2020 Awards Guidelines & FAQ

ABOUT
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 LearnX 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. In 2020, due the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be a free to attend, virtual online meeting.
REACH
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.
APPLICATIONS/SUBMISSIONS
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. Specific links are provided in the online portal and there is no limit to what you can add, except for the file size in some cases.

ASSISTANCE
To clarify any point, please phone the Awards Team on +61 2 9688 6576 or email awards@learnx.net
DEADLINE & FEE
New Deadline – Friday 19th June 2020.
Fee – $165 AUD (GST inclusive) per entry. All fees are non-refundable.
WHO CAN ENTER?
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.
TEAM DEFINITION
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.
ENTRY OPTIONS
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. The system allows you to switch between application forms so you can work on multiple entries.
JUDGING & CONFIDENTIALITY

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 criteria validly, and objectively. Entrants are encouraged to highlight the significance of the submissions context 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 talent 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.

AWARDS SCORECARD SYSTEM
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.

AWARDS-WINNERS PACKAGE
Platinum, Gold & Silver Award Winners receive one trophy and one certificate per winning entry. As the event is a virtual meeting, postage/handling of trophies/certificates will be charged on an individual basis to the recipient. 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. Postage/handling will be charged on an individual basis to the recipient.
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 the outright winners are announced.

Finalists receive one certificate per finalist entry. Extra certificates can be purchased at a cost of AUD $50 GST inclusive, each. Postage/handling will be charged on an individual basis to the recipient.
Finalists receive hi-res finalist logos for internal/external promotions.
Finalists are not listed online or elsewhere.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED & PUBLICISED
Placegetters (Platinum, Gold, Silver) will be notified via email on Friday 26th June. Outright winners (Platinum, Gold, Silver) will be announced during the LearnX Live! Virtual Summit & Awards Show, Thursday 17th September, and results will be listed on the official website www.learnx.net soon afterwards.
EVENT/ANNOUNCEMENTS/TIMELINES

Event Type: Virtual Meeting Online
Event Fee: Complimentary/Free
Event Date: Thursday 17th September 2020.
Event Times: 10.00am – 8.00pm (agenda available soon)
Outright Winners  Announced – at specific event timings throughout the virtual event on Thursday 17th September 2020.

ENTRY PAYMENT/SUBMISSIONS
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/paid for your application/s you can immediately start the entry process. If paying by invoice you will have limited access. Once invoice payment has been received you will gain full access to the online portal. Payment is required for each application. You can always return and purchase additional applications.