RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL JEWELLERY INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP IN INDIA

The MD CEO awards envision bringing to the fore exemplary achievements of entrepreneurs, founders and C-suite executives in the Indian jewellery industry, a group that has historically been under-represented in the world of business. The award is given out to individuals.

The awards aim to highlight new areas such as work place development, CSR, customer experience and more, in which creative and pioneering leadership is opening up new paths from which the whole industry may benefit.

Categories
  1. Best Strategic and Integrated Marketing of the year 2023:

    • Recognizes achievements in building awareness and business through impactful marketing programs.
    • Minimum four touch-points: television, print, radio, OOH, social, experiential.
    • Entries must highlight campaign details, objective, consumer insight, creative idea, media plan, execution, and results.
  2. Best Digital /Social Media Marketing of the year 2023:

    • Recognizes achievements in growing the business through Digital as the lead medium.
    • Entries must highlight initiative details, objective, consumer insight, creative idea, media plan, execution, and results.
    • Digital Marketing should be at least 50% of the total media cost in integrated campaigns.
  3. Best Omni Channel Brand of the year 2023:

    • Recognizes achievements in growing the business through an integrated offline and online approach.
    • Entries must highlight initiative details with a clear call to action, demonstrating performance outcomes.
    • Show how offline and online were leveraged in an integrated manner to help the consumer discover different aspects of the products/service.
  4. Best CSR impact of the year:

    • Recognizes achievements in leading the brand to larger goals of community development by supporting social causes beyond business.
    • Entries must highlight how the brand is giving back to its community and creating a positive impact on society and the environment through its innovative & sustainable CSR initiatives.
  5. Best Customer experience of the year:

    • Recognizes achievements in unlocking practical solutions, innovating, and adapting to meet customer needs and exceeding customer expectations.
    • Entries must highlight initiatives that push the boundaries of consumer interaction and engagement.
    • Customer experience can encompass a physical or a digital experience, or a combination of both.
  6. Best Workplace and people welfare and development:

    • Recognizes achievements in creating and nurturing a better people culture and employee experience.
    • Entries must highlight initiatives taken for engaging employees, team building, retaining employees, and improving well-being.
    • Create a clear and measurable return on investment by improving performance.
  7. Emerging Retail Start-up of the year:

    • Recognizes achievements in leading a start-up retail brand (less than 5 years old) showing significant growth year-on-year.
    • Entries must demonstrate steady growth in customer base, awareness, conversion, and overall business y-o-y.
  8. Emerging E-Retail Start-up of the year:

    • Recognizes achievements in leading an e-retail start-up (less than 5 years old) showing significant growth year-on-year.
    • Entries must demonstrate growth in customer base, awareness, conversion, and overall business y-o-y.
  9. Best family-managed business:

    • Recognizes achievements in leading a brand (less than 3 stores) through transformational change in business.
    • Introduce new technology, policies, and practices across all spheres including retailing, HR, IT, marketing, and others.
    • Entries must highlight specific changes and their impact on modernizing and professionalizing the organization bringing in more objective decision-making.
  10. Emerging online Commerce of the year:

    • Recognizing achievements in driving the online sales of the retail store.
    • Initiating business strategies to lead the way for online jewelry sales for the retail store brand.
    • The entry must demonstrate how the retail store brand is increasing its online sales contribution on a y-o-y basis both in value and unit terms besides the growing number of finger-falls in the online store.
  11. Best Technology transformation of the year:

    • Recognizing achievements in bringing in technology-led transformation within the organization over the last one year.
    • Entry details must include the adoption of technology in the organization, integrating business needs and requirements into IT planning and operations, managing the information technology to bring in data-driven decision-making, overseeing R&D, and aligning it with the vision of the brand.
    • Demonstrate how this has impacted overall growth.
  12. Best customer loyalty programme of the year:

