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.

Size Categories

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large
  • Mega

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, 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 on February 22, 2024. Representatives from all nominated companies, their nominators, and guests will be invited to attend the black-tie event. The CEO (or designated proxy) will receive one complimentary registration to the event. Guests are $150 per person; tables seat up to 10 people. Early registration is recommended as the event has sold-out in the past.

Information in the applications will be used by the judges and the sponsors for press releases about the nominees and the winners. All financial information submitted in your application will be kept confidential.

There is no entry fee to participate in this program.

Paper submissions are not allowed. Please contact the MOTY Coordinator with submission questions by email at wimoty@bakertilly.com.

Required Application Information

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 word document and then convert into a PDF. Upload using the submission information at the bottom of the page. Please upload any additional information in a PDF or image file type as indicated below. There are additional upload fields for financial data and graphics which are required for the ceremony design elements. Any photos you would like considered as part of your application should be included within your application PDF.
Please do not exceed 20 pages.

Best practices for completing your application form

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.


To nominate a company, please complete the nomination form by Friday, October 20, 2023.

All applications are due on Monday, December 1, 2023.

Applicants must be manufacturing companies with significant operations in the State of Wisconsin. Grand award winners cannot apply the year following an award win but are welcome and encouraged to participate as a judge. If you have questions on company eligibility, please contact Rachel Haas at wimoty@bakertilly.com.

Judges weigh the importance of these and other criteria and their relevance to each applicant. Judges are in no way influenced by Baker Tilly, Michael Best, or Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce. The judging panel is independent of the program sponsors.

 Application Submission Information
Only electronic application submissions will be accepted.