-Organization’s Website URL
  • Optional but highly recommended. Maximum of 10 website URLs and 10 attachments can be added as supporting content and material.

A1-001 Achievement in Best Place to Work
A1-002 Achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility Program
A1-003 Achievement in Customer and User Base Growth
A1-004 Achievement in Customer Satisfaction
A1-005 Achievement in Customer Service Innovation
A1-006 Achievement in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A1-007 Achievement in Environmental Sustainability
A1-008 Achievement in Fastest Growing Company of the Year
A1-009 Achievement in Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year
A1-010 Achievement in Finance, Mergers, and Acquisitions
A1-011 Achievement in General Excellence
A1-012 Achievement in Hiring Growth
A1-013 Achievement in Human Resources
A1-014 Achievement in International Growth
A1-015 Achievement in New Product and Service Introduction
A1-016 Achievement in On the Rise
A1-017 Achievement in Organizational Change and Recovery
A1-018 Achievement in Overall Business Growth
A1-019 Achievement in Partners and Distribution Growth
A1-020 Achievement in Product-Service Challenge
A1-021 Achievement in Product-Service Innovation
A1-022 Achievement in Product-Service Leadership
A1-023 Achievement in Product-Service Niche Market
A1-024 Achievement in Product-Service Vision
A1-025 Achievement in Profits Growth
A1-026 Achievement in Revenue per Employee Growth
A1-027 Achievement in Sales Revenue Growth
A1-028 Achievement in Service Innovation
A1-029 Business of the Year | Minority Owned
A1-030 Business of the Year | Veteran Owned
A1-031 Business of the Year | Women Owned
A1-032 Company of the Year | Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
A1-033 Company of the Year | Apparel, Beauty, Fashion, & Lifestyle
A1-034 Company of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
A1-035 Company of the Year | Automotive & Transport
A1-036 Company of the Year | Biotech and Pharmaceuticals
A1-037 Company of the Year | Business & Professional Services
A1-038 Company of the Year | Business Products and Services
A1-039 Company of the Year | Cloud Computing, SaaS, & Internet
A1-040 Company of the Year | Consumer Products and Services
A1-041 Company of the Year | Cyber Security and Privacy
A1-042 Company of the Year | Diversified Services
A1-043 Company of the Year | Education and Training
A1-044 Company of the Year | Electronics
A1-045 Company of the Year | Energy, Cleantech, & Environmental
A1-046 Company of the Year | Engineering and Technology
A1-047 Company of the Year | FinTech and Financial Services
A1-048 Company of the Year | Food, Beverage, Delivery and Processing
A1-049 Company of the Year | Health Care Products and Services
A1-050 Company of the Year | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
A1-051 Company of the Year | Human Resources
A1-052 Company of the Year | Industrial Goods
A1-053 Company of the Year | Insurance
A1-054 Company of the Year | IT Hardware
A1-055 Company of the Year | IT Management
A1-056 Company of the Year | IT Services
A1-057 Company of the Year | IT Software
A1-058 Company of the Year | IT System Development
A1-059 Company of the Year | Legal
A1-060 Company of the Year | Manufacturing
A1-061 Company of the Year | Media & Entertainment
A1-062 Company of the Year | Non-Profit or Government
A1-063 Company of the Year | Real Estate and Construction
A1-064 Company of the Year | Retail
A1-065 Company of the Year | Telecommunications
A1-066 Company of the Year | Transportation, Storage, and Logistics
A1-067 Company of the Year | Utilities
A1-068 Company of the Year | Wellness Products and Services
A1-069 Company of the Year | All Others
A1-070 Innovation of the Year | Business Product
A1-071 Innovation of the Year | Business Service
A1-072 Innovation of the Year | Consumer Product
A1-073 Innovation of the Year | Consumer Service
A1-074 Innovation of the Year | Energy
A1-075 Innovation of the Year | Technology
A1-076 Most Innovative Company of the Year
A1-077 Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year

A2. Company | Startup Awards Categories Group | Formed between 2018 and 2021 (NO FEE)

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • Entry Title (this could be same as achievement that is being nominated)
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Who is being recognized for this nomination? Choose here one of these: “An individual” or A group of people” and list all the names. If no person/people being recognized then select “No one in particular”
  • Nominated Company-Organization
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this company-organization is based
  • Year in which this startup was founded: Choose from 2015 to 2019
  • You may submit either “a video of 5 minutes” or “an essay of 650 words” that explains the nominated achievements. It’s not necessary to submit both options. The video and submitted content must be in English only. 
  • Summarize in not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition.
  • Nominated Company-Organization’s Website URL
  • Optional but highly recommended. Maximum of 10 website URLs and 10 attachments can be added as supporting content and material.

