Is there a cost to apply? How do I pay?

There is an application fee, with two tiers:

Application Fees

Benchmark: $195. Includes application fee, judge review, and scorecard.

Benchmark Plus: $995. Includes application fee, judge review, scorecard, copy of the annual LearningElite Best Practices and Benchmarking Report, and benchmarking data cut. A $1,500 value.

Application fees are submitted with a credit card at the awards portal. Your application is not finalized until payment. The charge on your statement will come from Human Capital Media.

Application Fee FAQs

Which option is right for my organization?

The Benchmark option is best for first-time organizations and organizations who don’t plan to purchase the annual report or wish to purchase the report later. The Benchmark Plus option is best for organizations who plan to purchase the report or who wish to get a more granular view of their ranking in relation to other organizations.

When will I receive my materials?

The report, scorecards, and custom data cuts will be delivered in late spring, after the winners are announced.

Can I invoice my application fee?

Government and nonprofit organizations can invoice their application fee. Contact us for details.