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Applications from each awards category are reviewed by a panel of three judges. Our judges are bound to confidentiality, so your entry details will not be shared unless we have your permission. ICMI Global Contact Center Awards judges are a diverse group of industry experts, including consultants, speakers, authors, practitioners, and former ICMI Award winners.
Independently of each other, the judges review your application and use the rubric below to score each of your responses on a four-point scale. In addition, judges give each entry an overall impression score using the same scale. The scores from all three judges are averaged to determine a final score for each entry. In order to move on to the finalist round, you must receive a score that's equal to or higher than 70% of the possible points for your category. For example, if the highest possible score for your category is 40 points, you must receive a 28 or higher to be named a finalist.
In round two, judges are asked to rank each of the finalists in their category. Finalists for Best Small, Medium, and Large Contact Center are required to submit a 5-minute video tour and answers to any follow-up questions for consideration in round two. For all categories, judges are asked to rank each of the finalists during round two. The ranking scores are averaged and added to round one scores to calculate the winner. For example, in a category with 3 finalists, each first place ranking earns 3 points, second place ranking earns 2 points, and third place ranking earns 1 point.