1. Category Analysis/Selection
Senior editorial members with feedback from our esteemed judges review and update categories annually to properly reflect changes in industry best practices, priorities and trends. We also encourage submitters to supply facts, figures and detailed examples that will help us ensure entrants are proving they meet those ideals.
2. Ensuring A Diverse Slate of Entrants
ALM ThinkAdvisor works to ensure its recognition awards honor the absolute best the profession has to offer, and the only way to do that is to ensure we are receiving submissions from all relevant nominees across an array of backgrounds,geographies and organization types. We leverage the ThinkAdvisor community to assure as broad a swath of the industry is aware of and participating in these recognitions.
3. Nomination Review Process
Using the criteria posted online, Senior editors possessing decades of market knowledge and expertise review all submissions before presenting a shortlist to our esteemed judging panel. Out of hundreds of submissions, a smaller percentage of candidates are selected as finalists, with a large number of nominations being excluded.
The shortlist is presented to an independent panel of industry experts to make the decision on winners. These experts are knowledgeable in the field but also not in any way directly competing with the work being judged. We insist all judges announce any conflicts and exclude themselves from categories where they feel bias may occur.
5. Finalists/Winners Selected
All finalists are notified of this honor and recognized as a LUMINARIES finalist across all ThinkAdvisor mediums (print/online and awards dinner). Winners are announced and celebrated at an awards ceremony meant to not only highlight their achievements but offer advice and inspiration to the next generation of leaders.