Entry Submission

Submission overview
  • Entry guidelines – this will guide you through the submission process. It contains key judging criteria for each category which you will be judged upon.
  • Entry forms
    • Refrain from using your own entry template with your company branding, and only use what is provided.
    • Judges have the authority to mark you down for failure to adhere to the 2000-word limit in your entry form.
    • You may enter in multiple relevant categories, but please ensure each entry submission form is tailored to the specific category to increase your chances of winning.
    • Please create your entry submission using the respective entry submission form without altering/deleting the words in the header.
    • For tips on how to write a winning submission, keep reading.
How to Enter?

All entries should be completed using the generic entry submission doc. If you are entering or submitting for the individual category, please only use this entry submission form.

Before you proceed to the submission portal:

  • Download and read the entry guidelines.
  • Please download and only use the entry submission form provided to prepare your submission.
  • You will have to key in your email address on the submission form before you can proceed with the online submission process. This will allow you to return to this page any time before the deadline to edit your submissions..
  • Please note that you will need to input your contact information in order to save your submission. Entrants are strongly encouraged to gather all entry materials such as photos, videos and charts before starting the entry process.
  • Please ensure that all details you enter into the entry details are CONSISTENT with the details on the entry submission form you upload.
  • Upon submission deadline, all entry details, including company names, credits, and so on, are FINAL and cannot be changed and/or transferred to another party.
  • Remember to click on FINISH at the CHECKOUT page to confirm your submission. You’ll receive a confirmation note thereafter.


The online entry submission will close on 9 June 2023, 6pm SGT

Submission deadline
9 June 2023, 18:00hrs
Judging criteria

Here are some guiding pointers that judges will be looking out for. Please ensure your entry answers the points below for the various sections along with the guiding pointers in the respective categories.

1. Vision and goals (25%)

  • Provide an overview of your strategy.
  • What was the objective of it? What was the outcome you were looking for?
  • What business problem did you want to solve with your plan; what business opportunities were you looking to pursue?
  • How did you get buy-in from top management and line-of-business managers?
  • What are some innovative and/or new ideas proposed?
  • What is the expected business ROI from the proposed changes?
  • Please include some testimonials from peers/senior management/clients.

2. Implementation (25%)

  • How was your strategy communicated to all stakeholders?
  • How did you keep your plan on track – on time and under budget?
  • How did you maintain continued support from key stakeholders?
  • What problems were encountered and how did you solve them?
  • What elements of the plan were easier or more difficult than you thought at first?
  • A clear narrative that demonstrates why the strategy was implemented and how it is having an impact on the organisation.

3. Impact (25%)

  • What were the primary and secondary results of your strategy?
  • What business/commercial benefits did your strategic plan deliver?
  • What were the unintended positive consequences of your innovative strategy?
  • How did your plan contribute to the organisation’s commercial/business goals?
  • What was
  • Evidence of success: How has the idea/strategy strengthened the organisation? Please use metrics, anecdotes and case studies.
  • Judges will consider feedback from stakeholders.

4. Future initiative (25%)

  • What other objectives do you plan to pursue next?
  • Has the successful implementation of your strategy affected the strategic planning process of other areas of your organisation?
  • What has the implementation of your strategic plan taught you about what else is achievable?
  • What else can be done differently to further improve?
  • What are some other support areas the implementation could benefit from in the future?
  • What are some room for areas of improvement?


*Categories for Individuals have a different set of criteria. Check the guidelines for details.

Your entry submission form should contain a maximum of 2,000 words (total) with evidence to support and address each of the criteria points outlined in the “categories and criteria” section of the entry guidelines document.

Each section holds a maximum potential value of 10 points. When reviewing individual entries, the judges will decide how many points to award against every criterion out of 10, so please ensure each area is fully covered in order to achieve your highest possible score.

  • Programmes/campaigns/systems/initiatives entered should have demonstrable results from the period of January 2022 to March 2023. Initiatives or strategies developed and implemented prior to this period are also eligible, provided the results/impact were measured during the past year.
  • All categories are open to HR teams in organisations based in the Philippines. The organisation may be privately owned, public listed companies, government or NGOs.
  • All programmes/campaigns/systems/initiatives must have been implemented and carried out for the Philippines office or for a regional and/or global office – the programme must have been spearheaded by the HR team in the Philippines. This allows the awards to celebrate the best HR team that the Philippines has to offer.
Fees & payment

Standard rate: USD 100 per entry

Payment methods:
Credit card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX), bank transfer.

Terms & conditions
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.
  • Entries will not be considered for judging if payment has not been received when judging commences.
  • The judges’ decisions are final.
  • Without prior notice, Human Resources Online reserves the right to merge categories or dissolve any categories should it be deemed necessary. Should a category or categories be dissolved, entry fees in that category/categories will not be refunded.
  • Should your entry be shortlisted, your entry details found on the online registration site will be reflected on the website, trophy (presented on the awards night, should you win) and on any other awards-related materials.
  • Please note that after the submission deadline, all details on the entry submission form, including company names, credits and so on, are FINAL and can NOT be changed and/or transferred to another party. Any changes made after submission will be charged 10% of the entry fee per change.
  • Finalists need to be present, or appoint a representative to be present, at the awards gala dinner in order to receive their trophy(ies) in case they win.
  • Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the entry guidelines.

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