Frequently asked questions

Read the FAQs to learn more about the awards criteria, what winners will receive, the judging process and more! 

The Power Play Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of remarkable professionals who uphold the importance of supporting and empowering others in the workplace. These individuals demonstrate how a mutually supportive environment can help support great business outcomes across all parts of the LNG value chain.

The key objectives behind these awards are to shine a light on the newcomers and smaller players in the LNG value chain, in particular, encouraging nominations from resource holders, buyers, partners and FSRU providers. We invite all players in the LNG business to submit nominations for these awards which are open now!

There are four Power Play Award Categories, with finalists and one winner in each category.

The four categories for the 2021 Power Play Awards include:

The Rising Star - Outstanding Young Professional
The Rising Star Award celebrates a woman, 35 or younger, who is excelling early in her LNG career. She shows tenacity, passion and positive energy through her already noteworthy contributions in the LNG sector. Known by peers and mentors as part of the next generation of LNG leadership, she’s someone to watch.

The Ambassador - Outstanding Leadership
The Ambassador Award honors a person who, through their words, actions and positive energy, inspires those who work with and around them. This individual has a collaborative leadership style that builds bridges and finds solutions. They create opportunities for others, and either consciously or not, act as a role model in their field. They carry a sense of purpose in all that they do, whilst maintaining a commitment to ethical work practices with the aim of being a responsible global citizen.

The Pioneer - Outstanding Business, Innovation and/or Technology Contribution
The Pioneer Award honors a person who has delivered outstanding business results or innovation and technology leadership. Colleagues might note their unrelenting positive energy or unique ability to advance a technology, innovation or business goal, but they likely describe themselves as someone who thrives on success. Qualifying activities may include, for example, the close of large deal, spearheading technology development/deployment, a new installation, a cost-saving initiative or an innovative commercial deal.

The Conqueror - Outstanding Resilience
The Conqueror Award recognizes a woman who, against all odds, has overcome many challenges particularly in light of 2020. She has discovered new ways to work and achieve positive outcomes. She is considered a resilient and determined team player, whose positive energy enables her to find solutions and new ways to thrive in the LNG sector. Her unwavering dedication, perseverance and work ethic grew even stronger in the past year as she rose to the occasion to face challenges head-on and continued to strive for excellence through these turbulent times.

Nomination forms along with terms and conditions are available online at: powerplayawards.awardforce.com

The following are the terms and conditions of entry for the 2021 Power Play Awards. You can contact the Power Play Awards team with questions at the following email address: awards_team@powerplayawards.com

 
  1. The awards are open to all professionals actively engaged in the LNG Value Chain. All nominees must be over the age of 21 on the day of submission.

  2. Entries for the awards are free of charge.

  3. A participant may enter any or all of the awards categories.

  4. Entry for the awards opens on Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

  5. Entry for the awards closes on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST.

  6. Entries received past the closing date are not eligible.

  7. The winners will be announced in September 2021.

  8. You may submit an entry nominating yourself or nominating another person. If nominating another person, the awards team will require confirmation from the nominee to be considered for the award. Nominees who are nominated by others must agree to these terms and conditions.

  9. No award will be made to a person that cannot be contacted after the entry has been submitted. The Power Play Awards are not responsible for any errors made on nominations forms.

  10. Award winners of previous years are not eligible to win again.

  11. In the event that a person appears as a finalist in more than one category, the Power Play Awards reserves the right to only allow their nomination to proceed in the category where their nomination was first submitted by date and time.

  12. The criteria for nominees and judging are determined in advance and cannot be disputed.

  13. In the event of duplicate nominations for the same individual, the Power Play Awards reserves the right to push through the first entry that effectively meets the criteria into the judging process.

  14. A finalist list will be selected in each category from the nominations submitted by the closing date. There is no appeal of the shortlisting.

  15. Finalists will be notified by email or phone by July 26, 2021.

  16. Community voting will begin July 26, 2021 and end on August 13, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

  17. The winners are selected in advance of the Awards event. If an Award winner is unable to attend the Awards presentation (virtually or in-person), this shall not affect winning of the specific Award.

  18. An independent panel of judges will evaluate the nominations and select the finalists and winners in each category, along with an online community voting component. If a finalist or winner fails to respond to our notification attempts, fails to meet any of the eligibility requirements or is otherwise unable to comply with the terms and conditions, Power Play Awards reserves the right to disqualify that entrant and offer the Award to another entrant. If more than one candidate from an individual company or organization is nominated in any one category, Power Play awards reserves the right to only allow the top scoring candidate from that company or organization to be eligible as a finalist in that category.
    To the extent a winner is unable to accept any or all of the award due to international or local laws or regulations, Power Play Awards reserves the right to substitute an award consistent with such legal limitations. An entrant may be disqualified if there is an actual or apparent conflict of interest between the entrant and any judge or ExxonMobil.

  19. During the online voting phase, users are allowed a maximum of 1 vote per entry and a maximum of 1 vote per category. Votes cannot be revoked. Any vote attempts above the limits set forth will not be counted as valid.

  20. In all cases, if the proper administrative and/or technical operation of the online vote is disrupted by a virus, computer bug, unauthorized human intervention, or any other cause beyond the Power Play Awards or Award Force’s control, the Power Play Awards reserves the right to suspend, interrupt or close the online voting phase of the judging process.

  21. Power Play Awards reserves the right to require voters to register for an Award Force account in the event that the online voting is compromised.

