The BASA Awards Panel of Judges comprises industry experts and passionate small business owners who genuinely understand real-life challenges and how small businesses work, from bootstrapping to multi-million organizations. 

Our judges are only interested in YOUR WORK, not your team size, client list, or the years you have been in operation. They will review and evaluate your entry fairly and without bias since they are genuinely interested in supporting small businesses' growth and innovation.

Furthermore, our strict evaluation process ensures that judges affiliated with any entry are not assigned categories where such entries are present.

Each entry submitted will be evaluated by a panel of up to six judges in accordance with their areas of expertise. The final score of each entry is the average score of the marks awarded by each jury member in the category. Learn about the Judging Criteria and Weights and the Score Normalization.

  • We invite you to apply or nominate a colleague or prominent name in your industry to be a judge for the 2024 BASA Awards. If you meet our judging panel criteria, you'll be assigned categories based on your area of expertise. Since all entries will be judged online, you will be able to review and rate them at your convenience between October and November 2024.

    Being a judge means supporting small businesses' progress and innovation. You'll be able to gain knowledge on how small companies and entrepreneurs deal with challenges and succeed. You will also receive the following:

    • A blog post interview published on our website
    • Post mentions across our social media platforms thanking you for your contribution and support to small businesses
    • Press mentions
    • Opportunity to add this role to your LinkedIn profile
    • Networking with other judges and winners.

      To apply, complete and submit this form click here.
  • Media Jury

    Showcase your work to top industry leaders! All entries will be judged by highly qualified experts from different industries.

  • User Voting

    Get great positive exposure for your business! After the Finalists are announced, online public voting will be initiated through our platforms.

  • Would you like to learn more about the evaluation process? Click below for more.

Judges

Dennis
Reno

Cyara

Jessica
Tiller

Pugh & Tiller PR

Marco
Zecca

Aquazzurra

Matteo
Osso

QVC TV

Mia Still
Osorno

MNS Talent

Param
Singh

Oberon Securities

Rachel
Russell

EY

Sir. Cristiana
Tudor

Greatness Media

Sudha
Ranganathan

LinkedIn

Sumit
Sanwal

American Express

Tania
Tome

Ecokaya

Tom
DuFore

Big Sky

Find out more about BASA

The Best of America Small Business Awards is a prestigiously independent award that was created with an unwavering love for small businesses. We aim to showcase the best of small businesses for their outstanding work and contribution to their community. With over 150+ categories to choose from, the Best of America Small Business Awards is the one of the largest award for small businesses in the United States.

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