A2-001 Startup of the Year | Artificial Intelligence
A2-002 Startup of the Year | Business Products
A2-003 Startup of the Year | Business Services
A2-004 Startup of the Year | Consumer Products
A2-005 Startup of the Year | Consumer Services
A2-006 Startup of the Year | Cyber Security and Privacy
A2-007 Startup of the Year | FinTech
A2-008 Startup of the Year | Food and Beverage
A2-009 Startup of the Year | IT Products
A2-010 Startup of the Year | IT Services
A2-011 Startup of the Year | IT Software
A2-012 Startup of the Year | Medical and BioTech
A2-013 Startup of the Year | Mobile and Smart Apps
A2-014 Startup of the Year | SaaS and Internet
A2-015 Startup of the Year | Smart Devices
A2-016 Startup of the Year | Telecommunications
A2-017 Startup of the Year | Others

B. Social Media, Campaigns, Events, Mobile Web and Apps, Publications, Video, and Websites Awards Categories Group

B1. Social Media, Campaigns, Events, Mobile Web and Apps, Publications, Video, and Websites AwardsCategories Group

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • Entry Title (this could be same as achievement that is being nominated)
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Who is being recognized for this nomination? Choose here one of these: “An individual” or A group of people” and list all the names. If no person/people being recognized then select “No one in particular”
  • Nominated Company-Organization
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this company-organization is based
  • You may submit either “a video of 5 minutes” or “an essay of 650 words” that explains the nominated achievements. It’s not necessary to submit both options. The video and submitted content must be in English only. 
  • Summarize in not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition.
  • Nominated Company-Organization’s Website URL
  • Optional but highly recommended. Maximum of 10 website URLs and 10 attachments can be added as supporting content and material.

Best Social Media Use of the Year

B1-001 Best Social Media Use of the Year | Blog – Awareness
B1-002 Best Social Media Use of the Year | Blog – Business
B1-003 Best Social Media Use of the Year | Blog – Personal
B1-004 Best Social Media Use of the Year | Business Podcast
B1-005 Best Social Media Use of the Year | Facebook
B1-006 Best Social Media Use of the Year | Instagram
B1-007 Best Social Media Use of the Year | LinkedIn
B1-008 Best Social Media Use of the Year | Podcast
B1-009 Best Social Media Use of the Year | TikTok Channel
B1-010 Best Social Media Use of the Year | Twitter Feed
B1-011 Best Social Media Use of the Year | Vlogging
B1-012 Best Social Media Use of the Year | WeChat
B1-013 Best Social Media Use of the Year | WhatsApp
B1-014 Best Social Media Use of the Year | YouTube Channel

Campaign of the Year

B1-015 Campaign of the Year | Automotive
B1-016 Campaign of the Year | Beauty and Fashion
B1-017 Campaign of the Year | Brand – Reputation Management
B1-018 Campaign of the Year | Brand Experience of the Year – Consumer
B1-019 Campaign of the Year | Branded Content
B1-020 Campaign of the Year | Budget (less than US$1 million)
B1-021 Campaign of the Year | Budget (more than US$1 million)
B1-022 Campaign of the Year | Business-to-Business (B2B)
B1-023 Campaign of the Year | Business-to-Consumer (B2C)
B1-024 Campaign of the Year | Cause Marketing
B1-025 Campaign of the Year | Community Engagement
B1-026 Campaign of the Year | Community Relations
B1-027 Campaign of the Year | Consumer Awareness
B1-028 Campaign of the Year | Consumer Products
B1-029 Campaign of the Year | Consumer Services
B1-030 Campaign of the Year | Content Marketing
B1-031 Campaign of the Year | Corporate Communications
B1-032 Campaign of the Year | Corporate Reputation
B1-033 Campaign of the Year | Corporate Responsibility
B1-034 Campaign of the Year | Crisis Management
B1-035 Campaign of the Year | Culture & The Arts
B1-036 Campaign of the Year | Direct Selling
B1-037 Campaign of the Year | Education and Training
B1-038 Campaign of the Year | Electronics
B1-039 Campaign of the Year | Email Campaigns
B1-040 Campaign of the Year | Engaged Community
B1-041 Campaign of the Year | Entertainment & Sports
B1-042 Campaign of the Year | Events & Observances
B1-043 Campaign of the Year | Financial Products & Services
B1-044 Campaign of the Year | Financial Services & Investor Relations
B1-045 Campaign of the Year | Food & Beverage
B1-046 Campaign of the Year | Healthcare – Disease Education & Awareness
B1-047 Campaign of the Year | Healthcare – Services
B1-048 Campaign of the Year | Healthcare – OTC
B1-049 Campaign of the Year | Healthcare – Rx
B1-050 Campaign of the Year | Hiring and Recruitment
B1-051 Campaign of the Year | Home Furnishings & Appliances
B1-052 Campaign of the Year | Inbound Marketing
B1-053 Campaign of the Year | Influencer Marketing
B1-054 Campaign of the Year | Insurance
B1-055 Campaign of the Year | Integration of Traditional and New Media
B1-056 Campaign of the Year | Internal Communications
B1-057 Campaign of the Year | Internet and Telecom
B1-058 Campaign of the Year | Internet Marketing
B1-059 Campaign of the Year | Investor Relations
B1-060 Campaign of the Year | Marketing – Business to Business
B1-061 Campaign of the Year | Media & Entertainment
B1-062 Campaign of the Year | Media Relations
B1-063 Campaign of the Year | Mobile Marketing
B1-064 Campaign of the Year | Networking Events
B1-065 Campaign of the Year | New Digital Product-Service
B1-066 Campaign of the Year | New Product or Service Launch
B1-067 Campaign of the Year | Non-Profit and Charity
B1-068 Campaign of the Year | Online Marketing
B1-069 Campaign of the Year | Outbound Marketing
B1-070 Campaign of the Year | Paid Media Advertising
B1-071 Campaign of the Year | Pet Care
B1-072 Campaign of the Year | Point-of-Purchase Marketing (POP)
B1-073 Campaign of the Year | Productivity
B1-074 Campaign of the Year | Professional Services
B1-075 Campaign of the Year | Public Affairs
B1-076 Campaign of the Year | Public Service
B1-077 Campaign of the Year | Re-Branding or Brand Renovation
B1-078 Campaign of the Year | Real Estate
B1-079 Campaign of the Year | Referral Programs
B1-080 Campaign of the Year | Restaurants
B1-081 Campaign of the Year | Retail
B1-082 Campaign of the Year | Retargeting
B1-083 Campaign of the Year | Search Engine Optimization
B1-084 Campaign of the Year | Social Media Marketing
B1-085 Campaign of the Year | Social Networks And Viral Marketing
B1-086 Campaign of the Year | Software & Apps
B1-087 Campaign of the Year | Sponsorship
B1-088 Campaign of the Year | Technology
B1-089 Campaign of the Year | Telecommunications
B1-090 Campaign of the Year | Transportation
B1-091 Campaign of the Year | Travel and Tourism
B1-092 Campaign of the Year | Youth Marketing

