Frequently Asked Questions
Question 1: Who is eligible to apply to become a preliminary-round judge?
Answer: Executives, PR and Corporate Marketing professionals, Industry Analysts and Experts, consumers, end-users, Editors and more.
Question 2: How long would it take for me to judge the applications?
Answer: Depending upon how many applications have been allocated to you, it could take anywhere from 10 minutes of online judging to a several hours. However you may stop at anytime and resume later or stop all together. All your scoring will be stored. Your inputs will be kept confidential.
Question 3: If our company will also be nominating for these awards, can someone from our company still apply to be a judge?
Answer: Yes. However the judges will not be able to judge their own company's nominations.
Question 4: How will the finalists be judged?
Answer: Most categories will be judged via the Internet using special online collaboration access giving you the ability to review and rate at your convenience anytime of the day.
Question 5: We are a vendor, can we request our clients to apply to be a judge?
Answer: Yes, please request them to visit this page and ask them to apply online directly to become preliminary-round judges.
Question 6: I work with a PR agency, can I apply to be a preliminary-round judge?
Answer: Yes, however you will be able to review and rate most nominations other than the nominations received from your agency or directly from your clients.
Question 7: Where will the award dinners be held?
Answer: The award dinners are held in various cities in U.S.A. and around the world. Please check each award programs individual location.
Question 8: Do I have to be working in USA to apply to be a judge for these awards? Or can people from outside USA apply too?
Answer: These are international awards and nominations are received from all over the world. You could be living any where in the world and still apply to be a preliminary-round judge for these awards. If you qualify, you'll be assigned categories based on your experience and industry. As a preliminary judge you will have the opportunity to learn how other individuals and their companies are achieving greater success.