The Entry Process
How to Enter
To submit an Admin Award nomination, click the “nominate” link in the menu bar above and complete the online nomination form. Please note that applications can be saved and revised prior to final submission. Once the online entry form has been completed, entrants will receive an email confirmation. Find your local award page here.
Tips for Successful Entry
Please keep in mind that your nomination is the only information the judges will have when evaluating the nominee. Please ensure nomination forms are complete and detailed. And don’t forget to spread the word! The more information our judges have on your nominee, the better! So encourage folks who share your admiration for this fantastic admin’s talents to submit a nomination too!
Judging and Scoring
Each year, The Admin Awards appoints an independent board of 10 judges in addition to Colleen Barrett to evaluate nominations and carefully select the finalists and winners who they believe best meet the criteria for eight of the award categories (Colleen judges the Colleen Barrett Award for Administrative Excellence category independently).
The judges panel, lead by Colleen Barrett, President Emeritus of Southwest Airlines, is comprised of well-respected and highly qualified senior executives, Administrative Professionals, dignitaries and educators from the local business community.
The judges independently score each nomination based on quality and effectiveness of the nominations received. After all of the entries have been scored, our scoring system calculates the total score for each nomination. The top 4-6 nominees will move forward as finalists in each award category and the winner will be announced at the awards luncheon.
Should an Administrative Professional be nominated in more than one award category and rank as a finalist in more than one award category, the highest score will prevail and the other award categories will be dropped.