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2023 Sterling Awards Application - Non-Profit Business

Award Critera
The Sterling Award for a Non-Profit Organization recognizes the social, cultural, educational, and economic impact of an organization on its constituents and/or broader community.
Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
Judging and Selection Process
The Sterling Award selection process is among the most credible of all business award competitions in the metro Phoenix area. Following submission, your application will be reviewed by a panel of six (6) judges who will individually score your responses to each question. Judges will use a 10-point grading system for each question, resulting in a cumulative score for each applicant. The three (3) applicants with the highest scores will advance as finalists. Current applicants are not eligible to be a judge. The second phase of the judging process will include an on-site interview during which the judges will visit the finalists’ place of business. Each finalist will have an opportunity to make a formal presentation, conduct a facility tour and respond to additional questions from the judges. This process will result in a second and final set of scores which will determine the Honoree in the category. Honorees will remain confidential until announced on stage at the Sterling Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 9, 2023. All finalists will be recognized at the ceremony along with all video presentations.
Important Dates and Deadlines (dates are firm and cannot be changed)
Application Instructions
Complete this form and answer all questions entirely. Applications must be submitted online. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please check the website for updates. Fields indicated with * are required. If you have questions about the application or how to properly complete the application process, please contact Ann Deasy, 480-355-2712 or
If selected as a finalist, will the CEO/Owner be representing the organization as the spokesperson in the video? *
If selected as a finalist, will the CEO/Owner be representing the organization as the spokesperson at the ceremony? *
Business Street Address
Full-time equals 30+ hours per week Example: Two (2) part-time employees working 15 hours per week = one (1) full-time employee
Has your company applied for and/or been selected as a finalist for the Sterling Award in the past? *
Has your company been selected as an honoree/winner IN THIS CATEGORY within the past 5 years? *
Please provide a response to the following questions and include any information that distinguishes your company and makes it uniquely deserving of the Sterling Award.
NOTE: For the following questions you are allowed 1300 characters (about 200 words) for each answer.
Thank you for submitting your application for the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce Sterling Awards.
For additional questions, please contact Ann Deasy at or 480-355-2712.
When successfully submitted, you will see a new page that reads: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUBMISSION. If you do not see this page, scroll to the top of the application and correct any errors listed in red, then re-submit. THANK YOU!