Event of the Year

B1-093 Event of the Year | Art, Entertainment & Public – Celebration Event
B1-094 Event of the Year | Art, Entertainment & Public – Festival
B1-095 Event of the Year | Art, Entertainment & Public – Music Event
B1-096 Event of the Year | Art, Entertainment & Public – Sporting Event
B1-097 Event of the Year | Brand & Experiences – Allocated Event Budget (less than US$1 million)
B1-098 Event of the Year | Brand & Experiences – Allocated Event Budget (more than US$1 million)
B1-099 Event of the Year | Brand & Experiences – Brand Activation
B1-100 Event of the Year | Brand & Experiences – Brand Engagement Event
B1-101 Event of the Year | Brand & Experiences – Experiential Event
B1-102 Event of the Year | Brand & Experiences – Interactive Outdoor Event
B1-103 Event of the Year | Brand & Experiences – Launch Event
B1-104 Event of the Year | Brand & Experiences – Roadshow Event
B1-105 Event of the Year | Cause & Green – Cause Event
B1-106 Event of the Year | Conferences & Meetings – Association Meeting
B1-107 Event of the Year | Conferences & Meetings – Company Annual Sales Conference
B1-108 Event of the Year | Conferences & Meetings – Conference
B1-109 Event of the Year | Conferences & Meetings – Convention
B1-110 Event of the Year | Conferences & Meetings – Tech Event
B1-111 Event of the Year | Corporate & Community – B2B Event
B1-112 Event of the Year | Corporate & Community – B2C Event
B1-113 Event of the Year | Corporate & Community – Community Engagement Event
B1-114 Event of the Year | Corporate & Community – Corporate Event
B1-115 Event of the Year | Corporate & Community – Customer Engagement Event
B1-116 Event of the Year | Corporate & Community – Employee Engagement Event
B1-117 Event of the Year | Corporate & Community – Partner Engagement Event
B1-118 Event of the Year | Employee Engagement Event

Mobile Web & App of the Year

B1-119 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Best User Experience
B1-120 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Business or Government
B1-121 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Delivery Services
B1-122 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Education & Reference
B1-123 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Experimental & Innovation
B1-124 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Financial Services and Banking
B1-125 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Food & Drink
B1-126 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Games
B1-127 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Health
B1-128 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Integrated Mobile Experience
B1-129 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Productivity
B1-130 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Professional Education
B1-131 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Sports
B1-132 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Training
B1-133 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Travel
B1-134 Mobile Web & App of the Year | Utilities & Services

