Entry Fee & Benefits

The competition fees and services are shown in the table (with additional benefits listed under the table):

Competition StageFeeService
Round 1
– International Best Practice Competition
– Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Excellence Award
– Organization-Wide Innovation Award
– Global Benchmarking Award
  • A preliminary assessment of your written entry by experts from the Centre for Organisational Excellence Research to inform you whether your application qualifies to Round 2. This includes providing detailed feedback on strengths and opportunities for improvement so that you can improve and resubmit your application prior to its assessment by international judges.
Round 2/Round 3
  • Presentation and participation at qualifier webinars (Round 2) and for Round 3 should you qualify to the final (enabling you to compare your practices with others, learning from 80+ best practices)
  • An assessment of your presentation and written entry by independent judges against either:
    • IBPC’s Best Practice Certification Scheme with a maximum grading of 7-Stars ★★★★★★★. Practices that are graded 4-Star ★★★★ and above are considered a best practice.
    • Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Excellence Award’s 7-Star ★★★★★★★ grading system.
    • Organisation-Wide Innovation Award’s 7-Star ★★★★★★★ grading system.
    • Global Benchmarking Award 7-Star★★★★★★★ grading system.
  • Electronic Certificates and Verified Badges showing the Star Rating achieved and Winners recognised for each category and type of award.
  • Presenters and those answering judges questions (maximum of 3 people) are given free places to virtually attend all qualifier webinars and the final.
  • Three (3) free passwords for one year to the Best Practice Improvement Resource (BPIR.com) or 30% off the published fees for all your organisation’s employees to have access to the BPIR.com (enabling you to watch and learn from this year’s and previous year’s best practices + 1,000’s of best practice case studies and expert articles and videos).
  • All best practice applications/videos are hosted in the BPIR.com’s membership area in the spirit of best practice sharing (with any sensitive information removed).
  • Substantial international publicity and recognition for winners via BPIR.com Blogs, Linked-In Posts, other articles and listed on the IBPC website.
– International Best Practice CompetitionUS$450 (or US$385 Early Bird Rate for entries by 4 March 2024)
– Organization-Wide Innovation AwardUS$545
– Global Benchmarking AwardUS$545
– Environmental, Social, & Governance (ESG) Excellence Award 
Standard Entry – 12 pagesUS$925
Non-Standard Entry  – 4 pagesUS$410
The fees apply to the 1st Call for Applications and represent the Early Bird Rate as shown by the deadlines published on the Entry Forms. An early bird rate encourages early applications so that our assessors are given enough time to provide high quality feedback to all applicants.


There are many reasons to participate in our unique competition(s) – most notably how we work closely with you to help you to improve your best practice and facilitate the sharing and learning of best practices. Many benefits are captured in the table above in the service description, if these don’t convince you, here are some others:

  • To help you to identify what you do well and thus enable individuals and teams to obtain recognition for their outstanding work.
  • To create new levels of motivation and enthusiasm by encouraging staff to question work practices and whether they are at a best practice level.
  • To obtain feedback on how your organisation’s practices can be improved and sustained.
  • To develop a unified forward-thinking culture that has certified best practices for all key business processes.
  • To enable you to submit many practices from within your organisation for assessment by independent experts.
  • To enable your organisation to become a potential winner of the International Best Practice Competition’s – Pioneer in Excellence Prize – awarded to organisation(s) that have had the most best practices assessed at 4-Stars, 5-Stars and 6-Stars and above within a one-year period.
  • Promotion of your best practice on the Best Practice Improvement Resource (BPIR.com) and in social media to a global audience.
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