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How can I be considered for the Most Admired CEO awards?

Nominations can be made by anyone, including yourself. An application is automatically emailed to all nominees and must be completed and returned to The Daily Record in order to be considered for this award.

To be eligible, applicants must live in or work in Maryland at the time of judging.

Can I win multiple times?

Yes, you can win more than once as long as there is a 1 year gap in between. You can win up to 3 times and on the third time you will be retired to our Circle of Leadership.

Can I save the nomination and application forms while working on them?

Unfortunately you cannot at the moment, but we’re working to fix that. In the meantime, we suggest either filling out the forms on a separate sheet of paper first or be prepared to spend some time on the forms.

Who are the judges and what are they looking for when selecting the CEO list awards?

The judges are winners from the previous year. They look for professional accomplishments, community service and the impact of their achievements.

Should I have a letter of recommendation sent?

Letters of recommendation are required to be considered for this award. Up to 3 letters of recommendations can be emailed to The letter will be paired to your application when it is received.

Can I buy a table?

Yes, but the tables are limited so please contact as soon as possible for more information.

What is the format of the event?

This event is broken down into both a networking reception as well a dinner. The event begins with networking and moves into dinner, followed by an awards program. We end the evening with a dessert reception and more networking.

Are children allowed?

Yes, a child’s ticket is $40 plus tax. Children under the age of 13 can be registered with a child’s ticket.

Do I have to pay for parking at the venue?

No, parking for this event is free and right next to the hotel.

Do winners sit with guests?

Yes, however the only guaranteed seating is through a sponsorship.

Myself or my guest has a food allergy, what do I do?

Please email with your allergy as early as possible.

Do winners have a speaking role?

No, there is no speaking for winners. They are brought on stage to accept their award and pose for photographs.

Do winners need to purchase a ticket?

No, winners do not need to purchase a ticket, all other attendees must.

Can I buy an ad in the publication?

Ads in the publication are reserved for our sponsors. Please contact for more information.

I am a winner and am physically handicapped, what do I do?

Please contact and we will accommodate anything you need.

One of my guests is physically handicapped, how are the accommodated?

Please contact and we will accommodate anything your guests need.

Can a deceased person be a nominee?

Nominees must be living at the time of the nomination in order to be eligible for the award.