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Stevie Awards for Women in Business New Entry Kit Brochure Now Available

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 25, 2015 @ 11:19 AM

The 12th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business is now accepting entries. All female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated.

A new feature for this year's competition is an Entry Kit Brochure. The PDF brochure details all the information you need to submit nominations.

SAWIB15_EntryKit_300x600Banner1The Stevie Awards for Women in Business Entry Kit Brochure includes:

  • A letter from the President and Founder of the Stevie Awards, Michael Gallagher
  • The 2015 Program Calendar
  • What Past Stevie Winners Have to Say About Their Award
  • Information About Judging
  • The Top 5 Awards
  • How to Submit Entries
  • Entry Fee Information
  • List of Awards Categories

The program will be especially useful to those who are new to submitting entries to the Stevie Awards for Women in Business. In just a few short minutes of browsing the Entry Kit Brochure, you will find out which categories best suit your organization and how to submit entries.

Get the Entry Kit Brochure now:

The Entry Kit Brochure is not a replacement for the Webpage Version of the entry kit. The Brochure Entry Kit instructs you how to submit entries through the Webpage entry kit.

How to Submit Your Entries

After you have chosen your categories and prepared your entries according to the requirements per category, do the following:

  1. Visit the website at www.StevieAwards.com/Women and click on the ‘ENTER’ button on the top navigation bar.
  2. Follow the instructions to complete the registration form for your organization, which will create your entry-submission account.
  3. Within your entry-submission account, choose the first category you want to enter, and complete the entry form for that category.
  4. Repeat the process as necessary for additional entries.
  5. When you’ve created all of your entries, select all of them and click ‘SUBMIT SELECTED NOMINATIONS’ to begin the submission process.
  6. Review and agree to the Terms and Conditions of Entry, and choose to pay your entry fees by credit card, bank check, or wire transfer.

There's also a webpage version of the entry kit available to you.

The early-bird entry deadline, offering reduced entry fees, is July 22. The final entry deadline is August 26, and late entries will be accepted through September 23 with payment of a late fee. Winners of the 12th annual competition will be announced at a gala awards dinner at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York on November 13, 2015.  Attendance is not required to win.

This year the Stevie Awards for Women in Business will honor women in more than 85 categories including, among others, Entrepreneur of the Year, Executive of the Year, Maverick of the Year, Mentor or Coach of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, Employee of the Year and Most Innovative Company of the Year.

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13th Annual American Business Awards Announces Winners at First of Two Awards Ceremonies

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Jun 23, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

Bacardi Limited, IBM, and YouTube Among Winners of Gold Stevie® Awards; New Product and Tech-Related Winners to Be Announced at Second Event in San Francisco on September 11

The 13th Annual American Business Awards announced Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie® Award Winners on Monday night at the first of two gala award ceremonies taking place this year.

Stevie2015_Logo_S-2Monday evening’s ceremony at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park Hotel honored winners in categories for customer service, human resources, information technology, websites, corporate communications, live events, marketing, publications, videos, and selected categories for company/organization, and management. Winners in new product and technology-related categories, tech-related management, and select company/organization categories will be announced at an event at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco on September 11.

The American Business Awards honor an all-inclusive spectrum of American business people and organizations -- from non-profits, emerging start-ups, major public companies and government agencies, to corner-office executives, corporate communicators, support staff and customer service teams.

Notable Gold Stevie Award Winners announced on Monday include:

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Global Issues: Bacardi Limited
Customer Service Executive of the Year: Bob Weintraub, Capitol One Investing
Innovation of the Year - Business Service Industries: Ernst and Young
Customer Service Department of the Year: Hyatt Legal Plans
Viral Marketing Campaign of the Year: IBM
Human Resources Executive of the Year: Jennifer Jech Simonson, Roth Staffing Companies, L.P
Executive of the Year - Financial Services: Daniel DeMeo, CAN Capital
Information Technology Team of the Year: Cisco Systems
Best Brand Experience Event: Extraordinary Events

MWW won four Gold Stevie Awards on Monday, more than any other organization, while AT&T, Fareportal, Girl Scouts of the USA, Gulfstream Aerospace, and Isagenix International took home three. Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards include Accenture, Bell Helicopter, Broadstreet, Carbonite, Cigna, Cyracom, IDEXX Laboratories, Hewlett-Packard, Lifesize, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Roth Staffing Company, Signet, and SoFi.