Publication of the Year

B1-135 Publication of the Year | Association, Non-Profit, or Government
B1-136 Publication of the Year | Best Annual Report – Non-Profit Organizations
B1-137 Publication of the Year | Best Annual Report – Privately Owned Companies
B1-138 Publication of the Year | Best Annual Report – Publicly Held Corporations
B1-139 Publication of the Year | Best Business Book
B1-140 Publication of the Year | Best Business Podcast
B1-141 Publication of the Year | Best Business Vlogging
B1-142 Publication of the Year | Best eBook
B1-143 Publication of the Year | Best House Organ – for General Audience
B1-144 Publication of the Year | Best Marketing or Sales Brochure or Kit
B1-145 Publication of the Year | Best Newsletter
B1-146 Publication of the Year | Best White Paper or Research Report
B1-147 Publication of the Year | Corporate

Video of the Year

B1-148 Video of the Year | Branded Entertainment – Business-to-Business
B1-149 Video of the Year | Branded Entertainment – Consumer
B1-150 Video of the Year | Corporate Social Responsibility
B1-151 Video of the Year | Documentary
B1-152 Video of the Year | Events & Live Webcasts
B1-153 Video of the Year | Internal/Employee Communications
B1-154 Video of the Year | Motivational
B1-155 Video of the Year | Public Relations: Technology
B1-156 Video of the Year | Public Service & Activism
B1-157 Video of the Year | Sales: Industrial
B1-158 Video of the Year | Sales: Product Sales
B1-159 Video of the Year | Sales: Technology
B1-160 Video of the Year | Social Video
B1-161 Video of the Year | Training

Website of the Year

B1-162 Website of the Year | Achievement in User Experience
B1-163 Website of the Year | Achievement in Web Content and Writing
B1-164 Website of the Year | Achievement in Web Design
B1-165 Website of the Year | Aerospace & Defense
B1-166 Website of the Year | Business Awareness
B1-167 Website of the Year | Business Products
B1-168 Website of the Year | Business Services
B1-169 Website of the Year | Cloud or SaaS Based Solution
B1-170 Website of the Year | Computer Software
B1-171 Website of the Year | Consumer Awareness
B1-172 Website of the Year | Consumer Products
B1-173 Website of the Year | Consumer Services
B1-174 Website of the Year | Dentist
B1-175 Website of the Year | Education and Training
B1-176 Website of the Year | Financial Services
B1-177 Website of the Year | Health Products & Services
B1-178 Website of the Year | Information Technology Products and Services
B1-179 Website of the Year | Insurance
B1-180 Website of the Year | Legal
B1-181 Website of the Year | Manufacturing
B1-182 Website of the Year | Media & Entertainment
B1-183 Website of the Year | Productivity
B1-184 Website of the Year | Specialty Categories
B1-185 Website of the Year | Telecommunications

C. Product, Service, and Solution Awards Categories Group

C1. Best Product, Service, and Solution Awards Categories Group

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • Entry Title (this could be same as Product/Service/Solution that is being nominated)
  • Product/Service/Solution
  • Version # (optional)
  • Who is being recognized for this nomination? Choose here one of these: “An individual” or A group of people” and list all the names. If no person/people being recognized then select “No one in particular”
  • Nominated Company-Organization
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this company-organization is based
  • You may submit either “an essay of 650 words” or “a video of 5 minutes” that explains the nominated achievements. It’s not necessary to submit both options. The video and submitted content must be in English only. 
  • Summarize in not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition.
  • Nominated Company-Organization’s Website URL
  • Optional but highly recommended. Maximum of 10 website URLs and 10 attachments can be added as supporting content and material.

