Frequently Asked Questions
About The Stevie® Awards
What are the Stevie Awards?
How many different Stevie Awards competitions are there?
What are the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service?
Who are the sponsors?
Who stages the awards?
How long have the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service been in existence?
What are the categories?
What will winners receive?
Where can I find a list of past winners in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service?
Who can be nominated?
Who can submit entries for consideration?
Does a company have to be publicly held to be able to submit entries?
When is the entry deadline?
Are there entry fees?
Where can I see examples of entries that other companies have submitted?
Are entry forms kept confidential?
Q: What are the Stevie Awards?
A: The Stevie Awards are the world's premier business awards. The mission of the Stevie Awards is to recognize and generate public awareness of excellence in the workplace.
The American Business Awards are open to all organizations and individuals with operations in the U.S.A.
The International Business Awards are open to all organizations and individuals worldwide.
The Stevie Awards for Women in Business are open to all organizations and individuals worldwide.
The Stevie Awards for Great Employers are open to all organizations and individuals worldwide.
The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are open to all organizations in the 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.
The German Stevie Awards are open to all organizations operating in Germany.
The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are open to all organizations and individuals worldwide.
Q: What are the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service?
A: The Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service are an awards program produced by the Stevie Awards. The mission of these awards is to recognize the accomplishments of customer service, call/contact center, business development, and sales professionals worldwide.
Q: Who are the sponsors?
A: The sponsors include leading business-to-business marketers. Click here to learn about our sponsors.
Q: What are the categories?
A: There are more than 100 categories, recognizing customer service, sales and business development professionals, teams, and organizations, plus solution providers and new products and services. There are several new categories this year. For a list of categories, click here.
Q: What do winners receive?
A: Gold Stevie® Award winners (the top-scoring entry in each category) receive a Gold Stevie Award, a magnificent trophy designed by the same company that makes the Oscars. Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners receive Silver or Bronze medals, depending on their score in final judging, and will have the option to purchase Silver or Bronze Stevie Award trophies. Winners of the Top 10 Awards will receive a Grand Stevie Award trophy.
Q: Where can I find a list of past winners in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service?
A: Click here to see the list of 2016 Stevie Award winners and Finalists.
Q: What are the benefits of submitting entries?
A: The employee-relations benefits can be significant. When you submit entries, you're telling your employees that you recognize and appreciate their accomplishments and believe that their achievements are worthy of recognition.
When Stevie winners are announced you'll have access to all available written comments from the judges about your entries. These comments may help you to improve how you tell your organization's story, and may offer priceless business advice.
The benefits of becoming a Stevie winner will also be significant. Stevie winners can expect to receive a tremendous amount of publicity.
Q: What sort of publicity can Stevie Award winners expect to receive?
A: The awards ceremonies will be videotaped and photographed, and winners will have access to these resources to help them celebrate their wins and generate awareness of their achievement. All Stevie winners will have access to tools such as winner logos and press release templates that they may use to publicize their wins to the press and their employees, customers, friends and followers.
Q: When is the entry deadline?
A: The early-bird deadline, with discounted entry fees, is October 19 2016. The final entry deadline is November 16. Late entries will be accepted through January 11 2017 with payment of a $55/entry late fee.
Q: Are there entry fees?
A: Early-bird entry fees are $225 per entry in the categories that recognize the achievements of individuals and $450 per entry in the categories that recognize entire organizations, teams and departments and new products and services. Entry fees will rise $45/entry on October 20. Add a $55 late fee for entries submitted after November 16.
Q: Where can I see examples of entries that other companies have submitted?
A: Click here to see the 2016 Stevie-winning entries.
Q: Are entry forms kept confidential?
A: Yes. The organizers ensure that only authorized judges will review entries, and that information about nominees is not released to anyone else without prior approval. Gold Stevie Award-winning entries will be published on the web site, but winners will first have an opportunity to redact any confidential or non-public information from their entries.
Q: Who are the judges?
A: Preliminary-round judges are qualified business professionals around the world. Final-round judges will comprise several blue-ribbon panels that will be chaired by some of last year's Gold Stevie Award winners. More than 200 professionals will participate in the judging process.
Q: Will I be able to see the judges' comments on my entries?
A: Yes. Judges' anonymous comments will be available in entrants' entry-submission accounts when Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award placements are announced.
Q: How can I apply to become a judge?
A: To complete the application to participate in the preliminary round of judging, click here. If your application is accepted you will be able to participate at your convenience over the Internet. You can still be a judge and submit entries - you won't be assigned categories in which you're an entrant.
Q: How many Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners will there be?
A: The number of winners will be determined by the number and quality of entries submitted. All entries that receive a high average score in preliminary-round judging will automatically become Finalists. The highest-scoring Finalist entry in a category will be named the Gold Stevie winner. Other Finalists will receive Silver or Bronze Stevie recognition based on their final average scores.
Q: Will honorees be able to purchase duplicate awards?
A: Yes. Gold Stevie winners will be able to purchase duplicate trophies and/or Stevie Winner certificates and plaques. Silver and Bronze winners will receive Silver and Bronze medals, and will be able to purchase Silver and Bronze Stevie trophies, Stevie Winner certificates and plaques.