Frequently asked questions

How do I make a nomination?

You need to be a registered user of the ITIJ website to make a nomination. If you are already a registered user and are ready to make a nomination, simply click on the NOMINATIONS tab and follow the instructions. If you are not yet a registered user of the ITIJ website, click here to sign up – the process only takes a minute and is free of charge.

What happens once I’ve made my Awards nomination(s)?

Once the nomination process closes, a preliminary panel of industry expert judges will score the submissions and the top three companies in each category will be named as this year’s ITIJ Industry Awards finalists. The second phase of judging then begins, with the finalists’ submissions being examined further by a separate independent expert panel of judges, who will decide the ultimate winners in each category.

Does my company have to pay a fee to be considered for an ITIJ Industry Award?

There is no fee to nominate either your own company or another company for an ITIJ Industry Award.

What is the idea behind the new nomination process?

The changes to the way the finalists are determined this year reflects ITIJ’s desire to continue to include a greater number of companies in the Awards process. The self-nomination option allows companies to put themselves forward for an Award, which was not previously an option; while the third-party nomination option allows companies to put forward their esteemed partners, clients and other companies they feel deserve recognition for their efforts over the previous 12 months.

When does the nomination process open and close?

The nomination process opens on 1 March.
Companies putting themselves forward for an Award need to do so by Monday 3 July.
Those nominating a company – or companies – other than their own for an Award need to do so by Monday 12 June. This allows companies nominated by a third party time to complete and submit their 750-word submission document by the 3 July deadline.

Can a third party nominate my company for an Award?

Absolutely! The third party will need to write a 200-word submission document explaining their nomination. The ITIC/ITIJ team will then approach your company to ask if you would like to proceed in the nomination process. If you do, you will need to submit a 750-word submission document for the judging panel. Please see the NOMINATIONS page for further details on the submission documents.

Who are the ITIJ Industry Awards judges?

The preliminary judging panel comprises industry experts who will narrow down the nominated companies based on a scoring system.
The members of the finalist judging panel are chosen to judge certain categories based on their industry experience and expertise. The judges are independent and are selected carefully to ensure no conflict of interest.

What are the judges looking for?

The judges will assess each submission document, looking for details of the company’s performance or growth over the past year, how the company has developed, and/or what made the past 12 months special for the company. The judges will also be looking for a mission statement that reflects how the company views itself within the wider marketplace, how it differs from its competitors, and its future aspirations; plus details of the company’s HR strategy including communication methods, staff training and career development.

When will the 2017 ITIJ Industry Awards finalists be announced?

The ITIC team will contact each finalist before they are announced publicly. The finalists will be announced in ITIJ’s September issue.

What additional materials are required of finalists?

Finalists will be asked to supply additional materials such as a company logo and a 30-second video presentation about their company. Full details and a briefing, including what happens on Awards night and after the ceremony, will be sent to finalists once they have been selected.

When will the 2017 ITIJ Industry Awards winners be announced?

The final judges’ results are kept secret until the ITIJ Industry Awards ceremony, where the winners in each category are revealed. The ceremony takes place as part of the ITIC Global Finale Dinner, which this year will take place at the W Barcelona on 9 November.