Q: When is the Top 25 survey open?

A: The survey will be open between December 17 2018 and February 15, 2019. Full results will be published in the May issue of Consulting magazine.

Q: What is the Top 25 Consultants award?

A: It’s Consulting magazine’s annual recognition of the Top 25 most influential consultants. Firms and clients nominate the consultants who made the biggest impact and Consulting chooses winners among several categories, including Leadership, Client Service and several client industry categories.

Q: How are the Top 25 Consultants recognized?

A: The Top 25 Consultants are recognized a few ways: One, with an editorial feature in the May issue of the magazine. Two, winners are recognized at a celebratory gala awards dinner in New York each June. In 2019, that dinner is on June 13. In addition, Consulting issues a press release highlighting the winners.

Q: What does the editorial judging committee look for in a nomination?

A: Without getting into specifics, the committee is always impressed by measurable metrics and quantifiable results. Specifics are important. That means “cost savings and revenue generation” isn’t nearly as memorable as “generated $50 million in revenue for a client” or “saved the client $15 million,” for example.

Q: How strict are the word limits found in the nomination form?

A: Pretty strict, although slightly over is OK. However, the limits are there for a reason and going way over the limits won't help your nominee's chances. Be concise and to the point as much as possible. We typically get between 400 and 500 nominations for just 25 spots, so make your nomination stand out.

Q: Is it for U.S-based consultants only?

A: No, the Top 25 Consultants is a global award. However, award winners are expected to attend the dinner in New York on June 13.

Q: Did my completed survey go through?

A: Yes, assuming you saw our "Thank You" page at the end of the survey.

Q: Is there a cost to participate?

A: No.

Q: What's the best way for me to receive alerts and stay on top of all Consulting Magazine awards?

A: Subscribe to the magazine and/or One on One newsletter. You can register for either on Consultingmag.com.