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Frequently Asked Questions


Application Information


What is the entry deadline?

The 2014 Excellence in Learning, Talent Management & Human Resources and Sales & Marketing Awards Program is open for applications as of January 15, 2014.  The entry deadline is April 18, 2014. 

The 2014 Excellence in Technology Awards Program will open to receive applications in June, 2014.  Details on this exciting program will be available at a later date.

How do I submit an entry to the awards program? (Fees, Payment Options, Multiple Entries)

You may select from one of eighty categories across four program areas. Each entry form has specific requirements and judging criteria that you will need to adhere to.  
 
There are three steps to submitting an entry:

  1. Create an account, by selecting a program area:

    a.  Learning
    b.  Talent Management and Human Resources
    c.  Sales and Marketing

    Once you have selected the program area it will provide you instructions for entering and creating an account to start your application

  2. Complete the online application and upload your completed entry form.

  3. Once the online application has been submitted and your entry form has been uploaded, you will be required to remit payment.  You can choose to pay now or at any time prior to the deadline.

You may apply for more than one category.  For each submission, you will need to complete the online application, return an entry form, and remit payment ($575 US).

Fees:

Excellence in Learning: $575.00 US
Excellence in Talent Management and Human Resourcs: $575.00 US
Excellence in Sales and Marketing: $575.00 US
Excellence in Technology: $795.00 US
 
Payment Options:

Payments may be made:

Online with a credit card

Or you may also send a check to:

Brandon Hall Group, Inc.
4455 NE 5th Avenue
Suite D292
Delray Beach, FL 33483

If you are paying by check please include a note with your company name, entry category, title, number of entries.

If needed, you may request an invoice from Brandon Hall Group.

Multiple Entries:

Your organization can enter multiple times, even within the same category, but the entry fee must be paid for each separate entry. If your organization would like to submit the same entry in multiple categories, the entry fee must be paid for each category entered.


Can I have an extension?

Please contact the program director Rachel Cooke at: awards@brandonhall.com to discuss an extension.


Program Information

How many categories are there?

There are 80 categories across 4 program areas:

Excellence in Learning (20)
Excellence in Talent Management and Human Resources (15)
Excellence in Sales and Marketing (15)
Excellence in Technology (30)

 
Can I submit an entry in a language other than English?

All learning entries must be written in English.


Are our entry materials kept confidential?

In the online entry form you are given the opportunity to decide whether or not you would like Brandon Hall Group to publish your entry. If you decide not to give permission for your entry to be published please click “No” when asked if you are giving permission to publish when submitting your entry form. If you select “No” -  the information you submit will be kept confidential and will not be published in Brandon Hall Group’s member center.


What are the descriptions and judging criteria for each category?

Technology

Learning

Talent Management

Sales and Marketing

Technology

 

How many winners are there?

Award winners are based on three levels:  Gold, Silver and Bronze.  Approximately 20% of entries will be awarded.


When will the winners be announced?

The winners from the Excellence in Learning, Talent Management & Human Resources and Sales & Marketing will be announced in a live online event.  Details for this exciting event will be released shortly after the entry deadline of April 18th.  Winners will also be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s Annual Excellence Conference.


Winners for the 2013 Excellence in Technology Awards Program were announced in an online event on January 8, 2014.  For a complete listing of these winners, see the 2013 Technology Award Winners web page.

Where can I find a list of past winners?

Please click on this link for past award winners:  Learning | Talent Management and Human Resources | Sales and Marketing | Technology

 
We are a practitioner (corporate, non-profit, government) organization. Which categories can we enter?

The Technology Awards program is for technology organizations and departments to enter alone or jointly with their client organizations.

You can enter in the Excellence in Learning, Excellence in Talent Management and Human Resources, and Excellence in Sales and Marketing categories.


We are a solution provider organization. Which categories can we enter?

You can enter in the Excellence in Learning, Excellence in Talent Management and Human Resources, and Excellence in Sales and Marketing, only if you submit with a client organization.  

The Technology Awards program is for technology organizations and departments to enter alone or jointly with their client organizations.


Benefits of Participation

What do the winners receive?

  • All participants receive a discounted pass rate for the Brandon Hall Group Annual Excellence Conference
  • Winners will be honored at the Brandon Hall Group Annual Excellence Conference and received a discounted pass rate
  • One plaque per winning entry
  • A digital logo that you may use in any way you wish
  • A Brandon Hall Group issued press release announcing the winners
  • Live online announcement event and inclusion in promotional mailings
  • Recognition on Brandon Hall Group’s web site
  • Recognition on Brandon Hall Group’s social communities - Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Entries may be included in Brandon Hall Group’s blogs
  • Feedback and scoring on your entry at the request of the organization
  • Entries may be included in Brandon Hall Group’s publications when appropriate and with approval
  • Opportunities to be highlighted in industry webinars
  • For solution providers that have submitted with client organizations – published case study entries (with approval) and opportunities for webinar sponsorship to share best practices


What does our organization receive if we do not win an award?

  • A certificate of participation in PDF format that you may use in any way you wish
  • Feedback and scoring on your entry at the request of the organization
  • Annual networking virtual forums designed only for award participants
  • • All participants receive a discounted pass rate for the Brandon Hall Group Annual Excellence Conference

Judging Information


Who are your judges?

The judging panel consists of independent senior industry subject matter experts and practitioners, and Brandon Hall Group research analysts and executive leadership.

Requirements to be a judge:

  • Minimum of eight to twelve years of experience in the subject area.
  • Not employed by a Solution Provider (Vendor) or helping organization.


Entries are judged by:

  • Panels of independent senior industry subject matter experts and practitioners. 
  •  Professions include:
  • VPs, Directors, Managers
  • Independent Instructional Designers and Program Developers
  • University Professors and PHDs
  •  Types of organizations include: (US and Global based)
  • Corporations
  • Government Organizations
  • Military Groups
  • Associations and Nonprofits

All judges are required to sign confidentiality agreement.


What is the judging criterion?

 

Each category has its own judging criterion that is unique to the program area.  
 
Each of the entries will need to show examples of the following:

  • Design of the programs or technologies
  • The use and objectives of the program
  • Overall benefits and measureable results
  • Supporting graphics, demos, links and videos where appropriate

You may download category descriptions and judging criteria here:

Learning

Talent Management

Sales and Marketing


If you have additional questions or comments, please contact us at awards@brandonhall.com.
 

2013 Winners: Learning | Talent Management and Human Resources | Sales and Marketing | Technology