    • Recognizing the achievements in nurturing customer retention with outstanding loyalty programmes.
    • Entries must include details of in-store or online loyalty programmes and specific innovative initiatives to encourage customers to invest more in the brand’s products and increase purchase frequency.
    • Easy POS, wallet, and e-commerce integrations of loyalty programmes.
  13. Exemplary value creation for shareholders:

    • Recognizes the success of a publicly listed company by measuring the return given to investors in the last one year.
    • Entry has to be supported by the relevant documents and market reports.
  14. National Retail Chain of the Year:

    • Recognizing achievements of national jewelry retail chains that showed significant growth and retail expansion in the previous year.
    • The entry details must mention the quantum of business growth in the last year, the overall increase in customers acquired, marketing/customer acquisition programmes, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  15. Regional chain of the year – West:

    • Recognizing achievements in expanding an independent family-run retail store into a fast-growing organized and professionally operated retail chain in the Western region.
    • The entry details must mention the physical expansion of the retail identity in the last year.
    • The overall increase in customers acquired, business growth, marketing programs, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  16. Regional chain of the year – East:

    • Recognizing achievements in expanding an independent family-run retail store into a fast-growing organized and professionally operated retail chain in the Eastern region.
    • The entry details must mention the physical expansion of the retail identity in the last year.
    • The overall increase in customers acquired, business growth, marketing programs, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  17. Regional chain of the year – North:

    • Recognizing achievements in expanding an independent family-run retail store into a fast-growing organized and professionally operated retail chain in the Northern region.
    • The entry details must mention the physical expansion of the retail identity in the last year.
    • The overall increase in customers acquired, business growth, marketing programs, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  18. Regional chain of the year – South:

    • Recognizing achievements in expanding an independent family-run retail store into a fast-growing organized and professionally operated retail chain in the Southern region.
    • The entry details must mention the physical expansion of the retail identity in the last year.
    • The overall increase in customers acquired, business growth, marketing programs, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  19. Regional Chain of the Year (Central):

    • Recognizing achievements in expanding an independent family-run retail store into a fast-growing organized and professionally operated retail chain in the Central region.
    • The entry details must mention the physical expansion of the retail identity in the last year.
    • The overall increase in customers acquired, business growth, marketing programs, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  20. Regional Chain of the Year (North East):

    • Recognizing achievements in expanding an independent family-run retail store into a fast-growing organized and professionally operated retail chain in the North East States.
    • The entry details must mention the physical expansion of the retail identity in the last year.
    • The overall increase in customers acquired, business growth, marketing programs, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  21. Independent Retail Jeweller of the Year (North):

    • Recognizing achievements in significantly growing an independent family-run retail store/stores (in a single city) in North India into an organized and professionally operated showroom.
    • The entry details must mention the quantum of business growth in the last year, the overall increase in customers acquired, marketing/customer acquisition programmes, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  22. Independent Retail Jeweller of the Year (East):

    • Recognizing achievements in significantly growing an independent family-run retail store (in a single city) in East India into an organized and professionally operated showroom.
    • The entry details must mention the quantum of business growth in the last year, the overall increase in customers acquired, marketing/customer acquisition programmes, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  23. Independent Retail Jeweller of the Year (West):

    • Recognizing achievements in significantly growing an independent family-run retail store (in a single city) in West India into an organized and professionally operated showroom.
    • The entry details must mention the quantum of business growth in the last year, the overall increase in customers acquired, marketing/customer acquisition programmes, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  24. Independent Retail Jeweller of the Year (South):

    • Recognizing achievements in significantly growing an independent family-run retail store (in a single city) in South India into an organized and professionally operated showroom.
    • The entry details must mention the quantum of business growth in the last year, the overall increase in customers acquired, marketing/customer acquisition programmes, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  25. Independent Retail Jeweller of the Year (Central):

