The Nomination Process: How to Nominate

Eligibility

The awards are open to all organizations and to corporate secretaries, general counsel, governance and compliance officers at any company listed and head-quartered in Canada. Either individual or team nominations will be accepted in each category.

In order for the nomination to be considered, materials submitted in support of the nominations must relate to activities that took place between February 1, 2016 and April 31, 2017.

Nominations may be submitted in multiple categories, however each submission requires an entry form per category.

The judging committee is solely responsible for selecting winners, except for the Joyce Borden-Reed Award. GPC staff and board members will not be directly or indirectly involved in nominating companies, selecting the shortlist, or choosing winners. The judges’ decision is final and no negotiation will be entered into.

How to Submit a Nomination

  1. Create an Account and Log in on http://www.excellenceingovernanceawards.org/ .
  2. Nominate yourself, your team, or your peer(s). Start by providing the award category being applied for and all necessary contact information.
  3. Respond to each of the Category Specific Question questions
  4. Provide an executive summary. For all categories the nominee must submit an executive summary outlining achievements and addressing each specific criteria as outlined in the nomination brief. The summary must include a description not only on the specific criteria but must explain why the company/individual/program is unique and what makes it “the best.” This should include a narrative of not only what was done but “how” and “why”. The judging panel requires a clear and consistent explanation of what differentiates the nominee from its peers. The executive summary is limited to 750 words. 
  5. Upload supporting materials. If including supporting materials please direct judges to specific sections/pages that best support your submission. Be as accurate, specific and brief as possible. 
  6. Provide nominee consent. Complete, sign, and submit the entry form. You may nominate yourself or an organization other than your own. In either case, the executive summary needs to be submitted as described above, including the relevant supporting materials. If a nomination is submitted for another organization or individual(s) and the nominating party wishes to remain anonymous, please make a note of this on the summary form and GPC will follow up with the nominee(s) directly for their consent and materials. 
  7. Review Nomination Form.  If you wish to add to your nomination form at some later point click save. You will no longer be able to edit your nomination once you click SUBMIT.
  8. SUBMIT. When you are finished, save your form again and click SUBMIT.  You will no longer be able to edit your nomination once you click SUBMIT
  9. Repeat the above steps for each entry you have.

Category Checklist

Nominations will be accepted for individual or organizations. Nominations of an individual or organization may be made in multiple categories, but each entry must be submitted separately and be accompanied by an executive summary, supporting materials, and entry form.

Nominees submitting materials to multiple categories should consider the following list as a basic reference.

PRIVACY POLICY: The identities of individuals and organizations entered in the nominations for the EGAs will be kept confidential. No public disclosure of nominations or nominees will be made with the exception of those companies that are selected for the shortlist in each category and of those companies that are selected as the winners. Any nomination submitted and its supporting material will be kept confidential by GPC and its judging panel. Nomination materials (electronic or hard copy) submitted will be destroyed after the Awards have been presented, unless the nominee(s) request the return of materials at the time of entry via the entry form.

For EGA inquiries, please contact:

Albert Orellana
Manager, Education, Special Projects & Administration
416-921-5449 ext. 315

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