Nominations are now closed. Thanks for playing!

All full entries will be scored in May and winners will be announced at the reception on July 30th at the Delaplaine

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Visit the Winners page to view the 2018 winners as well as the video for this year that showcased businesses that show "Family Matters”


  1. When are nominations due? Nominations were open the entire month of April 2019. Nominations are now closed! Scoring will commence in May and winners announced at a reception on July 30th at the Delaplaine.

  2. Do additional nominations increase my company’s chances of winning? No. Winners are not determined by popularity.

  3. Are there any wrong answers? No, there are no wrong answers. Please feel free to share any and all details about company benefits. You never know if adding that extra perk will break a tie during scoring.

  4. When is the Frederick County Best Places to Work awards event this year? This event will be held Tuesday July 30th at 5:00pm at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center. It is a reception with appetizers and drinks. Although the event is free, attendance is limited to nominated companies and reserving a space in advance is required. Reservation details will be available closer to the event.

  5. Is this a family-friendly event? The awards program is a business event that features a reception with beer and wine and an awards ceremony.

  6. Will I be notified if I win? Winners will not be publicly announced until the evening of the awards event. Select winners may be notified in advance so we can prepare for upcoming news stories in featured publications. However, there are surprise awards that are not announced until the ceremony.

  7. Why should I apply? Attracting and retaining talent is important to any successful company. This award provides positive publicity and recognition. It also signals to current and future employees that your company values its workforce.

  8. We won. Now What? Past companies have leveraged their award in creative ways. Some share the news with announcements, print company tee shirts with “Frederick County Best Place to Work” on them for employees, highlight the award on their recruitment page of their website, and more. Finding creative ways to highlight your win is only limited by your imagination.

  9. How many times can my company win the award/how many times can my company apply to win? Once a company wins, that business is not eligible again until 3 years have passed. For example, if a company wins in 2016, they can apply again in 2020. If they win in 2017, they cannot apply again until 2021.