    • Recognizing achievements in significantly growing an independent family-run retail store (in a single city) in Central India into an organized and professionally operated showroom.
    • The entry details must mention the quantum of business growth in the last year, the overall increase in customers acquired, marketing/customer acquisition programmes, staff welfare and development, customer support and experience initiatives, and more.
  26. Young leader of the year:

    • Recognizing achievements of an individual below the age of 40 years leading and steering the business on a growth path through innovative and path-breaking approaches in jewelry retailing.
    • The individual must have been in the leadership position for a min of 5 years.
    • The entry details must highlight the specific strategies and initiatives with clear and measurable positive outcomes for the business.
  27. Woman leader of the year:

    • Recognizing the exemplary achievements of a woman leader in driving ahead the business and playing an active role in initiating new ideas and strategies to take it to the next level within the last one year.
    • An individual can self-nominate and can also be nominated by the company or industry peers.
  28. Debutant innovator of the year:

    • Recognizing achievements of an individual who has entered the business in the last 2 to 3 years and has innovated with path-breaking approaches in jewelry retailing.
    • The entry details must highlight the specific strategies and initiatives with clear and measurable positive outcomes for the business.
  29. Visionary Leader of the Year:

    • Recognizes pioneering leadership in leading not only the individual business but also paving the way for the industry in unprecedented ways.
    • This category does not invite any nominations and is based on referrals from industry peers. No individual can self-nominate.
  30. Lifetime achievement in Retail:

    • Honoring a retail luminary for decades of extraordinary achievement in the Indian Retail Jewelry industry.
    • This category does not invite any nominations and is based on referrals from industry peers. No individual can self-nominate.
  31. Special contribution to the Indian retail jewelry industry:

    • Honoring an individual for his/her exemplary contribution to the Indian gem and jewelry industry.
    • This category does not invite any nominations and is based on referrals from industry peers. No individual can self-nominate.
Nominate

Nominate yourself, a peer or any deserving individual or an organisation.

Nomination Process

To nominate yourself, a peer, or a company for an award, please complete the official online nomination form.  Each section of the form must be completed to be considered for nomination. Videos, photos (high-res head shot, property photo, etc.), and supplemental information can be uploaded within the form.

Nomination Timeline

1. DEADLINE: Nomination forms must be submitted online by December 25th 2023.
2. Award finalists will be notified by email in December.
3. Finalists are invited to the Awards Event on Wednesday, 3rd January, 2024 where the winners will be announced during a celebratory dinner.

Award Criteria

1. Award Nominations are open to retail jewellery shop owners.
2. Winners from the previous year (2023) are not eligible to submit a nomination for the same category in which they won. They may submit a nomination for any other category.
3. There is no limit to the number of individuals that can be nominated.
4. Self-nominations are allowed.
5. If nominating more than one individual, separate nomination forms are required.
6. Recipients, nominees, and nominators are encouraged to attend the Awards event on 3rd Jan 2024
7. Complete the online nomination form which includes a written statement regarding the nominee’s contributions and accomplishments.
8. We strongly encourage the inclusion of nominee photos. Substantiating materials can be uploaded within the online nomination form.
9. Interested in submitting a recorded video nomination? Please get in touch.

Entry Process
A focused team at the Retail Jeweller brings to bear its deep understanding of the industry. This core competence, as well as informal, targeted research, underpin the selection.
Guidelines for Entry process

Terms and Conditions of entry

  • Entry is open globally to any retail jewelry company or brand or individual who has a retail outlet for walk-in (not by appointment) customers, provided they are active in India. 
  • No mainstream manufacturer can participate in the awards
  • Each category has select description criteria to which the entrant must adhere to. Submissions that do not adhere to descriptive criteria will be disqualified
  • Submissions may be entered into multiple categories as we do not charge sperate entry fee for each category
  • All entries and documents must be submitted well within the deadline. Under no circumstances the deadline will be extended.
  • Details of SPOC (Single Point of Contact) must be shared along with the submissions.
  • Once submitted, no applications will be modified until final selection process
  • Application fees, once submitted, will not be refundable
  • Without the payment of application fees, the participant company/individual will be able to participate
  • Participating fee INR 50,000 plus 18% gst


