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Judging & Awards Process

Judging of entries will be conducted in August-September. Chairs for the Judging Committees are recruited worldwide and invite senior-level executives to join their committees. Other judges can apply to judge on Stevie® Awards for Women in Business web site. If accepted, they will be assigned categories by Stevie® Awards staff, based on their industry, function, and experience.

During the judging, each entry will be reviewed and rated by no fewer than five (5) judges who have been approved as qualified (by Stevie Awards staff) to judge those entries. Rating will be done on a scale of 1-10.

All entries that receive an average score of at least 7.25 when judging is completed, regardless of category, will be named Finalists and automatically be eligible for Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award status.  Finalists will be announced in early October and invited to attend the November 15 awards dinner in New York City.  All Finalists will ultimately be named Gold, Silver, or Bronze Stevie Award winners.

The Finalist entry in each category with the highest average score after judging is completed will receive a Gold Stevie Award. Any Finalist entries with a final average score of at least 8.0 will be designated as Silver Stevie winners, and will receive a silver medal. All other Finalist entries with a score of 7.25 or higher will be designated as Bronze Stevie winners, and will receive a bronze medal. Silver and Bronze winners will have the right to promote their Silver- and Bronze-winning Stevie status, and will have the option to purchase their Silver and Bronze Stevie statues.

The veracity of claims made in entries may be audited. Any entry found to contain false or misleading information will be disqualified. Gold Stevie-winning entries will be published on Stevie Awards for Women in Business web site. Winners will have the opportunity to redact any confidential or non-public information from their entries before publication.