Rules and Requirements

See also Judging Criteria Glossary

Please read these carefully. At the judges' recommendation, there are a number of changes to the rules and additional rules compared with previous years.

  1. All nominations must be submitted using the online form. Nominations must be received no later than September 9, 2019. Incomplete entries will not be considered.
  2. Multiple entries are encouraged; however, no company may nominate for more than one award on substantially the same basis. Entries in multiple categories that broadly replicate other entries will be discarded.

  3. We reserve the right to move an entry from the category entered to a different category, if the entry is better suited to that category.

  4. In the event that there are too few qualified nominations in a particular category, S&P Global Platts reserves the right to dismiss or consolidate the category with another, and rename the award.

  5. We reserve the right to divide a single category into multiple categories, when we receive an overabundance of high quality entries.

  6. The judges reserve the right to name no winner for individual categories (Chief Executive of the Year, Rising Star – Individual and Lifetime Achievement).

  7. The finalists for all individual awards (Chief Executive of the Year, Rising Star – Individual and Lifetime Achievement) are encouraged to attend the Global Energy Awards Dinner to accept their award in person should they be selected the winner.

  8. We accept nominations directly from the nominee or from a third party. In the event that a third party nominates a company or individual, S&P Global Platts may contact the nominee to provide more information. If the company or individual fails to provide the required response by the specified date, the nomination will be excluded from consideration.

  9. Each nomination MUST be accompanied by a rationale, not to exceed 300 words, that summarizes the entry. We strongly encourage you to tailor each summary to the individual category for which you are nominating. All financial statistics MUST be in U.S. dollars. The Nominating rationale should be submitted electronically through the online form.

  10. A Company Profile should be electronically submitted through the online form, which may include total revenue and profit for the award period, size of company and/or recent organization changes. All financial statistics MUST be in U.S. dollars to be considered.

  11. Nominations MUST also include additional insight into the nominee's qualifications as it relates to the Judging Criteria. You will be asked to elaborate on your nomination by providing examples of outstanding accomplishments, the risks involved, significant obstacles that were overcome and any other pertinent information for each of the judging criteria specified in the category descriptions. All financial statistics MUST be in U.S. dollars. The nomination must be electronically submitted online.

  12. Each nomination will require the nominated company's logo. For screen quality, we require images of 300 dpi or above, Illustrator or Photoshop RGB EPS files. These files can be emailed to

  13. Entries for Chief Executive of the Year, Rising Star Individual and Lifetime Achievement will require a high-resolution color photograph of the individual nominated. These files can be emailed to

  14. Supporting material is not required. Should you choose to send additional materials, please ensure they are supportive of the actual nomination. Supporting materials may include web links, videos, photographs and other documents. Please send all supporting materials via email to Please add in the following information to the subject line: the Nomination category and company name in case we have any follow-up questions.

  15. Winners will NOT be notified prior to the Global Energy Awards event on December 12, 2019.

  16. Each winner is expected to accept their award on stage at the awards ceremony December 12, 2019 at Cipriani – South St. in New York City.

  17. All information submitted through the Online Nominating Process and all supporting materials will be considered strictly confidential and will only be used by S&P Global Platts and its panel of judges.


If you have any questions, or would like to submit additional documents, please send to or call +1 720-264-6840.

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