Receipt of entries

  • A participant can apply for the Awards by logging on to the www.retailjewellerindiaforum.com/awards/ and filling the application form online and attach the supporting documents along with the application form directly on the website 
  • Last date for receiving completed application forms is December 27th, 2023. 
  • Receipt of application forms after last date of receipt specified may be permitted only at the discretion of the Awards Management 
  • Awards Management will not be responsible for application forms that are received in an incorrect format / late / corrupt file etc.


Application

  • Each entry should be submitted via mail/electronically together with a completed application form.
  • The application form must include information for all required fields. All questions to be answered in the categories in which the company wants to participate.
  • Answers to the questions must be limited to maximum 300 words.
  • All entry forms must be completed in English.
  • All supporting documents must be submitted as per the mandate. Any missing document will lead to disqualification from that category
  • All supporting documents must be self-attested
  • Incomplete information in any of the categories will lead to disqualification from that category. For any kind of queries, the organizer’s SPOC (Sagar 8976907876) should be contacted.


General

  • Participant agrees that the Participant is legally capable of entering and, if selected, participating in the Awards and agree to the Terms & Conditions 
  • Participant understands and agrees that merely participating in this Awards does not entitle the Participant to an award or to any other form of consideration 
  • Participant shall be completely responsible for handling any infringement or alleged infringement and shall indemnify Awards Management from any claims, costs or damages from infringement or alleged infringement of the logo or trademark or the defines of a claim or any costs payable thereof. 
  • Participants for the purpose of entering the Awards, automatically grants the Awards Management a royalty-free, irrevocable, worldwide, non-transferable, nonexclusive right and license to use and display such entry, for participation in the Awards, and any intellectual property in relation to and arising out of such participation in the Awards and footage thereof, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic posting to the Website, the website in any display format selected during the Awards as it deems fit. 
  • The Awards Management reserve the right to, at its discretion, withdraw or amend or add to the Terms & Conditions of the Awards at any time, with prospective or retrospective effect, and does not take responsibility for any loss or damage that any individual or organization may suffer as a result of participating or attempting to participate in the Awards, the Awards being withdrawn, or its rules amended 
  • All disputes relating to or arising out of the Awards shall be subject to the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Mumbai, India 
  • In the event these terms and conditions do not cover any question or complaint in relation to the Awards, the same will be concluded on by the Awards Management (for all other issues) or an independent body or legal team as appointed by the Awards Management and deemed necessary


Prohibited Activities

  • Viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, corrupted files, malware, spyware, or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property 
  • Using the website in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server, or the network(s) connected to any server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of the site 
  • Attempting to gain unauthorized access to the site, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any server through hacking, password mining or any other means. 
  • Obtaining or attempting to obtain any materials or information stored on the Site, its servers, or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the site


Validity and Correctness of information

  • If at any time, including after the conclusion of any of the Award’s ceremonies, any information provided by any Participant, is found to be incorrect in any manner, then the Participant will be liable to be disqualified and / or return the Awards and the monetary emoluments provided to the participant under this Awards, if any. Awards Management may also take penal action against the Participant for providing false information to participate in the Awards 
  • Determination of whether information provided as fair and accurate rests with the Jury and Awards Management 
  • Awards Management has the right to ask for proof of information provided / audit the information provided in the entry form. If such a request is made and the Participant does not agree, the Participant could be disqualified from participation at the Awards 
  • Awards Management will make calls to the references provided in the application form for verifying the information provided by the applicants in the form


