Judging

Best in Biz Awards is unique in that only writers and journalists for business, financial, trade and technology publications, as well as broadcast outlets and analyst firms, serve as judges. In fact, Best in Biz Awards is the only business awards program judged by independent members of the press and industry analysts. Having researched and covered countless successful companies, these judges have the expertise to objectively evaluate the entry pool to choose the top companies, teams, executives and products from among the submissions.

 

CURRENT JUDGING PANEL

Best in Biz Awards 2016 judging panel

Already 29 judges returning from previous years’ judging panels have been confirmed. As in prior years, returning judges will be announced during the regular entry period (July-August 2016) and the complete judging panel will be officially revealed during the late entry period (August-September 2016). Stay tuned!

 

PAST JUDGING PANELS

Best in Biz Awards 2015 judging panel

the fifth annual judging panel included contributors to ABC, About.com, Bloomberg Businessweek, Business News Daily, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, CRN, eWeek Channel Insider, Fast Company, Forbes, FOX News Latino, Inc. Magazine, InfoRisk Today, Information Week, MediaPost, Motley Fool, PE HUB, ReadWriteWeb, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Small Business Digest, Wired, Woman’s Day, as well as numerous business journals and daily newspapers.

Best in Biz Awards 2014 judging panel

the fourth annual judging panel included 53 writers and reviewers from highly recognized newspapers, business, consumer and technology publications, radio outlets, and analyst firms, such as Adweek, Atlanta Tribune, Boston.com, Computerworld, Consumer Affairs, Detroit Free Press, eWeek, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur, IDG Ventures, Inc. Magazine, Information Week, MediaPost, Miami Herald, New York Observer, PC Magazine, Phoenix Business Journal, San Jose Mercury News, Silicon Valley Business Journal, Wired, ZDNet and many more. In addition to the numerous judges returning from previous panels from years 2011 – 2013, the 2014 judging panel included several worthy additions to this high-profile group.

Best in Biz Awards 2013 judging panel

the 50-member panel for Best in Biz Awards, in its third year, was the program’s most distinguished to date and included returning judges from the previous years’ panels, as well as notable new additions to the high-profile group. The panel included top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as analyst firms, such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, Computerworld, Crain’s New York Business, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, Miami Herald, Network World, Orange County Register, PC Magazine, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, USA Today, and many more.

Best in Biz Awards 2012 judging panel

included 32 high-caliber judges from top-tier news, business and technology publications, as well as analyst firms, including ABC, Bloomberg Businessweek, Computerworld, Entrepreneur, eWeek, Financial Times, Forbes, Fox News Latino, IDG, Inc., Network World, PC Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet and more.

Best in Biz Awards 2011 judging panel

included high-caliber judges from established business and technology publications, as well as analyst firms, including outlets such as eWeek, Financial Times, FOX News, Investor’s Business Daily, Kelsey Group, Network World, PC Magazine, Portfolio and Wired. Combined, the 20 judges had more than 470 years of experience researching and covering numerous successful companies in the U.S. and abroad and have written for a combined total of more than 180 consumer, business, financial, trade and technology publications nationwide.

 

More info on the judging process

Entries in each category are judged by at least five media and industry analyst judges, with each judge providing scoring and other feedback. Scores are combined and averaged to determine gold, silver and bronze winners in each category. Depending on category popularity and competition scoring, multiple gold, silver and bronze winners may be awarded in a single category. In addition, based on scoring metrics, not all categories will result in winners in each of the gold, silver, and bronze positions.