Frequently Asked Questions

Review our answers below to Frequently Asked Questions.  If you need additional information, please contact us

This award program is open to all companies. Sourcing professionals on the buy-side and the service provider-side are encouraged to look closely at their business functions and relationships and submit a nomination on their own behalf, on behalf of a team and/or on behalf of a partner that has helped transform their business.

Yes. The entry you submit will be shared with the judging panel, but the information will otherwise not be shared publicly unless you are an Award winner.

Yes the character limits are inclusive of the spaces so please prepare your nomination carefully. We understand that 1,000 characters doesn’t allow for long responses, however we have included many questions that allow you to dissect your nomination into more concise—and targeted—answers.

Absolutely. You cannot win the same award in multiple categories, but if you think it should be considered in more than one, we will be very happy to evaluate it in multiple categories.

Individual award nominations may be submitted by a colleague or a business partner. Nominations are accepted and evaluated by the Awards Team, which is a specialty panel outside of the Team Award judging panel. Your nomination will be evaluated on your merits, accomplishments, successes and other factors. Multiple nominations will be considered as one nomination; however, the details within the nominations will be compiled and considered in total. Therefore, although multiple nominations do not increase your chances of winning, the information included could provide insight that would otherwise be missing.

If you are looking for guidance on what a completed nomination looks like, review this sample team nomination.  Keep in mind that what may seem standard procedure in your industry, could be revolutionary in another industry, so don’t fail to be recognized just because it seems run-of-the mill to you. Sometimes simply approaching an everyday problem from a new angle can create the "aha!" moment that another company needs to have a breakthrough transformation.

We are not accepting additional documentation, so be sure that your submission answers the questions in as comprehensive a way as possible. However, you are encouraged to upload a company logo that is approved for external publication. We will require use of company logos from all finalists in the team and joint awards.

Each category will be judged based on strategic vision (30%), outcomes delivered (40%) and future focus (30)%). For more information, we recommend that you download the entry pack located here on the website.

As mentioned above, the outcomes carry a slightly higher weighting, however the vision and future sustainability are also important.

We will publish a list of the finalists after all finalists have been contacted by July 31st.

We anticipate short-listing three to four finalists in each award category, depending on the volume of entries.

Finalists will be celebrated widely on social media, the Internet and the website, so once selected, all finalists will receive a packet that highlights the various expectations, but in short, finalists will be: 

  • Interviewed in a Future of Sourcing article in August
  • Offered a 20-minute “Awards Talk” at the fall SIG Summit to share the nuts and bolts of their nomination 
  • Required to write a 125-word summary of the nomination
  • Provided with a template to put together an overview collateral piece for distribution at the Summit
  • Required to register and attend the Awards event to be recognized and possibly win an award

Yes. We will interview each finalist for a written article which will be published via the Future of Sourcing digital publication. Award winners will also be interviewed in a podcast in November following the Awards event.

By submitting the nomination, you are consenting to our publicity rules outlined in the Awards Entry Pack. In summary, we reserve the right to use the company names of nominees in our communications. Finalists agree that their company names and logos may be used in our communications. We recommend that you obtain prior approval from your communications/PR/marketing and/or legal departments before submitting the nomination form to mitigate any risk with this process in advance.

All finalists will be asked to submit a short abstract of the nomination as well as a company logo and/or individual headshot which will be used for social media, email communications, website updates, press releases, online blogs and more. We are very excited about the submissions and want to share widely! For more information, please read our publicity rules.