Who selects the Torch Awards winners?

An independent, voluntary panel of judges will take on the responsibility of reviewing, evaluating, and selecting winners of the Torch Awards.

The full selection process is completed as follows:

  •  BBB GW+P will do a preliminary evaluation of all submissions received and shortlist up to 5 Finalists per category, per region. (There is a possibility there may be more than 5 finalists in one category in the event of a tie). 
  • The Finalists will be notified via email in September 2022 to the contact indicated in the
    online application form and subsequently announced on BBB social media platforms and the Competition website.
  • The judges are comprised of business and community leaders whose organizations have previously won a Torch Award and/or a Spark Award.
  • The judges will evaluate all Finalist submissions received and their composite scores will determine one Recipient per region, per category.
  • A virtual event announcing all Recipients will be held in October 2022. All recipients will be announced on BBB social media platforms and the Competition Website in October 2022. Recipients will also be notified via email to the contact indicated in the online application
    form.

Visit trust-bbb.org/torchawards to start the application.