How to Enter

Anyone can nominate an individual, a team, an office, or jurisdiction for a Public Sector Champion Award. To submit a nominee to our Evaluation Committee, please follow these instructions:

  1. Review the award Categories to ensure your nominee meets the evaluation criteria and to identify the appropriate category under which to make your nomination.

  2. Complete and submit a Nomination Form by July 14 — deadline has been extended! .

We encourage you to review the FAQs or view previous years’ Public Sector Champions prior to submitting your nomination.


Excellence in Business Process Transformation

Evaluation criteria:

  • How has implementing a new or unique business process transformed the way your nominee’s office functions day-to-day? How has this impacted their ability to service the community? Examples may include but are not limited to: new process implementation, updated technology deployment, or change management – as examples.

  • Applicants should demonstrate how increased levels of quality have been realized, list the business benefits, and include any key performance indicators to track results, examples may include, efficiency gains, resource savings, or shortened processing times – as examples.

Excellence in Office Leadership

Evaluation criteria:

  • How has your nominated individual displayed high levels of leadership and accountability within their office in order to deliver excellence in servicing the community?

  • Applicants should demonstrate ways in which the individual has increased levels of quality or had improved community outreach within their office in the last year.

Excellence in Crisis Management

Evaluation criteria:

  • How has your nominee stepped up in a critical time of need to provide critical services and outreach to your community?

  • Applicants should describe a critical moment or event that impacted the community, such as a natural disaster, significant change in governance structures or a community response to a policy decision – as examples, and explain how the nominee effectively responded to and managed this crisis.

Excellence in Community Service

Evaluation criteria:

  • Do you know someone who is an outstanding member of your community, either as an office leader or otherwise as a community leader? This person may have demonstrated tremendous dedication either to an office, a social charitable group or to a community board, such as for education or fire services. (This nominee must be a government official or civil servant.)

  • Applicants should describe the nominees cause: how long have they been a part of this cause, and what impact has this individual had? The more detailed, as to the outcomes to individuals’ lives or else achievements from this effort, the better.

What recognition does a Public Sector Champion receive?

From local and international recognition to press opportunities, the benefits of winning a Thomson Reuters Public Sector Champion Award are invaluable. Award winners:

  • Are announced and recognized at the SYNERGY User Groups Conference Awards Banquet, including having a spotlight video produced on their award and shown center stage at the ceremony;

  • Receive a commemorative Thomson Reuters Public Sector Champion Award winner trophy;

  • Are included in Thomson Reuters media announcement of the award;

  • Are commonly recognized within your own organization and community for public sector excellence;

  • Gain recognition in the Thomson Reuters community as a thought leader for public sector best practices.