C1-001 360 Degree Feedback Solution
C1-002 Access (Security) Solution
C1-003 Advertising and Campaign Management
C1-004 Aggregation Platform
C1-005 AI-Driven Marketing Solution
C1-006 Analytics Solution
C1-007 Applicant Assessment or Tracking Solution
C1-008 Application Programming Interface (API) Management Solution
C1-009 Artificial Intelligence Solution
C1-010 Asset Management Solution
C1-011 Attendance Tracking Solution
C1-012 Benefits Management Solution
C1-013 Big Data Solution
C1-014 Blockchain Solution
C1-015 Bring Your Own Device Solution
C1-016 Business Automation Solution
C1-017 Business Information Solution
C1-018 Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution
C1-019 Business Products
C1-020 Business Services
C1-021 Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solution
C1-022 Cloud Infrastructure
C1-023 Cloud Platform
C1-024 Cloud Storage & Backup Solution
C1-025 Cloud/SaaS Applications
C1-026 Collaboration – Social Networking Solution
C1-027 Compensation Management Solution
C1-028 Consumer Products
C1-029 Consumer Services
C1-030 Content Analytics Solution
C1-031 Content Authoring Development or Curation Solution
C1-032 Content Management Solution
C1-033 Content Marketing Solution
C1-034 Content Rights and Delivery Solution
C1-035 Corporate Learning Solution
C1-036 Course Authoring Solution
C1-037 Crowd Sourced Information Solution
C1-038 Data Storage Solution
C1-039 Data Synchronization Solution
C1-040 Data Visualization Solution
C1-041 Digital Process Automation Solution
C1-042 eCommerce & Billing Platform
C1-043 Electronic Commerce Solution
C1-044 Employee Engagement Solution
C1-045 Employee Health Benefits Solution
C1-046 Employee Recognition Solution
C1-047 Employee Scheduling Solution
C1-048 Endpoint Security Management Solution
C1-049 Event Management Solution
C1-050 Financial & Market Data Information Solution
C1-051 FinTech
C1-052 Food and Beverage
C1-053 General Reference Service
C1-054 Governance, Risk & Compliance Solution
C1-055 HealthCare | Health & Medical Information Solution
C1-056 HealthCare | Health & Medical Training and Instructional Solution
C1-057 HealthCare | Health & Pharmaceuticals – Product
C1-058 HealthCare | Health & Pharmaceuticals – Service
C1-059 HealthCare | Healthcare Technology Solution
C1-060 HealthCare | Medical Care Solution
C1-061 HealthCare | Medical Equipment
C1-062 HealthCare | Medical Information Security Solution
C1-063 HealthCare | Medical Information Technology Solution
C1-064 HealthCare | Medical Regulatory and Compliance Solution
C1-065 HealthCare | Medical Staffing Solution
C1-066 HealthCare | Patient Billing Solution
C1-067 Human Capital Management Solution
C1-068 Human Resource Information System
C1-069 Human Resource Management System
C1-070 Human Resource Reporting Solution
C1-071 Identity & Access Security Solution
C1-072 Information Service Delivered as Mobile App or Platform
C1-073 Information Technology Cloud/SaaS
C1-074 Information Technology Hardware
C1-075 Information Technology Infrastructure Solution
C1-076 Information Technology Operations Management
C1-077 Information Technology Outsource
C1-078 Information Technology Service Management
C1-079 Information Technology Services
C1-080 Information Technology Software
C1-081 Information Technology Software Development Service
C1-082 Infrastructure as a Service
C1-083 Insurance Solution
C1-084 Integration Solution
C1-085 International Data Protection Solution
C1-086 Internet of Things (IoT) Solution
C1-087 Job Board Solution
C1-088 Lead Generation Solution
C1-089 Learning Management Solution
C1-090 Legal Information Solution
C1-091 Manufacturing Automation Solution
C1-092 Media & Information Monitoring Solution
C1-093 Migration as a Service
C1-094 Mobile and Smart Apps
C1-095 Mobile Development Solution
C1-096 Mobile Operations Management Solution
C1-097 Multichannel Publishing Technology
C1-098 Network Security Solution
C1-099 Office Productivity Solution
C1-100 Onboarding Solution
C1-101 Payments Solution
C1-102 Payroll Management Solution
C1-103 Performance Appraisal Solution
C1-104 Performance Management Solution
C1-105 Platform as a Service
C1-106 Process Automation Solution
C1-107 Products, Services, and Solutions for Consumers
C1-108 Products, Services, and Solutions for Education
C1-109 Products, Services, and Solutions for Enterprises – Large
C1-110 Products, Services, and Solutions for Enterprises – Medium
C1-111 Products, Services, and Solutions for Enterprises – Small Business and Home Office
C1-112 Products, Services, and Solutions for Government
C1-113 Products, Services, and Solutions for Health Care
C1-114 Products, Services, and Solutions for Region – Asia-Pacific
C1-115 Products, Services, and Solutions for Region – EMEA
C1-116 Products, Services, and Solutions for Region – Global
C1-117 Products, Services, and Solutions for Region – Latin-America
C1-118 Products, Services, and Solutions for Region USA and Canada
C1-119 Project Management Solution
C1-120 Ransomware Removal Solution
C1-121 Real Estate or Construction Management Solution
C1-122 Sales & Marketing Intelligence Solution
C1-123 Scholarly Publishing Information Solution
C1-124 Science and Technology Information Solution
C1-125 Search Solution
C1-126 Security Cloud/SaaS
C1-127 Security Hardware
C1-128 Security Services
C1-129 Security Software
C1-130 Self-Service HR Solution
C1-131 Semantic Technology Platform, Tools and Applications
C1-132 Service Using Aggregated Content
C1-133 Smart Devices
C1-134 Social Business Solution
C1-135 Software Defined Infrastructure
C1-136 Software Delivery Enablement Services (SDES)
C1-137 Software Development Solution
C1-138 Software DevOps Solution
C1-139 Solution for Integrating Content into the Workflow
C1-140 Subscription Management Solution
C1-141 Supply Chain Management Solution
C1-142 Systems Management Solution
C1-143 Talent Management Solution
C1-144 Telecommunications
C1-145 Time and Expense Solution
C1-146 Transaction Processing Solution
C1-147 Vendor Management Solution
C1-148 Video Platform for Media & Publishers
C1-149 Web Services Solution
C1-150 Workflow Solution
C1-151 Workforce Development Solution
C1-152 Workforce Management Solution