More than 3,300 nominations were submitted to The 2015 American Business Awards, and more than 200 executives nationwide participated in judging to determine this year’s Gold, Silver, and Bronze Stevie Award winners.

For a complete list of the Stevie Award winners announced on Monday, visit http://www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.

Every new product or service nominated in The 2015 American Business Awards will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products. Voting will open to the general public on July 6, and the winners will be honored at The American Business Awards ceremony in San Francisco on September 11.

BizTalkRadio broadcast the 7:30 pm CT awards program live. Awards presentations during the 5:00 pm CT / 6:00 pm ET ceremony earlier that evening were recorded and will be broadcast on Thursday evening, June 25 at 7:00 pm CT / 8:00 pm ET. Listen on the BizTalk website http://BizTalkRadio.com, or download their free app for iPhone or Android.

Sponsors and partners of The 2015 American Business Awards include: BizTalkRadio, CallidusCloud, Engility, Fareportal, John Hancock, PetRays, and Softpro.

IPRA Golden World Awards 2015 Winners Announced

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 01:24 PM

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence: the world’s most prestigious international PR awards program, is delighted to announce a total of 50 winners for 2015.

Eighteen final judges from nations such as Peru, South Africa, the Philippines and Ghana converged on the English countryside on June 5 to select Golden World Award winners. After hours of deliberation, 50 winners emerged. In four cases there were tied entries in a single category, so the joint winners were named  as GWA winners.

“This year the competition was fierce with an impressively high standard of entries,” explains Amybel Sánchez de Walther, IPRA’s President: "the judges were sometimes struggling to select a single winner."

The prestigious Grand Prix was also chosen during the judging session. It will be announced at the Golden World Award Gala Dinner in Johannesburg on September 28 as part of IPRA's World Congress. Winners are rushing now to ensure their seats at the Gala dinner: www.ipra.org/congress

The organization taking home the most IPRA Golden World Awards this year is Weber Shandwick, with seven awards. Dentsu Young & Rubicam Inc. and Dentsu Public Relations Inc. won three GWAs,  while Burson-Marsteller, MSLGROUP, and  navos  - Public Dialogue Consultants won two.

See the full list of IPRA GWA winners here.

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Some noteable GWA winners include:

- Corporate communications - Agency - Lansons, Lansons for The Co-operative Bank: Stabilisation and fightback

- Technology - Agency - SAROTA PR, #IAmAGamer

- Social Media for PR - Agency - MSLGROUP, Always #LikeAGirl: Turning an Insult into a Confidence Movement

- Sponsorship - Inhouse - ANZ New Zealand, Painting life back into a mature sponsorship: The ANZ Daffodil Day Art Auction

- Corporate communications - Inhouse - Spark New Zealand, From Telecom to Spark - rebranding one of New Zealand's best known companies

- Public affairs - Agency - LEWIATAN and GENESIS PR POLAND, Amending the Public Procurement Act a campaign to raise employment and facilitate business through regulatory change

- International PR campaign - Inhouse - Bacardi Limited, Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future

The IPRA Golden World Awards for Excellence offer world-wide recognition and acclaim to world-class public relations programs. The 2015 GWA are managed on behalf of IPRA by the Stevie® Awards, which organizes the world’s premier business awards programs including The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards.  Questions about IPRA’s Golden World Awards may be directed to gwa@thestevies.com.

 

Who's Coming to The American Business Awards on Monday?

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 18, 2015 @ 01:16 PM

The first part of The 13th American Business Awards, the premier business awards program in the U.S.A., will take place this Monday evening, June 22 in Chicago.  Tickets are still on sale.

This Monday, June 22 at the Fairmont Hotel, we'll present Stevies in the categories for human resources awards, IT awards, customer service awards, marketing awards, PR awards, website awardsvideo awards, live event awards, publication awards, and many of the management awards and company Stevie2015_Logo_S-2awards categories.

The second part of the 2015 ABAs will take place on Friday evening, September 11 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. There we'll present Stevies in the categories for appsnew products and services, and for management and organizational excellence in all technology-related industries.

We're expecting more than 400 professionals from nominated organizations to attend this Monday in Chicago.  Get a PDF of the 52-page awards banquet program book here.

BizTalkRadio will broadcast the June 22 awards presentations.  The 7:40 pm CT presentations will be broadcast live.  The 5:00 pm CT presentations will be taped and broadcast at 8:00 pm ET / 7:00 pm CT on Thursday, June 25Download the BizTalkRadio smartphone app to listen in. Available for iOS and Android.

