Judging will be conducted in July - August 2016. Judges will be recruited worldwide, will be invited or will apply to judge on the Stevie Awards for Great Employers web site, and if accepted will be assigned to category groups by Stevie Awards staff, based on their industry, function, and experience. A judge will not be assigned categories to which their own organization has submitted entries.
Each entry will be reviewed and rated by no fewer than five (5) judges who have been approved as qualified (by Stevie Awards staff) to judge those entries. Rating will be done on a scale of 1-10.
The average scores of judges will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in each category. (In the Employer of the Year categories, public votes will also contribute to the determination of the winners.)
All entries that receive an average score of at least 7.0 when judging is completed, regardless of category, will automatically be eligible for Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award status.
The entry in each category with the highest average score after judging is completed will receive a Gold Stevie Award. Any entries with a final average score of at least 8.0 will be designated as Silver Stevie winners, and will receive a silver medal. All other entries with a score of 7.0 or higher will be designated as Bronze Stevie winners, and will receive a bronze medal. Silver and Bronze winners will have the right to promote their Silver- and Bronze-winning Stevie status, and will have the option to purchase their Silver and Bronze Stevie statues.
If you would like to apply to participate in the judging process, complete the application here. Judges are profiled on the awards website and in the awards banquet program book, receive a certificate of appreciation, suitable for framing, and are invited to join the exclusive Stevie Awards Judges group on LinkedIn. The two judges who score the most entries also receive two tickets to the September 30 awards dinner in New York, and $1,000 toward the cost of travel and lodging to attend.