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Rules & Eligibility

Nominations Open December 4, 2017

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Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation Policy: SIIA’s policy regarding cancellations is as follows:
  • Any nomination cancelled by January 26 will receive a full refund.
  • Prior to the start of the judging phase, any nomination that is deemed a poor fit in a category and, upon review by SIIA staff, the nominating entity and judges, cannot appropriately fit into any other category, will receive a full refund.
  • After the start of the judging phase, no refunds will be issued.
  • Category cancellation: SIIA reserves the right to cancel any CODiE Awards category with fewer than 5 nominations. If a category is cancelled, nominees in that category will have the option to move to another category (if appropriate) or receive a full refund of the nomination fee.

Eligibility

  • Eligible Products: Any service, application, resource or solution that is available in digital form via internet download, network, the web, software as a service (SaaS), the cloud, or data center environment.
  • Entries & Category Placement: Each product must be nominated separately but a product can be nominated in any applicable categories. 
  • Product Availability: Products must have been launched and/or available for purchase by January 1, 2017 in order to be eligible for the 2018 CODiE Awards.
  • Validation/Verification of Placement: Nominations must include explanatory text that supports the placement of the product in the category or categories. Additionally, SIIA reserves the right to re-assign nominations to a more appropriate category.
  • Nominations Deadline: The primary deadline for submission of nominations is 5:00 PM EST on January 27, 2018.
  • Late Nominations Period: Entries received after Midnight ET on January 26 but prior midnight ET on February 9, 2018 will be charged an additional $250 late nomination fee.
  • Nominations must be paid in full by the late submission deadline of February 9, 2018.

CODiE Award Rules

  • Assignment of Judges: All nominated products are assigned two judges. If you feel a judge is not the right fit to review your product notify the awards director within the first week of the judging process.
  • Nominee-Judge Communication. Nominee communication with judges must be directly related to the review process or in response to requests for information about the product under review. All other communication is prohibited.
  • Nominee Campaigning. Employees and contracted personnel are prohibited from conducting promotional efforts to garner support from judges or members of SIIA.
  • Accuracy of Information or Presentation. Nominating entities are expected to provide accurate information about the nominated product. If any information provided on the nomination form should change, it is the responsibility of the primary contact to notify SIIA of the change. SIIA takes no responsibility for inaccurate information if not notified of changes.
  • Nominee Concerns with Judges: Any concerns relating to judge qualifications, conflicts of interest, or any other issue that might negatively affect the judging process must be submitted to SIIA staff in writing prior to the start of the review phase.
  • Inappropriate Claims or Representation: If, during the review process, a judge or SIIA staff discovers and confirms the existence of inappropriate claims about the nominated product, the product will be removed from consideration without a refund of the nomination fees.
  • Professional Conduct: all employees of a nominating company, contracted representatives, and judges are expected to conduct themselves according to the highest levels of professionalism, courtesy, respect, and integrity. SIIA staff will investigate any and all complaints of misconduct on the part of nominees and judges.