The closing date for entries is
Friday, July 26, 2019
You can enter as many companies in as many categories as you like
For full descriptions of the categories, please
There is no charge to submit nominations. It is FREE to enter
Please read through the criteria below before filling in this form
Who can enter
The Corporate Governance Awards are open to all corporate secretaries, general counsel, governance officers and compliance officers at any company listed and domiciled in the US. The international category is open to any publicly traded non-US company. The awards will be presented at a gala celebration on November 21 at Cipriani 25 Broadway in New York City.
Who can submit a nomination?
Entries can be submitted directly by the individuals or companies being nominated, or they can be submitted on their behalf by outside law firms, vendors or other service providers. Alternatively, anyone may nominate an individual or company and Corporate Secretary will endeavor to obtain supporting materials from the nominee.
All work submitted must have been undertaken within the US or, in the case of overseas work, have been initiated or co-ordinated in the US (except for the international category).
For all categories apart from best proxy statement, small to mid-cap is defined as companies with a market cap under $5 billion and large-cap is defined as companies with a market cap of $5 billion and over. For the best proxy statement category, small cap is defined as companies with less than $1 billion in market cap, mid-cap as those between $1-5 billion and large cap as those with a market cap of $5 billion and over.
The judges will be looking for demonstrable and qualitative results. Please submit all entries according to the following format:
Executive summary -
This should contain a brief outline of the reasons the individual/team/company should be considered, a summary of the activities the nominee has undertaken, and descriptions of the relevant circumstances, objectives, outcomes and timeframes. Other elements – such as cost-effectiveness, impact on company, share price effects, involvement of outside vendors or consultants and creativity of approach – are optional. This is the part of the nomination that the judges will pay the most attention to.
Supporting written materials -
Supporting material should include names and contacts of the decision-makers and governance leaders who can comment on a nominee’s governance best practices (that is, proxy decision-makers, community stakeholders, and so on), as well as links to pertinent web pages or an expanded list of a nominees’ achievements. We recommend that you keep this to a maximum of
. You may also email us, upload or provide links to supporting documents, such as memos, white papers, proxy statements, annual reports or CSR reports – particularly if they directly relate to the category you’re nominating in.
Please note: all submissions must relate to work carried out in the period July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019.