Winner Declaration

  • The Awards Management reserves the right to offer or withdraw any of the awards/rewards/gratification/awards as provided herein, at any point of time, including after they have been announced. 
  • Awards Management shall have the liberty, but not the obligation, to publish information with respect to the submission made by the participants. 
  • Participants declare that the details furnished in the application form and supporting documents submitted for the awards are true, correct, and complete and, wherever required, provided after thorough due diligence and inquiry. In case any of the said information is found to be false or untrue or misleading or misrepresenting, the participant will be liable and accountable for any consequences resulting thereto including indemnifying the Awards Management for any expenses, costs, losses, damages incurred. 
  • The Participant authorizes the Awards Management to use the content submitted as part of my/our nomination/ participation, in whole or in part and use and display such content and entry, which shall include trade publications, press releases, electronic or social media posting to any website, electronic hyperlinks to the website of the Participant, and/or any other display format selected by the Awards Management during the awards ceremony or at a later point in time as it may deem fit. 
  • The Awards Management may, in its sole discretion, exclude a participant from participating in any part of the Awards on various grounds, which may include without limitation (i) circumstances which renders the participant unfit to participate therein; (ii) inability to produce documentation specified proving the identity of the participant; (iii) any other reason that, at their sole discretion, would adversely impact the Award. At no point of time will the Awards Management be obliged to notify unsuccessful Participants of its decision 
  • The Awards Management is not responsible if a call to a winner is not successful due to: a. Line being busy b. Congestion c. No answer received d. Poor call conditions / unclear reception e. Number engaged f. Call drop g. E-mail not delivered h. Other reasons that could render a call unsuccessful or terminate it 
  • The Awards Management further reserves the right to replace, at its discretion, any winner(s) who for any reason fails or is disqualified from or is unable to participate in the Award, with another Participant who should be eligible to be a winner. 
  • The Awards Management will reach out to winners within 30 days from winner declaration to obtain details and documentation, if any, to initiate the registration process for the award, if applicable. The Awards Management will make a maximum of 3 attempts to get in touch with such winner. Failure to contact the winner may result in forfeiture of the award for such participant and the Awards Management may award the same to subsequent eligible participant with highest score. 
  • The Awards Management will use the e-mail used to register for the Awards by the participant, to identify the winner of the awards won, if any. Inability on the part of the participant to accordingly show or provide the required identification proof could entitle Awards Management to disqualify the participant from any winnings, if any. 
  • Awards Management shall make all reasonable endeavors to (i) enable participant(s) to proceed with participation in the Awards (ii) to contact all winner(s) at each relevant juncture of the Awards, Awards Management can make no guarantee thereof and Awards Management shall in its sole discretion be entitled to proceed with the next entitled participants who are eligible to be winners under the Terms, in case it is unable to successfully contact and communicate with participants(s)/ winner(s) in terms hereof. 
  • Awards Management will have no liability to a participant who is unable to take part in the Awards, for whatever reason and Awards Management shall be entitled to disqualify the participant(s) from the Awards, at any time, at the discretion of Awards Management. 
  • Awards Management further reserves the right to replace, at its discretion, any winner(s) who for any reason fails or is disqualified from or is unable to participate in the Awards, with another participant, notwithstanding that such participant may have been previously eliminated from the Awards and each participant shall agree to collect the award as and when required by Awards Management to do so. 
  • If at any point, it is determined by Awards Management that any person has tampered with the Website, or any data / servers / database / etc. related to the Awards, Awards Management reserves the right at its discretion to revoke or winnings/awards of any such participants and / or initiate litigation as deemed fit and necessary by Awards Management. 
  • Awards Management will reach out to winners within 30 days from winner declaration to obtain details and documentation, if any, to initiate the registration process for the award, if applicable. Awards Management will determine delivery of the Award in consultation with the other partners of the platform and based on what is made available. Neither Awards Management nor the partners will be responsible should the winners refuse to accept the award as made available. 
  • Winners who have won the awards will receive a communication regarding the awards via email on the registered email id, from the Awards Management, or on the Website. The details will be intimated by Awards Management to each such winner on the email id provided by them at the time of registration on Website, on a best effort basis. Any awards not collected / claimed within 30 days will be forfeited and the winners will be disqualified. 
  • The winners, in order to claim/ redeem awards will be required to send attested copies of a valid photo ID proof issued by the Government with address (passport, or any other Government identity proof, etc.) and any other documents that will be required within the stipulated time. 
  • The winner agrees that the delivery of the award may be delayed as a result of a delay in submission of documents and/ or any force majeure events which are not within the control of Awards Management, including but not limited to the orders/notifications/restrictions/prohibitions by the Government of India 
  • The winners / grand award winner hereby agrees that he/ she shall not hold Awards Management responsible for any delays and/ or disputes and/or claims arising out of the award and shall indemnify the Awards Management against any and all such claims. 
  • The winners hereby agree that any in case of any disputes/ claims arising out of the award, the same shall be addressed directly to the Awards Management. 
  • Awards Management may refuse to pay the award to the winners in the event of any fraud, dishonesty or non-entitlement on the part of any of such Winner(s) to participate in the Awards, under the Terms
Documents to be submitted for each category

