Best in Biz Awards (North America)

Now in its 7th year, Best in Biz Awards honors companies, teams, executives and products for their business success in the current and previous year. Best in Biz Awards is unique, as it is the only business awards program judged by an independent judging panel comprised of a wide array of members of the press and industry analysts. Previous judges in the North American program hail from publications such as Businessweek, Fast Company, Financial Times, Fortune, Network World, Orange County Register, Reuters, San Francisco Chronicle and USA Today and winners include well-recognized brands such as 1-800-Flowers, Boyd Gaming, Citrix, Dell, Dyson, Eastman, Epson, Experian, Hilton, HP, LifeLock, National Association of Realtors, Safelite, Sandisk, StubHub, Symantec, UnitedHealthcare and YMCA, as well as many of the most innovative start-ups and up-and-coming companies from U.S. and Canada.

Submission process

Any company from any industry based in or operating in U.S. or Canada is eligible to enter any of the 65 company, team, executive, product and PR and media award categories. For more details on the submission process, see here.

2016 judges

Best in Biz Awards is unique as it is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. Each year, Best in Biz Awards assembles a top-notch judging panel to review and score all awards submissions. Having researched and covered countless successful companies, products, and dynamic business personalities, the judges are well positioned to objectively evaluate the entry pool to determine the top companies, teams, executives and products from among the submissions. However, what truly sets Best in Biz Awards apart, is that instead of being members of one editorial team of one particular publication, our judges hail from a wide variety of publications from Associated Press to Wall Street Journal. We believe that this way, the panel is more independent and the scores and eventual results more objective.

The 2016 judging panel included 50 judges from such well-recognized publications as Associated Press, Consumer Affairs, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc. and Wall Street Journal; many top local newspapers and business journals such as Atlanta Tribune, Portland Business Journal and South Florida Business Journal; and such widely read vertical outlets as AdWeek, CNET, Computerworld, eWeek, Information Week, InfoWorld, Investment Advisor Magazine, MediaPost, Network World, Wired and ZDNet.

2016 winners

Past winners span the spectrum, from up-and-coming businesses innovating in the marketplace, to blue-chip companies that form the bedrock of the world economy.

Best in Biz Awards 2016 winners included Actiontec, Aflac, Agilis Systems, American Craft Council, AppFolio, Benefitfocus, Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, Broadview Networks, Bruce Power, Califia Farms, CallidusCloud, CareerBuilder, Cedar Electronics, Citrix, ClearSlide, Collabera, CSE Insurance, Curriculum Associates, CyraCom International, DataCore, Deloitte, EMKAY, Epicor, Fattmerchant, Financial Finesse, Fleetmatics, Four Kitchens, Gensuite, Globoforce, Grasshopper, H2O+ Beauty, HZO, Incisive, Intacct, Invoice2go, Jazz, Jive, Kuna, LabRoots, LeadMD, LifeLock, Lucid Software, Makers Nutrition, Mohu, Novus Global Solutions, O.C. Tanner, Optymyze, P.F. Chang’s, Prosight Specialty Insurance, PURE Insurance, Quest Diagnostics, Relationship One, Revana, Rimini Street, Scrub Daddy, Securonix, Signifyd, Sonus Networks, StrategyBlocks, SYSPRO, T-Mobile, Tata Consultancy Services, Toast, TransUnion, Veritas Technologies, Visit California, Waste Management, WebPT, Webroot, Wells Fargo, WhatBox and Zoro.


Entries in the 2018 program will begin to be accepted in May 2018. The 2018 entry kit will be available for download in early 2018. In the meantime, to download the 2017 entry kit, please enter your email address in the brief form.

The entry kit includes 20 pages of useful information about all 65 categories, as well as the submission process, deadlines, fees, frequently asked questions, and past judges and winners in Best in Biz Awards programs.