D. Management and Professional Awards Categories Group

D1. Management and Professional Awards Categories Group

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • Entry Title (this could be same as achievement that is being nominated)
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Who is being recognized for this nomination? Choose here one of these: “An individual” or A group of people” and list all the names. If no person/people being recognized then select “No one in particular”
  • Nominated Company-Organization
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this company-organization is based
  • You may submit either “a video of 5 minutes” or “an essay of 650 words” that explains the nominated achievements. It’s not necessary to submit both options. The video and submitted content must be in English only. 
  • Summarize in not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition.
  • Nominated Company-Organization’s Website URL
  • Optional but highly recommended. Maximum of 10 website URLs and 10 attachments can be added as supporting content and material.

Executives and Professionals of the Year

D1-001 Champion of the Year
D1-002 Communicator of the Year
D1-003 Creative Person of the Year
D1-004 Entrepreneur of the Year
D1-005 Influencer of the Year
D1-006 Innovator of the Year
D1-007 Lifetime Achievement Award
D1-008 Market Maker of the Year
D1-009 Mentor of the Year
D1-010 Metrics Driven Person of the Year
D1-011 Result-Oriented of the Year
D1-012 Team Builder of the Year
D1-013 Transformation Leader of the Year
D1-014 Visionary of the Year
D1-015 Wise Arbiter of the Year

Achievement in Management

D1-016 Achievement in Management | Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations
D1-017 Achievement in Management | Apparel, Beauty, Fashion, & Lifestyle
D1-018 Achievement in Management | Artificial Intelligence
D1-019 Achievement in Management | Automotive & Transport
D1-020 Achievement in Management | Biotech, and Pharmaceuticals
D1-021 Achievement in Management | Business & Professional Services
D1-022 Achievement in Management | Business Products and Services
D1-023 Achievement in Management | Cloud Computing, SaaS, & Internet
D1-024 Achievement in Management | Consumer Products and Services
D1-025 Achievement in Management | Cyber Security and Privacy
D1-026 Achievement in Management | Diversified Services
D1-027 Achievement in Management | Education, and Training
D1-028 Achievement in Management | Electronics
D1-029 Achievement in Management | Energy, Cleantech, & Environmental
D1-030 Achievement in Management | Engineering, and Technology
D1-031 Achievement in Management | FinTech and Financial Services
D1-032 Achievement in Management | Food, Beverage, Delivery, and Processing
D1-033 Achievement in Management | Health Care Products and Services
D1-034 Achievement in Management | Hospitality, Travel, Recreation, and Leisure
D1-035 Achievement in Management | Human Resources
D1-036 Achievement in Management | Industrial Goods
D1-037 Achievement in Management | Insurance
D1-038 Achievement in Management | IT Hardware
D1-039 Achievement in Management | IT Management
D1-040 Achievement in Management | IT Services
D1-041 Achievement in Management | IT Software
D1-042 Achievement in Management | IT System Development
D1-043 Achievement in Management | Legal
D1-044 Achievement in Management | Manufacturing
D1-045 Achievement in Management | Media & Entertainment
D1-046 Achievement in Management | Non-Profit or Government
D1-047 Achievement in Management | Real Estate and Construction
D1-048 Achievement in Management | Retail
D1-049 Achievement in Management | Telecommunications
D1-050 Achievement in Management | Transportation, Storage, and Logistics
D1-051 Achievement in Management | Utilities
D1-052 Achievement in Management | Wellness Products and Services

Executive of the Year

D1-053 Executive of the Year | Channels and Partnerships
D1-054 Executive of the Year | Customer Service and Success
D1-055 Executive of the Year | Cyber Security
D1-056 Executive of the Year | Engineering
D1-057 Executive of the Year | Finance and Accounting
D1-058 Executive of the Year | Human Resources
D1-059 Executive of the Year | Information Technology
D1-060 Executive of the Year | Legal
D1-061 Executive of the Year | Marketing
D1-062 Executive of the Year | Operations
D1-063 Executive of the Year | Product Management
D1-064 Executive of the Year | Professional Services
D1-065 Executive of the Year | Purchasing & Procurement
D1-066 Executive of the Year | Research and Development
D1-067 Executive of the Year | Sales
D1-068 Executive of the Year | Support

Maverick of the Year

D1-069 Maverick of the Year | Business Products
D1-070 Maverick of the Year | Business Services
D1-071 Maverick of the Year | Consumer Products
D1-072 Maverick of the Year | Consumer Services