List of Supporting Documents: RJIF Awards – 2024

List of Mandatory documents (to be submitted irrespective of categories participating in)

  • Business Registration Certificate
  • Brand GST Registration Certificates
  • Business PAN Number


Category-wise document requirement (Given the short timelines, please submit whatever is possible and mention it to Sagar 8976907876 / sagar.labde@retailjewellerindia.com)

1. Best Strategic and Integrated Marketing brand of the year 

  • List of campaigns held and, posts from official social media handles along with Date and year (include any evidence of virality)
  • Offline vs Online Sales figures (Supporting documents like snaps from Annual P/L Statements)
  • Technology partnership certificates for marketing campaigns
  • Change in particular marketed product sales (Figures & snaps from P/L Statements)
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificate of the brand on “Strategic Marketing”

2. Best Digital/ Social media marketing brand of the year

  • Total customer base online (via social/ digital media – snaps on no. of followers from Official page)
  • Influencer collaboration Videos, photos, snaps 
  • Frequency of brand posts (snaps from official social media handles)
  • List of campaigns held and, posts from social media handles along with Date and year
  • Offline vs Online Sales figures (Supporting documents like snaps from Annual P/L Statements)
  • Technology partnership certificates for marketing campaigns
  • Change in sales (Figures & snaps from P/L Statements) pre and post-campaign
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificate of the brand on “Social Media Marketing”

3. Best Omni-channel brand of the year

  • Total customer base online (via app & web) and Offline (List of supporting documents on sales of online and offline)
  • List of campaigns held and, posts from social media handles along with Date and year
  • Offline and Online Sales figures (Supporting documents like snaps from Annual P/L Statements)
  • Technology partnership certificates for marketing campaigns
  • Delivery options and cross-channel journeys enabled post going live with omnichannel model (ex. ROPIS, BOPIS)
  • Share of cross-channel conversions (cross channel as a % of all conversions)
  • Evidence of optimization of backend processes post going live with omnichannel (ex. faster time to deliver, higher throughput, etc)
  • Any innovations in delivery enabled due to omnichannel model (provide supporting documents)
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates (If any) on “ Best Omni-Channel Brand”

4. Best CSR impact brand of the year

  • List of CSR campaigns done – (posts from social media handles along with Date and year)
  • Offline and Online Sales figures (Supporting documents like snaps from Annual P/L Statements) due to CSR impact 
  • Technology partnership certificates for CSR campaigns
  • Any change in sales figures due to CSR impact (Pre & Post CSR program sales figures)- (Figures & snaps from P/L Statements) 
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificate (If any) on “Best CSR Impact Brand”

5. Best Customer Experience brand of the year 

  • List of loyalty and customer experience Programs (Supporting documents like snaps of the schemes from the official website) 
  • Technology partnership certificates/agreements for the Customer experience program
  • Change in product sales due to Customer experience program (Figures & snaps from P/L Statements) 
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates (If any) on “Customer Experience Brand”
  • Reviews and ratings for the brand (CSAT, Net promoter, online metrics, other customer satisfaction survey reports)

