Excellence Awards


Welcome to security industry’s premier Global Excellence Awards® program honoring achievements in every facet of security and information technology. The Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards were created to honor and generate industry-wide and peer recognition of best companies, products, people, PR and more from all over the world.

The Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards trophy is one of the world’s most coveted prizes. Since 2003 the SVUS (Silicon Valley United States) Awards have been conferred for business achievements to individuals and organizations of every size and from all over the world.

The black crystal trophy is designed in Silicon Valley, United States and includes the hand-cast antique finish Info Security PG’s Global Excellence Awards emblem. With state-of-the-art laser engraving and assembled right here in United States, this is a trophy that’s something you will display and keep forever.

Nominate in as many categories as you want to – some of you will be taking home the Grand Trophy.


16th Annual Info Security PG’s 2020 Global Excellence Awards

Category Groups

This awards program has the following Category Groups under which there are multiple categories in which entries can be submitted.

A. Achievement of the Year in Security and Information Technology Awards Categories Group
B. Best Security Company Awards Categories Group
C. Startup of the Year Awards Categories Group
D. Hot Security Company Awards Categories Group
E. Hot Technology & Solution Awards Categories Group
F. Executive and Professional Awards Categories Group
G. Women in Security and Information Technology Awards Categories Group
H. Team Awards Categories Group
I. Best Product, Service, Upgrade or Innovations Awards Categories Group
J. New Product or Service of the Year Awards Categories Group
K. Best Deployments and Customer Success of the Year Awards Categories Group
L. Apps, Live Events, Publications, Videos, Websites, and White Papers Awards Categories Group
M. Milestone of the Year Awards Categories Group

Awards Timeline

There are 4 deadlines and the fees increase after each deadline.

  • September 20, 2019 | First Early-Bird Deadline

    October 25, 2019 | Second Early-Bird Deadline

    November 22, 2019 | Final Deadline

    December 20, 2020 | Last Day Late submissions will be accepted

    June 24, 2019 | Winners notified in 2020 Global Excellence Awards 

    February 24, 2020 | Awards banquet. Winners will be honored in San Francisco during the Global Excellence Awards Red Carpet Ceremony and Dinner

Eligibility Period: January 1, 2019 till date


 First Early-Bird DeadlineSecond Early-Bird DeadlineFinal DeadlineLast Day Late submissions will be accepted
Original Fees Discounted by25%15%5%-
Fees for Categories Groups: F, and L$285$323$361$380
Fees for Categories Groups: A, B, E, H, I, J, K, and M$435$493$551$580
Fees for Categories Groups: C, D, and G FREEFREEFREE$110


Are organizations/companies from any where in the world eligible to participate?
Yes, companies from any where in the world can participate. Organizations/ companies do not need to have any office in San Francisco or USA to participate.

Our company won in the past. Are we eligible to participate again this year?
Yes, companies that won in the past are eligible to apply again this year. Most companies do participate again each year.

Can we apply in the same category as previous year?
Yes, applying in the same category is recommended. New entrants and a wider spectrum of judges determine the winners each year. So winners may be same or change in each category depending upon the scores. You may also submit nominations in more categories this time. 

Is there a fee to apply? Do all the categories have an entry fee?
Your fees, sponsorships, and volunteering help fund the programs. This is a premier “Business Awards” program and involves specialized resources from all over the world. Most categories do have fees which increase with each deadline. There are some categories that have no fees. The earlier you submit your nominations, the more you can save on fees.

Do we have to attend the Red Carpet Awards Ceremony to win?
Attendance is not a must to win. Attendance is however highly recommended for the benefit of finalists who have worked particularly hard to gain recognition and the prestigious award that they will be honored with during the ceremony. At the awards ceremony our team of photo and video professionals will work with the attendees to create content that can be promoted for several months after this event. This content will be made available complimentary to all the attendees after the event.

Can we submit nominations and volunteer as a judge too?
Yes. However as a judge you will not be able to score your own nominations.

Can we order additional copies of trophies, medallions, and plaques?
Any number of additional custom engraved trophies, medallions, or plaques can be ordered online for current or any of the previous years in which your organization won.