So who's coming this to this Monday's awards gala?  Here's the confirmed list as of this moment.

Advocate at Home

Alliance Laundry Systems

Allianz Global Assistance

AlliedBarton Security Services

American Medical Response

Anthem Foundation

Applause

Arc+Arrow Creative Group

Asurion

AT&T

AvantCredit

Babson College

Bardissi Enterprises

BBR / Covalent Logic / tommysTV / Click Here

BDS Marketing Inc.

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Best Doctors Inc.

Bhava Communications

Bloom Health

Blue Wheel Media

BMO Capital Markets

Bon Appétit Management Company

Burson-Marsteller

C-4 Analytics

Cabell Huntington Hospital

Capital One Investing

Carbonite Inc.

Cathy Turney Author

Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission

Cigna

Cisco Systems Inc.

Citi

Clarion University of Pennsylvania Marketing and Communications

Clearbrook Global Advisors

ClearSlide

Clutch Group

College Works Painting

Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

CV Strategies

CyraCom

Datapipe Inc.

DigiCert Inc.

Digital Air Strike

Digital Risk

Diligent Board Member Services

Donlen Corporation

ECLAT! Boutique

EffectiveUI

Electric Cloud

Electric Insurance Company

Empire Today LLC

Endurance

Engage PEO

Engility

Ernst & Young

Exact Sciences

Extreme Networks

Falcon Physician

Farbman Group

Fareportal

Fayettevillle Public Works Commission

Fazoli's Italian Restaurants

FBMC Benefits Management

Fiksu Inc.

Final Salute Inc.

First GREEN Bank

FocusVision

Forter

Gavin Advertising

Girl Scouts of the USA

Global Efficient Energy

Godfrey Q and Partners LLC

Gorilla Group

GTT Communications Inc. (GTT)

Guidewell Connect

Gulfstream Aerospace

HeBS Digital

Hewlett Packard

Honeywell Hometown Solutions and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Hughes Network Systems

HUYA BioScience

Hyatt Legal Plans

IBM

ICON Clinical Research

IDEXX Laboratories

iEfficient.com

IGATE Corporation

Imagine Communications

information Builders

INGUARD

insuranceQuotes

Integral Ad Science

Interise

Invoiceware International

Isagenix International

Jeunesse Global

KNUTH Machine Tools USA

LCG Ltd.

LearnCore

Level 3 Communications

Lifesize

Lincoln Financial Distributors

Lockheed Martin

Locus Telecommunications LLC.

MaintenanceNet Inc.

Makovsky & Co

Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Maximum Games

McLane Company

MDwise Inc.

Meat & Livestock Australia

MediaBrix Inc.

MehtaFor

MELT

Merkle

Métier

Momentum Worldwide

Monitronics International Inc.

Nerium International

Northwestern Mutual

Oasis Brands

Office Depot Inc.

One Stop Environmental

OnSIP

Optomi

Optum Local Care Delivery

Orion Technology Services LLC

Oswego CUSD 308

Pacific Life Insurance Company - Life Insurance Division

PreCheck Inc.

ProcessPro

Protection 1

Purchasing Power

PURE Insurance

Quality Systems Inc.

Regal Power Transmission Solutions

Renters Warehouse

Resonate Pictures

RingCentral

Roth Staffing Companies L.P.

San Diego CA

School District of Palm Beach County

SCRA

Signet Interactive

Situs

Smith & Nephew Ft.

Squarespace

SquareTrade

Stadion

Surepayroll Inc.

Tata Consultancy Services

The Control Group

The Navicor Group LLC

The Webster Group

Thomson Reuters

Thought Marketing

Timberland

TopSpot Internet Marketing

TouchBistro

TriNet Group Inc

Two Maids & A Mop

U.S. Green Building Council

Unilever London

United Credit Consultants

Uproar PR

UPS Global Business Services

Velie Law Firm

Vend

Vennli

Vision Service Plan

Visual Connections LLC

VSP Vision Care

Wanxiang America Corporation

Washington Street Properties

Weber Shandwick

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo Insurance

Women in the Channel

Questions about the ABAs? Don't hesitate to contact us

The 2016 American Business Awards will open for entries in October.  Join the mailing list and get the entry kit as soon as it's available.