6. Best Workplace & People Welfare Award 

  • Total No. of appreciations and recognitions given, and promotions done (Attach supporting docs and reward system description)
  • List of initiatives taken for diversity, inclusion, and women employees (Attach doc or snaps from the official website or social media handles)
  • Rate of employee retention
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates (If any) on “Best Employee Workplace”
  • List of employee benefit programs (health schemes, mental health workshops, fitness classes, etc.)
  • Informal events organized (ex. sports events, team offsite, other celebrations) (Snaps & photos from official social media handles) 

7. Emerging Retail Start-up of the Year

  • Year of foundation (GST generation Year & certificate)
  • City-wise brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product/service certificates 
  • Any evidence of Customer Experience differentiators 
  • Supporting documents of third-party references (ex. news articles, magazines)
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.)
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates (If any) on “Emerging Retail startup” 

8. Emerging e-retail Start-up of the year

  • Year of foundation (GST generation Year & certificate)
  • City-wise brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Supporting documents of third-party references (ex. news articles, magazines)
  • Differentiated or New Product certificates 
  • Any evidence of Customer Experience differentiators
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.)
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates (If any) on “Emerging e-Retail startup” 

9. Best family-managed business

  • All shareholders’ or owners business/Brand associated registration details
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news article, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.)
  • Recent investments in technology aimed at business transformation (Provide supporting documents)
  • Initiatives to improve customer experience
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates (If any) on “Best Family managed business” 

10. Emerging online commerce brand of the year- for offline jewelers with the same brand name

  • Total customer base online (via app & web) (List of supporting documents on online sales)
  • List of campaigns held and, posts from social media handles along with Date and year
  • Offline and Online Sales figures (Supporting documents like snaps from Annual P/L Statements)
  • Technology partnership agreement/certificates for marketing campaigns
  • Change in MoM and YoY online sales (Figures & snaps from P/L Statements)
  • Online direct and organic traffic metrics (Provide supporting documents)
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates (If any) on “Online Commerce Brand”

11. Best Technology transformation brand of the year

  • Total No. of Technology partnerships (Supporting agreement docs)
  • Technology partnership certificates/agreements 
  • Change in product sales due to Technology Transformation program (Pre vs post program sales)-(Figures & snaps from P/L Statements) 
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates (If any) on “Technology transformation brand”

12. Best customer loyalty program of the year

  • List of Loyalty and customer exp. Programs (Supporting documents like snaps of the schemes from official sources) 
  • Offline and Online Sales figures (Supporting documents like snaps from Annual P/L Statements) due to Loyalty/customer experience program (Pre & Post program)
  • Technology partnership agreement/certificates for Customer experience program
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates (If any) on “Customer Experience Brand”
  • Reviews and ratings for the brand (CSAT, Net promoter, online metrics, other customer satisfaction survey reports)

13. Exemplary value creation of the shareholders

  • Attach Shareholders’ last year’s Profit and dividends (like percentage increase – attach snaps from the Annual P/L Statements) 
  • Any recent investments impact on shareholders’ dividends (Attach relevant snaps from Annual P/L Statements)
  • Insurance and risk protection deals & certificates
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificate (If any) on “Best value for shareholders Brand”

14. National Retail chain of the year

  • City-wise brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

15. Regional Chain of the Year – West

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns such as Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents such as verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

16. Regional Chain of the Year – East

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

17. Regional Chain of the year – North

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

18. Regional Chain of the year – South

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, national/ global level reports, etc.) 

