2020 Awards Guidelines & FAQ

The LearnX Live! Awards are an international awards program that recognises multiple fields within learning, development and talent management across the corporate, education and public-service sectors worldwide. Each year the Awards uncover incredible projects and solutions that deliver best practice and business value. We then share many of these experiences with the wider community during the FuturistiX Live! Summit & Awards Show. Our objective is also to shine a light on the talented teams involved in these works, and the enterprises that support them.
The LearnX Live! Awards draw entries from leading global enterprises, as well as mid-sized and smaller organisations, across the corporate, academic, and public service sectors worldwide. A remarkable amount of high-calibre entries has succeeded with a reach of over a million learners/employees positively impacted by the awarded projects/solutions since 2008.
All entries are to be submitted online using the Evalato Software.
All criteria/questions 1 – 4 must be answered. Each criterion has a limit of 5000 characters. This is automatically tallied as you type in each panel section and includes spaces. Each entry will be acknowledged by notification email from the Evalato system. It is up to the applicant to decide what additional backup information/files should be uploaded/attached to strengthen their application. There are links provided in the online portal for this. There is no limit to what you can add, except the file size in some cases.

To clarify any point, please phone the Awards Team on +61 2 9688 6576 or email awards@learnx.net
Deadline – Friday 1st May 2020.
Current Fee – $165 AUD (GST inclusive) per entry.

The fee will increase to $195 (GST inclusive) per entry, as of Mon 27th April. All fees are non-refundable.

The Awards are open to individuals, teams and enterprises from the corporate, education and public-service sectors worldwide, whatever their size, that have implemented/released a project/program/solution relating to the learning, development and management of enterprise talent, since January 2018. Vendors may enter with, or on behalf of a client, with prior endorsement from the client. The client must be named/mentioned in the application. Unless otherwise stated in the award description, entries can be enterprise-wide or targeted to a specific group.
A ‘team’ is defined as being a group that’s come together for the specific purpose of undertaking and completing a project. The team can be from within one enterprise or can have come together from multiple enterprises.
You can enter one, or multiple awards. You can use the same project/solution/program in order to enter various award categories but the specified criteria in each award must be met, and each category is deemed a separate entry. If the judges assess that your entry aligns better to another category, you will be contacted to discuss options. If too many entrants go into the same category, then the awards’ management team may limit the entry load. Consequently, it is advised that entrants should sign-up/pay/select categories and start the initial process as soon as possible. The system allows you to switch between application forms so you can work on multiple entries.

The Awards’ management team recognises that industry sectors may differ significantly and, as such, judging will be merit based, not comparative.

To leverage the best responses from entrants, the framing of the criteria has been designed with critical questioning that has been derived from our research and feedback during a decade of awards management and adjudicating. Each scoring section is a pressure point, designed as a task so that the entrant can navigate the criteria pragmatically, and allows the judges to score each criterion validly, and objectively. Entrants are encouraged to highlight the significance of the project’s context and business case in – Criteria (Part A, 1). This will create the narrative and impact the quality and integrity of the submission for adjudicating.

Judges are remunerated for their services, to support the highest standard of adjudicating. They are explicitly trained in the awards-adjudicating processes and systems and are selected for their professional expertise and knowledge of modern learning, capability, technologies and employee-management practices.
Judges are selected through a nomination process. To be accepted for initial evaluation a person must have been nominated by three individuals from separate organisations. Self-nominations are not accepted. Nominations for potential judges need to address, in 150 words or fewer, the nominee’s credentials for judging, in an email to awards@learnx.net Judges are limited to 1 term (3 years). There are no vendors on the judging panels or awards management team.

The quality of the LearnX Live Awards is such that you may need to include confidential information as part of your entry. The Awards team guarantees that all information supplied will be restricted to the awards’ management team/judges and remain strictly confidential. Applications are released to the judging panel after the deadline closes. All submitted materials are deleted and/or destroyed post judging. Awards are judged in order of their online submission in each category – e.g. the first award submitted for Best Online Learning Model gets judged first and the last award submitted for Best Online Learning Model gets judged last.

Judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into prior/post judging. process.

The maximum score allocated per entry is 75 points. Upon reaching 38 points, an entrant automatically becomes a finalist. As scoring continues the rating is as follows:

65 to 75 points Platinum Winner 5 LearnX Stars
55 to 64 points Gold Winner 4 LearnX Stars
45 to 54 points Silver Winner 3 LearnX Stars
38 to 44 points Finalist Runner-up 2 LearnX Stars

Entrants who score 37 points or fewer, are not categorized and not posted online or elsewhere.

Platinum, Gold & Silver Award Winners receive one trophy and one certificate per winning entry for collection at the Awards Presentation Ceremony. Extra trophies can be purchased at a cost of AUD $165 GST inclusive, each, and extra certificates can be purchased at a cost of AUD $50 GST inclusive, each. There is an additional cost for postage and handling, if required, and this will be charged on an individual basis.
Platinum, Gold & Silver Award Winners receive hi-res award-winner logos for internal/external promotions.
Platinum, Gold & Silver Award Winners are listed on the official website. www.learnx.net after winners are announced.

Finalists do not receive a trophy and are not listed online or elsewhere.
Finalists receive one certificate per finalist entry. Extra certificates can be purchased at a cost of AUD $50 GST inclusive, each.
Certificates can be picked up at the Awards Presentation venue or be mailed to the finalist’s address. Postage and handling charges will apply.

Finalists receive hi-res finalist logos for internal/external promotions.

Winners will be contacted via phone or email on Friday 15th May 2020 and results will be listed on the official website www.learnx.net soon afterwards. Winners will receive further communication via email after the announcement on how to register for the FuturistiX Live! Summit & Awards Show.
Winning entrants are obliged to have at least one team leader attend the Awards Presentation to accept the award. If you are unable to attend the Awards Ceremony as a result of being located interstate or overseas, your trophy and/or certificate can be shipped locally/worldwide. Postage and handling costs apply. Please contact the awards team awards@learnx.net

Presentation City: Melbourne, Australia.
Presentation Venue: Crown Promenade
Presentation Cost: AUD $180, GST inclusive, per person. Team Discounts: Register 2 = 5%   3 = 10%   4 or more = 15%
Presentation Date: Thursday 17th September 2020.
Presentation Time: 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm.
Room Setting: Tables of 10.

Winners will receive further information regarding the Awards Presentation procedure via email, after the results are announced.

Payment can be made online by credit card or by invoice. You will be directed to the payment page once you have chosen which awards to enter and registered your details. When you have purchased your application/s you can immediately start your entry/s. Payment is required for each application. You can always go back to purchase additional applications. Your award application fee covers the administration of the entry and does not entitle you to attend the event on either day or the awards show. You must register separately for the Summits, Brekkie Talks and Awards Show. It’s best to register early as the event has sold-out in previous years. All entry fees are non-refundable.