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All individuals and organizations in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The ABAs feature categories to recognize achievement in every facet of worklife, including:
- App awards,
- Company / organization awards,
- Customer service awards,
- HR awards,
- IT awards,
- Management awards,
- Marketing awards,
- New product awards,
- PR awards, and
- Website awards.
See the full list of business award categories.
2013 ABA nominations should cite achievements during the eligibility period: January 2012 through April 24, 2013, the last day that late entries will be accepted. There is no eligibility timeframe for web site entries - it does not matter when the web sites were first published.
The 2013 ABAs will also feature the 5th edition of the People's Choice Stevie® Awards for Favorite New Products, a nationwide vote in which the general public will get to choose one favorite product in more than 30 categories. All Finalists in the new product awards categories of The 2013 American Business Awards will automatically be included in the People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite New Products, a public vote that will commence in July. Finalists in the Best New Product or Service categories will have an opportunity to win two awards: a Stevie® Award, as voted by peers, and a crystal People's Choice Stevie Award, as voted by customers.
Finalists in The 2013 American Business Awards will be determined in preliminary judging to be conducted through early May by volunteer professionals nationwide. Final judging, to be conducted by panels that will be formed by the newly appointed committee chairs, will take place from late May through early June. In total, more than 200 executives across the U.S.A. will participate in the judging process to determine the 2013 Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners.
ABA Stevie Award winners will be announced at two award banquets: the first will take place on June 17 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois; and the second will be held on September 16 at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco, California and will honor Stevie Award winners in all tech-related categories. Details are available at www.StevieAwards.com/ABA.
If you have any questions about the 2013 ABAs or how to enter, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at + 1 703-547-8389.