19. Regional Chain of the year – Central

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

20. Regional Chain of the year – Northeast

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

21. Independent retail Chain of the year – North

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

22. Independent retail Chain of the year – East

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

23. Independent retail Chain of the year – West

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

24. Independent retail Chain of the year – South

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

25. Independent retail Chain of the year – Central

  • Brand store details like addresses, Google/ Apple Map links  
  • All the store’s Business Registration Certificate 
  • Stores GST Registration Certificates
  • Previous year’s Profit and Loss Statements for all the stores
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates 
  • Percentage market share (Supporting documents like verified news articles, magazines, National/ Global level reports, etc.) 

26. Young Leader of the Year Award

  • Age Proof certificate of the nominee like Aadhar, Voter, PAN ID
  • Years of Service in the organization Certificate
  • All the qualification certificates supported by marksheets (if required any)
  • Previous Work-ex certificates
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates – being debuted in the tenure of the nominee
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns during the nominee’s tenure like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos, etc.
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificates of the nominee
  • Membership of any Association (National or International)?
    (If your company is a member of any Association then attach related Certificate/Membership number/Association name)

27. Women Leader of the Year Award ( Female Nominations Only)

  • National Identity proof like Aadhar, Voter, PAN ID
  • Years of Service in the organization Certificate
  • All the qualification certificates supported by mark sheets (if required any)
  • Previous Work-ex certificates
  • Differentiated or New Product Patent/certificates – being debuted in the tenure of the nominee
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns during the nominee’s tenure like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos, etc.
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificate of the nominee
  • Membership of any Association (National or International) ?
    (If  your company being member of any  Association then attach related Certificate/Membership number/Association name)

28. Debutant Innovator of the Year

  • National Identity proof like Aadhar, Voter, PAN ID
  • Debutant Year (Proof certificate)
  • Years of Service in the organization Certificate
  • All the qualification certificates supported by mark sheets (if required any)
  • Previous Work-ex certificates
  • Differentiated or Innovative Product patent/certificates –  being debuted in the tenure of the nominee
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns during the nominee’s tenure like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos, etc.
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificate of the nominee
  • Membership of any Association (National or International) ?
    (If  your company being member of any  Association then attach related Certificate/Membership number/Association name)

29. Visionary leader award

  • National Identity proof like Aadhar, Voter, PAN ID
  • Years of Service in the organization Certificate
  • All the qualification certificates supported by mark sheets (if required any)
  • Previous Work-ex certificates
  • Any Innovative Visionary Product/service Patent/certificates – being debuted in the tenure of the nominee
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns during the nominee’s tenure like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos, etc.
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificate of the nominee
  • Membership of any Association (National or International) ?
    (If  your company being member of any  Association then attach related Certificate/Membership number/Association name)

30. Lifetime achievement in retail

  • National Identity proof like Aadhar, Voter, PAN ID 
  • Years of Service in the organization Certificate
  • All the qualification certificates supported by mark sheets (if required any)
  • Previous Work-ex certificates
  • Any Differentiated or Innovative New Product/Service  Patent/certificates being debuted in the tenure of the nominee
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns during the nominee’s tenure like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos, etc.
  • All the Achievement Awards and Accolades Certificates of the nominee
  • Membership of any Association (National or International) ?
    (If  your company being member of any  Association then attach related Certificate/Membership number/Association name)

31. Special Contribution to industry

  • National Identity proof like Aadhar, Voter, PAN ID
  • Years of Service in the organization Certificate
  • All the qualification certificates supported by mark sheets (if required any)
  • Previous Work-ex certificates
  • Any industry change or innovative change in business (Add relevant document)
  • Any Differentiated or Innovative New Product Patent/certificates being debuted in the tenure of the nominee
  • Supporting Documents for marketing campaigns during the nominee’s tenure like Links to Social Media handles on marketing campaign posts, posters, Banner Photos, etc.
  • All the Awards and Accolades Certificate of the nominee
  • Membership of any Association (National or International)? (If  your company being member of any  Association then attach related Certificate/Membership number/Association name)