 

2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards Schedule Now Available

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jun 17, 2015 @ 12:48 PM

We have posted the schedule for the 2016 (third annual) Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the top business awards program for the region. The awards are open to all organizations operating in the 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.

APSApic2-1Review the complete calendar for the 2016 awards:

October 2015: Call for entries

December 3: Early-bird entry deadline

January 27 2016: Entry deadline

March 23: Last day to submit entries with payment of late fee

April 20: Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners announced

May 27: Awards banquet in Sydney, Australia

SIGN UP TO RECIEVE THE ENTRY KIT WHEN IT'S AVAILABLE.

The 2016 program will feature updated and expanded awards categories with an emphasis on Innovation Awards.

The website at http://Asia.StevieAwards.com is available in, and entries may be submitted in, seven languages: Chinese, English, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malay and Thai.

Please contact us with your questions about how to participate in the 2016 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards.

How to Enter The International Business Awards in 10 Minutes

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Tue, Jun 16, 2015 @ 11:27 AM

We know you’ve been busy. Between work, family, and maintaining your social life it can be hard to fit everything in. That is why we’re offering you the following guide on How to Enter The International Business Awards in 10 Minutes or Less. In just 10 minutes you can validate all the hard work you’ve put in this year and potentially win a Stevie®, one of the most coveted trophies on the planet!

IBAwinnerwithtrophyThe final entry deadline has been extended to July 15 and there are over 250 business awards categories from which to choose. It’s not too late. Following are a number of ways you can enter the IBAs in 10 minutes or less, get the recognition your company deserves, and get back to your busy, high-powered life:

Repurpose Nominations From Other Awards Programs
The submission requirements for the International Business Awards are fairly open-ended, and there is a wide variety of categories from which to choose. If you've entered any other awards programs this year or written about your organization’s accomplishments, you can repurpose that for the IBAs. Most categories require only the submission of an essay up to 650 words and a bullet-list summary of the achievements discussed in the essay. Add in any new accomplishments since you last wrote the submissions and you are ready to enter.

Repurpose Your Press Releases and White Papers
It's likely you've already described in detail your organization's achievements, innovations, your products and services, and your marketing and PR campaigns, etc. through PR materials during the year. You’ve been trumpeting your successes through press releases and white papers. Look through what you’ve produced in the past year and see what accomplishments stand out. Is it your organization as a whole? An executive or a new employee? Whatever it is, combine your award-worthy texts that you’ve already written to complete the short essay. Note that the 2015 IBAs will recognize your achievements since the beginning of 2014.

Repurpose Your Press Clippings
With every IBA submission you are encouraged to attach any number of press clippings, work samples, video clips, photographs, etc. to your essay to help paint a picture for the judges. If one or more of your press clipping stands out as having a compelling story and going above and beyond industry standards, it will be simple to use that as the basis for your essay.

Hire a Consultant
Did you know that there are a number of consultancies that specialize in preparing and submitting award nominations on behalf of their clients? Several of them have been remarkably successful over the years in winning Stevie Awards for their clients. Contact us if you'd like a referral to a consultant who can take over the entry process for you.

Enter the Publication Awards
If your annual report, house organ, sales / marketing brochures, E-book, or business book was outstanding this year why not submit it for a Stevie Award? Submissions to these categories only require the publication itself and a 125-word summary describing the work’s purpose and results. It’s as simple as that!

Submit Media Work
Sometimes you hope to win a Stevie for a specific reason - for a major achievement, or for a member of your team - but sometimes it’s the smaller milestones that lead to greater success. If that's the case, take a look at the categories in the IBAs for videos, apps, websites, and live events. It's really easy to enter these categories. These categories generally require only a short essay of up to 125 words, describing the nominated work's purpose and results to date, and the nominated video or app, etc., itself.

Resubmit a Nomination From Another Stevie Awards Program
Did you have success with a nomination in the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service, or the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards? One Stevie Awards competition has nothing to do with another, and resubmitting a nomination from one program to this year's IBAs is a valid strategy followed by many organizations. Update your Stevie Awards submission from the previous year with new endeavors and accomplishments.

Contact Us for Help
If you’re confused about where to begin, contact us for help. We will be happy to assist you in choosing the category that’s right for you. Contact us by email at help@stevieawards or telephone at +1 703-547-8389. Tell us what your organization wants to be recognized for, and we'll suggest the best category for your nomination.

Ready to enter The 2015 International Business Awards?  The first step is getting the entry kit. You can get yours via email here.

