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Company culture has never been more important for organizations looking to attract and retain the best talent. But for employers, culture is about more than just Bagel Fridays and beer in the office. The strongest cultures are built on values that run deep throughout the organization. The now expanded 2020 Worklife Awards, presented by Digiday, Glossy and Modern Retail recognize the top employers and the values that make them unique across media and marketing, fashion, beauty and retail. 

Planning to submit this year? Sign up below for reminders about deadlines. To access everything you'll need to join the ranks of our past winners including our entry kit, expert tips for crafting a winning entry and past coverage of this program, click here.

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KEY DATES 

Extended Deadline: September 25

$699 per entry

All deadlines end at 11:59 p.m. PST

 

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CATEGORIES

 

  

Most Innovative Culture

Awarding the employers whose culture best fosters unique, original and successful thinking demonstrated by tangible results.

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Most Collaborative Culture

Awarding the employer whose culture best facilitates cooperation and joint efforts among teams to achieve a common goal.

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Most Passionate Employees

Awarding the employer whose employees clearly demonstrate a unified passion for the company’s mission and values.

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Most Engaged Employees

Awarding the employer whose employees show the most commitment, dedication and enthusiasm about their individual work.

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Most Committed to Work-Life Balance

Awarding the employer who best demonstrates a respect for a healthy work-life balance.

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Best Employer for Remote Employees

Awarding the employer with a partial or full remote workforce who best keeps employees connected, engaged and supported.

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Best Employer For Parents

Awarding the employer who has proven to be the most accommodating and flexible for working parents.

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Best Workplace for young careers

Awarding the employer who has shown the strongest commitment to entry-level employees in terms of professional growth and career advancement.

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Most Dedicated to Employee Growth

Awarding the employer who has shown the strongest commitment to the professional growth of individuals through training, education and enrichment.

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Most Dedicated to Employee Wellness

Awarding the employer who has shown the strongest commitment to the health and wellness of their employees, both physically and mentally.

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Most Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

Awarding the employer who has shown the strongest commitment and dedication to embracing diversity and inclusion.

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Most Committed to the Community/Social Good

Awarding the employer who has shown the greatest level of commitment to contributing social good and giving back to their community through extracurricular programs and partnerships.

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Best On-Boarding Process

Awarding the employer with the most effective on-boarding process in order to successfully and seamlessly integrate new hires into the company.

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HR Leader of the Year

Awarding the HR Executive who has excelled at creating a strong company culture and work environment.

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  • Lou Gretta - chief HR officer, New York Media 

Employer of the Year 

Awarding the employer that has cumulatively shown a high level of commitment to innovative culture, social good, commitment to employee growth, work/life integration and diversity.

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PAST WINNERS

 

 

 

 

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JUDGES

 
 

Kelly Sander

SVP, PEOPLE OPERATIONS

Gateway Blend

 

Abel Buko

PEOPLE AND CULTURE LEAD

Bannerboy

 

Deidre Davis

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT

Complex Media

 

 

Ildi Conrad

DIRECTOR, PEOPLE & CULTURE

Wavemaker

 

Tamara Cooksey

VP, PEOPLE OPERATIONS

Ingenio

 

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HOW TO ENTER

 

 

1

SELECT CATEGORY

 

Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.

 

 

2

ADD DESCRIPTION

 

Enter platform details and answer a few short questions.

 

 

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UPLOAD WORK

 

Upload a case study showcasing your campaign.

 

 

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SUBMIT

 

Submit your entry fee payment online.

 

 

 

JUDGING CRITERIA

The judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate transparent success over the past 12 months. Our judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities.

Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries and this could include details of financial performance, results in terms of KPI, creative evidence in terms of a sizzle reel, still images, or links to the final project. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Interested in being a judge? Submit your nomination here

THE JUDGING PROCESS

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form relating to Digiday's four criteria: innovation, creativity, consumer value, and results. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges pre-scores will then be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.

CONFIDENTIALITY

All material will remain confidential to the judges, who are required to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Only the "Credits" section of an entry is subject to be made public.

 

 

FAQ

 

 

What is the eligibility period?

The eligibility period for all Digiday Media Awards programs begins 12 months prior to the Early Deadline and ends on the Early Deadline. 

Can I submit the same campaign or entry in multiple categories?

Yes. Entry fees are per category.

What parts of my entry are made public?

The only information that is ever publicized is the 'Credits' section of your entry, should you be named a finalist or winner. 

Who's contact information should we include on the entry form?

We use the included contact information for all updates regarding your entry. You should also include a secondary contact & email address in case we aren't able to connect with you.

What if my company or a competitor has a judge on the jury panel?

We recuse judges from scoring any categories their company or a direct competitor submits to. 

When and how are finalists announced?

The shortlist will be announced on Digiday.com. All entrants will be notified, whether you are named a finalist or not, via the email address you included on your entry. 

When are the winners announced?

All winners are announced virtually. The exact date will be announced with the shortlist. 

Can I submit from outside the U.S.? 

Yes, the Worklife Awards are open globally. 

 

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