Professional of the Year

D1-073 Professional | Cloud Computing Engineer of the Year
D1-074 Professional | Field Engineer of the Year
D1-075 Professional | Firmware Engineer of the Year
D1-076 Professional | Hardware Engineer of the Year
D1-077 Professional | Individual Contributor of the Year
D1-078 Professional | Information Technology Engineer of the Year
D1-079 Professional | Program Manager of the Year
D1-080 Professional | Project Lead of the Year
D1-081 Professional | Security Professional of the Year
D1-082 Professional | Service Engineer of the Year
D1-083 Professional | Social Media Expert of the Year
D1-084 Professional | Software Engineer of the Year

Tech Innovator of the Year

D1-085 Tech Innovator of the Year | Products
D1-086 Tech Innovator of the Year | Services
D1-087 Tech Innovator of the Year | Software

Woman of the Year

D1-088 Woman of the Year | Business Products
D1-089 Woman of the Year | Business Services
D1-090 Woman of the Year | Consumer Products
D1-091 Woman of the Year | Consumer Services
D1-092 Woman of the Year | Technology Products
D1-093 Woman of the Year | Technology Services

E. Department and Team of the Year Awards Categories Group

E1. Department and Team of the Year Awards Categories Group

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • Entry Title (this could be same as achievement that is being nominated)
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Who is being recognized for this nomination? Choose here one of these: “An individual” or A group of people” and list all the names. If no person/people being recognized then select “No one in particular”
  • Nominated Company-Organization
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this company-organization is based
  • You may submit either “a video of 5 minutes” or “an essay of 650 words” that explains the nominated achievements. It’s not necessary to submit both options. The video and submitted content must be in English only. 
  • Summarize in not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition.
  • Nominated Company-Organization’s Website URL
  • Optional but highly recommended. Maximum of 10 website URLs and 10 attachments can be added as supporting content and material.

E1-001 Founding Team of the Year
E1-002 Leadership and Board Members Team of the Year
E1-003 Channels and Partnerships Department of the Year
E1-004 Channels and Partnerships Team of the Year
E1-005 Customer Service and Success Department of the Year
E1-006 Customer Service and Success Team of the Year
E1-007 Engineering Department of the Year
E1-008 Engineering Team of the Year
E1-009 Finance and Accounting Department of the Year
E1-010 Finance and Accounting Team of the Year
E1-011 Human Resources Department of the Year
E1-012 Human Resources Team of the Year
E1-013 Information Technology Department of the Year
E1-014 Information Technology Team of the Year
E1-015 Legal Department of the Year
E1-016 Legal Team of the Year
E1-017 Marketing Department of the Year
E1-018 Marketing Team of the Year
E1-019 Operations Department of the Year
E1-020 Operations Team of the Year
E1-021 Product Management Department of the Year
E1-022 Product Management Team of the Year
E1-023 Professional Services Department of the Year
E1-024 Professional Services Team of the Year
E1-025 Purchasing & Procurement Department of the Year
E1-026 Purchasing & Procurement Team of the Year
E1-027 Research and Development Department of the Year
E1-028 Research and Development Team of the Year
E1-029 Sales Department of the Year
E1-030 Sales Team of the Year
E1-031 Support Department of the Year
E1-032 Support Team of the Year

F. Leadership Excellence Awards Categories Group

F1. Leadership Excellence Awards Categories Group

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • Entry Title (this could be same as achievement that is being nominated)
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Who is being recognized for this nomination? Choose here one of these: “An individual” or A group of people” and list all the names. If no person/people being recognized then select “No one in particular”
  • Nominated Company-Organization
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this company-organization is based
  • You may submit either “a video of 5 minutes” or “an essay of 650 words” that explains the nominated achievements. It’s not necessary to submit both options. The video and submitted content must be in English only. 
  • Summarize in not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition.
  • Nominated Company-Organization’s Website URL
  • Optional but highly recommended. Maximum of 10 website URLs and 10 attachments can be added as supporting content and material.

F1-001 Leadership Excellence in NextGen Technology
F1-002 Leadership Excellence in Operational Excellence
F1-003 Leadership Excellence in Shaping Cyber Security
F1-004 Leadership Excellence in Shaping Information Technology
F1-005 Leadership Excellence in Transformational Sourcing Relations 
F1-006 Leadership Excellence in Transforming Customer Engagement

G. COVID-19 Business Response Awards Categories Group (NO FEE)

G1. COVID-19 Business Response Awards Categories Group

Information to be submitted online for entries in this category:

  • Select a category
  • Entry Title (this could be same as achievement that is being nominated)
  • One Most Important Achievement (in 10 words or less)
  • Who is being recognized for this nomination? Choose here one of these: “An individual” or A group of people” and list all the names. If no person/people being recognized then select “No one in particular”
  • Nominated Company-Organization
  • City, State/Province, and Country where this company-organization is based
  • You may submit either “a video of 5 minutes” or “an essay of 650 words” that explains the nominated achievements. It’s not necessary to submit both options. The video and submitted content must be in English only. 
  • Summarize in not more than 3 bulleted points why this nomination deserves recognition.
  • Nominated Company-Organization’s Website URL
  • Optional but highly recommended. Maximum of 10 website URLs and 10 attachments can be added as supporting content and material.

