Process of Best in building self-learning culture



1A (Online Application)

Oganisations register online by submitting their details and by following the online application process.

Closing date: 19th September, 2019


1B (Application Form)

Applicants would be filling the Online Application forms

Closing date: 22nd September, 2019


1C (Video Testimonial) This stage is optional

Applicants share Testimonial for supporting their practice for this award category

Closing date: 22nd September, 2019



2A Shortlisting of Best Practices

Shortlisting of the 3 best practices from each category will be done by the judging panel based on information shared in the application form. This will be done anonymously where the Jury will not be disclosed the applicant’s identity.

23rd September, 2019 onwards


2B Communication of the Shortlisted companies

The top 3 best practices from each category will be communicated of the interim results

10th October, 2019


2C Preparation of a Synopsis on the Best Practice

The shortlisted companies will be submitting a synopsis of their best practice

Date of Submission: 20th October, 2019



Jury Meet and the Awards evening

The Jury will select one winner in each category from the shortlisted top 3 best practices during the Final Round in Mumbai.

Date of the conference : 6th November, 2019


* Past winners are not allowed to reapply with their winning practice for People Matters L&D Awards 2019.


Frequently Asked Questions


What should I do I have a firewall at my office for People Matters website?

If you have a firewall at your office, we request you to please use your personal server to apply for the People Matters L&D Awards 2019

I am receiving the mailer even when I have already applied, does this mean that my application has not reached to People Matters inbox?

If you have applied for the L&D Awards 2019 and you are still receiving the mailer – Don’t worry! You are a part of our valuable database and we don’t want you to miss any of the awards communication. This does not mean that your application has not been reached us.


What should I do if by mistake, I clicked on the submit button without uploading the right answers to the questions?

Please be double sure before submitting your application. Once the application is submitted, you will not be able to retrieve the same for changes.

How will I see the questions of Stage 1B?

Once you fill the details of stage 1A of any category, the point of contact of your application will receive the link for Stage 1B. This is the main stage to fill in the answers to your questions in regard to your best practice.


Are there any commercials involved?

For The L&D Awards, there is no registration fee involved. These awards are for recognising the best interventions in organizations as part of their learning and development function.

What are the evaluation criteria?

Below are the evaluation parameters for your reference:

  1. Displayed innovation
  2. Are scalable in design and implementation
  3. Made a significant impact to the business


How many categories can we apply for and will the questions will be same for all the categories?

You can apply for all the categories but you cannot apply in more than one category with the same initiative. Also, the questions are same across all categories.

What companies are eligible for L&D Awards 2019?

Almost all organizations across industry segments are eligible to apply. However, if you have an HR offering in the segment then you cannot apply.