JUDGING OF ENTRIES

JUDGING OF ENTRIES

The Judging Process

The judges will be using weighted marks for responses to criteria/guidelines as set out in each category of awards in the application forms to arrive at their final decision.

The award categories will be reviewed by several groups of judges concurrently, except for Malaysian Business of the Year Award, which will be reviewed by the final panel of judges.

The final panel of judges will include one representative each from the initial group of judges.

For the Malaysian Business of the Year Award, the winner will be the company that has received the highest cumulative score from the other award categories.

In the event of a tie, the final panel of judges will decide on the winner who is generally the best in market with exemplary track record in most areas.

Winnersí REWARDS and BENEFITS

For all WINNERS

  1. 1. Free editorial publicity in SMEBiz pullout / MetroBiz section

    Top-of-the-Class Awards

    Platinum winners: One story in SMEBiz pullout
    Gold winners: One cover story in MetroBiz section
    Silver winners: One story in MetroBiz section

    Outstanding Achievement Awards

    Grand Winners: One cover story in SMEBiz pullout

    Note: Not convertible to cash or advertising space. Editorial publicity will be in one day. Must be utilized within 3 months

  2. Preferential rates for additional ads in The Star carrying the SOBA logo
  3. Coveted trophy at the Awards Night
  4. Use of SOBA logo//monogram on corporate and A&P collaterals
  5. Exposure through publicity (print and online)
  6. Opportunity to attend and speak at special workshops/talks aimed at helping companies grow and move forward

For all FINALISTS

Certificate of Merit


For RISING STAR AWARD WINNER

Cash award of RM10,000 sponsored by Credit Guarantee Corporation Malaysia Berhad


For all PARTICIPANTS

  1. Certificate of Participation
  2. Free seat (for company CEO) at the Awards Night
  3. Opportunity to self check, network with key business professionals and the business fraternity
  4. Free 1 year digital access to The Star e-paper, and 4 regional e-papers (The Jakarta Post, The Nation, The Philippine Daily Inquiry and China Daily Asia Weekly) upon submission to SOBA 2017 Awards.

Awards Timeline

May
Oct
Submission of Entries
Jul
Learning Series Workshops
Nov
Judging of Entries
Jan'18
Awards Ceremony