Preliminary judging opened this week for the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the world's premier honors for women entrepreneurs, executives, and the organizations they run. The awards are open to all organizations and individuals worldwide - entries will be accepted through September 30. Similarly, anyone around the world may apply to participate in the preliminary round of judging - the application form is online.
Preliminary judges determined the Finalists who will be announced on October 12. Later in October, final judging panels will determine the Stevie Award winner in each category from among the Finalists.
Judging is conducted online, and the preliminary judging web site will be available online, 24/7, through October 9.
Among the benefits of participating as a Stevie Awards preliminary judge are:
* Acknowledgment on the awards web site and in the awards dinner program (this year's event is on November 11 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York)
* The opportunity to win free tickets to the awards dinner (the two judges who score the most entries receive them)
* A certificate of appreciation, suitable for framing
* The opportunity to learn how extraordinary women and organizations around the world are innovating and succeeding.
Even if you have only an hour or two to contribute to judging over the next month, your contribution will be useful and appreciated. Interested in participating? Then complete the online application form. If accepted, you'll be assigned categories based on your experience and function.