Entry Submission


Please download these documents before you proceed:


For enquiries, please contact:
Sally Hui at [email protected] or +852 2695 6626.

Submission deadline
  • Extended entry submission will be closed on 6 July 2020, 6:00pm.

If an entry is submitted within seven days after the deadline, we will deduct 10% of the final scoring of the entry as a late penalty. Late work submitted after seven days will not be permitted and no cancellation allowed.

Judging criteria
  • Please refer to the specific category criteria to understand the key areas that the judges will be scoring your entry against.

  • Your entry submission document should NOT exceed the maximum required numbers of slides. Please provide evidences to support and address each of the criteria points outlined in the ‘judging criteria’ section of the Entry Guidelines.

  • Each criteria bullet point will hold a maximum potential value of 10 points. When reviewing individual entries, the judges will decide how many points to award against every criterion out of 10, so please ensure each area is fully covered in order to achieve your highest possible score.

  • All programmes/campaigns/systems/initiatives must have been executed or active between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020. Initiatives or strategies developed and implemented prior to this period are also eligible if the impact/results were measured during the eligibility period.

  • Programmes / campaigns / systems / initiatives showcased by individuals, teams and organisations should have demonstrable results within the eligibility period. Initiatives or strategies developed and implemented prior to this period are also eligible, provided the impact / results were measured during the eligibility period.

  • Please note that work submitted for HR Innovation Awards (previously launched in Hong Kong in 2015 and renamed to HR Distinction Awards in 2018) cannot be resubmitted for this year’s event, unless with new elements added.

  • All programmes/campaigns/systems/initiatives must have been implemented and carried out for the offices in the Greater China region (Hong Kong, Macau, China and Taiwan).

  • Submissions are open to HR teams in any organisations and recruitment agencies based in North Asia region, for example, Hong Kong, Macau, Greater China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan etc. Organisations may be listed, privately held, government-owned or NGOs.

  • Organisations may submit the same entry in multiple categories, but you might want to present it differently to fit the criteria of different categories.

  • There is no limit to the number of entries an organisation may submit.

Fees and payment

Entry fee: HK$1, 280 per entry (per category).

Payment methods:

  • Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Amex.

  • For payments made by cheque and bank transfer, they are welcome for amounts over HK$10, 000. An invoice will be sent to you upon confirmation of your entry submission.

  • Entry fees are non-refundable.

  • Trophy is not included in the entry fees.

Terms & conditions
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.

  • Entries will not be considered for judging if payment has not been received when judging commences.

  • The judges’ decisions are final.

  • Without prior notice, Human Resources magazine reserves the right to merge categories or dissolve any categories should it be deemed necessary. Should a category or categories be dissolved, entries in that category/categories will be notified.

  • Should your entry be shortlisted, your entry details found on the online registration site will be reflected on the website, trophy (presented on the awards night, should you win) and / or any other awards-related materials.

  • After the submission deadline, all details on the entry submission form, including company names, credits and so on, are FINAL and CANNOT be changed and/or transferred to another party. Details will be presented accordingly on the prize announcements as well as on trophies and/or any other awards-related materials.

  • Finalists need to be present, or appoint a representative to be present, at the awards gala dinner in order to receive their trophy(ies) in case they win.

  • Please refer to the full terms & conditions in the Entry Guidelines.


Finalists may be covered in Human Resources magazine, using information from the entries. Any specific information or content intended for judging purposes only must be clearly indicated in red font or highlighted in red and will not be used for publication, and will not be disseminated beyond the judging panel in any way.