October 10, 2017

You give maximum effort when recognizing and rewarding your most valuable employees. Now it's your turn to be recognized.

Enter Incentive's 2017 MOTIVATION MASTERS awards, which celebrate the best, most effective incentive programs. Sales incentives, dealer channel programs, and non-sales initiatives including employee loyalty, engagement, peer recognition, wellness, and safety programs, will all be considered.

This year, we will also be giving a special award for the best, most creative corporate social responsibility (CSR) component of an incentive program.

Programs of any size and budget that used merchandise, travel, and/or gift cards as rewards are eligible. The main emphasis will be on how the program objectives were developed and the results were measured.

The judges will choose finalists after a rigorous review process. The judges' favorites from each category will be announced as Motivation Masters of the Year, and one company will walk away with the Grand Motivation Master prize.

Incentive will announce the finalists in the November/December issue, dedicating coverage to this special awards program, and broadcasting the value of incentives, through your inspiring case studies, to its readers and the public. The overall Grand Motivation Master will be announced in the January/February 2018 issue.

Official Rules and Instructions

ELIGIBILITY: Any department, company, incentive house or supplier to the worldwide incentive industry may enter. To be eligible, your plan must have been under execution between January 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.

JUDGING: Judging will be based on the following criteria:

--Effectiveness in achieving program goals (ROI will be an important component)

--Creativity and originality of the program design, marketing, and awards. (Judges will take the size of the budget and the number of participants into account.)

--Tactics employed. 

--Ability to respond to changing circumstances.

Use your Web browser to print out these instructions for reference. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the "Next" link to fill out the online application.

An editor from Incentive may contact you for supporting material, such as program promotional items or event images, but please ONLY submit the online entry form at this time.

The extended entry deadline is Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Please contact Incentive Executive Editor Leo Jakobson at 646-380-6253 or email [email protected]

NOTE: All entries become the property of Northstar Travel Media, and by entering you agree that Northstar Travel Media may use all the information included in the entry and any information gathered in subsequent interviews with the program stakeholders in all media without further notice.

To fill out the entry form, click on NEXT.