International Business Awards Extends Final Deadline Through July 15

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 11, 2015 @ 10:33 AM

No additional late fees charged

The Stevie® Awards, organizer of The International Business Awards, announced today that the final entry deadline for The 12th annual IBAs has been extended to July 15. The IBAs are the top business awards program and attract nominations from organizations in more than 50 nations and territories each year.

“We’ve received so many requests for individual deadline extensions that we’ve decided to extend the Stevie2015_Logo_S-2deadline for everyone,” said Stevie Awards president Michael Gallagher. The original final deadline was June 10. Gallagher emphasizes that no additional late fees will be charged for entries submitted through July 15, and late entrieswill not be penalized in any way in the judging process.” All organizations now have an additional four weeks to prepare and submit their entries in hopes of winning a Stevie award for their achievements.”

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards. The 2015 awards will honor achievements since the beginning of 2014.  Entry details are available at http://www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

Enter the IBAs

The International Business Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace. Categories include:

Management Awards

Company of the Year Awards

Customer Service Awards

Human Resources Awards

Information Technology Awards

Marketing Awards

New Product Awards

Public Relations Awards

Website Awards, Smartphone and Tablet Apps, and other Media Awards

There are several new Company/Organization categories that don’t require entry fees, including four Startup of the Year categories and Energy Industry Innovation of the Year, a category that will recognize singular innovations in energy-related technology, production, conservation, storage or delivery.

“With the feedback that we received from past winners and judging committees, we developed new awards categories this year, and more than ever before to reach a broad range of organizations,” explains Michael Gallagher. Other new categories include Woman of the Year (in the Management categories), Branded Content Campaign of the Year (in the Marketing categories), and Best Business Book or Best E-Book (in the Publication categories).”

Stevie Award winners will be selected during a judging process by more than 200 professionals worldwide. Winners will be announced on August 12, and the awards will be presented at a gala awards ceremony at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, Canada, on October 16. 

About The Stevie Awards
Stevie Awards are conferred in six programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards Winners Honored at Shanghai Banquet

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Mon, Jun 08, 2015 @ 02:21 PM

Grand Stevie Award Winners Announced on 5 June at the InterContinental Hotel

Winners in the second annual Asia-Pacific Stevie® Awards, the only awards program to recognize achievement in business throughout the entire Asia-Pacific region, were presented with their awards at a banquet at the InterContinental Hotel in Shanghai, China.  The list of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners is available at http://Asia.StevieAwards.com.

See photos from the event on the Stevie Awards Flickr page.

APSA2015winnersOver 180 professionals attended the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards banquet. Stevie Award winners were from 13 nations including Australia, China, East Timor, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Nominations of more than 300 organizations were considered by the judges this year.

Grand Stevie Award winners were announced at the ceremony. Members of the first-round judging committees selected a Grand Stevie Award winner for category groups from the highest rated nomination by country. The Grand Stevie Winners are:

-PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, as Most Honored Organization of the Year

-Ju Man Park, Republic of Korea Geumcheon Police Station, for the Highest-Rated Nomination From Korea

-Goldenway Precious Metals Limited , for the Highest-Rated Nomination From China

-Nu Skin Enterprises Singapore Pte Ltd, for the Highest-Rated Nomination From Singapore

-SYSPRO Software, for the Highest-Rated Nomination From Australia

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia has won five Gold Stevie Awards, the top prize in a category, more than any other organization. Zomato NZ Media Private Limited (New Zealand) are runners up, with three Gold Stevie wins. Winners of two Gold Stevie Awards include DHL Express NZ Customer Services (New Zealand), iTalent Corporation (multiple Asian offices), Mater Health Services (Australia), Stephen Gill Associates (Singapore), and Tecsia Lubricants (Singapore).

The Stevie Awards are considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in the workplace over the past 13 years in programs such as The International Business Awards and The American Business Awards. 

The Stevie Award trophy, made by the company that makes the Oscar and other major awards, is among the world's most coveted prizes.

Visit http://Asia.StevieAwards.com to learn more about the program.

Media Categories in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 @ 11:30 AM

The 12th Annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business is now accepting entries, and in more categories than ever before. All female entrepreneurs, executives, employees, and the organizations they run, worldwide, are eligible to be nominated. The early-bird entry deadline is July 22.

