Judging will be conducted in July - August 2017. 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.)
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. All judges who score a minimum of 20 nominations will be entered in a drawing to win two tickets to the September 29, 2017 awards dinner in New York, plus $1,000 toward the cost of travel and lodging to attend the event, from which two judges will be selected.