Apply for a GEO Award

GEO accepts GEO Awards’ applications annually and celebrates our award winners, typically as a part of our Annual Conference in April each year. The application window opens in October and closes 12 January 2023.

When preparing your submission, please note the following:

  • Visit our previous GEO Award Winners and watch the GEO Awards Ceremony replay for information on winning companies before preparing your application.
  • All nominations must be made online via the online application by the closing date. If you would like to complete a practice application template before completing the online application, you may download a Practice Application Template.
  • It is possible to submit the same plan for consideration in multiple categories. If you are submitting for multiple plans, submit a separate application for each plan. See the application for details.
  • Supporting documentation can include samples of communication or financial educational materials, plan presentations, public financial filings, etc., and can be provided online by uploading the documentation via the online application or by providing printed documentation to the address below or both. Electronic documentation is strongly preferred.

Applications for a GEO Award may be made by a representative of a company or by nomination from a third-party service provider. All applicants will be asked to explain and demonstrate their efforts and progress in the designated category. Any company with a stock or stock-based program is eligible and encouraged to apply for an award. There is no fee to apply, and applicants can apply for any, or all, of the award categories.

If you have questions about the GEO Awards or submitting your materials, please contact Pam Stetson at or +1-714-630-2908 ext 102. Please keep a copy of your submitted details for reference.