Welcome to One Planet Best in Business Awards program honoring businesses and professionals in every industry from around the world.


4th Annual 2019 One Planet Best in Business Awards

Category Groups

This awards program has the following Category Groups under which there are multiple categories in which entries can be submitted.

A. Company-Organization Awards Categories Group
B. Startup Awards Categories Group
C. Team of the Year Awards Categories Group
D. Entrepreneur, Founder, or Partner of the Year Awards Categories Group
E. Innovator, Lifetime Achievement, Maverick, and Women Awards Categories Group
F. Executive Awards Categories Group
G. Professional and Employee Awards Categories Group

  • GA. Professionals | Education Awards Categories
  • GB. Professionals | Heath Care and Medical Awards Categories
  • GC. Professionals | Industrywise Awards Categories
  • GD. Professionals | Information Technology & Security Awards Categories
  • GE. Outstanding Employee Awards Categories

H. Achievements Awards Categories Group

  • HA. Achievements | Corporate Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations Categories Group
  • HB. Achievements | Information Technology & Security Categories Group
  • HC. Achievements | Management Awards Categories Group
  • HD. Achievements | Workplace Awards Categories Group

I. New Product, Service, or Innovation Awards Categories Group

  • IA. New Product, Service, or Innovation | Content Technologies and Information Management Awards Categories Group
  • IB. New Product, Service, or Innovation | Education Awards Categories Group
  • IC. New Product, Service, or Innovation | Health Care Awards Categories Group
  • ID. New Product, Service, or Innovation | Industrywise Awards Categories Group
  • IE. New Product, Service, or Innovation | Human Resource & Workforce Tools & Technology
  • IF. New Product, Service, or Innovation | Information Technology and Cyber Security Awards Categories Group

J. Creativity & Execution Awards Categories Group

  • JA. Creativity & Execution | Live Events Awards Categories Group
  • JB. Creativity & Execution | Mobile Sites & Apps Awards Categories Group
  • JC. Creativity & Execution | Publications and Print Awards Categories Group
  • JD. Creativity & Execution | Video, Commercial, Advertising, and Film Awards Categories Group
  • JE. Creativity & Execution | Website Awards Categories Group

K. Milestone of the Year Awards Categories Group

Awards Timeline

There are 4 deadlines and the fees increase after each deadline.

  • July 26, 2019 | First Early-Bird Deadline
  • August 30, 2019 | Second Early-Bird Deadline
  • September 27, 2019 | Final Deadline
  • October 25, 2019 | Last Day Late submissions will be accepted
  • November 18, 2019 | Winners notified in 2019 One Planet Awards 


 First Early-Bird DeadlineSecond Early-Bird DeadlineFinal DeadlineLast Day Late submissions will be accepted
Original Fees Discounted by25%15%5%-
Fees for Categories Groups: A, and BFREEFREEFREE$110
Fees for Categories Groups: D, E, F, G, and J$285$323$361$380
Fees for Categories Groups: C, H, I, and K$435$493$551$580


Are organizations/companies from any where in the world eligible to participate?
Yes, companies from any where in the world can participate. Organizations/ companies do not need to have any office in San Francisco or USA to participate.

Our company won in the past. Are we eligible to participate again this year?
Yes, companies that won in the past are eligible to apply again this year. Most companies do participate again each year.

Can we apply in the same category as previous year?
Yes, applying in the same category is recommended. New entrants and a wider spectrum of judges determine the winners each year. So winners may be same or change in each category depending upon the scores. You may also submit nominations in more categories this time. 

Is there a fee to apply? Do all the categories have an entry fee?
Your fees, sponsorships, and volunteering help fund the programs. This is a premier “Business Awards” program and involves specialized resources from all over the world. Most categories do have fees which increase with each deadline. There are some categories that have no fees. The earlier you submit your nominations, the more you can save on fees.

Do we have to attend the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony to win?
Attendance is not a must to win. Attendance is however highly recommended for the benefit of finalists who have worked particularly hard to gain recognition and the prestigious award that they will be honored with during the ceremony. At the awards ceremony our team of photo and video professionals will work with the attendees to create content that can be promoted for several months after this event. This content will be made available complimentary to all the attendees after the event.

Can we submit nominations and volunteer as a judge too?
Yes. However as a judge you will not be able to score your own nominations.

How can we order additional copies of trophies, medallions, and plaques?
Any number of additional custom engraved trophies, medallions, or plaques can be ordered online for current or any of the previous years in which your organization won.