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Q: What is the nomination deadline?
A: Friday, November 18 @ 5:00 p.m. EST (New York)
Q: What is the best way to complete the Beacon Award nomination process?
A: There are four steps to submitting a nomination: Step 1: Select your award. Step 2: Fill out the nomination form. Step 3. Complete the client reference form. Step 4: Submit your nomination.
Q: Can I edit my nomination form?
A: You can edit a "Draft" nomination as much as needed, but once you submit it, you can no longer make changes. Please remember to submit your draft nomination before the deadline (November 18) or else the nomination will not be marked complete and will not be considered for judging.
Q: I have created a draft nomination that I would like to delete. Can I delete it myself?
A: Yes. As long as it is still in draft form. Simply go to your "Work on my nominations" page and delete it. However, you cannot delete a submitted nomination.
Q: How do I know if my award nomination has been submitted properly?
A: You will receive a confirmation email that your nomination has been submitted. You can also view your submitted nominations at any time using the "Work on my nominations" link available on the Beacon Awards nomination website.
Q: How will I know if I have won a Beacon Award? When will I be notified if I have won?
A: At the conclusion of the judging process, you will receive an official email notifying you of your selection as a winner or finalist. One winner and two finalists will be selected for each award by a panel of judges who are experts in their fields. We expect notifications to go out in early January 2017.
Q: If I am a Beacon Award Winner or Finalist can other country enterprises, in our worldwide organization, use the Beacon Award Mark?
A: Yes. All country enterprises associated with your worldwide enterprise are eligible to use the Beacon Award Mark. However, they must follow the usage guidelines outlined on the IBM PartnerWorld website.