How can I be considered for the VIP List 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. A letter of recommendation is not required, but is encouraged to assist the judges in making their decision.

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

Can I win multiple times?

No, once you have won VIP List, you cannot win a second tome

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 VIP 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 encouraged but not required.  Up to 3 letters of recommendations can be emailed to events@thedailyrecord.com. 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 advertising@thedailyrecord.com as soon as possible for more information.

What is the format of the event?

This event is strictly networking and the awards program. It is held in the sculpture garden at Gertrudes at the BMA, there is both indoor and outdoor networking areas. There is no sit down dinner but there are passed and stationed Hors’Dourves, Bar and Dessert. There are only reserved tables for our sponsors, however there are some small tables for guests to have a seat. Please contact events@thedailyrecord.com with any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

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 winners sit with guests?

There is no sit down dinner for this event, however there are some tables for open seating during the networking and limited sponsorships available with seating

Do winners have a speaking role?

No, there is no speaking for winners, they just walk up to accept the award

Do winners need to purchase a ticket?

No, winners do no 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 advertising@thedailyrecord.com for more information

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

Please contact events@thedailyrecord.com and we will accommodate anything you need.

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

Please contact events@thedailyrecord.com 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.