Global Awards Submission Guidelines
When to Submit
$200 / entry | payable by credit card | must accompany the online submission
Editor, THE LEADER; Program Manager, Global Awards
Guide to Completing the 2014 Awards Application
Awards Submission Title:
Provide a descriptive, not a creative, title. For example: “Call Center Headquarters for XYZ Organization in Dallas, Texas, USA”, not “Daring to be Different.”
Describe the nature of your organization and the context in which it operates. The judges want to know the professional sector (e.g. healthcare, tourism, etc.) in which your client operates, and the context (what are the sustainability drivers? What are the challenges?)
Describe the initiative and why you created it. Emphasize key objectives and how these objectives contributed to the overall organizational objectives and strategies.
Collaboration: (if applicable)
Describe why your project represents a collaborative effort between two or more companies and what processes you developed to ensure all participants fully participated.
Describe the implementation. Emphasize the leadership challenges and choices. See descriptions provided in previous award winners’ case studies.
Describe challenges, things you could have done differently, unexpected successes, etc.
Describe the outcome and impact on reaching your objectives. The judges want to see evidence of quantifiable metrics (energy, water reduction, etc.), and how this was externally verified. How is the project or program being monitored? What is the reporting cycle (e.g. quarterly, annually)?
Best Practices (if applicable):
Describe best practices as a result of this project.
Focus comments on why your project is innovative and why it is important.
Post-Occupancy (for Sustainable Leadership only)
Explain how sustainable practices have been integrated into the project’s operations and maintenance.
File size: Not to exceed 7 pages, 2 MB, PDF format only
Please do not include press clippings or other promotional materials. And, although you may draw upon information contained in these materials, please do not include the materials.