Individual and Group Nominations

G1-001 Executive Hero of the Year | Effective Leadership During COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of executives who have shown extraordinary leadership during COVID-19.

G1-002 Individual Hero of the Year | Helping Others During COVID-19  
This category will accept nominations of professionals and employees at all job levels who have shown extraordinary initiatives in helping others during COVID-19.

G1-003 Consumer Service Hero of the Year
This category will accept nominations of those involved with any type of consumer service such as delivery, retail, food service and all other consumer services for extraordinary initiatives in 2020.

G1-004 Education Hero of the Year
This category will accept nominations of essential worker professionals and employees at all job levels who have shown extraordinary initiatives during COVID-19

G1-005 Essential Worker Hero of the Year
This category will accept nominations of teachers, educational staff at all job levels, school administrators, school librarians, and all other workers in education who have shown extraordinary initiatives to keep students and staff safe, well informed, and educated during the pandemic.

G1-006 Health Care and Medical Hero of the Year 
This category will accept nominations of doctors, nurses, emergency medical responders, researchers, scientists, and other health care and medical personnel who have shown extraordinary initiatives in 2020 to aid the infected and save lives.

G1-007 Government Hero of the Year
This category will accept nominations of government employees and elected officials at all job levels who have shown extraordinary initiatives in 2020 to keep us safe and well informed.

G1-008 Media Hero of the Year
This category will accept nominations of reporters, editors, on-air personalities, and other media figures who have shown extraordinary initiatives in 2020 to keep us safe and well informed.

G1-009 Public Service Hero of the Year
This will category will accept nominations of police officers, firemen, park rangers, and all other public services and utilities workers who have shown extraordinary initiatives in 2020 to keep us safe and well informed.

G1-010 Team of the Year | During COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of teams, groups, or departments who have shown extraordinary initiatives in 2020 for their heroic work and helping others adapt to the new normal.

Company-Organization Nominations

G1-011 Company Response of the Year | Creative Ways Companies are Giving Back During COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of organizations that are showing their resilience and creativity to weather the economic drought and keeping their employees working, paid, and safe at all times.

G1-012 Company Rethinking of the Year | Creative Ways Companies are Rethinking Business Model During COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of organizations that are showing their resilience and creativity to weather the economic drought and how to best adapt to the post shelter-in-place “new normal”.

G1-013 Company Innovation of the Year | Tackling COVID-19 with Innovative Ways
This category will accept nominations of organizations that are being innovative in tackling COVID-19.

G1-014 Company Work-From-Home Implementation of the Year | Creative Ways Companies Are Implementing Work from Home Strategy During COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of organizations that are showing creative ways in implementing work from home strategy during COVID-19.

G1-015 Best Government Response | Helping People & Businesses During COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of government offices and agencies that are helping people & businesses during COVID-19.

G1-016 Best Non-Profit Response | Helping Local Communities and the World During COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of non-profits and organizations that are showing helping others during COVID-19.

Marketing and Public Relations Nominations

G1-017 Best Use of Social Media | COVID-19-related Information
This category will accept nominations of social media communications and activities to inform and involve the public from staying safe to getting the best possible help.

G1-018 Communications or PR Campaign of the Year | COVID-19-related Information
This category will accept nominations of Corporate, Communications, or PR campaigns or programs to inform and involve the public from staying safe to getting the best possible help.

G1-019 Heightening Awareness and Publicity Campaign of the Year | COVID-19-related Information
This category will accept nominations of marketing campaign (using paid media) to inform and involve the public from staying safe to getting the best possible help.

G1-020 Marketing Campaign of the Year | COVID-19-related Information
This category will accept nominations of marketing campaign (using paid media) to inform and involve the public from staying safe to getting the best possible help.

Products and Services Nominations

G1-021 Best Health Care and Medical Innovation
This category will accept nominations of health care and medical innovations developed since the beginning of 2020 to combat and reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus.

G1-022 Best Product | To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of products to combat and reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus. These could be existing products that have become more important now or new products and upgrades introduced recently.

G1-023 Best Service| To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of services to combat and reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus. These could be existing services that have become more important now or new services introduced recently.

G1-024 Best Technology| To Combat and Reduce the Impact of COVID-19
This category will accept nominations of technology to combat and reduce the impact of the COVID-19 virus. These could be existing services that have become more important now or new services introduced recently.