Eligibility, Deadlines, and More

Why an Awards Program?

In all of our years in the HR and talent technology marketplace, so many solution providers come and go. The ones with real value and staying power are who buyers need to connect with, but it's hard for them to navigate the waters of technology evaluation with hundreds of providers in the industry. This awards program will give buyers a shortlist of vetted, capable providers specific to their needs, whether they are looking for a new learning experience platform, a talent acqisition CRM, or a core HR analytics tool.  

The Key Details Who is eligible to enter: technology providers in the HCM industry, including learning, talent acquisition, talent management, core HR, and other related disciplines (see categories below for relevant entry options).  

Deadline to enter: Submissions for this year’s program will be due by 11:59pm Central Standard Time on Friday, May 29th, 2020.  

Fee for entry: $750 for each submission  

Results: Winners will be announced in a live virtual event on Monday, August 3rd, 2020 at 1:00pm Central.

Categories for Entry


Learning Management, Content Authoring/Management, Virtual/Augmented Reality and other related technologies


HRIS, Payroll, Time and Attendance, Analytics, Compensation and other related technologies


Sourcing, Matching, Candidate Experience, Assessments, Performance, Succession, Engagement, Career Planning and other related technologies

Benefits of Participation

Winners receive the following benefits: * Recognition in the live virtual award winners announcement * Recognition on social media and the Lighthouse Research & Advisory website * A digital badge customized by entry category * A press release announcing winning organizations * Free publication of client case study (if desired, based on entry form data provided) * Winners may be mentioned in blogs, reports, and other ongoing research * Non-competitive winners may be offered webcast copresenting opportunities where appropriate * Select winners may be interviewed on the We’re Only Human podcast * Additional opportunities for exposure and promotion as they arise To celebrate our inaugural awards program, all 2020 participants will lock in 2020 pricing for future entry fees in spite of any future price increases.


1. Download Entry Form and complete ALL fields

2. Upload entry form on our Awards Portal

3. Pay entry fee (payment must be recieved in order for entry to be judged)