Winners will be selected by an independent panel of judges from industry, government, education, and the business media, including past MOTY award winners (sponsoring organizations do not judge the applications).
A total of four Grand Award winners will be selected - one for each of the following size categories.
Download step-by-step instructions for what to include in your online application.
The judges may also decide to honor a company with a Special Award for excelling in an outstanding area. There is not a separate application process for these special awards – all applications should be written seeking Grand Awards honoring overall Manufacturing Excellence.
The judges decisions are final and they reserve the right to withhold an award in any category if there is not a suitable winning entry.
Judges are in no way influenced by Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Michael Best, or Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. The judging panel is independent of the program sponsors.
The Award Winners will be revealed at the awards banquet in February. Representatives from all nominated companies, their nominators, and guests will be invited to attend the black-tie event. The CEO (or designated proxy) and nominator (if from an outside company) will receive one complimentary registration to the event. Guests are $125 per person; tables seat up to 10 people. Early registration is recommended as the event has sold-out in the past. Nominees and nominators will receive an invitation with registration.
Information in the applications will be used by the judges and the sponsors for press releases about the nominees and the winners. Proprietary detailed financial information will be kept confidential.
There is no entry fee to participate in this program.
Paper submissions are not allowed. Contact the MOTY Coordinator with submission questions, 800-362-7301.
All applications must include detailed information. Each company will be judged for the categories listed below. Awards are based on the details provided in the application form. To submit your application, please compile your responses to each question in a PDF and upload using the submission information at the bottom of the page. There are additional upload fields for financial data and graphics required for the ceremony design elements. Any photos you would like considered as part of your application should be included in your application PDF. Note: Do not exceed 35 pages.
Spend time gathering all of the information needed for your application and compile into a Word document. When you are ready, create your word document as a PDF and upload that along with your supporting images when you complete the online form below.
Categories are based on company-wide employee count, including parent company and all subsidiaries, in and out of Wisconsin. Do not include temporary employees. Breakdown is as follows:
As a nominee for this prestigious award, your company will be presented at the awards banquet in a video and on a large format poster. The following artwork files must be high resolution and files large in size in order to print clearly at a large scale. Questions relating to artwork files can be directed to the MOTY coordinator by calling 800-362-7301 or through email.
Digital Artwork: (300 dpi jpg and printable at 4" x 6")
Upload your application here. Please ensure your application contains the information requested in questions 1-8 and does not exceed 35 pages.
By clicking "Submit", you are hereby certifying that the top executive of the nominated company is aware of this submission, and that all information included in this nomination is factual and accurate.
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