How to write a compelling nomination

To ensure your nomination stands out amongst all of the other nominees submitted by the single, global BRM community, always include evidence and clear examples of what makes your nominee so exceptional and deserving of the award.

“Show, don’t tell.”

Don’t just say they are outstanding – prove it! 

Use specific and concrete examples to illustrate how your nominee meets each of the eligibility and award criteria. Provide examples of how your nominee has demonstrated outstanding character and is a deserving candidate for the honor.

Using the STAR Method helps:


Set the stage


Describe the nominee’s responsibility in the situation


Explain the steps they took to address the situation


Share the outcomes (with measurable information where possible)

Describe the difference they made.

  • What was the situation before and after the achievement you’re highlighting?
  • What knowledge did the nominee demonstrate?
  • What made their efforts/achievements outstanding or noteworthy?
  • What makes this nominee different from others taking similar paths or making similar efforts?

Keep it simple.

Keep your explanations clear and to the point while ensuring there is enough information for the BRM Recognition Committee selection panel to make their decision.

Find the right words – we can help!

Strong nominations often include persuasive words. Consider the following (and remember to back it up with evidence!):

  • determination
  • sympathetic
  • resourceful
  • trusted
  • succeeding against the odds
  • innovation
  • admired
  • respected / respectful
  • persevering
  • mentor and role model
  • visionary
  • generous
  • impact
  • performance
  • making a difference
  • commitment
  • positive
  • selfless
  • passionate
  • overcoming obstacles

Ready to nominate?

And that’s it! Put together your list of outstanding individuals, executives, teams, and organizations and get the nomination process started:

  1. Navigate to the Global Excellence Awards nomination page
  2. Fill in the information and select the award category from the list
  3. A custom list of questions will appear
  4. Submit your entry!
  5. Nominations close on Friday August 6th, 2021. For more information about what happens next, check out this page.

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