  22. The judges' decisions are final and cannot be appealed.

  23. By submitting an entry, (a) if a self-nomination, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to use and disclose the information contained in the entry, and you authorize Power Play Awards to use and disclose it for purposes of the Power Play Awards, and (b) if nominating another person, you represent and warrant that you have obtained the nominee’s authorization to use and disclose the information contained in the entry and for Power Play Awards to use and disclose it for purposes of the Power Play Awards. All award finalists and winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities relating to the awards. All participants consent to Power Play Awards use of the nomination information including name, location, details of the entry and any associated pictures or visuals in relation to the Power Play Awards and the Power Play Awards event. This includes but is not limited to promotion on websites, press releases, case studies, media, social media and video of the awards event in September 2021. We may alter or edit the content as appropriate, for the promotion of the awards and their results.

  24. The panel of expert judges will be announced on the Awards' website and may change in the event of circumstances outside our control.

  25. The Power Play Awards are not responsible for entries lost, delayed, misdirected, illegible or incomplete or which cannot be entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of entry is not proof of receipt.

  26. These terms and conditions are governed by the laws of the State of Texas.

  27. If a provision of these terms and conditions is invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the other provisions.

  28. Power Play Awards reserves the right at any time and for any reason to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any or all Awards with or without prior notice.

  29. The "Power Play Awards" name, the website, logo and all corresponding and related marketing material for the awards are the intellectual property of ExxonMobil who owns, manages and administers the awards and ExxonMobil reserves all rights related thereto. Using any of these without our permission constitutes (outside the legally permitted limitations) an infringement of our intellectual property rights, for which you may be held liable. Please contact us if you wish to make use of such materials, and follow the guidelines we provide in this respect. If you do make use of it without our permission, or outside the legally permitted limitations [or if you do not comply with the provided guidelines] or if you make false claims in relation to the Awards, you are to cease and desist this use upon our first request and remove any published material.

  30. The winner is entirely responsible for assessing and paying all applicable federal, provincial, state and local taxes in any respect of the prize received, if any, including any income or withholding taxes. In the event that the Sponsor is or may reasonably become obliged to pay any withholding tax in relation to the prize, the Sponsor is entitled to deduct such tax from a prize. All entries must be made in accordance with these terms and conditions.

  31. Our decisions in relation to all matters connected with the awards are final and binding. No correspondence can be entered into in respect of any such decisions.

  32. Do not disclose any confidential or proprietary information in any entry.

  33. By participating in the Power Play Awards, you consent to the general terms and conditions of the Power Play Awards website. 

 

While the Power Play Awards are largely about bringing industry recognition to those shaping the present and the future of LNG, each winner will also receive a custom-designed award. This will be an award which the winners can proudly display and others will aspire to attain. 

Additionally, winners and finalists will be recognized in the following ways: 

  • Profiles listed on the Power Play Awards website 
  • Recognition in all media and promotion, including official press releases 
  • Graphics to display on email signature and social media profiles 

To the extent a winner is unable to accept any or all of the award due to international or local laws or regulations, Power Play Awards reserves the right to substitute an award consistent with such legal limitations. 

Committed to recognizing collaboration and inclusion, across the entire LNG Value Chain, ExxonMobil is the founding sponsor of the Power Play Awards and has enlisted support from a cross-section of leaders in both the public and private sectors to seat judges and promote the mission of the program. It is the ExxonMobil vision for these awards to elevate the entire LNG value chain, separate from any one organization or company.

The nomination period for the Power Play Awards opened on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, and closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Community voting will begin on Monday, July 26 and end on Friday, August 13. The nomination process requires that the nominator completes the appropriate nomination form and submits the completed nomination form(s) by the nomination deadline. 

Anyone can submit a nomination including employees, associates, friends, family, partners, customers or yourself. All nominees must be employed in any discipline within the “Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) value chain,” including exploration, extraction/production, storage, liquefaction, transportation and regasification or professional services. 

Shining a light on the women and men making a difference in LNG is the best way to ensure LNG remains a place for the highly capable people to lend their talents and perpetuate a cycle of inclusion and collaboration. 

The Power Play Awards recognize the accomplishments of key players within the LNG value chain who contribute to a supportive environment for women in the field. The award administrators will promote the award winners and finalists via social and traditional media programs. 

Read what some of the Power Play Awards participants had to say about them.

Anyone who meets the requirements of that particular award, provided they are employed in the "Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) value chain" which includes (but is not limited to) exploration, extraction/production, storage, liquefaction, transportation and regasification or professional services. The key objectives behind these awards are to shine a light on the newcomers and smaller players in the LNG value chain, in particular, encouraging nominations from resource holders, buyers, partners and FSRU providers.

Anyone can submit a nomination including employees, associates, friends, family, partners, customers or yourself.

The 2021 entries closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Keep up with all important dates for the Power Play Awards here.

No – there is no cost or associated fees for the nominations.

The 2021 judging process will rely on the expertise of an impartial panel of international experts across the LNG Value Chain, with a demonstrated interest in equity and inclusion within the energy sector, as identified and vetted through Power Play Awards administrators. 

Meet this year's panel of esteemed judges here

After the finalists are announced, the community will be invited to cast a vote in each category. The community vote will represent a percentage of the final score. 

Individual criteria differ by category, but the emphasis is on the overall quality of the entry and the merits described related to advancing diversity and inclusion in energy. Each entry may be awarded up to 100 points based on the following criteria: 

  • Business Impact – Demonstrated correlation between business outcomes and inclusion 
  • Positive influence – Others have benefitted from nominee’s sphere of influence and mentoring 
  • Innovation – Nominee applied innovative thinking to push boundaries and overcome challenges 
  • Communication – Demonstrated communication style that inspires others, adapts to audience to get things done 
  • Vision – Makes decisions with future impact in mind and chooses to lay groundwork for future diverse leadership 
  • Award Category – How closely the applicant meets the spirit of the category for which they were nominated 

Finalists will be named and notified in late July and winners will be announced in September 2021. 

Meet the 2019 and 2020 winners and finalists here.