WomenMediaAwardsWhen people think of ‘business awards’ they most often think of awards for overall companies or executives, especially Fortune 500 companies. The Stevie Awards recognize achievement in every facet of the workplace for organizations of every size, including media produced by or for women. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business has categories for Websites and Blogs, Events, Apps, and Videos.

Entries in these categories require the following:

1. An essay of up to 125 words describing the nominated work: its purpose and results to date.
2. The nominated work itself, which you should upload to our server via the new uploading tool on our online entry form.
3. Optionally, you can provide creative and production credits for the work, such as writers, creative directors, and programmers.

Website or Blog of the Year: Recognizing excellence in websites and blogs created and maintained by or for women. There is no eligibility period requirement for this category - it doesn't matter when the site or blog was first published.

Event of the Year: Recognizing events of all types staged for women since July 1, 2014.

Smartphone or Tablet App of the Year: Recognizing excellence in smartphone and tablet apps produced by or for women since July 1, 2014.

Video of the Year: Recognizing excellence in videos produced by or for women since July 1, 2014.

Last year’s winner in the App of the Year category was created by Infant & Toddler Forum of London. The Infant & Toddler Forum provides reliable, evidence-based information and practical tools to support parents in making the right choices when feeding toddlers. Their ‘Tot It Up’ toddler food calculator app was released in 2013 so parents can monitor the food intake and activity of their children aged 1-4. Especially for first time parents, it can be confusing trying to figure out what the best foods are for your child. The app provides a personal analysis of the diet of the child and provides suggestions to ensure the child is getting the right balance of food groups, and works around any food allergies. Through the app, parents are also able to question children’s health professionals if need be.

Fabulous@50 won a Stevie Award for Event of the Year. They empower, educate and inspire women over the age of 40 through events, magazines and an online and offline membership. They host a Fabulous@50 Experience and Martini Party every year in November in Edmonton, Alberta. The event brings products, services, and speakers that are chosen specifically for this demographic. One attendee said “I would like thank Fabulous@50 for hosting such an important event - like many others, I gained so much! The Fab at 50 Martini Party offered many gifts - laughter, learning and networking, to mention a few. The show was very well organized with a display of a great variety of products and services. To be in the presence of so many strong, supportive, successful women was nothing short of inspiring!”

To enter the Media Awards categories in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, first get your entry kit at http://www.stevieawards.com/women.

How to Get Twice the Recognition for Your Company in the IBAs

Posted by Maggie Gallagher on Wed, Jun 03, 2015 @ 01:21 PM

The Stevie® Awards is accepting entries through June 10 for The 12th Annual International Business Awards, the world's premier business awards competition. The IBAs attract nominations from organizations in more than 50 nations and territories each year.

We want to share a tip with you about how your organization can apply to win two Stevie Awards by submitting only one nomination. Nominating your organization in the Company of the Year categories of The International Business Awards has an important added benefit: Every organization nominated in those 34 industry-specific categories will automatically be included in voting for the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies. 

PCSAFCLogo_175x-2The People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Companies is a worldwide public vote in which your customers, employees, fans, and followers may vote for your organization in one or more industry-specific category. Yes, it's a popularity contest, to run alongside the adjudicated peer-reviewed judging that will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in each category. Voting will open to the public on August 13 and will close on September 11.

We'll share tools with People's Choice nominees to help them get as many votes as they possibly can. People's Choice winners will be presented with crystal People's Choice Stevie Award trophies at the IBA awards gala in Toronto, Canada on October 23.

To be included in people’s choice voting, you must first submit one or more nominations to the 34 Company of the Year categories. Information to be submitted online for entries in these categories in the 2015 competition include:

a. An essay of up to 650 words describing the nominated organization's achievements since January 1, 2014

b. In bullet-list form (up to 150 words), a brief summary of up to ten (10) of the nominated organization's chief achievements since January 1, 2014

c. Optional (but highly recommended), a collection of supporting files and web addresses that you may upload to our server to support your entry and provide more background information to the judges

All individuals and organizations worldwide -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small -- may submit nominations to The International Business Awards Company of the Year categories. The final entry deadline is June 10. Entry details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/IBA.

Here's what a past People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Company winner had to say:

Globe Telecom bagged the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Telecommunications Company after getting the highest number of votes cast through online voting. “The award proves once again that Globe Telecom is a trusted global brand which our customers and stakeholders are proud of. This also proves we are on track in pursuing a business strategy that provides innovative products and services that are relevant to our customers,” Globe President & CEO Ernest Cu said.

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