Award Guidelines
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Award Guidelines

On Wednesday, April 14th,  Parking Today will be hosting an Awards Breakfast acknowledging the outstanding contributions in the parking industry. This is a dedicated event to recognize the contributions of individuals, teams, and organizations working within the industry. This event will be held in conjunction with the Parking Industry Exhibition 2021 in Schaumburg, IL. 

Submit an Award Here

The Award categories* are listed below

*Please click on the category name for specific category guidelines

 

Excellence in Technology and Innovation 
OFF STREET

Excellence in Technology and Innovation 
ON STREET 

Sponsored by
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Parking Today Media
Sponsored by
ECO Parking Technologies

ECO Parking Technologies
Sponsored by
Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Parking Today Media
 

Parking Organization
of the Year

Sponsored by
EnSight Technologies

EnSight Technologies
Sponsored by
PaybyPhone

Pay by Phone
Sponsored by
Parker Technology

Parker Technology

Rules & Judging Guidelines

The process is completely online from the application to the submission as well as the reviewing/assessment of the applications by our team of Judges.

  • Entry deadline: March 1, 2021

  • Entry to the competition is free, however a representative of the company or companies listed in the application must be registered to attend the entire PIE 2021 event. 

  • The Parking Today Media’s Parking Today Awards applications are judged by a panel of leading experts drawn from across the parking, consultancy and related fields.

  • Each entry is read by at least three panel members prior to short listing

  • The panel reserves the right to consider repositioning entries across categories.

  • Once entries are considered, follow-up questions and, where necessary, visits may be conducted.

  • The full list of judges will be published ahead of the awards ceremony.

  • Judges are asked to avoid potential conflicts of interest when assessing or debating entries.

  • The jury’s decisions remain anonymous, but summaries are made available to entrants who ask after the event.

  • The jury’s decision is final.

  • Submitting an entry acknowledges that edited versions of entries will be published in Parking Today magazine and its related websites leading up to the awards. Extended versions of winning entries will be published in Parking Today magazine and on www.parkingtoday.com after the ceremony. If you include commercially sensitive material in an entry, please indicate.

Further information to discuss the categories, criteria and submitting your entry, contact: John Van Horn; Parking Industry Expo at jvh@parkingtoday.com

JUDGING GUIDELINES

  • Each entry will be judged in the defined category using the criteria listed and assigning the points allocated. Parking Today Media reserves the right to re-categorize entries if deemed appropriate.
  • The entries will be sorted by category entered and classification. Each category will be assigned to a panel of judges who will assess the entries independently. The Judges will make their assessment online and scores will be averaged for a final score out of 100 points.
  • To reach finalist stage a minimum score of 70 will need to be achieved. The top scoring entries in each category will determine the winning recipient of that award. In the case of tied scores, both entries would receive the same level award.
  • Each Judge is encouraged to not only score but provide written feedback so that this can be presented to the nominee’s post awards. Judges details will not be revealed unless the particular judge requests this.
  • The Chair of Judges has the right to assign a submission to another category if they believe this is appropriate to do so.

If you find any issue with the forms or requirements for entry, please send your entry as a word document (you may include any PDFs or pictures you like)  – attach whatever information you feel should be considered and email the entry to jvh@parkingtoday.com and kelley@parkingtoday.com 

Using this format will not decrease your chances of winning in any way. Be sure to include the name of the person sending in the entry and the company from which it came.

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