We encourage the general public to send the names of their nominees to us either here, in the form above, or via email at email@example.com. Submissions for nominees are open for an entire calendar year, starting from when the previous year's nominees are being evaluated.
After receiving the requested information, each candidate's bio is reviewed by the Board of Advisers/Review team. Based on the criteria provided by the Awards committee, nominees are approved and the list of awardees is finalized a few months after the announced cutoff date. Only a certain number of awardees are selected each year due to the sheer number of submissions.
Once the final list is received, all nominees are informed officially. (Again, some candidates might be shortlisted due to limited capacity, but if they have been approved, they will more than likely be chosen to participate in the awards the following year.)