About The Stevie® Awards
What are the Stevie Awards?
How many different Stevie Awards competitions are there?
What are the Stevie Awards for Great Employers?
Who are the sponsors?
Who stages the awards?
How long have the Stevie Awards been in existence?
What are the categories of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers?
What will winners receive?
Who can be nominated?
Who can submit entries for consideration?
Does a company have to be publicly held to be able to submit entries?
When is the entry deadline?
Are there entry fees?
Where can I see examples of entries that other companies have submitted?
Are entry forms kept confidential?
Q: What are the Stevie Awards?
A: The Stevie Awards are the world's premier business awards. The mission of the Stevie Awards is to recognize and generate public awareness of excellence in the workplace.
Q: How many different Stevie Awards competitions are there?
A: There are currently eight Stevie Awards competitions: The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, and the Stevie Awards for Great Employers.
The American Business Awards are open to all organizations and individuals with operations in the U.S.A.
The International Business Awards are open to all organizations and individuals worldwide.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are open to all organizations and individuals worldwide.
The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are open to all organizations in the 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.
The German Stevie Awards are open to all organizations operating in Germany.
The Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards recognize innovation in the workplace in 17 nations in the Middle East and North Africa.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are open to all organizations and individuals worldwide.
The Stevie Awards for Great Employers are open to all organizations and individuals worldwide.
Q: What are the Stevie Awards for Great Employers?
A: The Stevie Awards for Great Employers are an awards program produced by the Stevie Awards. The mission of these awards is to recognize the world's best organizations to work for, and the individuals, teams, achievements, new products and services, and suppliers that drive them.
Q: Who are the sponsors?
A: The sponsors include leading business-to-business marketers. Click here to learn about our sponsors.
Q: What are the categories of the Stevie Awards for Great Employers?
A: There are more than 100 categories, recognizing the world's best organizations to work for in 31 industry categories, HR professionals and teams, achievements related to great workplaces, and the new products, services, and suppliers that help to create and drive great employers. For a list of categories, click here.
Q: What do winners receive?
A: Gold Stevie® Award winners (the top-scoring qualifying entry in each category) receive a Gold Stevie Award, a magnificent trophy designed by the same company that makes the Oscars. Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners receive Silver or Bronze medals, depending on their score in final judging, and will have the option to purchase Silver or Bronze Stevie Award trophies. The top winner overall (total number of points conferred by Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie wins) and the highest-scoring nomination receive Grand Stevie Award trophies.
Q: What are the benefits of submitting entries?
A: The employee-relations benefits can be significant. When you submit entries, you're telling your employees that you recognize and appreciate their accomplishments and believe that their achievements are worthy of recognition.
When Stevie winners are announced you'll have access to all available written comments from the judges about your entries. These comments may help you to improve how you tell your organization's story, and may offer priceless business advice.
The benefits of becoming a Stevie winner will also be significant. Stevie winners can expect to receive a tremendous amount of publicity.
Q: What sort of publicity can Stevie Award winners expect to receive?
A: The awards ceremonies will be videotaped and photographed, and winners will have access to these resources to help them celebrate their wins and generate awareness of their achievement. All Stevie winners will have access to tools such as winner logos and press release templates that they may use to publicize their wins to the press and their employees, customers, friends and followers.
Q: When is the entry deadline?
A: The early-bird deadline, with discounted entry fees, is April 28, 2021. The final entry deadline is June 2. Late entries will be accepted through July 13 with payment of a $55/entry late fee.
Q: Are there entry fees?
A: Early-bird entry fees are $255 per entry in the categories that recognize the achievements of individuals (categories C01 and C02; other categories for individuals are now free to enter) and $480 per entry in the categories that recognize entire organizations, teams and departments and new products and services. Entry fees will rise $45/entry on April 29. Add a $55 late fee for entries submitted after June 2.
Q: Where can I see examples of entries that other companies have submitted?
A: We suggest you read the 2020 Gold Stevie-Award winning nominations. They're great examples of nominations that the judges rated highly. Begin here.
Q: Are entry forms kept confidential?
A: Yes. The organizers ensure that only authorized judges will review entries, and that information about nominees is not released to anyone else without prior approval. Gold Stevie Award-winning entries will be published on the web site, but winners will first have an opportunity to redact any confidential or non-public information from their entries.
Q: Who are the judges?
A: More than 60 professionals around the world will comprise several blue-ribbon juries that will be chaired by some of last year's Gold Stevie Award winners. Their average ratings will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners. (Winners in the Employer of the Year categories will be determined by a combination of peer judging and public votes.) See 2020 judging committees here.
Q: Will I be able to see the judges' comments on my entries?
A: Yes. Judges' anonymous comments will be available in entrants' entry-submission accounts when Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements are announced.
Q: How can I apply to become a judge?
A: To complete the application to participate in the juding process, click here. If your application is accepted you will be able to participate at your convenience over the Internet. You can still be a judge and submit entries - you won't be assigned categories in which you're an entrant.
Q: How many Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will there be?
A: The number of winners will be determined by the number and quality of entries submitted. All entries that receive a high average score in preliminary-round judging will automatically become Finalists. The highest-scoring Finalist entry in a category will be named the Gold Stevie winner. Other Finalists will receive Silver or Bronze Stevie recognition based on their final average scores.
Q: Will honorees be able to purchase duplicate awards?
A: Yes. Gold Stevie winners will be able to purchase duplicate trophies and/or Stevie Winner certificates and plaques. Silver and Bronze winners will receive Silver and Bronze medals, and will be able to purchase Silver and Bronze Stevie trophies, Stevie Winner certificates and plaques. Visit the Stevie Awards Store for more information.