Who can enter?
You can! Whether you're a huge multinational corporation or a small-to-midsize business, a military barracks or a hospital, a small department or vast business unit, there’s an equal chance you could be one of the lucky winners. So long as your project, program or individual has had a significant impact on your business, we want to hear from you.
The awards are open to projects in all countries, but European entrants would be better suited to view our European Awards program.
View the entrance guidelines and criteria for 2011
How to enter for an award
Entering couldn't be easier. This year you'll find the process smoother than ever before. There are only 3 simple steps between you and the chance to take home a prestigious Excellence Award.
4 Easy Steps To Apply
- Fill out the administration form. Download the administration form here
- Gather your documents supporting your application. Download the correct application kit to help you put together the best entry for 2011.
- Fill out your administration form and submit at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Email your supporting application documents as outlined in the application pack to email@example.com. All documents should be less than 2MB.
Any questions? Call us on +44 (0) 20 7368 9300.
So how does the judging process work?
Once you have submitted both your application and the power point awards entry (please see specifications below) your entries will be submitted to IQPC’s unique committee of industry expert judges.
To ensure fairness in the judging processes, all judges are a neutral and hand-selected panel of industry only experts for Lean, Six Sigma & BPM. All judges mark your application based on a pre-defined set up judging criteria for each award category ensuring that the judging approach is fully standardised and direct comparison between entries possible.
From this, six finalists will be selected for each category and these finalists will be announced at the beginning of November. All selected finalists will continue to the next round of face-to-face judging.
Face-to-face judging round
The integration of the face-to-face judging round ensures that judges garner a full in-depth understanding of your program or project, this making it not just a competition of 'the best powerpoint' but the best program, people and results.
Face-to-face interviews are hosted on the 17th January at IQPC’s 12th Annual Profit Through Process Week, Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando FL. Interviews will last 45 minutes in total and companies are allowed up to 3 team members present. Following the interviews the initial scoring against the judging criteria will be re-assessed before the winners and honorary mentions are decided.
Winners will be publically announced on the 18th January at the Process Excellence Awards Ceremony & gala dinner, Buena Vista Palace Hotel, Orlando FL. Entrance to the awards drinks reception and gala dinner is included as part of the either the Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit or BPM Summit package or charged at $200 for a singular ticket. Tickets include a 3 course award meal and the awards ceremony. Festivities will start at 7pm with a pre-awards drink reception and finish at 11pm with formal photographs of awards winners for the awards hall of fame.
For more information or to book a ticket please contact are awards team on +44(0)207 368 9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.