Innovation Award Judging Process

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The Information Technology Certification Council (ITCC) is now accepting submissions for its ninth annual Innovation Award – an award recognizing leadership initiatives that have positively impacted the IT certification industry or your company. After individuals or organizations submit their application, they begin the journey through our judging process.

Initial Review and Scoring

Once submissions have been received, a panel of judges (including ITCC members, past winners, past finalists, and the ITCC Board of Directors) will review and score each submission against the judging criteria questions. You can read more about the criteria on the 2023 Innovation Award page of our website, under Judges Criteria. This includes questions like:

  • “How strategic was the genesis of the innovation?”
  • “What were the values or benefits created for its stakeholders?”

Finalist Presentations

The top-scoring submissions will be named finalists and will be asked to participate in a presentation and interview. During the 15-minute presentation, finalists will explain and define the innovation, why it was developed and how it benefits its stakeholders, including measurable results and lessons learned. After the presentation, there will be a 15-minute question-and-answer session. Both the presentations and Q&A sessions are recorded in the event that a judge is unable to attend in real-time.

After all the presentations are complete, the judges will meet to discuss their thoughts on each of the finalists and decide on the winning submission.

Innovation Award winners will be presented with their award at the ITCC Spring Member Meeting.

Submit Your Application

Submissions will be accepted through January 13, 2023. For more details about the process, visit the 2023 Innovation Award page on the ITCC website.

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