TopID 2021

The Nomination Form is online – click here!  Know a firm you’d like to nominate for TopID 2021? Please send them this URL and ask them to complete this nomination form by your chapter/region’s deadline.

Nomination Guide/Criteria – an overview of the process with deadlines for Chapter Boards and Regional Steering Committees

Judging Form – completed judging form of the top 3 finalists is required to be submitted by the chapters/regions along with the completed nomination form


TopID Deadlines for 2021 TopID:

4/30/2020 TopID info sent to chapters/regions. Chapter/Regions are to get the word out to qualifying firms in their area ‐ online nomination form opens and nominations due July 1.
5/5/2020 Call for nominations email sent to A&D members from the NEWH Inc. office. 
7/1/2020 (extended to 7/31/2020)
TopID Nomination forms from Candidate Firms due to chapters/regions
7/31 – 8/31/2020 Chapters and Regions review and judge nominees
8/31/2020 TopID winners due to NEWH, Inc. office! Chapters/Regions to submit three final TopID winners (must be submitted with nomination forms and completed judging forms) to Diane Federwitz at NEWH, Inc. No late submissions accepted.
10/10/2020 TopID awards shipped to Chapter presidents/Regional chairs
10/15 – 12/22/2020 New this year! Recipients will NOT be announced by NEWH Inc. Instead, Chapters and Regions can announce/surprise their 2021 winners during their late fall/early winter 2020 TopID event (if held between October 15 and December 22, 2020)! (If your chapter chooses not to notify your finalists and present the award during a fundraiser/TopID event during this time (Oct. 15 – Dec. 22, 2020), you will have the opportunity to notify them in whatever manner you feel best suits this great honor prior to Dec. 22, 2020.)
If you plan to have an event, please reach out to Hubbardton Forge who created the actual award to include them in the presentation. (contact Diane for contact information)
12/30/2020 TopID 2021 recipients are posted on the NEWH website.
Early January 2021 TopID 2021 banners shipped to all chapters/regions.
May 2021 2021 TopID recipients listed in the NEWH Summer Magazine


NEWH has standardized the physical award that TOP ID winners will receive.  NEWH would like the award to become as prestigious as the Gold Key and Platinum Circle Awards. Uniformity of the award, its criteria, and the process are necessary for this to happen.