Criteria & Guidelines

Which awards are available for entry?

We will recognize both CEOs as individuals and the companies run by CEOs. We have listed the key business sectors/industries that are represented in the USA. Each award will be given on merit and will be awarded to the CEO or the company depending on the research carried out and the nominations received. A shortlist of finalists will be drawn up from which the eventual winners will be selected.


Shortlist information

Additional information can be submitted for a very limited time after the shortlist has been announced. The information may be taken into consideration in advance of the final notification to the 2017 winners. Materials that will be considered include, but not restricted to, press releases relating to innovation and industry achievements, and transactional information.


Who can vote?

Any firm or business/corporation can submit an entry. In the case of a business client of the company they must have had direct involvement with the CEO/firm/business/organization that they wish to vote for.

Although we recognize the heritage of well-established firms, our primary focus will look at the achievements over the past 12 months.


What should I include in my submission?

We have provided space for you to submit a 500 word statement to accompany your nomination selection. In addition we have listed 5 key questions which we strongly encourage you to answer so that we can build a clear picture of your reasons for selecting a particular CEO or company. Given the word count we encourage participants to be as specific as possible when highlighting expertize and work. The statement must provide tangible examples to support the entry. Good entries tend to avoid too many superlatives and focus on measurable results – unless using direct client quotes. In short, facts and figures are always welcome as they can be easily measured.

All nominations must be entered via our online voting system. We cannot accept entries by post or any other method.


What happens if I win?

Each winner will be listed in the special edition CEO Today USA Awards publication 2017. The special awards edition will be published in both print and digital formats and distributed to our entire readership. In addition a comprehensive and targeted multi-platform marketing campaign will be put in place to ensure maximum publicity for all of our winners. This includes the use of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn to promote the Awards. In addition press releases will be issued to all of our media partners and the entire readership of CEO Today magazine.


Is there a cost?

There is no cost to enter the CEO Today USA Awards 2017.


Rules of Entry

In order for your entry to be considered, please adhere to the following general rules of entry:

Each entry must be submitted via the online form – the maximum word count is 500 words. Please provide written evidence to support your entry.

Please follow the voting criteria set out in the voting criteria above.

When nominating a third party, please provide as much information as possible.

All information/data received regarding the CEO Today USA Awards 2017 will be treated as confidential and will not be shared with any third party.

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