Frequently Asked Questions

Benefits of participating
What is the deadline?
What are the fees?
What are my payment options?
Are our entries kept confidential?
Can I submit multiple entries?
Can I have an extension?
Can I submit an entry in a language other than English?
What are the descriptions and judging criteria for each category?
How many winners are there?
When will the winners be announced?
We are a practitioner (corporate, non-profit, government) organization. Which categories can we enter?
We are a solution provider organization. Which categories can we enter?
Who are your judges?
What is the judging criterion?

What are the deadlines and how much is each application?

2014 Excellence in:

Learning, Talent Management & HR, and Sales & Marketing Awards Program is now closed for judging. Winners will be announced September 2014 in a live online event. This program will re-open in January 2015.

2014 Excellence in:

Technology Awards Program will open to receive applications in June 2014. Winners will be announced January 2015 in a live online event.

Technology Application: $795.00 US (each entry)


What are my payment options?

Payments may be made:

(1) Online with a credit card or (2) 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.

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Are our entries 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 If you select “No” -  the information you submit will be kept confidential and will not be published in Brandon Hall Group’s member center.

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Can I submit 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.

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Can I have an extension?

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

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

All entries must be written in English.

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What are the descriptions and judging criteria for each category?

Please download our brochure for the full list of descriptions and judging criteria for each category.

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How many winners are there?

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

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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 in September.

Winners for the Excellence in Technology Awards Program will be announced in a live online event in January.

Winners from both programs will also be honored at Brandon Hall Group’s annual HCM Excellence Conference.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Please download our brochure for the full list of descriptions and judging criteria for each category. If you have additional questions, please contact us at: awards@brandonhall.com.

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Benefits of participating

Winners Receive

  • Recognition at Brandon Hall Group’s Annual Excellence Conference
  • Discounted Excellence Conference Pass Rates
  • 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

Participating Organizations Receive

  • 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
  • Discounted Excellence Conference Pass Rates

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